Senate
House
Joint
Bill Status
WV Code
Audits/ Reports
Educational
Contact
home
home

Introduced Version - Originating in Committee Senate Concurrent Resolution 36 History

   |  Email


scr36 org
SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 36

(By Senators Plymale, Browning, Edgell, Foster, Laird,

Stollings, Unger, Wells, Boley, Guills)


(Originating in the Committee on Education;

reported March 20, 2009)



Requesting the Joint Committee on Government and Finance create a joint interim committee to study various higher education personnel administration and flexibility issues.

Whereas, The Legislature directed the staff of the Higher Education Policy Commission and the Council for Community and Technical College Education in Enrolled Committee Substitute for Senate Bill
No. 603, passed during the regular session of the West Virginia Legislature, 2005, to conduct a three-year study of various issues related to higher education personnel administration and compensation and to make recommendations for changes in law, rule and practice to the Legislative Oversight Commission on Education Accountability; and
Whereas, The final report to the Legislative Oversight Commission on Education Accountability contained numerous recommendations including naming several topics that need to receive further study; and
Whereas, The issues identified as needing further study, including internal hiring practices, reductions in force and outsourcing, are important issues affecting higher education employees; and
Whereas, The Legislature gave Marshall University and West Virginia University, but not other state institutions of higher education, certain additional flexibility in Enrolled Committee Substitute for Senate Bill No. 603; and
Whereas, The Legislature recognizes that because of the importance of higher education to West Virginia's future, a broad-based public policy discussion needs to occur before state leaders make determinations regarding appropriate personnel administration and compensation policies in order to achieve the greatest good for state institutions of higher education, their employees and the people of West Virginia; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance is hereby requested to create a joint interim committee to study various higher education personnel administration and flexibility issues; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the committee shall consist of
members of the Senate and House of Delegates for the purposes of considering recommendations resulting from the study mandated by Enrolled Committee Substitute for Senate Bill No. 603 and making a specific and detailed analysis of certain other higher education personnel and flexibility issues; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the
committee shall consist of the following members:
(1)The President of the Senate or designee;
(2)The Speaker of the House of Delegates or designee; (3)The chairs of the Senate and House of Delegates Committees on Education, who shall cochair the committee;
(4)The chairs of the Senate and House of Delegates Committees on Finance or their designees;
(5)The chairs of the Senate and House of Delegates Committees on Government Organization or their designees;
(6)Two members each from the Senate Committees on Finance and Education, appointed by the President of the Senate; and
(7)Two members each from the House of Delegates Committees on Finance and Education, appointed by the Speaker of the House;
and, be it
Further Resolved, That the committee shall examine issues related to employee compensation, classification and job evaluation methodologies; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the committee shall examine internal hiring practices, including statutory preference given to current employees; a fair and rational policy for making reductions in force when necessary; and the relative costs and benefits of outsourcing certain services to external contractors; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the committee shall examine whether the additional flexibility provided to Marshall University and West Virginia University in
Enrolled Committee Substitute for Senate Bill No. 603 should be extended to other state institutions of higher education; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the committee report to the Joint Committee on Government and Finance and the Legislative Oversight Commission on Education Accountability by the first day of January, 2010, on its findings, conclusions and recommendations, together with drafts of any legislation necessary to effectuate its recommendations; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the expenses necessary to conduct this study, to prepare a report and to draft necessary legislation be paid from legislative appropriations to the Joint Committee on Government and Finance; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Clerk of the Senate is hereby directed to forward a copy of this resolution to the chancellors of the Higher Education Policy Commission and the Council for Community and Technical College Education for distribution to each member thereof.
This Web site is maintained by the West Virginia Legislature's Office of Reference & Information.  |  Terms of Use  |   Web Administrator   |   © 2014 West Virginia Legislature ****