FUND(S):

General Revenue

Sources of Revenue:

General Fund

Legislation creates:

Neither Program nor Fund



Fiscal Note Summary


Effect this measure will have on costs and revenues of state government.


    WV Bureau of Employment Programs
    SB566 - Comparative Cost of Living Study
    Calculations of Fiscal Note Amounts
    
    Staffing Requirements:
    
    
    Position No. of Pos. Salary @ Curr DOP Rate
    Data Analyst II 6 41,112.00
    Employ. Prog. Mgr 2 1 70,752.00
    Prog/ Analyst 2 1 61,788.00
    
    Position Fringe Benefits (36.5%) NPS @ 12,000.00 per FTE
    Data Analyst II 15,005.88 72,000.00
    Employ. Prog. Mgr 2 25,824.48 12,000.00
    Prog/ Analyst 2 22,552.62 12,000.00
    
    Position Total Cost
    Data Analyst II 408,707.28
    Employ. Prog. Mgr 2 108,576.48
    Prog/Analyst 2 96,340.62
    
    Grand Total of Staffing Costs: $613,624.38
    
    Equipment: Number Cost Per Unit Total Cost
    Laptop Computers 6 $3,000.00 $18,000.00
    Desktop Computers 2 $2,000.00 $4,000.00
    Laser Printer 1 $2,500.00 $2,500.00
    Modular Furniture 8 $2,000.00 $16,000.00
    
    Grand Total of Equipment Costs: $40,500.00
    
    Other:
    Travel Based Upon 26 weeks $155,000.00
    
    Total Estimated Costs $809,124.38
    
    



Fiscal Note Detail


Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
2005
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
2006
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
Fiscal Year
(Upon Full
Implementation)
1. Estmated Total Cost 809,124 807,055 860,908
Personal Services 517,624 543,505 570,680
Current Expenses 96,000 100,800 105,840
Repairs and Alterations 0 0 0
Assets 40,500 0 13,500
Other 155,000 162,750 170,887
2. Estimated Total Revenues 0 0 0


Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):


    Employment Programs has determined that in order to conduct annual comparative cost-of-living studies of the state it would be more cost effective to produce an index for areas of the state, rather than counties. It could be accomplished by adding the additional positions: 6 Data Analyst 2's, 1 Employment Programs Manager 2 and 1 Programmer/Analyst 2. For the 2005 fiscal year's estimate, we used market rate salary amounts to determine the cost of adding the new positions and included 36.5% for benefits. Equipment required includes 6 laptop computers, 2 desktop computers and 1 desktop laser printer. Included in other costs are travel expenses of $155,000.00. Overhead costs of $96,000.00 were added in the current expense line ($12,000.00 for each fte).
    
    For the 2005 fiscal year's estimate and the following years, 5% was added in personal service dollars, overhead and travel costs. No new equipment was deemed necessary in 2006 due to all new equipment being purchased in the current fiscal year. Each year after 1/3 replacement costs were included.



Memorandum


    



    Person submitting Fiscal Note: Angela D. Leshon
    Email Address: aleshon@wvbep.org