Date Requested:February 21, 2012
Time Requested:11:51 AM
Agency: Education, Department of
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
Introduced HB4572
CBD Subject: CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION
FUND(S)
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.

    The purpose of this bill is to eliminate several service personnel classifications by reclassifying service personnel in those positions into existing or new service personnel classifications. Provide an increase in the pay scale for service personnel in the cafeteria manager position. Provide additional pay for service personnel in the mechanic, chief mechanic, or supervisor of transportation positions who hold ASE certification in one or more areas. Provide additional pay for service personnel in the Educational Sign Language Interpreter II position who hold EIPA certification.

Fiscal Note Detail
Over-all effect
Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
2012
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
2013
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
Fiscal Year
(Upon Full
Implementation)
1. Estmated Total Cost 0 673,764 673,764
Personal Services 0 0 0
Current Expenses 0 0 0
Repairs and Alterations 0 0 0
Assets 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0
2. Estimated Total Revenues 0 0 0
3. Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):
    There are approximately 500 service personnel currently working in one of the following classifications that are proposed to be eliminated: aide I, audiovisual technician, carpenter I, clerk I, cook I, custodian I, crew leader, electrician I, electronic technician I, groundsman, handyman, glazier, watchman, printing operator, heating and air conditioning mechanic I, lubrication man, mechanic assistant, plumber I, secretary I, switchboard operator. Eliminating these classifications would require moving the current service personnel into different classifications that are paid on a different pay scale than the current classifications. The cost was calculated per current classification by multiplying the FTE of the service personnel in that classification by the difference in the pay scale for the new classification. The total estimated cost for eliminating the above service personnel classifications is $188,445.
    
    The cost for the increase in the pay scale for service personnel in the cafeteria manager position was calculated by multiplying the FTE of the service personnel in that classification by the difference in the pay scale. The total estimated cost for the pay scale increase for cafeteria managers is $296,761.
    
    The additional pay for the ASE certification was calculated by obtaining an estimate of the service personnel in the mechanic, chief mechanic, or supervisor of transportation positions that hold one or more ASE certifications. The total estimated cost for ASE certification pay is $173,135.
    
    The additional pay for the EIPA certification was calculated by obtaining the current number of service personnel in the Educational Sign Language Interpreter II position who hold EIPA certification. The total estimated cost for EIPA certification pay is $4,223.
    
    Estimated additional costs to the County Boards of Education include the cost for certification tests for sign language interpreters and sign support specialists. These costs were calculated by multiplying the number of estimated employees certified annually by the cost of the certification tests. The total estimated cost to County Boards of Education for these certifications is $11,200.
    
    Allowing time devoted by service personnel to maintaining or acquiring certifications that is a condition of employment to count
    toward the required annual 18 hours of staff development could cause some County Boards of Education additional costs when trying
    to provide other required staff development training. This cost cannot be estimated.


Memorandum
Person submitting Fiscal Note:
Brenda Freed
Email Address:
bfreed@access.k12.wv.us