Date Requested:February 15, 2013
Time Requested:03:42 PM
Agency: Education, Department of
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2013R1226 Introduced HB2169
CBD Subject: CLASSIFICATION AND COMPENSATION
FUND(S)
Sources of Revenue
Other Fund N/A
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 modify certain classification titles of school service personnel by either eliminating most all beginning job classifications, such as Aide I, Carpenter I, Clerk I, Cook I, Custodian I, Electrician I, Heating and Air Conditioning Mechanic I, Plumber I, and Secretary I by either combining them with a higher classification where only two classifications currently exist, such as Carpenter, Clerk, Electrician, Heating and Air Conditioning Mechanic, and Plumber, or leaving the classifications of II, III and IV where more than two classifications currently exist; eliminating some job categories completely, such as Audiovisual Technician, Crew Leader, Electronic Technician I and II, Glazier, Groundsman, Handyman, Key Punch Operator, Lubrication Man, Maintenance Clerk, Mechanic Assistant, Office Equipment Repairmen I and II, Switchboard Operator Receptionist, Watchman and WVEIS Data Entry and Administrative Clerk; creating some new position codes, such as Educational Sign language Interpreter I and II, Graphic Communications Operator, Sign Support Specialist, and Technology System Specialist; and increasing the pay grade of the Cafeteria Manager.

Fiscal Note Detail
Over-all effect
Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
2013
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
2014
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
Fiscal Year
(Upon Full
Implementation)
1. Estmated Total Cost 0 746,318 746,318
Personal Services 0 0 0
Current Expenses 0 735,118 735,118
Repairs and Alterations 0 0 0
Assets 0 0 0
Other 0 11,200 11,200
2. Estimated Total Revenues 0 0 0
3. Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):
    There are approximately 552 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 higher pay scale than the current classifications. The proposal also resulted in a pay grade increase for individuals to be classified as an Educational Sign Language Interpreter II. 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 to the State under the Public School Support Program for eliminating the above service personnel classifications is $213,085.
    
    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 to the State under the Public School Support Program for the pay scale increase for cafeteria managers is $300,486.
    
    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 to the State under the Public School Support Program for ASE certification pay is $217,324.
    
    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 to the State under the Public School Support Program for EIPA certification pay is $4,223.
    The total cost to the State under the Public School Support Program for all of the above changes is $735,118.
    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.


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