WVC 17 A- 2 - 7
§17A-2-7. Commissioner of motor vehicles -- Organization of
department; assistants and employees.
The commissioner shall organize the department in such
manner as he may deem necessary to properly segregate and conduct
the work of the department. The commissioner shall employ such
assistants and employees as may be necessary for the efficient
operation of his department, who shall possess all of the
qualifications which may from time to time be prescribed for such
positions by the commissioner. The duties and salaries of such
assistants and employees shall be fixed by the commissioner, who
shall have authority to remove any such assistant or employee at
his will and pleasure. The total compensation paid to assistants
and employees shall not exceed in any one year the appropriation
made by the Legislature for that purpose.
The commissioner shall require every employee who collects
fees or handles funds or who has custody of equipment and
supplies belonging to the state to take the constitutional oath
and give an official bond, with corporate surety, properly
conditioned and in a sum to be fixed by the commissioner, which
bond shall be approved by him and filed in the office of the
secretary of state. The cost of such bond shall be borne by the
department as a part of the operating cost of the department.