(1) Developing a fair and rational policy based upon best human resources practices for covering reductions in force, furloughs and other issues relating to seniority including determining how employees shall be treated whose salaries are derived from funds other than state appropriations;
(2) Determining the advantages and disadvantages of maintaining the internal preferences for hiring, promoting and transferring classified employees;
(3) Collecting and analyzing data and developing recommendations on the advantages and disadvantages of outsourcing certain functions at the organization level. The data shall include, but are not limited to, the following items:
(A) A current database of outsourcing practices followed by each organization including procedures or rules developed to inform policy decisions;
(B) The total number, disaggregated by organization, of positions or services being outsourced or filled by temporary employees;
(C) The amount of actual cost savings, if any, that are realized or may be realized as a direct result of organizations' outsourcing decisions;
(4) Recommending a rational, uniform policy to determine the status of employees whose positions are funded, in whole or in part, by an external grant or contract from a federal, state or local government or a private entity.
(b) The commission and council shall complete the work and report their findings, conclusions and recommendations, together with drafts of any legislation necessary to effectuate the recommendations, to the Legislative Oversight Commission on Education Accountability no later than January 1, 2012. Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2012 1st Special Session