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WVC 18 B- 7 - 8 §18B-7-8. Reporting.
     (a) Implementation reports. --

     For the fiscal years commencing on July 1, 2011, and July 1, 2012, the commission and council jointly shall report to the Legislative Oversight Commission on Education Accountability once during each six-month period on their progress in designing, developing, implementing and administering the personnel classification and compensation system established by this article and articles eight, nine and nine-a of this chapter. The initial report is due December 1, 2011, and shall include, but is not limited to, the following information:

     (1) A summary of findings generated by the human resources review conducted pursuant to section nine of this article;

     (2) Documentation of professional staffing changes made in compliance with section two-a, article four of this chapter;

     (3) A systematic plan, including a time line, for designing, developing, and implementing the classification and compensation system contained in this article and articles eight, nine and nine- a of this chapter;

     (4) An explanation of the research design and time line for completing studies identified in section sixteen of this article;

     (5) An assessment of progress made by the governing boards toward achieving full funding of the temporary classified employees' salary schedule pursuant to section three, article nine of this chapter;

     (6) Detailed data disaggregated by organization and employee category or classification, comparing funding for salaries of faculty, classified employees and nonclassified employees as a percentage of the average funding for each of these classes or categories of employees among the organization's peers, in regional or national markets, as appropriate, and among similar organizations within the state systems of public higher education;

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     (7) Other data requested by the Legislature or considered appropriate by the commission or council.

     (b) Annual personnel reports. --

     (1) No later than December 1, 2013, and annually thereafter, the commission and council shall report to the Legislative Oversight Commission on Education Accountability addressing the following issues:

     (A) Progress made by organizations toward achieving full funding of the temporary classified employees' salary schedule pursuant to section three, article nine of this chapter; and

     (B) Detailed data disaggregated by organization and employee category or classification, comparing funding for salaries of faculty, classified employees and nonclassified employees as a percentage of the average funding for each of these classes or categories of employees among the organization's peers, in the state, region or national markets, as appropriate, and among similar organizations within the state systems of public higher education.

     (2) The commission and council shall prepare a human resources report card summarizing the performance of organizations on key human resources measures. The report card shall be presented to the Legislative Oversight Commission on Education Accountability no later than December 1, 2012, and annually thereafter, and shall be made available to the general public. At a minimum, the human resources report card shall contain the following data:

     (A) Human resources department metrics by organization:

     (i) Number of human resources staff;

     (ii) Ratio of human resources staff to total number of full- time equivalent employees;

     (iii) Percentage of human resources staff functioning in supervisory roles and percentage in administrative roles;

     (iv) Number of positions reporting to the head of human resources;

     (v) Areas of human resources functions outsourced to external entities;

     (vi) Total expenses per full-time equivalent employee;

     (vii) Tuition revenue per full-time equivalent employee.

     (B) Human resources expense data:

     (i) Ratio of human resources expenses to operating expenses;

     (ii) Ratio of human resources expenses to number of full-time equivalent employees; and

     (iii) Total human resources expense per organization employee.

     (C) Compensation data:

     (i) Average amount of annual salary increase per full-time equivalent organization employee;

     (ii) Total amount of organization employee salaries as a percent of operating expenses;

     (iii) Total amount of organization employee benefit costs as a percent of cash compensation.

     (D) System metrics:

     (i) Comparisons of faculty salaries at each organization to market averages;

     (ii) Comparisons of classified and nonclassified employee salaries at each organization to current market averages;

     (E) An account of the total amount, type of training or professional development provided, the number of employees who participated and the overall cost of the training and professional development provided to employees pursuant to section six of this article; and

     (F) Other measures the commission or council considers appropriate to assist policymakers in evaluating the degree of success in implementing best human resources practices by higher education organizations.

     (c) Job classification system report. --

     By July 1, 2014, and at least once within each five-year period thereafter, the commission and council jointly shall review the effectiveness of the system for classifying jobs and submit an in-depth report to the Legislative Oversight Commission on Education Accountability. The report shall include, but is not limited to, findings, recommendations and supporting documentation regarding the following job classification issues:

     (A) The effectiveness of the point factor methodology and a determination of whether it should be maintained; and

     (B) The status of the job evaluation plan, including the factors used to classify jobs or their relative values, and a determination of whether the plan should be adjusted.

     (d) It is the responsibility of the head of human resources for each organization to prepare and submit to the president or chief executive officer all human resources data requested by the commission and council. The president or executive officer of each organization shall submit the requested data at times established by the commission and council.

     (e) In meeting reporting requirements established by this article and articles eight, nine and nine-a of this chapter:

     (1) The commission and council shall use the most recent data available and, as appropriate, shall benchmark it against national and regional markets or peer data; and

     (2) With the exception of the semiannual implementation reports, the annual human resources report card and any other report designated as due no later than a date certain, the commission and council may combine two or more personnel reports if the dates on which they are due to the Legislature fall within a sixty-day period. Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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