§25-1-11. Officers and employees of corrections institutions.
The commissioner of corrections shall appoint a warden for
each institution under the control of the division of corrections.
The commissioner of corrections, or his or her designee, has the
authority to manage and administer the finances, business,
operations, security and personnel affairs of correctional units
under the jurisdiction of the division of corrections. All persons
employed at a state-operated correctional institution or
correctional unit are subject to the supervision and approval of
the chief executive officer and the authority of the commissioner
of corrections, or his or her designee, except those persons
employed by the state board of education, pursuant to section
thirteen-f, article two, chapter eighteen of this code.
The warden or administrator of each institution or
correctional unit has the power to hire all assistants and
employees required for the management of the institution in his or
her charge; but the number of the assistants and employees, and
their compensation, shall first be approved by the state
commissioner of corrections. All prospective correctional
employees shall pass a preemployment drug screening prior to being
hired. It is the duty of the commissioner of corrections to
investigate any complaint made against the warden or administrator
of any institution, and also against any other officer or employee thereof, if the same has not been investigated.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2012 1st Special Session