WVC 29 - 1 E- 4
§29-1E-4. Employees of board.
The employees of the board shall be under such merit system
as the board shall provide and, for the purposes of carrying out
the provisions of article two (f), the board and its employees
shall be considered a state agency, and the state employees'
retirement system is hereby authorized to contract with the board
in order to further or facilitate the activities of the board
pursuant to article two (f) of the compact. No such contract
shall take effect prior to its approval by the governor.