§49-5E-5a. Juvenile detention and corrections facilities;
employees; priority of hiring.
(a) Notwithstanding any provision of this code to the
contrary, the division, when employing any persons to complete the
approved staffing plan of any of its juvenile detention or
corrections facilities, shall employ any person otherwise qualified
who applies for a position at the juvenile detention or corrections
facility who was also employed in good standing at a county or
local jail facility, at the time of its closing, that was closed
due to the completion of a regional jail.
(b) All persons employed at a juvenile detention or
corrections facility shall be employed at a salary and with
benefits consistent with the approved plan of compensation of the
Division of Personnel, created under section five, article six,
chapter twenty-nine of this code; all employees shall also be
covered by the policies and procedures of the West Virginia Public
Employees Grievance Board, created under article two, chapter six-c
of this code and the classified service protection policies of the
Division of Personnel.