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 2016 Regular Session
The West Virginia Code Online is an unofficial copy of the annotated WV Code, provided as a convenience. It has NOT been edited for publication, and is not in any way official or authoritative.