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March 7, 2018 Edition

UPDATE: PEIA and Pay Raises

On March 6, the West Virginia Legislature passed a bill to give teachers, school service personnel and state police officers a five-percent pay raise. The governor held a press conference to sign the bill, ending the nine-day teacher strike. The bill (HB 4145) passed unanimously in both the House and the Senate. As part of the agreement between the governor and legislators, other state employees will receive a five-percent pay raise via the FY 2019 budget bill. Additionally, the Legislature has approved a pay raise for correction officers in separate legislation.

Watch a video of Vice President for Strategic Initiatives Rob Alsop explain what this will mean for WVU faculty and staff.