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Since the inception of the Division of Personnel in 1989, Stateline has been a vehicle to provide information to West Virginia State Government employees, informing them about benefits, wellness, rules, and things that are happening in other State agencies, as well as general interest articles.

Recently, we’ve taken the format from an online newsletter to an online newsroom. Articles and information will be posted as they become available. If you’re looking for information from or about a specific State entity, click on the appropriate link to the left.

Articles for the current quarter are listed below. For articles and issues prior to the current quarter, click here.


Approach of Inclement Weather Brings Policy Review
As inclement weather approaches, please take a few minutes to review the Division of Personnel's ...read more
Comment Period for Rules, Guidelines, Policies, and Recommendations
As required by West Virginia Code §29A-3-20, the Division of Personnel (DOP) provides a comment period for all current rules, guidelines, policies, and...read more
New Federal I-9 Form Released
A new I-9 was just released by the federal government with minor changes, outlined below. The new form can be found through our website link ...read more
Revised Whistle-Blower Law Interpretive Bulletin, Effective July 1, 2017
The Division of Personnel Interpretive Bulletin on the Whistle-Blower Law (DOP-B2) has been revised to...read more
Revised Pay Plan Policy, Effective July 1, 2017
The Division of Personnel Pay Plan Policy (DOP-P12) has been revised to assist agencies...read more
New DOP Progression Date Calculator Available
A new model of the Progression Date Calculator is available for download from DOP's website under the Calculators and Calendars page or under the Personnel Transaction ...read more
Special Hiring Need for Correctional Counselors and Correctional Officers
Have you ever wanted to serve your community, keep citizens safe, and truly change people's lives? If so,...read more
DOP Implements Saturday Testing for State Government Jobs Requiring Written Examinations
The West Virginia Division of Personnel (DOP) is now offering Saturday test dates at its Charleston test center for state positions...read more
Federal I-9 Form Revised for 2017
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has published a revised version of the Form I-9,...read more
DOP Releases Tutorial on Applying for State Jobs
You are encouraged to apply online for the exciting opportunities the State of WV...read more
New Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Overtime Rule Temporarily Halted
On November 22, 2016, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas in the case of ...read more
Health Service Worker Trainee (Nursing Assistant/Aide) Classes to Begin at Lakin Hospital
West Virginia's Lakin Hospital, located near Point Pleasant, is providing a special opportunity for ...read more
WV Division of Personnel Opens New Charleston Testing Site
Effective October 1, 2016, applicants interested in testing in Charleston for WV state government jobs will report...read more
Special Hiring Need for Correctional Officers
Have you ever wanted to serve your community, keep citizens safe, and truly change...read more
Joe F. Thomas Named Acting Director of WV Division of Personnel
Mary Jane Pickens, Acting Secretary of Administration, has announced that Joe F. Thomas has...read more
DOP's Director Walker Retires
After 7 years at the helm of the West Virginia Division of Personnel, Director Sara Walker is retiring...read more
Division of Personnel Develops Interactive Learning for Fair Labor Standards Act
The West Virginia Division of Personnel has developed an interactive learning blast describing amendments...read more
Purchasing Division Receives National Honor for Achievement in Excellence in Procurement
Department of Administration Acting Secretary Mary Jane Pickens announced today that the West Virginia...read more
West Virginia Consolidated Public Retirement Board Celebrates 25th Anniversary of its Creation
The West Virginia Consolidated Public Retirement Board (CPRB) celebrated the 25th anniversary ...read more
Administrative Rule Revision Video Available
Joe Thomas, Deputy Director of the WV Division of Personnel, has recorded a detailed video presentation...read more
Joe Thomas Promoted to Deputy Director WV Division of Personnel
In her recent announcement, West Virginia Division of Personnel Director, Sara Walker said, “Please join me in congratulating Joe Thomas on his promotion to Deputy Director of the West Virginia Division of Personnel. ...read more
DOP Admin Rule and Pay Plan Policy Effective July 1, 2016
The West Virginia Division of Personnel (DOP) Administrative Rule (143CSR1) has been...read more
United States Department of Labor Expands Overtime
The United States Department of Labor has announced significant changes...read more
5th Annual State Government Career Fair Will be Held May 18th
Correctional Officers. Laborers. Nurses. Physicians. On the surface, they may not have much in common, but all of...read more
Reminder from DOP to Review Election Season Guidelines
It's election season again and the Division of Personnel (DOP) recommends...read more
State Agency Listing a Beneficial Resource for State Employees
In a world where information is at our fingertips in seconds, the State of West Virginia...read more
West Virginia Ethics Commission Reminds Lobbyists of May 16 Deadline
All lobbyists registered in West Virginia are required to submit Lobbyist Activity Reports ...read more
Division of Personnel Administrative Rule Amendments
Changes will soon be coming to the West Virginia Division of Personnel's Administrative ...read more
West Virginia Ranks Among Top in Governing Institute's 2016 Procurement Survey
Governing Institute, which serves as the research division for Governing magazine, recently announced the results of the 2016 State Procurement Study and Rankings, in support ...read more
WV Natural Resources Police Officer Testing March 18 and 19
Physical Agility Tests (PAT) have been scheduled for anyone interested in applying for Natural Resources Police Officer (NRPO) positions...read more
2016 Governor's Internship Program Now Accepting Applications
The 2016 Governor's Internship Program (GIP) is now accepting applications from both students and host employers for coordinated internships in private businesses, non-profit organizations,...read more
Emergency Situations/Inclement Weather Learning Blast
The WV Division of Personnel's Organization and Human Resource Development (OHRD) section is pleased to announce the release of the new ...read more
Hopemont Career Fair December 1
A career fair will be held at Hopemont Hospital on December 1 to fill positions currently open at their facility. Hopemont, a 98 bed facility located in Terra Alta, has critical needs specifically...read more
Wave 2 HRM, Payroll, Time and Leave Management Delayed
Enterprise Resource Planning Board directed the wvOASIS Project Management Office to delay the deployment of Wave 2...read more
wvOASIS Wave2 Video Available
As part of the Division of Personnel's ongoing efforts to facilitate a successful wvOASIS implementation process, Lisa Collins from the Personnel Transaction Review (PTR) section presented...read more
DOP's Bowe Retires
After 31 years, Jeanie Bowe, an IT Specialist with the West Virginia Division of Personnel, is retiring....read more
DOP's Collins Presents on Wave 2 of wvOASIS
Lisa Collins, Acting Administrative Service Manager for WV Division of Personnel (WV DOP) Personnel Transaction Review section...read more
Career Fair and Special Testing Event at William R. Sharpe, Jr. Hospital Set for September 24th
The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, in collaboration with the West Virginia Division of Personnel, will host a career fair and will conduct special testing ...read more
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking - Fair Labor Standards Act
The Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on July 6, 2015 in the Federal Register (80 FR 38515) pertaining to proposed revisions to the federal...read more
Health Service Worker Trainee Special Testing at Sharpe Hospital
*SPECIAL TESTING: The WVDOP will be offering special testing for the Health Service Worker Trainee at William R. Sharpe, Jr. Hospital ...read more
National Compensation Association of State Governments Annual Meeting in Charleston September 20-23, 2015
The WV DOP is honored to be the host state for the 2015 NCASG event. ...read more
State Seeks to Fill Correctional Officer Vacancies
A Message from Division of Corrections Commissioner Jim Rubenstein - ...read more
Notice of Comment Period on Proposed Rule 77CSR10 - Pregnant Workers' Fairness Act, WV Human Rights Commission
The West Virginia Human Rights Commission is announcing a proposed rule, the Pregnant Workers’ Fairness Act (77CSR10), is open for comment until July 30, 2015 at 2:00 PM. The rule is posted...read more
DOP's Mike Campbell Retiring
On June 30th, the Division of Personnel will bid a fond farewell to Mike Campbell, a state employee of over 40 ...read more
EEO to Present at IPMA-HR Conference
West Virginia Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Director...read more
West Virginia Division of Personnel Administrative Rule (143CSR1) Proposed Amendments Filed
Proposed amendments to the West Virginia Division of Personnel Administrative Rule (143CSR1) have been filed with the Secretary of State and Legislative Rule-Making Committee....read more
May 15th Last Day for PEIA PCP Designation
All PEIA plan policyholders must designate a Primary Care Physician (PCP) ...read more
WV Ethics Commission Reminds Lobbysists of Last Week to Submit Spending Reports Before May 15 Deadline
The West Virginia Ethics Commission reminds West Virginia lobbyists that this is the last week to submit Lobbyist Activity Reports...read more
Department of Administration Media Advisory: West Virginia Purchasing Division Conducts Free Vendor Webinar on Doing Business with State
Purchasing Director Dave Tincher announced today that the West Virginia Purchasing Division will be conducting a webinar for vendors wishing to do business with the State of West Virginia. ...read more
WV Bureau of Senior Services Hosts Weekly Informational Outreach During May for Older Americans Month
The West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services will host weekly informational outreach events beginning May 1, 2015 and every Friday throughout the month of May in recognition of Older Americans Month....read more
West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services State Health Insurance Assistance Program to expand services with new initiative
The West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services State Health Insurance Assistance Program (WV SHIP) is expanding their services through the development of a new initiative using statewide volunteer positions. ...read more
WVABCA Honored By 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron
Staff Sergeant James Durst of the West Virginia Air National Guard 130th Airlift Wing presented the WVABCA and Commissioner Ronald M. Moats with a United States flag that was flown over Afghanistan...read more
WV Ethics Commission Schedules Lobbyist Training for January 20
The West Virginia Ethics Commission announces that it will present a one-hour training course regarding the provisions of the Ethics Act, relevant to lobbyists, on January 20...read more
WV Ethics Commission Schedules Dates for Lobbyists to Pick Up 2015-2016 Badges
The West Virginia Ethics Commission announces that lobbyists who have registered to lobby in the 2015-16 registration cycle may pick up their lobbyist identification badges...read more
WV Ethics Commission Reminds West Virginia Lobbyists of 2015-2016 Registration Deadline
The West Virginia Ethics Commission announces that the deadline for lobbyists to register and be included in the 2015 Directory of Registered Lobbyists is December 11, 2014...read more
Resolve to be Ready in 2015
Volunteer West Virginia and ReadyWV are proud to join the national 2015 Resolve to be Ready campaign to encourage all West Virginians to be prepared for emergencies...read more
West Virginia State Government to Celebrate the Dedication and Service of our Employees
Governor Earl Ray Tomblin has issued a proclamation designating the week of September 15-19, 2014, as Public Service Recognition Week...read more
Purchasing Division Receives National Honor for Achievement in Excellence in Procurement
Department of Administration announced today that the West Virginia Purchasing Division has been awarded the Achievement of Excellence in Procurement Award from the National Procurement Institute (NPI) for the second consecutive year....read more
New App Offers Instant Access to Help Children in Danger
The West Virginia Children’s Justice Task Force is pleased to introduce its free mobile application, WVHelp, which provides help in an instant to important information....read more
Korean War Veterans Being Honored During Concord University Ceremony
In honor of Korean War Veteran Recognition Day in West Virginia (July 27) Concord University is hosting a ceremony on Friday, July 25....read more
WV Attorney General Issues Alert About Counterfeit $10 Bills
West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has issued a consumer alert regarding bogus $10 bills being passed within the State. ...read more
WV State Parks Offers Golfers Great Packages and Get-Aways
Golfers take note - West Virginia has five State parks with championship 18-hole courses - a great get-away for you and the family! ...read more
2014 Vandalia Gathering Contest Winners Announced
The WV Division of Culture and History has announced the winners of the various 2014 Vandalia Gathering contests. Are you favorites among them? ...read more
Jackson Co. Library Sponsors Statewide Little Free Libraries Contest
The Jackson County Public Library is challenging people and organizations throughout West Virginia to build little free libraries and enter them in a contest for cash prizes. ...read more
WV Jail Agency Sets Local Meetings to Discuss Costs, Services
The West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Authority is reaching out to communities for comments and ideas on controlling costs and improving services. ...read more
Financial Professionals Focus on Variable Annuities and Elder Fraud
State Auditor and Securities Commissioner Glen Gainer III hosted the third annual Securities Compliance Workshop. Among other topics, participants focused on two hot topics: Variable Annuities and Elder Investment Fraud. ...read more
Annual Vandalia Gathering to be Held May 23-25 in Charleston
For 38 years, residents and visitors have enjoyed West Virginia’s Annual Vandalia Gathering. Join us at the State Capitol May 23-25 for the fun, food, and festivities of our unique ethnic and cultural heritage. ...read more
WV Board of Education Approves A Through F Grading System
The West Virginia Board of Education has approved an A Through F Grading Scale for all West Virginia schools, beginning in the Fall of 2015. ...read more
Welch Test Location to Resume Testing on May 13, 2014
It was previously announced that there will be no testing at the Welch test location until further notice. Testing will resume May 13, 2014. ...read more
Youngsters Learn Entrepreneurship During Lemonade Day
Concord University and Lemonade Day provide kids with a taste of entrepreneurship. ...read more
Governor Tomblin Announces Easier Student Credit Transfer Process
Governor Tomblin has announced an agreement between the State’s institutions of higher learning that will enable an easier process by which students may transfer earned credits. ...read more
State Day Care Facility Has New Phone Number
The West Virginia Public Employees Day Care has a new telephone number. The new number is 304-558-1416. ...read more
Shepherd University Offers Sixth Annual Aging Well Workshop
This year’s workshop, which deals with chronic pain and empowerment, is available to the community and health care providers. The event will be held at Shepherd University on May 15. ...read more
New President for Concord University
UPDATED: New president for Concord University has selected by the school’s Board of Governors and and approved by the Higher Education Policy Commission. Dr. Kendra Boggess, currently interim president, will assume the role on July 1, 2014. ...read more
Freedom Industries Submits Site Remediation Plan to DEP
Freedom Industries has submitted to DEP its remediation plan to address environmental conditions at the company’s Charleston storage tank facility on the Elk River. ...read more
ABCA Announces “No School Spirits PSA Contest” Winner
Capital High School wins ABCA’s inaugural “No School Spirits PSA Contest.”...read more
Senior Services Sponsoring Senior Conference May 20-22
The West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services is sponsoring the Robert W. Jackson Senior Conference from May 20-22 at Cedar Lakes Conference Center in Ripley. Registration deadline is May 2. ...read more
2014 Public Employees Golf Tournament Set for May 19
The 23rd Annual Public Employees Golf Tournament is scheduled for Monday, May 19, 2014 at Twin Falls State Park. ...read more
West Virginia State Register Transforms from Paper to Online
The West Virginia State Register, published by the Office of the Secretary of State, had its last paper copy printed on March 28, 2014. Users can now access the publication online - and for free! ...read more
Avoid Tree and Power Line Conflicts
Tall trees and power lines are a recipe for trouble. The West Virginia Division of Forestry suggests avoiding the issue by planting lower-growing trees. ...read more
WV Dept. of Agriculture Seeking Nominations to Honor “Women in Ag”
For the fifth year, the State Department of Agriculture is seeking nominations to honor women who have contributed significantly to our agriculture, forestry, and specialty crop industries. ...read more
Governor Recognizes Employees for Excellence in Financial Reporting
Governor Earl Ray Tomblin recognized employees from several State agencies for accomplishing excellence in financial reporting from the GFOA. ...read more
Closed POD Program in Place for Capitol Complex Employees
In the event of a public health crisis or emergency, State employees and their households will be able to participate in a voluntary Point of Dispensing program to receive needed medications. ...read more
State Government Career Fair Set for May 7 at Culture Center
The Division of Personnel and WorkForce WV have teamed up for the State’s Third Annual Job Fair, which will take place on May 7, 2014 at the West Virginia Culture Center. ...read more
State Credit Union Offers Variety of Services
The State Credit Union offers a wide variety of financial services to meet your needs, including great loan rates. ...read more
Concord University Participating in Carry-On Collection Drive
Concord University is actively participating in the Carry-On Campaign, a program to help ease the burdens experienced by children in foster care. Can you help, too? ...read more
Children of Public Employees Now Eligible for CHIP
The children of State employees who were previously ineligible for insurance coverage under the WVCHIP Program may now be eligible. ...read more
Art Contest/Exhibition to Showcase West Virginia Artists with Disabilities
Artists with disabilities are encouraged to enter the 2014 West Virginia Diversifying Perspectives Art Contest and Exhibition. ...read more
Visit (and Bookmark) Our New Stateline Newsroom!
New information is posted frequently to our Stateline Newsroom. Bookmark the web address and check in often! ...read more
Technology Learning Center Accepting April Class Enrollments
The Technology Learning Center (TLC) - a part of the West Virginia Office of Technology - is accepting enrollments for training classes. The TLC provides training in all basic computer and Microsoft Office classes and programs. ...read more
Governor’s Internship Program (GIP) Accepting Enrollments/Applications
The Governor’s Internship Program (GIP) is now open and enrolling students and potential employers. ...read more
PEIA Sets Benefit Fairs for Plan Year 2015
Open Enrollment is approaching, and PEIA has set dates, times, and locations for its annual benefits fairs. ...read more
Public Employees Day Care Open and Enrolling Children
The West Virginia Public Employees Day Care is open and accepting enrollments. ...read more
Important Notice to State Employees Enrolled in the PERS Plan
State employees who participate in the Public Employees Retirement System can expect to receive their Annual Statements of Contributions and Interest during April 2014. ...read more
Goldenseal Magazine Marks 40th Anniversary
Goldenseal Magazine, the State’s journal of traditional life, is celebrating its 40th year of publication with a special anniversary issue. ...read more
DOP Releases Online Learning Blast on Due Process
The DOP’s Organization and Human Resource Development and Employee Relations units have released an online Learning Blast that is a beginner’s guide to due process....read more
DOP Typing Tests Now Conducted Online
Division of Personnel typing tests are no longer offered at test centers. Applicants will take typing tests online. ...read more
West Virginia Privacy Office Offers Tax Time Identity Safety Tips
Identity theft is no laughing matter, and it can often take years to overcome the damage. Your tax return provides a thief with nearly all of the information needed to have a great time at your expense. ...read more
National Peers Honor WV Justice Agency
The West Virginia Criminal Justice Statistical Analysis Center - a unit of the Division of Justice and Community Service - and the unit’s director, Steven Haas, have received national recognition. ...read more
PSC Issues Customer Assistance Alert for Water Bills
Customers who have received questionable water bills from West Virginia American Water Company (WVAW) may contact the Public Service Commission if they are unable to resolve the issue with the WVAW. ...read more
Future Retirees: Consult PEIA, not CPRB, for Insurance Assistance
When it comes time to retire, employees are reminded to consult the Public Employees Insurance Agency for information regarding health and life insurance and flexible benefits needs and information. ...read more
DOP Releases Online Learning Blast on Drug/Alcohol-Free Workplace
The DOP’s OHRD unit has released an online Learning Blast that is a succinct overview of the Drug- and Alcohol-Free Workplace Policy (Policy DOP-P2). ...read more
Keep Plastic Water Bottles Out of Landfills by Recycling
The recent water crisis has resulted in the use and consumption of thousands upon thousands of bottled water. Keep them out of our landfills by recycling the plastic bottles. ...read more

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