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Biweekly pay switch for state workers could resume

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A controversial plan to switch thousands of state employees from twice-monthly to biweekly pay could resume in May, pending the outcome of a vote Wednesday by the Enterprise Resource Planning Board.

The board — made up of the governor, treasurer and auditor — voted Nov. 2 to put the second phase of the switch to biweekly pay on hold.

That was in light of complaints both from state employees, who believe they will be shorted pay in the transition year, and from legislative leaders, who contend the new system overpays employees by providing an extra 27th paycheck roughly once every 11 years.

“This is nothing but political gamesmanship,” Auditor Glen Gainer said at the time.

Resumption of the transfer of thousands of state employees to biweekly pay will be on the ERP Board agenda on Wednesday…

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