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Item 4-6.01

Item 4-6.01

§ 4-6.01 EMPLOYEE COMPENSATION


a. The compensation of all kinds and from all sources of each appointee of the Governor and of each officer and employee in the Executive Department who enters the service of the Commonwealth or who is promoted to a vacant position shall be fixed at such rate as shall be approved by the Governor in writing or as is in accordance with rules and regulations established by the Governor. No increase shall be made in such compensation except with the Governor's written approval first obtained or in accordance with the rules and regulations established by the Governor. In all cases where any appointee, officer or employee is employed or promoted to fill a vacancy in a position for which a salary is specified by this act, the Governor may fix the salary of such officer or employee at a lower rate or amount within the respective level than is specified. In those instances where a position is created by an act of the General Assembly but not specified by this act, the Governor may fix the salary of such position in accordance with the provisions of this subsection.


b. Annual salaries of persons appointed to positions listed below shall be paid in the amounts shown.


July 1, 1998

November 25, 1998

November 25, 1999

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November 24, 1998

November 24, 1999

June 30, 2000

Secretary of Administration

$112,969

$117,115

$119,750

$121,800

Secretary of Commerce and Trade

$112,969

$117,115

$119,750

$121,800

Secretary of the Commonwealth

$112,969

$117,115

$119,750

$121,800

Secretary of Education

$112,969

$117,115

$119,750

$121,800

Secretary of Finance

$112,969

$117,115

$119,750

$121,800

Secretary of Health and Human Resources

$112,969

$117,115

$119,750

$121,800

Secretary of Natural Resources

$112,969

$117,115

$119,750

$121,800

Secretary of Public Safety

$112,969

$117,115

$119,750

$121,800

Secretary of Technology

$112,969

$117,115

$121,800

Secretary of Transportation

$112,969

$117,115

$119,750

$121,800


c.1.a) Annual salaries of persons appointed to positions listed in subdivision c 6 hereof shall be paid in the amounts shown for the current biennium, unless changed in accordance with conditions stated in subdivisions c 2 through c 5 hereof.


b) The starting salary of a new appointee shall not exceed the midpoint of the range, except where the midpoint salary is less than a ten percent increase from an appointee's pre-appointment compensation. In such cases, an appointee's starting salary may be set at a rate which is ten percent higher than the pre-appointment compensation, provided that the maximum of the range is not exceeded be within the range specified by this act. As a general rule, the starting salary of a new appointee should be set at rate which is no more than ten percent higher than the appointee's pre-appointment salary. However, in no case shall the appointee's salary exceed that of the range maximum.


c) Nothing in subdivision c 1 shall be interpreted to supersede the provisions of § 4-6.01 e, f, g, h, i, j, k, l, and m of this act.


d) Notwithstanding § 4-6.01 c 1 a), b) and c) preceding, the salary for any person who is appointed to and assumes a position listed in § 4-6.01 c 6 on and after January 17, 1998, but before July 1, 1998, shall not be reduced or increased from the salary established for such appointee pursuant to the provisions of § 4-6.01 c 1 of Chapter 924 of the 1997 Acts of Assembly. However, such appointee shall be eligible to receive compensation supplements as prescribed in Item 546 of this act.


2.a) The Governor may decrease the annual salary for incumbents of positions listed in subdivision c 6 below at any rate between the minimum and the maximum of the respective salary range in accordance with an assessment of performance and service to the Commonwealth.


b)1) The appointing or governing authority may grant performance bonuses of 0-5 percent for positions whose salaries are listed in §§ 1-1 through 1-9, 1-131 and 1-132, and 4-6.01 b, c, and d of this act, based on an annual assessment of performance, in accordance with policies and procedures established by such appointing or governing authority. Such performance bonuses shall be over and above the salaries listed in this act, and shall not become part of the base rate of pay.


2) The appointing or governing authority shall report performance bonuses which are granted to executive branch employees to the Department of Personnel and Training for retention in its records.


c) The Director, Department of the State Internal Auditor, shall be deemed to be included, effective July 1, 1987, in the performance appraisal system as established pursuant to § 4-6.01 c 1 of Chapter 643, 1986 Acts of Assembly, with any salary increase resulting therefrom applied to his salary as established in the state classified system. Such salary increase shall be in lieu of any proficiency increase for which he may be eligible in the classified system.


3. From the effective date of the Executive Pay Plan set forth in Chapter 601, Acts of Assembly of 1981, all incumbents holding positions listed in this § 4-6.01 shall be eligible for all fringe benefits provided to full-time classified state employees and, notwithstanding any provision to the contrary, the annual salary paid pursuant to this § 4-6.01 shall be included as creditable compensation for the calculation of such benefits.


4. With the prior annual written approval of the Governor, the Board of Commissioners of the Virginia Port Authority may supplement the salaries of its Executive Director, its Senior Managing Director of Marketing Services and its marketing staff from nonstate funds provided by any nonstock, nonprofit corporation which is authorized by the Virginia Port Authority to operate port facilities of the Commonwealth under its jurisdiction. In approving such supplements, the Governor should be guided by criteria which provide a reasonable limit on the total additional income of the Executive Director, the Senior Managing Director of Marketing Services and the marketing staff. The criteria should include, without limitation, a consideration of the salaries paid to similar officials at comparable ports of other states.


5. With the prior annual written approval of the Governor, the Board of Trustees of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, The Science Museum of Virginia, and The Library Board may supplement the salary of the Director of each museum and the State Librarian of Virginia from nonstate funds. In approving a supplement, the Governor shall should be guided by criteria which provide a reasonable limit on the total additional income of the Director or State Librarian of Virginia. The criteria should include, without limitation, a consideration of the salaries paid to similar officials at comparable museums and libraries of other states.


6. The following salaries shall be paid for the current biennium in the amounts shown; however, the Governor may increase such salaries to an amount not to exceed the maximum specified for the applicable level. All salary changes shall be subject to subdivisions c 2 through c 5 above.


1998-99

1999-00

July 1, 1998

November 25, 1998

November 25, 1999

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November 24, 1998

November 24, 1999

June 30, 2000

Level I Range

$81,494 -$128,845

$85,202 -$134,707

$83,328 -$131,744

$88,610 - $140,095

Midpoint

$105,169

$109,954

$107,536

$114,352

Commissioner, Department of Motor Vehicles

$102,856

$105,170

$107,537

$106,631

$110,896

Commissioner, Department of Social Services

$102,856

$105,170

$107,537

$106,631

$110,896

Commissioner of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services

$102,856

$105,170

$107,537

$102,852

$106,627

$110,892

Commonwealth Transportation Commissioner

$104,386

$106,735

$109,136

$108,217

$112,546

Director, Council on Information Management

$102,856

$105,170

$107,537

$106,631

$110,896

Director, Department of Corrections

$108,924

$111,375

$113,881

$112,922

$117,439

Director, Department of Environmental Quality

$102,856

$105,170

$107,537

$106,631

$110,896

Director, Department of Information Technology

$102,856

$105,170

$107,537

$106,631

$110,896

Director, Department of Medical Assistance Services

$109,609

$112,075

$114,597

$113,632

$118,177

Director, Department of Planning and Budget

$102,856

$105,170

$107,537

$106,631

$110,896

State Health Commissioner

$123,238

$126,011

$128,846

$127,761

$132,871

State Tax Commissioner

$102,856

$105,170

$107,537

$106,631

$110,896

Superintendent of Public Instruction

$126,010

$128,845

$131,744

$130,635

$135,860

Superintendent of State Police

$107,790

$110,215

$112,695

$111,746

$116,216







1998-99

1999-00

July 1, 1998

November 25, 1998

November 25, 1999

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November 24, 1998

November 24, 1999

June 30, 2000

Level II Range

$70,865 -$112,039

$74,089 - $117,137

$72,460 -$114,560

$77,053 - $121,822

Midpoint

$91,452

$95,613

$93,510

$99,438

Alcoholic Beverage Control Commissioners (two)

$74,885

$76,570

$78,293

$77,633

$80,738

Chairman, Alcoholic Beverage Control Board

$87,366

$89,332

$91,342

$90,572

$94,195

Commissioner, Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

$79,423

$81,210

$83,037

$82,338

$85,632

Commissioner, Virginia Employment Commission

$102,857

$105,171

$107,538

$106,632

$110,897

Director, Department of Business Assistance

$93,586

$95,692

$97,845

$97,021

$100,902

Director, Department of General Services

$89,441

$91,453

$93,511

$92,723

$96,432

Director, Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy

$103,137

$105,457

$107,830

$106,922

$111,199

Director, Department of Personnel and Training

$89,441

$91,453

$93,511

$102,000

$105,743

$109,973

Director, Department of Juvenile Justice

$89,441

$91,453

$93,511

$89,440

$92,722

$96,431

Executive Director, Motor Vehicle Dealer Board

$81,293

$83,122

$84,992

$84,276

$87,647

Executive Director, Virginia Port Authority

$104,727

$107,083

$109,493

$108,570

$112,913

Executive Secretary, Charitable Gaming Commission

$83,225

$85,098

$87,012

$86,279

$89,730

State Comptroller

$102,273

$104,574

$106,927

$106,026

$110,267

State Treasurer

$97,437

$99,629

$101,871

$102,273

$106,026

$110,267

1998-99

1999-00

July 1, 1998

November 25, 1998

November 25, 1999

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November 24, 1999

June 30, 2000

Level III Range

$61,622 -$97,428

$64,426 - $101,861

$63,008 - $99,620

$67,003 - $105,935

Midpoint

$79,525

$83,143

$81,314

$86,469

Adjutant General

$77,774

$79,524

$81,314

$86,231

$89,396

$92,972

Chairman, Virginia Parole Board

$86,231

$88,171

$90,155

$92,500

$95,895

$99,731

Members (four), Virginia Parole Board

$77,774

$79,524

$81,314

$80,628

$83,853

Commissioner, Department of Labor and Industry

$92,982

$95,074

$97,214

$96,394

$100,250

Commissioner, Department of Rehabilitative Services

$91,138

$93,189

$95,286

$94,483

$98,262

Commissioner, Marine Resources Commission

$85,680

$87,608

$89,579

$88,824

$92,377

Coordinator, Department of Emergency Services

$77,035

$78,768

$80,540

$79,862

$83,056

Director, Department of Aviation

$79,749

$81,544

$83,378

$82,676

$85,983

Director, Department of Conservation and Recreation

$87,476

$89,445

$91,457

$95,000

$98,487

$102,426

Director, Department of Criminal Justice Services

$79,330

$81,115

$82,940

$90,770

$94,101

$97,865

Director, Department of Employee Relations Counselors

$84,728

$91,000

$83,641

$94,640

Director, Department of Historic Resources

$77,774

$79,524

$81,314

$80,628

$83,853

Director, Department of Housing and Community Development

$87,553

$89,523

$91,538

$90,766

$94,397

Director, Department of Rail and Public Transportation

$95,284

$97,428

$99,620

$98,781

$102,732

Director, The Science Museum of Virginia

$90,092

$92,119

$94,192

$94,000

$97,760

Director, Virginia Liaison Office

$77,774

$79,524

$81,314

$75,000

$77,752

$80,862

Director, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

$93,368

$95,469

$97,617

$96,795

$100,667

Director, Virginia Museum of Natural History

$77,774

$79,524

$81,314

$80,628

$83,853

Executive Director, Chesapeake Bay Local Assistance Department

$81,157

$82,983

$84,851

$84,135

$87,500

Executive Director, Commonwealth Competition Council

$80,566

$83,523

$86,864

Executive Director, Department of Game and Inland Fisheries

$92,609

$94,693

$96,823

$96,823

$100,696

Executive Director, Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation

$90,092

$92,119

$94,192

$93,398

$97,134

Executive Secretary, Virginia Racing Commission

$75,150

$76,841

$78,570

$78,569

$81,712

State Forester, Department of Forestry

$82,828

$84,691

$86,597

$85,868

$89,303


State Librarian

$89,009

$91,012

$93,059

$93,059

$96,781

Superintendent, Department of Correctional Education

$95,284

$97,428

$99,620

$98,781

$102,732

1998-99

1999-00

July 1, 1998

November 25, 1998

November 25, 1999

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November 24, 1998

November 24, 1999

June 30, 2000

Level IV Range

$53,586 -$84,728

$56,024 - $88,583

$54,792 - $86,635

$58,265 - $92,126

Midpoint

$69,157

$72,304

$70,713

$75,196

Administrator, Commonwealth's Attorneys' Services Council

$74,251

$75,921

$77,630

$69,157

$71,695

$74,563

Administrator, Milk Commission

$67,630

$69,152

$70,708

$70,112

$72,916

Commissioner, Department for the Aging

$67,630

$69,152

$70,708

$82,864

$85,905

$89,341

Commissioner, Virginia Department for the Visually Handicapped

$74,665

$76,345

$78,062

$77,405

$80,501

Director, Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation

$72,795

$74,433

$76,107

$78,618

$81,503

$84,763

Director, Department of Health Professions

$81,126

$82,952

$84,818

$84,103

$87,467

Director, Department of Minority Business Enterprise

$82,854

$84,718

$86,624

$85,895

$89,331

Executive Director, Commission on Local Government

$81,260

$83,088

$84,958

$84,242

$87,612

Executive Director, Frontier Culture Museum of Virginia

$72,121

$73,744

$75,403

$74,768

$77,759

Executive Director, Governor's Employment and Training Department

$77,774

$79,524

$81,314

$80,628

$83,853

Human Rights Director, Council on Human Rights

$67,630

$69,152

$70,708

$70,112

$72,916

Secretary, State Board of Elections

$67,630

$69,152

$70,708

$70,112

$72,916

1998-99

1999-00

July 1, 1998

November 25, 1998

November 25, 1999

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November 24, 1998

November 24, 1999

June 30, 2000

Level V Range

$46,596 - $73,744

$48,716 - $77,099

$47,645 - $75,403

$50,654 - $80,183

Midpoint

$60,170

$62,908

$61,524

$65,424

Director, Department for Rights of Virginians with Disabilities

$62,408

$63,813

$65,248

$69,300

$71,843

$74,717

Director, Department of Veteran's Affairs

$63,539

$64,968

$66,430

$65,871

$68,506

Director, Gunston Hall

$51,130

$52,280

$53,456

$53,006

$55,126

Director, Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing

$58,845

$60,169

$61,523

$61,005

$63,445

Executive Director, Department of Fire Programs

$72,121

$73,744

$75,403

$74,768

$77,759

Executive Director, Virginia Commission for the Arts

$60,755

$62,122

$63,519

$62,985

$65,504

Executive Secretary, Virginia Veterans Care Center Board of Trustees

$62,024

$63,419

$64,847

$64,300

$66,872

Chairman of Board

Chairman, Compensation Board

$16,225

$16,590

$16,963

$16,820

$17,493


7. Annual salaries of the directors of the independent agencies, as listed in this subdivision, shall be paid in the amounts shown. All salary changes shall be subject to subdivisions c 1, c 2, and c 3 above.


1998-99

1999-00

July 1, 1998

November 25, 1998

November 25, 1999

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November 24, 1998

November 24, 1999

June 30, 2000

Independent Range

$70,865 - $112,039

$74,089 - $117,137

$72,460 - $114,560

$77,053 - $121,822

Midpoint

$91,452

$95,613

$93,510

$99,438

Director, State Lottery Department

$107,422

$109,839

$112,310

$111,364

$115,819

Director, Virginia Retirement System

$108,913

$111,364

$113,869

$113,869

$118,424

Executive Director, Virginia Higher Education Tuition Trust Fund

$99,014

$101,242

$103,520

$102,648

$106,754


d.1.a) Annual salaries of the presidents of the senior institutions of higher education, the President of Richard Bland College, the Chancellor of Clinch Valley College, the Superintendent of the Virginia Military Institute, the Director of the State Council of Higher Education, the Director of the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center and the Chancellor of Community Colleges, as listed in this paragraph, shall be paid in the amounts shown.


b) The annual salaries of the presidents of the community colleges shall be fixed by the State Board for Community Colleges within a salary structure approved by the Governor, notwithstanding the rates shown herein.


2.a) The board of visitors of each institution of higher education may supplement the salary of its president from private gifts, endowment funds, or income from endowments and gifts. Supplements paid from other than the cited sources prior to June 30, 1997, may continue to be paid. In approving a supplement, the board of visitors should be guided by criteria which provide a reasonable limit on the total additional income of a president. The criteria should include a consideration of additional income from outside sources including, but not being limited to, service on boards of directors or other such services. The board of visitors shall report approved supplements to the Department of Personnel and Training for retention in its records.


b) The State Council of Higher Education may supplement the salary of the Director from any available appropriations of the Council. In approving a supplement, the State Council of Higher Education should be guided by criteria which provide a reasonable limit on the total additional income of the Director. The criteria should include consideration of additional income from outside sources including, but not being limited to, service on boards of directors or other such services.


c) The State Board for Community Colleges may supplement the salary of the Chancellor from any available appropriations of the Virginia Community College System. In approving a supplement, the State Board for Community Colleges should be guided by criteria which provide a reasonable limit on the total additional income of the Chancellor. The criteria should include consideration of additional income from outside sources including, but not being limited to, service on boards of directors or other such services.









July 1, 1998

November 25, 1998

November 25, 1999

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November 24, 1998

November 24, 1999

June 30, 2000


STATE COUNCIL OF HIGHER EDUCATION FOR VIRGINIA


Director, State Council of Higher Education for Virginia

$129,091

$131,996

$134,965

$137,276


SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA HIGHER EDUCATION CENTER


Director, Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center

$60,882

$62,251

$63,652

$75,000

$78,000


VIRGINIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE SYSTEM


Chancellor of Community Colleges

$122,613

$125,372

$128,193

$128,192

$133,320


SENIOR COLLEGE PRESIDENTS' SALARIES


Chancellor, Clinch Valley College

$96,383

$98,552

$100,769

$99,920

$103,917

President, Christopher Newport University

$98,056

$100,263

$102,519

$100,262

$104,272

President, The College of William and Mary of Virginia

$116,266

$118,882

$121,557

$120,533

$125,354

President, George Mason University

$116,736

$119,362

$122,048

$113,678

$118,225

President, James Madison University

$107,866

$110,293

$112,774

$111,825

$116,298

President, Longwood College

$102,729

$105,041

$107,404

$107,403

$111,699

President, Mary Washington College

$102,729

$105,041

$107,404

$106,499

$110,759

President, Norfolk State University

$105,297

$107,666

$110,089

$109,161

$113,527

President, Old Dominion University

$116,734

$119,360

$122,046

$124,134

President, Radford University

$105,297

$107,666

$110,089

$110,088

$114,492

President, Richard Bland College

$90,976

$93,023

$95,116

$94,315

$98,088

President, University of Virginia

$129,116

$132,021

$134,992

$133,855

$139,209

President, Virginia Commonwealth University

$129,116

$132,021

$134,992

$134,991

$140,391

President, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

$129,116

$132,021

$134,992

$134,991

$140,391

President, Virginia State University

$105,297

$107,666

$110,089

$111,973

Superintendent, Virginia Military Institute

$105,211

$107,578

$109,998

$109,072

$113,435


COMMUNITY COLLEGE PRESIDENTS' SALARIES


President, Blue Ridge Community College

$89,629

$91,646

$93,708

$93,707

$97,455

President, Central Virginia Community College

$95,085

$97,224

$99,412

$99,411

$103,387

President, Dabney S. Lancaster Community College

$89,629

$91,646

$103,38

$93,707

$97,455

President, Danville Community College

$95,085

$97,224

$99,412

$99,411

$103,387

President, Eastern Shore Community College

$87,018

$88,976

$90,978

$90,977

$94,616

President, Germanna Community College

$95,085

$97,224

$99,412

$97,938

$102,394

$106,490

President, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College

$113,539

$116,094

$118,706

$116,945

$122,266

$127,157

President, John Tyler Community College

$103,906

$106,244

$108,634

$107,022

$111,892

$116,368

President, Lord Fairfax Community College

$103,906

$106,244

$108,634

$107,022

$111,892

$116,368

President, Mountain Empire Community College

$95,085

$97,224

$99,412

$99,411

$103,387

President, New River Community College

$103,906

$106,244

$108,634

$107,022

$111,892

$116,368

President, Northern Virginia Community College

$135,571

$138,621

$141,740

$139,637

$145,990

$151,830

President, Patrick Henry Community College

$95,085

$97,224

$99,412

$97,938

$102,394

$106,490

President, Paul D. Camp Community College

$89,629

$91,646

$93,708

$93,707

$97,455

President, Piedmont Virginia Community College

$100,877

$103,147

$105,468

$105,467

$109,686

President, Rappahannock Community College

$89,629

$91,646

$93,708

$93,707

$97,455

President, Southside Virginia Community College

$103,906

$106,244

$108,634

$107,022

$111,892

$116,368

President, Southwest Virginia Community College

$103,906

$106,244

$108,634

$107,022

$111,892

$116,368

President, Thomas Nelson Community College

$107,020

$109,428

$111,890

$111,889

$116,365

President, Tidewater Community College

$120,454

$123,164

$125,935

$127,789

$133,603

$138,947

President, Virginia Highlands Community College

$89,629

$91,646

$93,708

$93,707

$97,455

President, Virginia Western Community College

$113,539

$116,094

$118,706

$116,945

$122,266

$127,157

President, Wytheville Community College

$95,085

$97,224

$99,412

$97,938

$102,394

$106,490


e. Salaries for newly employed or promoted employees shall be established consistent with the compensation and classification plans established by the Governor.


f. The provisions of this section, requiring prior written approval of the Governor relative to compensation, shall apply also to any system of incentive award payments which may be adopted and implemented by the Governor. The cost of implementing any such system shall be paid from any funds appropriated to the affected agencies.


g. No lump sum appropriation for personal service shall be regarded as advisory or suggestive of individual salary rates or of salary schedules to be fixed under law by the Governor payable from the lump sum appropriation.


h. Subject to approval by the Governor of a plan for a statewide employee meritorious service awards program, as provided for in § 2.1-114.5 12, Code of Virginia, the costs for such awards shall be paid from any operating funds appropriated to the affected agencies.


i. The General Assembly hereby affirms and ratifies the Governor's existing authority and the established practice of this body to provide for pay differentials or to supplement base rates of pay for employees in specific job classifications in particular geographic and/or functional areas where, in the Governor's discretion, they are needed for the purpose of maintaining salaries which enable the Commonwealth to maintain a competitive position in the relevant labor market.


j.1. If at any time the Administrator of the Commonwealth's Attorneys' Services Council serves on the faculty of a state-supported institution of higher education, the faculty appointment must be approved by the Council. Such institution shall pay one-half of the salary listed in § 4-6.01 c 6 of this act. Further, such institution may provide compensation in addition to that listed in § 4-6.01 c 6; provided, however, that such additional compensation must be approved by the Council.


2. If the Administrator ceases to be a member of the faculty of a state-supported institution of higher education, the total salary listed in § 4-6.01 c 6 shall be paid from the Council's appropriation.


k. Except as otherwise provided for in this subdivision, increases in the level of compensation for any job class contained in the compensation and classification plans approved by the Governor shall be effective beginning with the first pay period, defined as the pay period from June 25 through July 9, of the fiscal year if: (1) the agency certifies to the Secretary of Finance that funds are available within the agency's appropriation, or (2) such funds are appropriated by the General Assembly. If at any time the Secretary of Administration shall certify that such change in the level of compensation for a job class is of an emergency nature and the Secretary of Finance shall certify that funds are available, such change in compensation may be effective on a date agreed upon by these two Secretaries. The Secretary of Administration shall provide a monthly report of all such changes in accordance with § 4-8.00, Reporting Requirements.


l. Full-time employees of the Commonwealth, including faculty members of state institutions of higher education, who are appointed to a state-level board, council, commission or similar collegial body set forth in §§ 2.1-20.4 and 14.1-48, Code of Virginia, shall not receive any compensation for their services as members or chairmen except for reimbursement of reasonable and necessary expenses.


m.1. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the board of visitors or other governing body of any public institution of higher education is authorized to establish age and service eligibility criteria for faculty participating in voluntary early retirement incentive plans for their respective institutions pursuant to § 23-9.2:3.1 B and the cash payment offered under such compensation plans pursuant to § 23-9.2:3.1 D, Code of Virginia. The total cost in any fiscal year for any compensation plan established under § 23-9.2:3.1 D, Code of Virginia, shall be set forth by the governing body in the compensation plan for approval by the Governor and review for legal sufficiency by the Office of the Attorney General.


2. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, employees holding full-time, academic-year classified positions at public institutions of higher education shall be considered "state employees" as defined in § 51.1-124.3, Code of Virginia, and shall be considered for medical/hospitalization, retirement service credit, and other benefits on the same basis as those individuals appointed to full-time, 12-month classified positions.


n. Notwithstanding the Rules for the Administration of the Virginia Personnel Act Department of Personnel and Training Policies and Procedures, payment to employees with five or more years of continuous service who either terminate or retire from service shall be paid in one sum for twenty-five percent of their sick leave balance, provided, however, that the total amount paid for sick leave shall not exceed $5,000 and the remaining seventy-five percent of their sick leave shall lapse.