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2014 Session

Budget Bill - HB30 (Introduced)

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Department of Human Resource Management

Item 81

Item 81

First Year - FY2015Second Year - FY2016
Personnel Management Services (70400)$16,492,149$16,476,125
Agency Human Resource Services (70401)FY2015 $7,164,487FY2016 $7,164,487
Equal Employment Services (70403)FY2015 $982,537FY2016 $982,537
Health Benefits Services (70406)FY2015 $3,496,179FY2016 $3,496,285
Employee Dispute Resolution Services (70416)FY2015 $914,118FY2016 $914,118
State Employee Program Services (70417)FY2015 $1,789,314FY2016 $1,789,314
State Employee Workers' Compensation Services (70418)FY2015 $1,358,969FY2016 $1,358,969
Administrative and Support Services (70419)FY2015 $786,545FY2016 $770,415
Fund Sources: 
GeneralFY2015 $8,533,714FY2016 $8,506,944
SpecialFY2015 $6,599,466FY2016 $6,610,212
Trust and AgencyFY2015 $1,358,969FY2016 $1,358,969

Authority: Title 2.2, Chapters 12, 28, and 29, Code of Virginia.


A. The Department of Human Resource Management shall report any proposed changes in premiums, benefits, carriers, or provider networks to the Governor and the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees at least sixty days prior to implementation.


B.1. The Department of Human Resource Management shall operate a human resource service center to support the human resource needs of those agencies identified by the Secretary of Administration in consultation with the Department of Planning and Budget. The agencies so identified shall cooperate with the Department of Human Resource Management by transferring such records and functions as may be required.


2. Out of this appropriation, $590,353 the first year and  $590,353 the second year from the general fund shall be used to support the human resource service center. 


3. Nothing in this paragraph shall prohibit additional agencies from using the services of the center; however, these additional agencies' use of the human resource service center shall be subject to approval by the affected cabinet secretary and the Secretary of Administration.


C. The institutions of higher education shall be exempt from the centralized advertising requirements identified in Executive Order 73 (01).


D.1. To ensure fair and equitable performance reviews, the Department of Human Resource Management, within available resources, is directed to provide performance management training to agencies and institutions of higher education with classified employees.


2. Agency heads in the Executive Department are directed to require appropriate performance management training for all agency supervisors and managers.


E.1. The Department of Human Resource Management shall take into account the claims experience of each agency and institution when setting premiums for the workers' compensation program.


2. All financial obligations of the Commonwealth to the Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission for payroll taxes on behalf of the state employees' workers' compensation program are satisfied in full through calendar year 2009.


F.1. The Department of Human Resource Management shall report to the Governor and Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees by October 1 of each year, on its recommended workers' compensation premiums for state agencies for the following biennium. This report shall also include the basis for the department's recommendations, the number and amount of workers' compensation settlements concluded in the previous fiscal year, and the impact of those settlements on the workers' compensation program's reserves.


2. The Department of Human Resource Management shall conduct a study, with the cooperation of all executive, legislative, judicial, and independent agencies, to include, but not be limited to, the impact of settling appropriate claims, the potential need for a risk management position in the Department of Human Resource Management to further assist state agencies not staffed with a risk management position, and the need for a risk management position for state agencies with a high incidence of claims who are not staffed with a risk management position. The department shall report its findings and cost savings recommendations for the state employee's workers' compensation program to the Governor and Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees no later than October 1, 2014.


3. Notwithstanding § 2.2-2821, Code of Virginia, the Department of Human Resource Management may use up to $30,000 the first year from the Workers' Compensation Trust Fund for the administrative costs associated with paragraph F.2.


G. The Department of Human Resource Management shall report to the Governor and Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees, by October 15 of each year, on the renewal cost of the state employee health insurance program premiums that will go into effect on July 1 of the following year.  This report shall include the impact of the renewal cost on employee and employer premiums and a valuation of liabilities as required by Other Post Employment Benefits reporting standards. 


H. Out of this appropriation, $606,439 the first year and $606,439 the second year from the general fund is provided for the time, attendance and leave system.


I. The Department of Human Resource Management shall develop and distribute instructions and guidelines to all executive department agencies for the provision of an annual statement of total compensation for each classified employee. The statement should account for the full cost to the Commonwealth and the employee of cash compensation as well as Social Security, Medicare, retirement, deferred compensation, health insurance, life insurance, and any other benefits. The Director, Department of Human Resources Management, shall ensure that all executive department agencies provide this notice to each employee. The Department of Accounts and the Virginia Retirement System shall provide assistance upon request.  Further, the Director of the Department of Human Resources Management shall provide instructions and guidelines for the development notices of total compensation to all independent, legislative, and judicial agencies, and institutions of higher education for preparation of annual statements to their employees.


J. Out of this appropriation, $2,747,200 the first year and $2,747,200 the second year from the general fund is provided for the migration of the Personnel Management Information System (PMIS) and its subsystems from the Unisys mainframe to the Windows SQL servers platform.  The Department of Human Resource Management shall submit a report on the status of the migration of PMIS and its subsystems to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees, no later than October 1, 2015.