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Current Status of Shepherd University’s Budget Challenges   (e-mail from President Mary J. C. Hendrix to Employees March 8, 2017)

West Virginia Senate Education Committee Currently Considering House Bill 2543 Affecting Higher Education Personnel

The West Virginia Legislature is currently considering and voting on several pieces of legislation that, if passed by both houses, will affect higher education and its employees.  Specifically, House Bill 2542, passed by the House on February 28, contains  two provisions that create much debate: it removes bumping rights of employees based upon seniority and eliminates the requirement to recall employees after being laid off.  According to, “opponent, Ed Evans, D-McDowell, called it ‘some of the most anti-worker legislation’ that lawmakers could propose.” You can read House Bill 2542 here.  You can also read other comments and opinions expressed by legislators about this bill here.  The bill is currently before the Senate Education Committee. 

Learn More about the Current 2017 Legislative Session, Your Legislators, and Their Contact Information

Other News Out of the Governor’s Office

How Will the Bi-Weekly Payroll Affect You?

Plan Year 2017 Shopper’s Guides  

2016-2017 Flu Season Information

Flu shots are a fully covered service under PEIA and The Health Plan for insured employees, spouses and dependent family member/s twelve (12) years of age or older.  A flu shot is the best way to protect yourself and your family from flu, which sends more than 200,000 people to the hospital each year.