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Discontinuation of Payment of Unused Sick Leave

June 22, 2017

Effective June 22, 2017 the West Virginia State Legislature has eliminated funding for the State Employee Sick Leave Fund. The fund was created by W. Va. Code §5-5-6 in 2009 and provided eligible employees an option to receive payment for their unused sick leave. Effective with the elimination of the sick leave fund due to recent state budget cuts, requests for payment of unused sick leave are no longer being accepted or approved by the State Department of Administration.

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PEIA launches Go365

As presented during last fall’s  public hearings, PEIA is introducing a new wellness and rewards program – called  Go365 – which is designed to encourage participants to take charge of their personal health and well-being. 

Beginning July 1, 2018, PEIA PPB members and non-Medicare retirees can begin earning points in the Go365 system for a variety of healthy activities, such as exercising, completing online health assessments and getting preventative screenings. These points convert into Go365 bucks that may be spent on items, such as gift cards, movie tickets, fitness tracking devices and more. 

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Four-hour "floating" holidays

Gov. Jim Justice issued two executive orders in December that declared the afternoons of Friday, Dec. 22 and Friday, Dec. 22 as official holidays for State employees. Since WVU already recognizes Dec. 22 as a holiday and since many employees had already requested leave time for Dec. 29, the University has modified its holiday calendar to include two supplemental four-hour "floating" holidays for leave-eligible employees.

To qualify for each set of floating holiday hours, employees must:

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