Democratic candidate for auditor wants biweekly pay survey
By Eric Eyre, The Charleston Gazette-Mail
If elected, the Democratic candidate for West Virginia auditor said Tuesday she would commission a survey of state employees about the state’s ongoing switch to a new payroll system.
After a change to a 26-week pay-period system, most state workers receive their paychecks every two weeks instead of twice a month. Many employees have grumbled they’re being shorted pay under the biweekly system.
“If the majority of employees would come back and say they did not like it, and that it was still causing them a hardship, then I’d have to evaluate the cost of converting back,” Mary Ann Claytor said during a meeting with Gazette-Mail editors Tuesday. “I believe employees should have a say.”
All state employees — except judicial branch workers — are expected to switch to the new system by January.