October 28, 2008, the Office of the Secretary in the WV Department of Administration distributed procedures for eligible state employees to cash in a portion of their Unused Sick Leave. The ruling is under WV Code, 5-5-6, and procedures are in Title 148, Series 21.
Note: Legislation ended the conversion of unused sick/annual leave to pay premiums for health/basic life insurance for staff and 12 month faculty hired on or after July 1, 2001. Therefore, these employees are also not eligible for the Buyback of Unused Sick Leave. However, staff and faculty who are members of the WV the State Teachers Retirement System can continue to convert unused leave for years of service credit. The PEIA Health Insurance Eligibility information includes further explanation of details.