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|Minimum Criteria for Deputy Treasurers' Career Development Program|
|Appropriation Act - Item 69 D.1. (Special Session I, 2004)|
|The 1999 General Assembly directed the Compensation Board to develop a career development plan (CDP) for Deputy Treasurers. A task force comprised of Compensation Board staff and Treasurers was formed to develop the criteria for participation in the plan and to determine costs for the plan. The 2004 General Assembly again directed the Compensation Board to develop a Career Development Program for Deputy Treasurers. The Compensation Board, with input from the Treasurers’ Association of Virginia (TAV), amended the 1999 Career Development Program proposal to reflect updated costs and subsequent Compensation Board policy actions. The plan sets the following criteria for participation in the career development program: the Treasurer must have an employee evaluation program established, the applicant must have at least three years of experience as a Deputy Treasurer in the office, the two most recent performance reviews must have been above average and no performance objective in the last two review periods should be below average, the deputy should have no more than one written reprimand from the Treasurer within the two years prior to selection, and the deputy must achieve Level II certification as a Master Governmental Deputy Treasurer from the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia. |
Upon certification by the Treasurer that all criteria have been met in the CDP adopted by the Treasurer, the Treasurer will annually recommend through the online budget process a 9.3% increase in pay for eligible deputies. The pay increase would take effective December 1 of each year starting on December 1, 2005. The task force also developed a model plan for the Treasurers.
The 2004 General Assembly approved funds for the Deputy Treasurers’ Career Development Program in the amount of $68,949 for Fiscal Year 05 and $162,801 for Fiscal Year 06.
The above costs are those which would be borne by the Commonwealth, and are 50% of the total costs. The remaining 50% would be borne by local governments, per § 15.2-1636.14, Code of Virginia.
The CDP for Deputy Treasurers is similar to those programs proposed by the Compensation Board and subsequently approved by the General Assembly for Deputy Sheriffs and Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorneys.