WEST VIRGINIA CODE
WVC 4 - 10 - 7
§4-10-7. Agency review.
(a) The committee and the joint standing committee shall
conduct agency reviews, or authorize the division to conduct agency
reviews as one of its duties in addition to its other duties
prescribed by law, in accordance with generally accepted government
auditing standards (GAGAS) as promulgated by the U.S. Government
Accountability Office, on one or more of the agencies under the
purview of a department, during the year in which the department is
scheduled for review under the provisions of this article.
(b) The agency review may include, but is not limited to:
(1) An identification and description of the agency under
(2) The number of employees of the agency for the immediate
past ten years;
(3) The budget for the agency for the immediate past ten
(4) Whether the agency is effectively and efficiently carrying
out its statutory duties or legal authority;
(5) Whether the activities of the agency duplicate or overlap
with those of other agencies and, if so, how these activities could
(6) A cost-benefit analysis, as described in subsection (e) of
this section, on state services that are privatized or contemplated
to be privatized;
(7) An analysis of the extent to which agency websites are accurate, updated and user friendly;
(8) An assessment of the utilization of information technology
systems within the agency, including interagency and intra-agency
(9) An analysis of any issues raised by the presentation made
by the department pursuant to the provisions of this article;
(10) An analysis of any other issues as the committee or the
joint standing committee may direct; and
(11) A recommendation as to whether the agency under review
should be continued, consolidated or terminated.
(c) The committee or the joint standing committee may vote on
the recommendation as to whether the agency under review should be
continued, consolidated or terminated. Recommendations of the
committee or the joint standing committee shall be given
considerable weight in determining if an agency should be
continued, consolidated or terminated.
(d) An agency may be subject to a compliance review pursuant
to the provisions of this article.
(e) A cost-benefit analysis authorized by this section may
(1) The tangible benefits of privatizing the service;
(2) Any legal impediments that may limit or prevent
privatization of the service;
(3) The availability of multiple qualified and competitive
private vendors; and
(4) A cost comparison, including total fixed and variable,
direct and indirect, costs of the current governmental operation
and the private vendor contract.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2015 Regular Session
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