CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — Governor Jim Justice today announced that a 15% salary increase is a reality for 970 direct services employees of the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources.

I always say we need to mind the store and we’ve done it the right way. As a result, we’re now able to compensate these people that are doing incredible work. I appreciate all the great work by Secretary Crouch and so many people at DHHR that have put in a lot of good licks on this.

Governor Jim Justice

The raise for 11 different classifications will go into effect on June 18, the following positions will receive a salary increase.

  • Adult Protective Service Worker Trainee
  • Adult Protective Service Worker
  • Adult Protective Service Supervisor
  • Child Protective Service Case Coordinator
  • Child Protective Service Worker Trainee
  • Child Protective Service Worker
  • Child Protective Service Worker Senior
  • Child Protective Service Supervisor
  • Health and Human Service Aide*
  • Social Service Worker 2*
  • Social Service Worker 3*

*Limited to certain employees working in direct services