WV Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
The West Virginia Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (WVCDHH) serves as a communication bridge between hearing persons and those who are deaf or hard of hearing.
WV Division of Rehabilitation Services
The mission of the West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services is to enable and empower individuals with disabilities to work and to live independently.
State Attorney General
The State Attorney General office has the following divisions consumer protection; antitrust; tax, revenue, court of claims, and transportation; appellate; civil rights; education, arts, and boards, health and human resources; and employment program litigation.
Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR)
DHHR is the social service agency for the state. Divisions and bureaus include Behavioral Health, Child Support Services, Children and Families, Medical Services, and Public Health.
Developmental Disabilities Council
The West Virginia Developmental Disabilities Council was founded to assure that West Virginians with developmental disabilities receive the services and supports they need in order to achieve independence, productivity and inclusion in their communities.
West Virginia Human Rights Commission
The West Virginia Human Rights Commission administers and enforces the West Virginia Human Rights Act. The Act prohibits discrimination in employment, housing, and places of public accommodation based on race, religious persuasion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age (40 or above), blindness or disability.
Equal Employment Opportunity Office (EEO)
The mission of the West Virginia Equal Employment Opportunity Office is to prevent and eliminate unlawful employment discrimination and to promote diversity in West Virginia state government.
The Olmstead Supreme Court Decision said a public entity shall administer services, programs, and activities in the most integrated setting appropriate to the needs of the qualified individuals with disabilities. The Olmstead Office implements the State Olmstead Plan and conducts investigations into possible violations of the Decision.
West Virginia Division of Personnel
The Division of Personnel was created by statute in 1989 to provide leadership in human resource management for the executive operating agencies of state government, including administration of a merit system (i.e. civil service). A comprehensive system of personnel management is achieved through the integration of six functional areas which are administered by the Director of Personnel with oversight by a five-member State Personnel Board.
West Virginia Education and State Employees Grievance Board
A grievance procedure is available to higher education employees, county board of education employees, and most state employees. These employees may file a grievance challenging a broad range of personnel actions, including disciplinary actions and other actions relating to hiring, promotion, compensation, hours, terms, and conditions of employment.
West Virginia University Center for Excellence in Disabilities
The Center operates statewide programs designed to enhance the quality of life for people of all ages with developmental and other disabilities in West Virginia