Ongoing efforts to make pay for Division of Highways jobs more competitive with the private sector hit a bump Thursday, after the state Personnel Board postponed action on the latest round of proposed changes, requesting more detail on job descriptions and qualifications.

“I think some are very good, and some aren’t ready for prime time,” board member Rick Wallace said.

In 2017, West Virginia lawmakers passed a bill to allow Highways to rewrite job classifications in order to improve the division’s “effectiveness and efficiency.” The idea was to give Highways flexibility to make wages more competitive with the private sector and with highways divisions in other states.

One of the changes proposed changes Thursday,

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