State Capitol – West Virginia State Auditor Glenn Gainer III was on hand during Firefighter Day at the West Virginia State Capitol Complex to personally hand-deliver several worker’s compensation reimbursement checks to several departments in the State. Capt. Chasity Gregory of the Alum Creek Volunteer Fire Department was on hand to accept the check for her department. Auditor Gainer stated “…there’s still approximately three and half million of the 5 million million dollars acquired during last year’s Legislative session. We still have many departments left to reimburse and we’ll need to acquire funding in the future.”
Through the help of the Auditor’s office, a streamlined process has been developed to receive, enter and return reimbursements in an efficient manner. Mr. Gainer stated that their office attempts to get each and every reimbursement check out within 24 hours of initial receipt.