Administration Cabinet Secretary Myers Appoints James Cox to Lead the West Virginia Public Employees Grievance Board

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Cabinet Secretary John Myers of the West Virginia Department of Administration announced today the selection of James Cox to serve as director of the West Virginia Public Employees Grievance Board, effective today.

With an extensive background in policy and legal issues and a wealth of leadership experience, Cox will oversee the operation and staff of the West Virginia Public Employees Grievance Board. This agency was created on July 1, 2007, replacing the Education and state Employees Grievance Board.

Cox most recently served as the deputy director of the License Division of the West Virginia Lottery, and previously worked as an investigator for that agency. He also worked as a sergeant detachment commander and a trooper for the West Virginia State Police.

“On behalf of the Board members and staff of the West Virginia Public Employee Grievance Board, I am pleased to announce the appointment of James Cox. I’m confident that with his experience, knowledge and leadership skills, he will lead this organization with astute professionalism and with great efficiency,” said Cabinet Secretary Myers.

Cox brings to this position proven leadership abilities and demonstrated experience and knowledge of the West Virginia Code and West Virginia Code of State Rules. “I am pleased to have this opportunity and look forward to working with the members of the Board and the highly skilled staff,” said Cox.

Cox is a graduate of the West Virginia State Police Academy and Marshall University. He replaces Robin Perdue, who retired on January 19, 2017, after serving as its director since September 1, 2007.


Diane Holley-Brown