"Some of the things they're asking for, we don't set that structure. That's (the Division of) Personnel," she said.
Bly said the transportation department is having difficulty filling some of its open positions in certain areas of the state.
There are about 600 vacancies right now, although Bly said "that's not a drastic number for us."
She said the transportation department employs more workers than any other state agency - about 6,000 in all - and has always dealt with large numbers of vacancies.
Recently, northwestern West Virginia has been hit hard with vacancies because of the oil and natural gas boom.
"They are getting hit harder by the industry because they can pay more. We have a lot of people going to the private sector because we can't compete," Bly said.
But it's a perennial problem. Bly said the agency experienced large numbers of vacancies in the southern part of the state when coal mines were booming about 10 years ago.
"Right now the coal industry isn't doing as well as it used to be, so now people are coming to us," she said.
Department spokesman Brent Walker told the Daily Mail last year the state Division of Personnel has been working with the Hay Group consulting firm for several years to analyze job classifications and wages.
A report on that review was expected by the end of 2012 but according to the Division of Personnel's website, the work still is ongoing.
Division of Personnel spokeswoman Diane Holley Brown said the agency still is reviewing job classifications and, once that's finished, will begin looking at compensation levels for every state job.
Brown said it probably would be a long time before any change is rolled out.