During the 78th Legislature, DFPS was appropriated 356 additional direct delivery staff to maintain CPS caseload growth for FY 2004-2005. The FY 2006-2007 baseline request for CPS direct delivery staff (Strategy A.2.1 Child and Family Services) does not continue all of the new 356 FTEs for FY 2004-2005 because the funding appropriated for those FTEs was based on a phase-in of the new FTEs during the biennium. The FY 2006-2007 funding requirement for the 356 FTEs is higher due to the annualization of the cost for each year of the biennium.

This exceptional item requests the funds needed to restore 135 FTEs for each year of the FY 2006-2007 biennium. This item, along with the exceptional items to restore CPS staff due to the loss of targeted case management (Exceptional Item 5) and to add staff to address caseload growth (Exceptional Item 7), maintains the projected FY 2005 CPS caseload per worker of 25.9 (CPS workload equivalency measure).

Funding Request

FY 2006
FY 2007
Total $5,633,470 $5,633,470 $11,266,940
Number of FTEs 135.0 135.0  
Method of Financing:      
General Revenue $4,154,585 $4,154,595 $8,309,180
Federal Funds $1,478,885 $1,478,875 $2,957,760

Program Impact

FY 2006
FY 2007
CPS Workload Equivalency Measure 32.1 34.2

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