Based on the projected workload indicators, such as an increase of 7% for each year of the FY 2006-2007 biennium in investigations of child abuse/neglect, the agency needs additional direct delivery staff to meet increased demand for services in the CPS Program.

This initiative seeks additional funding for a staffing level to handle the projected workload increases over the next biennium at the current level of response. This item would maintain the projected FY 2005 CPS caseload per worker of 25.9 (CPS workload equivalency measure), and assumes the baseline reductions in staffing due to the phase-in of CPS staff during FY 2004-2005 and the loss of targeted case management are restored.

If funds are not appropriated, current caseload sizes could not be maintained. Higher caseloads would result in employee burnout and high turnover. High turnover leads to more training costs and further impacts caseloads, ultimately resulting in significant child safety issues.

Funding Request

FY 2006
FY 2007
Total $9,591,260 $23,006,201 $32,597,461
Number of FTEs 304.0 631.0  
Method of Financing:      
General Revenue $7,045,203 $16,913,378 $23,958,581
Federal Funds $2,546,057 $6,092,823 $8,638,880

Program Impact

FY 2006
FY 2007
CPS Workload Equivalency Measure 25.9 25.9

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