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8530 State Office Contracts with Program Consultants

CPS November 2006

CPS program at the state office in Austin may hire a program consultant to improve services provided to protect families and children. This improvement to services may be indirect.

To purchase regional staff training on specific topics, see:

8522 Programmatic Consultation

Note: In many cases state office will hire a program consultant through a consultant contract, see: 

8140 Consultant Contracts

8531 Identifying Available Services

CPS November 2006

The services available through a contract may include:

  •  analyses;

  •  operational review;

  •  advice;

  •  recommendations;

  •  reports; and/or

  •  training designed to improve regional or state office CPS services.

8532 Gathering Required Details

CPS November 2006

To request approval to contract with a program consultant, CPS staff must collect and submit the following information to the contract manager:

  •  The consultant's required qualifications;

  •  Each person who will act as a consultant under the contract;

  •  The purposes of the consulting services to be provided;

  •  The scope, schedule, and kinds of activities of the consulting services to be provided;

  •  Measurable objectives;

  •  Outcomes to be used to evaluate the success or failure of the consultation; and

  •  The estimated number of CPS staff and others who will receive consulting services under the contract.

8533 Authorizing in IMPACT

CPS November 2006

To authorize a consultation, workers must enter the following details into the IMPACT case management system:

State Office — Program Consultant

IMPACT Field

IMPACT Entry

Category

Non-Client Specific

Stage

ADM

Service

CPS Program Consult (State Office)

Unit of Service

Day

Service codes

56Q (CPS state office)

 

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