Under Executive Order RP 33 issued April 14, 2004, HHSC is directed to oversee the systemic reform of the APS program. HHSC began an intensive review of the APS program and issued a preliminary report on May 19, 2004, that included preliminary findings on program performance, functional review, and policy assessment of the APS program, including the Guardianship program. An implementation plan was issued July 12, 2004, that outlined corrective actions to be taken.

Additional funding has been assumed for FY 2005 to address staffing needs in critical areas of the state, technology improvements, and programmatic changes to better deliver services. This additional funding is included in amounts budgeted for FY 2005 in the legislative appropriations request document.

This exceptional item requests the funding necessary to continue these improvements for FY 2006-2007. It also includes additional field staff to reduce the average daily caseload per worker from 30.2 projected for FY 2005 to 28.0 by FY 2007.

Funding Request

FY 2006
FY 2007
Total $5,594,825 $6,499,119 $12,093,944
Number of FTEs 86.0 117.0  
Method of Financing:      
General Revenue $4,287,365 $4,974,293 $9,261,658
Federal Funds $1,307,460 $1,524,826 $2,832,286

Program Impact

FY 2006
FY 2007
APS Average Daily Caseload per Worker 29.0 28.0
APS Workload Equivalency Measure 30.2 29.1

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