FUND(S):

5065-Human Services Personal Services Fund, 5072-Employee Benefits Fund

Sources of Revenue:

General Fund

Legislation creates:

Neither Program nor Fund



Fiscal Note Summary


Effect this measure will have on costs and revenues of state government.


    The purpose of this bill is to provide a fifteen percent pay increase for employees of the Division of Child Protective Services (CPS).
    
    
    The Department of Health and Human Resources (Department) estimates the total annual increase cost of this bill would be $2,623,341.
    
    
    The cost of the proposed bill was calculated by applying a flat 15% to the same data that was used to compile the improvement package for SFY2006. The improvement package was calculated by giving a 15% increase to CPS worker trainees, 20% to CPS workers, and 20% to CPS Supervisors.
    
    



Fiscal Note Detail


Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
2005
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
2006
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
Fiscal Year
(Upon Full
Implementation)
1. Estmated Total Cost 0 2,623,341 2,623,341
Personal Services 0 2,623,341 2,623,341
Current Expenses 0 0 0
Repairs and Alterations 0 0 0
Assets 0 0 0
Other 0 0 0
2. Estimated Total Revenues 0 0 0


Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):


    The estimate was based on October data showing the filled and vacant positions for CPS worker trainee, CPS worker, and CPS Supervisors. A fifteen percent increase was applied to all positions.
    
    
    Personal Services are as follows: Trainees = $395,088; Workers = $1,432,728; and Supervisors = $392,532 for total personal services of $2,220,348. Employee Benefits total $402,993.
    



Memorandum


    The Department submitted an improvement package to upgrade salaries for child protective service classifications due to the high turnover rate and difficulty in recruitment. This improvement has been included in the Governor's proposed budget bill and was approved by the Personnel Board. The Department elected to implement this upgrade effective April 2005 with current funds. The Department assumes that this proposed legislation was not prepared with the intent of giving an additional pay increase above the one which was implemented April 2005.
    



    Person submitting Fiscal Note: Martha Yeager Walker
    Email Address: fnbudoff@wvdhhr.org