|Date Requested:February 10, 2012
Time Requested:03:07 PM
| FUND(S) |
0403 - Div of Human Services General Administrative Fund
Sources of Revenue
Legislation creates:Neither Program nor Fund
Effect this measure will have on costs and revenues of state government.
| The purpose of this bill is to increase the number of child protective service workers and to reduce the caseloads of child protective service workers.
The Department estimates the total costs of this legislation to be $6,332,455 ($4,622,692 would be state funding and $1,709,763 would be federal funding).
|Effect of Proposal||Fiscal Year|
|1. Estmated Total Cost||0||6,332,455||5,747,455|
|Repairs and Alterations||0||0||0|
|2. Estimated Total Revenues||0||0||0|
3. Explanation of above estimates (including long-range effect):
There are currently 355 child protective service workers employed with the Department. Increasing this amount by 20% would create 71 new positions. Personnel costs (salary and benefits) for 71 more positions would be $4,099,228 (71 @ $44,412 = $3,153,252 and employee benefits @ 30% = $945,976 for a total of $4,099,228) using the median salary for that classification.
An increase in CPS workers will create a need for more child protective supervisors, therefore 11 supervisor positions would be needed at a cost of $713,856 (11 @ $49,920 = $549,120 and employee benefits @ 30% = $164,736 for a total of $713,856). Also, 9 additional aides would be needed to assist the workers and supervisors at a cost of $309,371 (9 @ $26,442 = $237,978 and employee benefits @ 30% = $71,393 for a total of $309,371).
Additionally, travel expenses would increase with 71 additional workers; estimating $5000 per employee would cost $355,000. Start-up costs (i.e. desk, computer, phone, etc.) and on-going office costs (i.e. database maintenance, phone service, etc.) would be associated with additional staff also for approximately $855,000.
| Office space would have to be evaluated in order to accommodate the 90 extra employees, which could cause a need for a new lease or purchase at an additional cost.