Date Requested:February 10, 2012
Time Requested:03:07 PM
Agency: Health and Human Resources, Department of
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
2012R1288 Introduced HB4484
CBD Subject: CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICE WORKERS
FUND(S)
0403 - Div of Human Services General Administrative 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 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).
    

Fiscal Note Detail
Over-all effect
Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
2012
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
2013
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
Fiscal Year
(Upon Full
Implementation)
1. Estmated Total Cost 0 6,332,455 5,747,455
Personal Services 0 5,122,455 5,122,455
Current Expenses 0 1,210,000 625,000
Repairs and Alterations 0 0 0
Assets 0 0 0
Other 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.
    


Memorandum
Person submitting Fiscal Note:
Michael J. Lewis, M.D., Ph.D.
Email Address:
dhhrbudgetoffice@wv.gov
    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.