Date Requested: January 31, 2015
Time Requested: 11:40 AM
Agency: Health and Human Resources, Department of
CBD Number: Version: Bill Number: Resolution Number:
1920 Introduced HB2436
CBD Subject: Service Workers


FUND(S):

0403 and 8722

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 by twenty percent in each regional office and revise the Department's plan for progressively reducing caseload standards in West Virginia for Child Protective Service (CPS) Workers.
    Currently, the Department has 534 CPS Worker positions; the proposed legislation would create 107 new positions (534 x 20%). The fiscal impact for FY2016 is estimated at $5,518,351 and $5,389,951 upon implementation; of these costs approximately 74% ($4,083,580 FY16 and $3,988,564 upon implementation) will be funded from state revenue and 26% ($1,434,771 FY16 and $1,401,387) will be funded from federal revenue.
    



Fiscal Note Detail


Effect of Proposal Fiscal Year
2015
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
2016
Increase/Decrease
(use"-")
Fiscal Year
(Upon Full
Implementation)
1. Estmated Total Cost 0 5,518,351 5,389,951
Personal Services 0 4,983,351 4,983,351
Current Expenses 0 535,000 406,600
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):


    Currently, the Department has 534 CPS workers as follows: 365 Child Protective Service Worker positions, 82 Child Protective Worker Trainee positions, and 87 Child Protective Service Supervisors; these estimates include fill and vacant FTE’s and do not include temporary positions.
    The proposed legislation would create 107 new positions: 16 Child Protective Service Worker Trainee positions, estimated personnel service costs of $605,275 (16 FTE’s x $37,829.70); 73 Child Protective Service worker positions, estimated salary and benefits of $3,292,654 (73 FTE’s x $45,104.85) and 87 Child Protective Service Worker Supervisor positions, estimated salary and benefits of $1,085,422 (18 FTE’s x $60,301.24). Total personnel service costs are $4,983,351 per year.
    Current expenses of $406,600 are projected for rent, utilities, and office supplies (an average of $3,800 per FTE per year). There is one time costs of $1,200 for each additional position, for computer equipment, totaling $128,400.
    



Memorandum


    Note: Current vacancy rate is 14% for CPS classifications; adding additional positions does not necessarily reduce caseload if the positions cannot be filled.
    



    Person submitting Fiscal Note: Karen L. Bowling
    Email Address: karen.l.bowling@wv.gov