2006 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Committee Approved)

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Career Ladder Program for Direct Care Staff

Item 311 #14s

Item 311 #14s

First Year - FY2007 Second Year - FY2008
Health And Human Resources
Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services, Department of FY2007 ($148,658) FY2008 ($811,861) GF

Page 276, line 51, strike "$33,083,876" and insert "$32,935,218".
Page 276, line 51, strike "$34,218,119" and insert "$33,406,258".
Page 280, strike lines 10 through 23.

(This amendment removes funding to implement a developmental career path program for direct care associates that work in state mental retardation training centers and state mental health treatment centers in order to improve the continuity of staff and enhance patient care. Full funding for this initiative is included in Item 461 (compensation supplements). The program is designed to reduce turnover rates that have exceeded 20 percent annually in the last five years -- more than twice the average for state employees.)