2009 Session

Budget Amendments - SB850 (Conference Report)

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Norton Relay Center Minimum Position Level (language only)

Item 288 #1c

Item 288 #1c

Health And Human Resources
Deaf and Hard-Of-Hearing, Department for the

Page 304, unstrike lines 34 through 35.
Page 304, line 34, strike "105" and insert "90".
Page 304, line 35, after "positions.", insert:
"However, if the workforce level drops below 90 positions due to attrition, voluntary separations, transfers, voluntary retirements, and disability retirements, the Center is prohibited from filling vacant positions, unless employment at the Center drops below 75 positions."

(This amendment restores language deleted in the introduced budget which would require the Department to include a provision in its Request for Proposals for deaf and hard-of-hearing relay services that the Norton Relay Center maintain a minimum 105 full-time equivalent positions. Language is modified to change the minimum number of positions maintained by the Relay Center from 105 to 90. This reduction in workforce at the Relay Center will be achieved only through voluntary separations, retirements, transfers and disability retirements. Language is also modified to prohibit the Center from filling vacant positions unless employment drops below 75 positions.)