2022 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Floor Approved)

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Community Services Boards Retention and Recruitment Bonuses

Item 313 #1s

Item 313 #1s

First Year - FY2023 Second Year - FY2024
Health and Human Resources
Grants to Localities FY2023 $37,760,000 FY2024 $0 GF

Page 357, line 20, strike "$611,269,088" and insert "$649,029,088".

Page 363, after line 6, insert:

"TT. Out of this appropriation, $37,760,000 from the general fund the first year shall be provided to Community Services Boards (CSBs) and Behavioral Health Authorities (BHAs) for retention and recruitment bonuses.  CSBs and BHAs shall be provided an amount of funding necessary for a $1,000 quarterly retention bonus for their existing full-time staff based on the number of staff employed on the first day of the quarter.  Such bonus shall be paid out at the end of each quarter for those staff still employed by the CSB or BHA.  In addition, for each new full-time recruit hired during a quarter a $1,000 recruitment bonus shall be paid at the end of each quarter while the full-time employee is still employed by the CSB or BHA.  The Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services shall collect the relevant information to determine the amount of the payment to each CSB and BHA each quarter.  The department shall make the payment to each CSB and BHA within 20 days after the last day of each quarter.  If the funding provided for this purpose is insufficient to make the full payments for the $1,000 bonuses in that quarter, the department shall prorate the payment accordingly and the bonuses shall be adjusted as such for that quarter.  Any remaining appropriation for this purpose at year end shall carryforward to the second year for the department to make the fourth quarter payments."


(This amendment provides $37.8 million from the general fund the first year to support recruitment and retention efforts for the Community Services Boards (CSB). The funding will be used to provide $1,000 quarterly recruitment bonuses to support 1,593 new direct care hires and $1,000 quarterly retention bonuses to support 7,847 existing CSB direct care employees. The funding shall be distributed based on the number of full-time staff employed by CSBs and the staff hired each quarter.)