Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-772-R1

Redraft EHS 772

DCF Social Workers

Ms. Flanagan, Messrs. Moore and Barrett, Ms. Donoghue, Messrs. Brownsberger, Rodrigues, Lewis, McGee, Joyce, Downing, Keenan and Eldridge, Ms. Gobi, Ms. Lovely, Ms. O'Connor Ives, Mrs. L'Italien, Messrs. Rush, Wolf and Welch, Ms. Forry, Messrs. Kennedy, Lesser, Humason, Pacheco, Donnelly and Montigny moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 4800-1100, by striking the figure “$201,819,297” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$203,819,297” and by adding the following language after the words “fair hearing system”:- “provided further, that the department shall make efforts to expend funds on the hiring of social worker technicians; and provided further, that the department shall report monthly to the Joint Committee on Children, Families, and Persons with Disabilities and the House and Senate Committees on Ways and Means the current average caseload for social workers and how many workers would need to be hired to get to a 15 to 1 caseload ratio for every worker”