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48001100 - Social Workers for Case Management
Data Current as of:  8/19/2015

Account Description FY2015
4800-1100 Social Workers for Case Management
For the AA and DD object class costs of the department's social workers; provided, that funds shall mitigate social worker caseloads in those area offices furthest above the statewide weighted caseload standard and toward achieving a social worker caseload ratio of 15 to 1 statewide; provided further, that only employees of bargaining unit 8, as identified in the Massachusetts personnel administrative reporting and information system, shall be paid from this item; provided further, that $200,000 shall be expended to hire additional staff and for associated operating costs in the department's fair hearing system; provided further, that the department may 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 may need to be hired to get to a 15 to 1 caseload ratio for every worker
192,488,779 203,819,297