Texas Spends $30 Million On Overtime, Staffing At State-Run Disabled Care Homes.

June 5, 2018

The Austin (TX) American Statesman (6/5, Ball, Subscription Publication) reports Texas’ “Health and Human Services Commission spent almost $30 million in seven months on overtime and contract labor at its institutions for people with disabilities” due to staffing shortages, and is believed to pay $50 million in pay and contract labor this year, for the third consecutive year. The piece says most “employees who received overtime were direct care staff,” who were paid $13 million in overtime, while an “additional $16 million during the same period went to staffing companies.”

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