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Hire part time/on call employees for institutions to save money by decreasing overtime.

Hire part time/on call staff for institutions to save money in overtime. At places like DOC prisons, DSHS institutions, Wester/Easter, and SCC staff get overtime, a lot at some places. From what I understand, SCC staff, RRC positions get overtime a lot, making sometimes double their yearly salary. The on call/part time positions were laid off/fired, which only created more opportunity for overtime. By hiring part ...more »

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Discontinue paying staff for travel time before they get to work.

Stop paying employees for travel time before they are even at work. Example, Often Managers, staff, Clincal travel to a destination, such as SCC and get paid to sit on a ferry. The staff check into their office in the morning, travel to the ferry while getting paid. They should be housed at the site, and/or they don't get paid until they are at the work site and doing the work. Other SCC employees dont get paid to ...more »

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Close down extra buildings rented by State

Close down extra buildings within state goverment-DSHS, DOC, etc. For example. DSHS and other State agency rents multiple buildings across the state for offices, etc-an example is in Steilacoom there is a large building, called the white house, that has only a few employees of SCC managment and houses the Superintendent of SCC, and other managers as well as holds meetings, etc. The Special Commitment Center, SCC, has ...more »

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Reduce DSHS costs/waste

Reduce unnecessary spending in the DSHS department. As a social worker in a community mental health setting that is private non-profit I see an outsiders perspective of how I, and my colleges, do much of the same work that social workers/staff at DSHS do, but we do it with less waste and more effectiveness. The DSHS department seems to have become lackadaisical in it approach to cost effectively offer services. It ...more »

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DSHS Supervisors

Examine the need for each supervisor at DSHS. This agency has too many upper and middle managers who perform little or no public service

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