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Message ID: 9990
Date: 2016-02-06

Author:Kevin Gee

Subject:Re: Child Protective Investigator benchmarks

Hi Patty, I've only come across a few states that have detailed reports with those types of stats on the CPI workforce (I'm sure there are more reports like this, so perhaps others can chime in...).You may have to do a state-by-state search for similar legislative reports/audits to gather all of this info and do some type of comparative analysis/benchmarking. 1. Florida http://www.dcf.state.fl.us/programs/childwelfare/docs/2015LMRs/CPI%20and%20CPI%20Supervisor%20Workforce%20LMR.pdf This is the most recent (Oct. 2015) report from your state (which you probably are already familiar with): See the following tables in the report: Table 2: Vacancies Table 7: Turnover Table 8: Reasons for Separations 2. Texas http://www.sao.texas.gov/reports/main/13-036.pdf This is a 2013 report from the State Auditor's Office. The table that has some relevant info is in Appendix 2, Table 6: Vacancy Rates (for 2010/2) Two other reports that address caseworker staffing/workload that might contain info of interest for your project 1. Colorado: http://www.leg.state.co.us/OSA/coauditor1.nsf/All/E5214710B77C878487257D320050F29A/$FILE/1354S%20-%20Colorado%20Childrens'%20Welfare%20Workload%20Study%20Report%20August%202014.pdf 2. Minnesota: http://www.dhs.state.mn.us/main/groups/county_access/documents/pub/dhs16_151042.pdf Hope this helps. Good luck on this! Regards, Kevin ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Kevin A. Gee, Ed.D. Assistant Professor School of Education University of California, Davis One Shields Ave. Davis, CA 95616 530.752.9334 kagee@ucdavis.edu http://education.ucdavis.edu/faculty-profile/kevin-gee On Fri, Feb 5, 2016 at 9:36 AM, Babcock, Patricia > wrote: I have a high-level request to identify states to benchmark that perform well from an HR perspective (%turnover, # of vacancies, days to fill vacancies, separations, reasons for separations, etc.) as it relates specifically to child protective investigations and are a leader in the CPI field. This is a quick turn-around request so any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Best, Patty Patricia Babcock, Ph.D., LCSW Interim Director Florida Institute for Child Welfare FSU College of Social Work 296 Champions Way PO Box 3062570 Tallahassee, FL 32306-2570 Office 850.645.0976 • Cell 850.525.9295

Hi Patty, I've only come across a few states that have detailed reports with those types of stats on the CPI workforce (I'm sure there are more reports like this, so perhaps others can chime in...).You may have to do a state-by-state search for similar legislative reports/audits to gather all of this info and do some type of comparative analysis/benchmarking. 1. Florida http://www.dcf.state.fl.us/programs/childwelfare/docs/2015LMRs/CPI%20and%20CPI%20Supervisor%20Workforce%20LMR.pdf This is the most recent (Oct. 2015) report from your state (which you probably are already familiar with): See the following tables in the report: Table 2: Vacancies Table 7: Turnover Table 8: Reasons for Separations 2. Texas http://www.sao.texas.gov/reports/main/13-036.pdf This is a 2013 report from the State Auditor's Office. The table that has some relevant info is in Appendix 2, Table 6: Vacancy Rates (for 2010/2) Two other reports that address caseworker staffing/workload that might contain info of interest for your project 1. Colorado: http://www.leg.state.co.us/OSA/coauditor1.nsf/All/E5214710B77C878487257D320050F29A/$FILE/1354S%20-%20Colorado%20Childrens'%20Welfare%20Workload%20Study%20Report%20August%202014.pdf 2. Minnesota: http://www.dhs.state.mn.us/main/groups/county_access/documents/pub/dhs16_151042.pdf Hope this helps. Good luck on this! Regards, Kevin ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Kevin A. Gee, Ed.D. Assistant Professor School of Education University of California, Davis One Shields Ave. Davis, CA 95616 530.752.9334 kageeucdavis.edu http://education.ucdavis.edu/faculty-profile/kevin-gee On Fri, Feb 5, 2016 at 9:36 AM, Babcock, Patricia > wrote: I have a high-level request to identify states to benchmark that perform well from an HR perspective (%turnover, # of vacancies, days to fill vacancies, separations, reasons for separations, etc.) as it relates specifically to child protective investigations and are a leader in the CPI field. This is a quick turn-around request so any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Best, Patty Patricia Babcock, Ph.D., LCSW Interim Director Florida Institute for Child Welfare FSU College of Social Work 296 Champions Way PO Box 3062570 Tallahassee, FL 32306-2570 Office 850.645.0976 • Cell 850.525.9295