Report Finds Deep Vacancies at Social Services Agencies

State Capitol. Courtesy of CTNewsJunkie.com (we-ha.com file photo)

More than 1,500 positions are vacant in the Developmental Services Department, according to a recent state workforce  report.

By Hugh McQuaid, CTNewsJunkie.com 

A report detailing state workforce staffing levels at the beginning of July found deep vacancies in social safety net agencies like the Department of Developmental Services, where more than one-third of positions were vacant.

Connecticut’s state government weathered a surge of retirements ahead of July 1, when a previously negotiated change in retiree cost of living benefits incentivized retirement for those who were eligible.

In late June, Gov. Ned Lamont and members of his administration held a press conference to report that despite some “hot spots,” the so-called “silver tsunami” had been less severe than anticipated.

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