ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS; WORKERS' COMPENSATION APPEALS - JUDGES OF COMPENSATION CLAIMS (Program)Governor's Recommendations
2022-23
Current Year Budget
2021-22
Difference
DollarsPositionsDollarsPositionsDollarsPositions
$18,661,822144.00$19,469,168175.00($807,346)(31.00)
 

 
Policy Area:  WORKFORCE SERVICES
Issue:            REDUCE VACANT STAFF POSITIONS - WORKERS' COMPENSATION APPEALS

Justification
Governor's Recommendations 2022-23
The Governor's Budget Recommendation for Fiscal Year 2022-23 includes a reduction of $784,178 recurring Operating Trust Fund budget authority and associated rate to reduce 21 vacant staff positions within the Office of Judge Compensation Claims (JCC) program. Due to the increase in video conferencing and other technological efficiencies within the JCC, the need for administrative support has decreased over the past several years. This reduction will alter the current office model from 1 judge, 1 mediator and 3 staff positions to 1 judge, 1 mediator and 2 staff positions, which is how most offices are currently functioning. This request reduces 20 vacant staff support positions and 1 vacant attorney position. This issue was included in the Division's Legislative Budget Request.