Child Protective Services officials have killed an idea to give some of its top employee big raises.
“No salary increases for regional directors will even be considered until clear improvement is seen at CPS,” said Patrick Crimmins, spokesman for the Department of Family and Protective Services, which oversees the child welfare.
Today, the Statesman reported that the agency was considering a total of $268,000 in raises for its 10 regional directors, all of whom manage CPS employees and oversee operations across the state. All of the directors would earn at least $100,000.
According to a confidential document obtained by the newspaper, officials were recommending that each of CPS’s 10 regional directors make a minimum of $100,000 and a maximum of $142,000. The seven-page memo says regional directors should make more money because they “perform complex, highly advanced managerial work.”