Texas Health Employees Unqualified

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A state audit report released today shows most employees at the five agencies of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission don't get required training.

The reports says that lapse exposes the commission to a lack of
employee productivity and litigation.
The commission employs about 50,000 workers and has an annual
payroll of about 2.2 billion dollars.
Commission spokeswoman Stephanie Goodman said most of the
employees had finished the training -- but hadn't properly notified
their supervisors of completion.

The state auditor's office also found that the commission has continued to pay 1,229 terminated employees over the past two years.
Those payments amounted to more than $738,000.
Goodman says more than half of the overpayments have been recovered and the agency is working to recover the rest.

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