Navigation Links
State Human Services Union Identifies Ways to Save Millions of Tax Dollars
Date:1/6/2009

SEIU Local 668 says Governor has ignored their cost saving suggestions

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to Governor Rendell's request for suggestions on closing the state's budget shortfall, SEIU Local 668, the Union which represents over 20,000 human services workers across Pennsylvania, said they have identified millions of dollars that could be saved. The Union said the Governor should cancel contracts with private contractors for work that can be done more efficiently and for a lower cost by state employees.

"The need for human services is at an all-time high due to the present state of the economy," said Kathy Jellison, President of SEIU Local 668, the Pennsylvania Social Services Union. "Yet there are fewer and fewer people to provide these vital services, due to flat funding of public agencies and the hiring freeze imposed by Governor Rendell. Our agencies have been flat funded since day one of this administration, so we've actually been paying for our own raises through the loss of staff for the last 6 years."

Jellison pointed out that the Rendell Administration has spent hundreds of millions of dollars on private contractors for work that can be done by state employees. She said that the Union has repeatedly made suggestions for cost-cutting measures that would save taxpayer dollars, but the Governor has ignored them.

"It is time for this administration to open the books and disclose the huge amounts of taxpayer money being wasted on private contractors," said Jellison. "Our members can do this work more efficiently -- and at a lower cost to the taxpayers. There is no justification for these private contracts, when our members can do a better job and have more experience at providing the same services. We believe this is why vital human services have not been fully funded in Pennsylvania."

As one example, Jellison pointed to a state cont
'/>"/>

SOURCE SEIU Local 668
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. AHIP Statement on National Health Expenditure Data
2. NC State researchers find new bartonella species that infects humans
3. First Service Design Firm Launches in United States
4. Florida Breast Augmentation Surgeon Launches State-of-the-Art Website Reflecting his Unique Approach
5. Family history of prostate cancer does not affect some treatment outcomes
6. Why prostate cancer patients fail hormone deprivation therapy
7. Gay and bisexual African-American men have the lowest use of prostate testing
8. Statement from Melissa Murer Corrigan, RPh, Executive Director and CEO of Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB)
9. Study: How Can States Treat a Sick Economy? Call the Doctors
10. ESC statement on the control of type 2 diabetes
11. New study shows that a cough medicine ingredient could effectively treat prostate cancer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/29/2015)... May 29, 2015 Red Hot & ... newest Red Hot & Blue restaurant at 525 New Waverly ... May 7, 2015. “The Red Hot & Blue Restaurant was ... years, but we have moved to a new location in ... the middle of all the activities on the Promenade–with outdoor ...
(Date:5/29/2015)... Miss. (PRWEB) May 29, 2015 ... announced the graduates of its Advanced Training Program ... students, who fill roles in their health care ... the theory and methodology of continuous quality improvement ... a sister-program to Dr. Brent James’ internationally recognized ...
(Date:5/29/2015)... Inspire Nexus, a new social network officially launching ... many life coaches have asked, "How do I find ... to become a credentialed Coach?" , Many Life and ... long. Inspire Nexus, a social network for Coaches provides ... have experience coaching a certain number of hours, qualify ...
(Date:5/29/2015)... 29, 2015 The campaign focuses on ... a number of specific concerns within, including the importance ... mental health in the workplace. We are encouraged to ... campaign also brings special focus to people living with ... up and seek help from healthcare professionals and their ...
(Date:5/29/2015)... The report “Muscle Spasm – Pipeline ... therapeutic development for Muscle Spasm. Spasms may affect ... leading to many different symptoms and presentations. The ... and MOAs to produce first-in-class and best-in-class products. ... Axillary Hyperhidrosis with 19 market data tables and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Red Hot & Blue Restaurant Opens in Cary, North Carolina 2Health News:Red Hot & Blue Restaurant Opens in Cary, North Carolina 3Health News:Red Hot & Blue Restaurant Opens in Cary, North Carolina 4Health News:HORNE LLP’s Healthcare Delivery Institute Graduates Class from the Advanced Training Program 2Health News:Mediaplanet Brings Activism to Those Living with Mental Illness in Bew “Mental Health Awareness” Campaign 2Health News:Muscle Spasm Therapeutic Development Pipeline Review H1 2015 Market Research Report Available at RnRMarketResearch.com 2Health News:Muscle Spasm Therapeutic Development Pipeline Review H1 2015 Market Research Report Available at RnRMarketResearch.com 3Health News:Muscle Spasm Therapeutic Development Pipeline Review H1 2015 Market Research Report Available at RnRMarketResearch.com 4
... weight can become as simple as lifting weights, a new ... stop that extra fat accumulating over your waist. In addition, ... ,The study was conducted among nearly 164 obese ... 44 were divided into two groups. The experimental group members ...
... new study a well designed community campaign can dramatically cut ... conducted in 32 schools in 16 communities around the country.// ... students who began using marijuana and alcohol during the two ... students in communities without the program. , Michael ...
... posts is not in the interest of talented doctors and ... This was the opinion expressed by more than 80 senior ... Careers system” which scraps interviews in favour of points scoring ... attack as claimed by specialists is that the process is ...
... said that there is no risk in consuming poultry meat in ... Experts in poultry diseases and poultry meat as well as the ... of catching bird flu from consuming poultry meat in Oman. ... to provide consumers with the best quality of frozen as well ...
... from winter depression, of which 8 to 10 million ... ,Current research indicates that the absence of ... such as loss of energy, fatigue, lethargy, decreased activity, ... by "winter depression" who go untreated can lose their ...
... at Purdue University is to build robots that could ... boot. Reserachers are also // thinking of incorporating tactile ... be better felt and conditions better diagnosed. ... that give the surgeon more dexterity," said William Peine, ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Substance Abuse Prevention Messages Better Received Among Teenagers in the Form of Media Campaigns and Curriculum 2Health News:Online recruitment criticised by doctors 2Health News:Chicken produced in Oman is cheap, safe and nutritious 2Health News:'Winter Blues' Treated by Breakthrough Lighting Technology 2
(Date:5/29/2015)... PARAMUS, N.J. , May 29, 2015 A ... Business," is being presented at the Cannabis World ... in New York, NY .  Taking place ... of a dedicated day of education at the leading event ... industry. Led by Clover Leaf University, the ...
(Date:5/29/2015)... -- Dr. Yair Walzer has added a leading edge ... caused by menopause. The MonaLisa Touch™, an in-office procedure that ... in 2014. Dr. Walzer is one of the first physicians ... fractional CO 2 laser specifically designed to help postmenopausal ... In 2010 there were greater than 46M women between the ...
(Date:5/29/2015)... CANOGA PARK, Calif. , May 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... practices with 1-5 physicians ranks Praxis EMR as #1 ... -based Black Book Market Research LLC conducts a poll ... Satisfaction Survey with the results.    ... satisfaction rating of the 18 performance based criteria used ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Cannabis Business Certification and Career Workshops Presented at New York Trade Show & Conference 2Cannabis Business Certification and Career Workshops Presented at New York Trade Show & Conference 3Cannabis Business Certification and Career Workshops Presented at New York Trade Show & Conference 4The Newest FDA-Cleared Breakthrough In Women's Health Treatments 2Praxis EMR Ranks #1 for Physician Satisfaction in Black Book's 2015 Survey of Solo and Small Practices 2
... 2011 Giant Eagle®, the region,s leading food and ... prestigious Chairman,s Citation Award. Giant Eagle is ... the outstanding accomplishments of individuals, corporations, institutions and organizations ... had a positive impact in advancing the mission of ...
... MINNEAPOLIS, March 17, 2011 QuickCheck Health, an innovative ... it will be presenting at the 2011 World Health ... National Resort and Conference Center in Washington D.C. ... previous presentations have been well received. "Even with reform, ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Giant Eagle® Receives American Diabetes Association Chairman's Citation Award 2Giant Eagle® Receives American Diabetes Association Chairman's Citation Award 3QuickCheck Health Inc. CEO to Present at World Health Care Congress Conference April 4-6 in Washington D.C. 2
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
Medicine Products: