To better ensure that inner-city regional offices are staffed by experienced social workers, the department should consider providing social workers with incentives to work in these areas or require them to remain in these offices for a period longer than the one year currently required.
The department has temporarily frozen transfers of social workers who work in inner-city offices. It has also notified future social workers, who will be assigned to inner-city offices, that they will be expected to remain in those offices for at least two years. Additionally, the department is attempting to provide financial incentives to social workers who work in inner-city regional offices. (See 2013-406, p. 124)
Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.