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What is the retirement plan like at Texas Health and Human Services Commission?

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October 6, 2018

Pros

The holiday schedule averages 12-15 days per year The freedom to complete task The vacation plan (12 days per year) The sick leave policy (12 days per year) The retirement plan Ability to move from office to office for promotions

Cons

HR Department was consolidated to Austin Contracts and Purchasing Department was consolidated to Austin Training Department was deleted and replaced by self-directed on-line training Relocation assistance (none)

Advice to Management

Establish HR Departments in large Regions to service smaller Regions as needed Establish Contract and Purchasing over-site Regions with final review and approval in Austin Establish face-to-face training for managers regarding adverse actions, selections, and other items as determined HR, CR, Legal, and regional managers Provide some type of relocation incentive for employees located in other regions

The retirement plan

October 6, 2018

Reviewed by: Regional Director in Grand Prairie, TX (Former Employee)

July 1, 2020

Pros

Stability and benefits and retirement plan

Cons

Pay does not keep up with cost of living

Advice to Management

Give everyone a chance to receive a pay raise even if it is to keep up with the cost of living

Stability and benefits and retirement plan

July 1, 2020

Reviewed by: Staff Services Officer I in San Antonio, TX (Current Employee)

October 31, 2020

Pros

Holidays, insurance is paid for 100%, good retirement(if you can make it that long)

Cons

Unrealistic work expectations, State office does not care about you at all, not considered a human, only a number. Everything you do is micromanaged, best effort is not enough. Workers are punished for the client’s failure to provide requested information. Toxic culture from the commissioner on down

Advice to Management

This advice is for regional directors on up. Listen to your employees. Show some compassion. Understand that we are overworked and underpaid. That we are your greatest resource and we deserve some respect and to be treated as human beings and not robots. Program managers on up are full of incompetent people who haven’t worked cases for 20 years and make the big bucks meanwhile frontline workers get the crumbs. Toxic culture, but it will never change because those with the power to do it are happy doing minimal work and raking in the money of the backs of workers and clerks. SAD!

Holidays, insurance is paid for 100%, good retirement(if you can make it that long)

October 31, 2020

Reviewed by: Works Advisor II in Longview, TX (Former Employee)

July 8, 2019

Pros

Working for the public sector has its perks such as extensive PTO and retirement plans.

Cons

Pay is not competitive with the market and it boggles the mind how much of taxpayer dollars are wasted because of poor processes, under-qualified employees and red-tape, political and bureaucratic environment.

Advice to Management

Stop playing games for power and actually make some decisions and move forward with improvements.

Working for the public sector has its perks such as extensive PTO and retirement plans.

July 8, 2019

Reviewed by: Director in Austin, TX (Former Employee)

April 23, 2020

Pros

Decent retirement and govt. holidays off

Cons

If you are an RN investigator/surveyor the pay is insulting low. If you are an experienced RN or have a higher degree it's further degrading. The regulatory agencies are so behind and poorly staffed they are bombarded with a backlog of surveys and complaint investigations. (In the private sector it would be considered neglect and unlawful to allow complaints to build up and not be properly investigated) Management, quality assurance, and training is subpar. Management will not hire experienced surveyors (because the will not pay them appropriately or are intimidated by them and want them to be quiet because they know how poorly the agency is ran) or will run good surveyors off. There will be no raise unless you are in a click with management. They keep surveyors/investigators that are not qualified because they need bodies to fill the spot/position. This agency needs to implement QA measures in which they demand from their providers. They are placing patients/residents at risk by not addressing the issues for years. Fix the problems in regions or contract the survey/investigations out to other companies that will get the job done!

Advice to Management

With the Covid virus of all time the regulatory agencies should be ready. However, management in Austin needs to be revamped from the top to the bottom (regions). The regulatory agencies need higher pay to bring in qualified surveyors/investigated, they need to expand the budget to add more staff to prevent backlogs, and HHS needs to clean house with bad management that are not doing their job to protect the state employees and the patients in which they serve.

Decent retirement and govt.

April 23, 2020

Reviewed by: Investigator in United States (Former Employee)

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