Recruitment and Retention of Direct Support Workforce

Issue: 

Direct Support Workers (DSW), who support people with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) and the elderly, work long hours, and are not paid for overtime or vacation. A lot of DSW leave their jobs. Most DSW are:

  • Not paid enough
  • Work long hours
  • Get no overtime pay                   
  • Get no vacation pay
  • Get no time off

A lot of positions for DSW are left empty leaving people with I/DD and elderly without help.  As a result, MDHHS established a work group to address the issue of recruitment and retention of DSWs.

 


Contact Information:

 

Brett Williams

williamsb18@michigan.gov

517-284-7289

 

 


Updates:

Jan. 2017


Meets Dates:

No upcoming meetings scheduled. 

 


 

 

 Important Information:

 

Draft Section1009 Report: Workforce Recruitment and Retention Challenges

 

 


 

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