September 25, 2013
Public Health Emergency Preparedness, and 25 with the National BioterrorismHospital Preparedness);
Department of Aging and Disability Services: 130 FTEs (113 with GuardianshipServices
and 17 with Foster Grandparent’s program in State Supported Living
Department of Family and Protective Services: 49 FTEs (30 with Child AbusePrevention and Treatment Act Program, 16 in child care licensing, 2 in the Elder Care Project, and 1 in Refugee Assistance); and
HHSC: 22 FTEs (13 in Refugee Program; 4 in Home Visiting Program, 2 inHealth Information Exchange, 2 in Texas Workforce Investment Council, and 1 inthe Healthy Marriage Program).
State HHS agencies would likely need to make additional determinations on whichfunctions are essential and would consider staff furloughs and reduction or elimination of certain client services.
Texas Education Agency (TEA)
TEA reports is not very concerned about programs being unfunded, due to the fact thatfederal education programs have already been appropriated for the 2013-14 school year.Programs that receive only one appropriation (July) should not be affected.
For programs that receive two appropriations (July and October), TEA is not sure if USDE will be able to send award notices on Oct. 1. Programs affected include: Title I,Special Education, Improving Teacher Quality, and Vocational Education grants.
If TEA does not receive the notices, LEAs will be limited to the July appropriation (20 percent) for those programs.
If TEA does receive the notices but the government shuts down, LEAs will be able tospend the full appropriation. TEA, however, may be delayed or have difficulty drawingfunds down from USDE.
If there is a prolonged shutdown and TEA is not able to draw down funds, it may have toreevaluate administrative fund use in order to meet payroll and vendor payments.
Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)
DPS would not furlough any federally funded employees, but would use authority givenin the General Appropriations Act to arrange other funding to keep them on the payroll.
DPS is authorized for 512
Federal FTE’s in the 2014
-2015 biennium (315 in HighwayPatrol, 144 in Texas Department of Emergency Management, 2 in Law Enforcement