Baton Rouge – State Representative Mike Johnson (R-Bossier City) today passed legislation aimed at reducing the bloat in management and supervisory positions in state government with minimum support staff through the House of Representatives. The bill now heads to the State Senate.
“The Governor continues to call for ‘shared sacrifice’ as we face our budget dilemma. I agree, and we should look at reducing the number of management and supervisory departments with as little as one employee to ‘supervise.’ We can consolidate and stream line our government much better than the status quo,” said Johnson.
Under HCR 67, the Department of State Civil Service must review the span of control of supervisors in state government and report its findings and recommendations. This review includes requiring specific explanations of each situation involving one supervisor to one staff member. The findings and recommendations must be reported no later than August 15, 2016.
News reports have noted that potentially “22 percent of state civil service managers supervise just one body."