The Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake Metropolis. Utah, March 8, 2018 | File picture by Rick Bowmer/Related Press, St. George Information
SALT LAKE CITY — Plans are underway to merge Utah’s Division of Well being with the Division of Human Providers, and Utah’s Division of Environmental High quality with Utah’s Division of Pure Assets.
Emails offered to FOX13Now.com on Friday outlined the plans to staff of all of the businesses.
“The UDOH will seemingly look completely different sooner or later. Lots of our applications, and the applications of different businesses, will seemingly be mixed underneath the banner of 1 newly created Well being and Human Providers company. Different applications will seemingly transfer to different businesses the place related providers are already provided,” Utah Division of Well being Govt Director Wealthy Saunders mentioned within the e mail.
Not one of the businesses are proposing a discount in pressure.
“The Governor is just not proposing to cut back the variety of state staff as a part of these modifications. If the mergers are authorised by the legislature, and after finding out mixed company features, workforce reductions could be completed by way of retirements and common turnover,” Utah Division of Human Providers Govt Director Tracy Gruber wrote in an e mail to her staff.
Different providers, like Medicaid, may transfer over to Utah’s Division of Workforce Providers. Proper now, UDOH and DWS share these providers.
Late Friday, FOX 13 confirmed Utah’s Division of Pure Assets was additionally in discussions about merging with the state’s environmental and public lands businesses.
Written by BEN WINSLOW, Fox13Now.com.
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