Working to transform the child welfare system.

Senate: The 2011-13 budget included workload savings for the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) related to the timely completion of the electronic benefit transfer system for child subsidy payments in fiscal year 2013. Due to delays, these savings have not been realized and DSHS will require additional funding to continue to process child care subsidy payments. The budget proposal assumes that the Department of Early Learning will achieve savings to offset this cost by personal service contract reductions, vacancies and other administrative efficiencies. The project is now estimated to be completed in fiscal year 2016.