The Commission’s budget for the fiscal year beginning April 1, 2019, is $6,026,000, up from $5,696,000 last year.

While the Commission is authorized to have 50 full-time employees (FTEs), in recent years it has not been fully staffed due to budget constraints.  Last year there were only 38 FTEs on staff.  At the same time, the Commission’s workload has steadily increased, reaching an average of more than 2,000 new complaints per year.

The $330,000 increase recently provided by the Legislature and approved by the Governor should help to stem the attrition, allow for additional staff and contribute to the more expeditious disposition of cases.

The Commission's Administrator appeared before a joint legislative hearing on January 29, 2019, to discuss the Commission's budget. A copy of the Administrator's statement is available by clicking here.