Staff Stability Survey

Around the country, states are looking to improve the quality and stability of the workforce of direct support professionals (DSPs) who assist adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Their efforts come at a time of escalating demand for long-term care services and supports and transition from institutional care to home and community-based settings. Importantly, states are also looking to reduce the costs associated with staff turnover at provider agencies and to reduce the impact of turnover on the quality of supports and outcomes for consumers. To develop policies and programs to support the DSP workforce, states require reliable data on turnover, wages, benefits, and recruitment/retention strategies. The NCI Staff Stability Survey is an effort to provide ongoing, dependable state-based information.