The Summit County Board of Developmental Disabilities may have to cut some of its adult services staff.
DD Board staff brought the issue to light during labor negotiations. As many as 49 workers may need to be cut.
Billie Jo David, Director of Communications for the DD Board, said the department is overstaffed.
"Right now it's a situation where in order to provide services within the Medicaid rate that we get reimbursed for, it's too many staff for the number of people that we serve," she said.
David stressed that no one has been laid off yet. But she said it's hard for the department's adult services program to compete with private sector organizations that offer the same services. She said the DD board is also focusing on providing more personalized care.
"We would like to serve 75 people in a center rather than 150 people in a center, provide better quality of service," she said.
The board is looking into various methods of reducing costs, including the adult service job cuts.