The report says the 16 percent of the department's total staffing is devoted to central administration and that the percentage is reasonable when compared with those of similarly structured agencies, including Tennessee's children's services department.
"The report has been reviewed and we concur with the findings," DCS Director Gregory McKay wrote in a letter responding to the report. "We are pleased your office found the Department’s administrative staffing levels to be reasonable, aligned with other agencies and that a reasonable process to estimate staffing needs has been implemented."
McKay, a 20-year law enforcement veteran who specialized in investigating violent crimes, was appointed by Gov. Doug Ducey to head up DCS in February 2015.