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Some state departments have trouble keeping workers

KILLEEN, TX (KXXV) -

Some Texas departments are having trouble keeping workers and it's mucking up state services.

The state auditor released its annual turnover report Wednesday. In it a couple departments stood out as having a high rate. One of those is from the Texas Juvenile Justice Department. Nearly 38 percent of correctional officers left in 2013.

The TJJD facility in Mart has a less turnover rate at 27 percent, but it's still a problem.

"From the time they leave, the position is posted, and another person is hired and they have to go through the training process as well. So that creates a shortage in the workforce, which could lead to others having to work overtime and that in itself can become a problem," TJJD spokesperson Jim Hurley said.

There are a number of reasons for the high turnover. To find out what's going on, tune in to News Channel 25 at 6.

If you'd like to see the full audit report click here.

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