Issue

Allocation of staff time

Rationale:

Sufficient staff time must be dedicated to the project to ensure that it will be completed.

Choices:

Depending on the role of agency staff, the development process can require substantial staff time. Some states have elected to spread staffing responsibilities across multiple staff members, while others elect to designate one or two persons responsible for the development process. The degree to which contractors are involved in the process can also impact the amount of staff time required for the project, particularly if contractors are engaged to carry out a substantial portion of the work (such as writing portions of the document).

Considerations:

The amount of staff time dedicated to the project depends somewhat on the role the persons will play in the development process and the expertise they bring to the project but should not be underestimated.

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