The Human Services Department announced today a plan to increase pay and training at the five centers for the developmentally disabled.

A news release, which you can read in full here, said the goal is to match pay and training in private facilities and make the state centers better places to work with less turnover. Among other changes, direct care base pay will go from $22,000 to $26,000 per year. The base pay for supervisors will go from $26,000 to $32,405.