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Merging DMS Quasi-Judicial Entities Would Not Result in Savings or Increased Efficiencies, Report No. 04-37, June 2004
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There are no compelling reasons for merging the Commission on Human Relations, Division of Administrative Hearings, Public Employees Relations Commission, State Retirement Commission, and Unemployment Appeals Commission.

There is no duplication among these entities, a merger would not result in increased efficiencies that could not be gained without a merger, and there would be no cost savings to the state.

  • The Commission on Human Relations and the Unemployment Appeals Commission should not be considered for merger with the other entities because they do not have similar functions.
  • Merging the State Retirement Commission with the Division of Administrative Hearings is feasible, but would result in increased state costs.
  • Merging the Public Employees Relations Commission with the Division of Administrative Hearings is feasible, but the disadvantages outweigh the advantages.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Public Employees Relations Commission
Florida Commission on Human Relations
Department of Management Services (DMS)
Division of Administrative Hearings
Retirement Benefits Administration
Unemployment Compensation

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 07-43 FCHR Has Taken Steps to Improve Investigation Reports and Increase Customer Satisfaction, published in November 2007.
  • Report No. 06-09 Eliminating FCHR Would Limit Options and Increase Costs to Citizens Seeking Remedy for Discrimination,  published in January 2006.

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