HD14 - Report on the Feasibility of Offering Childcare Services to State Employees Within the Capitol Square Complex (2022 Appropriation Act, Item 86.J.)

Executive Summary:

Chapter Two of the 2022 Virginia Acts of Assembly, Item 86 J., requires that:

The Department of Human Resource Management shall work with the Department of General Services to review the feasibility of offering childcare services to state employees within the Capitol Square complex. As part of the review, the Department shall consider the feasibility of reestablishing the childcare center in the VDOT building at 1201 East Broad Street. The Department shall report its recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly by November 1, 2022.

In conducting this review, the Department of Human Resource Management (DHRM), the Department of General Services (DGS), and the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) considered the following factors:

• Availability of suitable space in Capitol Square Complex

• Availability of former VDOT space

• Physical Plant Licensing Requirements for Daycare Facilities

• Risk management / Liabilities to the Commonwealth

• Potential employee interest

• History of childcare services in state-managed space

• Federal Government childcare benefits practices

• Trends in Private Sector Organizations

• Impact of limiting this opportunity to employees at the Seat of Government

Contributors to this Report:

Janet L. Lawson, Director, DHRM
Joe Damico, Director, DGS
Rue Collins White, Chief Deputy, DHRM
Sandra Gill, Deputy Director, DGS
Michael Bisogno, Assistant Director, DGS
Lisa M. Pride, Chief of Administration, VDOT