Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2022, $415,336)
The State plan is to attain a turnaround time of less than 45 days for 90% of submissions, reduce backlogs, and improve the quality of forensic services. To be able to obtain this goal, overtime and equipment is need to operate efficiently. To improve the timeliness of forensic services and reduce backlogs through the use of overtime, equipment and supply purchases. The use of overtime to affect the backlog. The purchase and upgrade of existing equipment. The ordering of small equipment and supplies so that each drug analyst will have their own small equipment and supplies at their individual workstations at the Evansville Laboratory. These measures will be used in large part to impact the opioid epidemic. To improve timeliness of forensic services, overtime will be used to increase case output and reduce backlogs. With each drug analyst having their own workstation at the newly built Evansville facility, small equipment and supplies will be purchased so that the analysts will be more efficient.