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Texas State Agencies Lost Nearly 19 Percent Of Their Employees Last Year. Why?

The head of the Texas State Employees Union discusses why turnover was so high and what can be done to better retain workers.



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Texas officials say state agencies lost nearly 19 percent of their employees last year.

A recent report from the State Auditor's Office says it's the highest turnover rate since 2013. The findings include workers who were laid off and retired. But nearly 17,000 employees voluntarily left their jobs.

But why? To consider the challenges and possible solutions for retaining state workers, Anthony Brown joins Houston Matters. He's president of the Texas State Employees Union.