Provider Survey – We Want Your Feedback!

The California Department of Developmental Services (DDS) is looking to have as many service providers as possible participate in a statewide data collection effort about their Direct Support Professional (DSP) staff who support children and/or adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, specifically, those employed between January 1 and December 31 of 2021.

This DSP Workforce Data Collection instrument is a California-specific version of the nationally recognized National Core Indicators (NCI) Staff Stability Survey tool developed by the Human Services Research Institute (HSRI).  Data collection results will be aggregated (no individual agency information will be made public) and used as quantitative baseline information to inform future policy decisions. The more agencies that participate, the more comprehensive and useful the workforce data will be.

HSRI will be emailing each provider agency a unique link in May 2022.  Please only provide data for your entire organization, even if you receive more than one email and/or operate more than one vendored service.  Once you click on the data collection link, you can download a PDF copy of the data collection instrument for reference, and you can return to the on-line instrument as many times as needed before hitting “submit.”

Data must be entered into the online system by June 30th to be counted.  All agencies who complete the entirety of the data collection instrument before June 30, 2022, will receive an incentive payment for their participation via their vendoring regional center.  DDS will announce the amount of the incentive soon.  Only one incentive payment will be paid to each participating agency.

Questions about the data collection initiative? Visit or email