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A review of the troubled Rail Operations Control Center (ROCC), for example, found Metro’s nerve center continues to be chronically understaffed and recommended making it a more enjoyable work environment to reduce turnover.
Also unavoidable is a sense that the long-vaunted Sears repair brigade is now understaffed and overwhelmed.
Trump’s comments also come at a time when his administration is working to cut the number of State Department personnel and slash the budget by one third, even though the agency is already woefully understaffed.
The cardiology department was understaffed from 2014 to 2016 with only six of seven cardiologist positions filled during the 2016 budget year, according to the review.
The local Teamsters union that represents the corrections officers released a statement last fall saying the jail was seriously understaffed, a situation that was causing safety issues in the jail.
Indianapolis Animal Care Services, which admitted 8,380 dogs to its municipal shelter in 2016, is often overcrowded and understaffed, yet faces intense scrutiny to save dogs while protecting the public.
Care by nursing assistants was privatized at the facility in 2013 as a cost-cutting measure, but the home was chronically understaffed, the report said.
Garder said the parks are already understaffed and that further layoffs could lead to reduced hour at visitor centers, longer lines at entrance stations, and elimination of family-friendly programs like campfire talks and nature walks.
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Definition of understaffed for English Language Learners
: not having enough workers : having a staff that is too small
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