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Register: Law calls for removal of 500 supervisors

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Information obtained by The Des Moines Register shows an Iowa law will require the removal of more than 500 government supervisors to meet a ratio of 15 workers for every manager.

In a copyright story in Sunday's newspaper, the Register finds that eliminating so many supervisors could violate some national standards.

Some management experts say it's unworkable, noting that no other state comes close to such a ratio. Texas comes closest, with a 1 to 11 ratio.

State employee unions pushed for the law, and Danny Homan of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees says it makes sense. He argues that if a teacher can supervise 25 6-year-olds, then one manager can oversee 15 state employees.

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