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Provide support services to children and families

Strategy: Provide support services to children and families

Agency: 540 - Employment Security Department

A001 - Administrative Overhead Costs

Administrative Overhead consists of the core functions essential to operate the Employment Security Department. Resources dedicated to these functions include the Commissioner's Office and the agency's executive policy staff. Also included are the centralized functions for Information Technology, Human Resources, Fiscal and Budget, Contracts, Communications, and Office Services. (General Fund-Federal, General Fund-Local, Administrative Contingency Account-State, Employment Services Admin Account-State, Unemployment Compensation Admin Account-Federal).

Account FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTE 66.5 68.7 67.6
001 - General Fund
Local 1,907,000 2,083,000 3,990,000
119 - Unemployment Compensation Admin
Federal 4,482,000 5,721,000 10,203,000
120 - Administrative Contingency Account
State 1,268,000 1,358,000 2,626,000
134 - Employment Services Administrative
State 60,000 60,000 120,000
FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTES 66.5 68.7 67.6
GFS
Other 7,717,000.0 9,222,000.0 16,939,000.0
Totals 7,717,000.0 9,222,000.0 16,939,000.0

000185 - Agency cost containment

This is a measure of the dollars saved or avoided in administrative functions through cost containment strategies.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 Q1 $0.00 $0.00
2015-17 Q2 $0.00 $0.00
2015-17 Q3 $0.00 $0.00
2015-17 Q4 $656,725.70 $805,000.00
2015-17 Q5 $0.00 $0.00
2015-17 Q6 $0.00 $0.00
2015-17 Q7 $0.00 $0.00
2015-17 Q8 $0.00 $656,726.00
2017-19 Q1 $0.00 $0.00
2017-19 Q2 $0.00 $0.00
2017-19 Q3 $0.00 $0.00
2017-19 Q4 $0.00 $656,726.00
2017-19 Q5 $0.00 $0.00
2017-19 Q6 $0.00 $0.00
2017-19 Q7 $0.00 $0.00
2017-19 Q8 $0.00 $656,726.00

A002 - One-Stop WorkSource System

This activity matches employers who need workers with people seeking jobs. Services provided to businesses include assessing employer needs, listing employer job openings, screening and referring applicants, providing a database of job seekers, assisting with recruitment efforts, and working with local economic development councils on potential new businesses. Services for job seekers include doing skills assessments, offering workshops on resume writing and job skills development, making referrals to local training and education programs, providing an automated job bank, offering reemployment services for unemployment claimants, and meeting local area job skills in demand. Some of the federal funds pay for job training programs to improve employment prospects of economically disadvantaged adults, youth, and dislocated workers. (General Fund-State, General Fund- Federal, General Fund-Local, Unemployment Compensation Admin Account-Federal, Administrative Contingency Account-State and Employment Services Administrative Account-State ).

Account FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTE 666.4 672.0 669.2
001 - General Fund
State 35,000 35,000 70,000
Federal 105,956,000 101,911,000 207,867,000
Local 7,252,000 7,127,000 14,379,000
001 - General Fund Totals 113,243,000 109,073,000 222,316,000
119 - Unemployment Compensation Admin
Federal 24,012,000 24,012,000 48,024,000
120 - Administrative Contingency Account
State 8,028,000 9,100,000 17,128,000
134 - Employment Services Administrative
State 17,568,000 18,751,000 36,319,000
16L - Accessible Communities Account
Non-Appropriated 214,000 216,000 430,000
FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTES 666.4 672.0 669.2
GFS 35,000.0 35,000.0 70,000.0
Other 163,030,000.0 161,117,000.0 324,147,000.0
Totals 163,065,000.0 161,152,000.0 324,217,000.0

000317 - Percentage of job seekers who get a job within three months of the quarter when they receive service

Percentage of job seekers who get a job within three months of the quarter when they receive service.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 A1 0% 0%
2015-17 A2 66% 52%
2015-17 A3 0% 66%
2017-19 A1 0% 0%
2017-19 A2 0% 66%
2017-19 A3 0% 0%

000322 - Number of job seekers who get a job within three months of the quarter when they received service

Number of job seekers who get a job within three months of the quarter when they receive service.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 A1 0 0
2015-17 A2 84,341 46,800
2015-17 A3 0 0
2017-19 A1 0 0
2017-19 A2 0 84,341
2017-19 A3 0 0

A003 - Labor Market and Economic Analysis

Labor Market and Economic Analysis provides economic data to businesses, private planners, educators, legislators, government agencies, media, and the general public. Some of this information includes industry and occupational employment and earnings, labor supply and demand, economic forecasts, unemployment rates, and wage statistics. It is the primary source of labor market information supplied to key decision-makers throughout Washington State. (General Fund-Federal, Administrative Contingency Account-State, Employment Services Admin Account-State, Unemployment Compensation Admin Account-Federal)

Account FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTE 26.8 26.8 26.8
001 - General Fund
Federal 2,785,000 2,927,000 5,712,000
119 - Unemployment Compensation Admin
Federal 700,000 706,000 1,406,000
120 - Administrative Contingency Account
State 2,846,000 1,802,000 4,648,000
134 - Employment Services Administrative
State 1,551,000 1,566,000 3,117,000
FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTES 26.8 26.8 26.8
GFS
Other 7,882,000.0 7,001,000.0 14,883,000.0
Totals 7,882,000.0 7,001,000.0 14,883,000.0

000315 - Timely delivery of federally-mandated data deliverables

The percent of federally-mandated data deliverables to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics that were on time. The data deliverables include: local area unemployment statistics, mass layoff statistics, employment and wages. The target is 100%.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 A1 0% 0%
2015-17 A2 0% 0%
2015-17 A3 0% 100%
2017-19 A2 0% 100%
2017-19 A3 0% 100%

A004 - Unemployment Insurance Benefits

Established in 1935 by the federal Social Security Act, the unemployment insurance program provides partial replacement of wages to workers unemployed through no fault of their own. Unemployed residents receive benefits each week while they are searching for new employment. Agency staff administer benefits, detect and collect money for overpayments, manage the unemployment trust fund, and administer the Old Age Survivors Insurance. (Unemployment Compensation Admin Account-Federal, Administrative Contingency Account-State, Employment Services Administrative Account-State)

Account FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTE 594.0 594.0 594.0
119 - Unemployment Compensation Admin
Federal 92,793,000 96,795,000 189,588,000
120 - Administrative Contingency Account
State 763,000 763,000 1,526,000
134 - Employment Services Administrative
State 7,658,000 7,101,000 14,759,000
FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTES 594.0 594.0 594.0
GFS
Other 101,214,000.0 104,659,000.0 205,873,000.0
Totals 101,214,000.0 104,659,000.0 205,873,000.0

000228 - Percent of first payment of unemployment benefits made with 14 days

Percentage of unemployment benefit payments made on time (within 14 days)
Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 A1 0% 0%
2015-17 A2 0% 0%
2015-17 A3 0% 87%
2017-19 A1 0% 0%
2017-19 A2 0% 87%
2017-19 A3 0% 0%

000232 - Amount of overpayment detected

Amount of overpayment detected measure serves two purposes: 1. Detect $15.5 million in overpayments annually. 2. Prevent $9 million from being incorrectly paid annually.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 A2 $14,245,265.00 $15,000,000.00
2015-17 A3 $0.00 $15,000,000.00
2017-19 A1 $0.00 $0.00
2017-19 A2 $0.00 $15,000,000.00
2017-19 A3 $0.00 $0.00

000565 - Call-center system availability

"Call-center system availability" displays the percent of time, during business hours, that unemployment-insurance call centers are available to the general public. This measure depends on an intact, functioning IT system.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 A1 0% 0%
2015-17 A2 100% 100%
2015-17 A3 0% 0%
2017-19 A2 0% 100%
2017-19 A3 0% 100%

A005 - Unemployment Insurance Taxation

Established in 1935 by the federal Social Security Act, unemployment benefits are paid for and financed by a tax on employers. The department administers the state's unemployment tax law, ensuring that all employers pay their unemployment taxes. Staff are also responsible for maintaining systems that deposit and record employers' tax filings and statements in an accurate and timely manner. (Unemployment Compensation Admin Account- Federal)

Account FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTE 153.7 151.7 152.7
119 - Unemployment Compensation Admin
Federal 24,691,000 25,501,000 50,192,000
FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTES 153.7 151.7 152.7
GFS
Other 24,691,000.0 25,501,000.0 50,192,000.0
Totals 24,691,000.0 25,501,000.0 50,192,000.0

000240 - Percentage of tax returns filed electronically (employers)

Percentage of tax returns filed electronically (employers) This measure captures the quarterly Unemployment Insurance Tax and Wage reports which are filed using an electronic (disk, tape, email, web) method as compared to those filed on paper.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 A1 0% 0%
2015-17 A2 0% 0%
2015-17 A3 0% 90%
2017-19 A2 0% 90%
2017-19 A3 0% 90%

000241 - Additional Wages Found Through Employer Tax Audit

Additional Wages Found Through Employer Tax Audit
Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 A1 $0.00 $0.00
2015-17 A2 $0.00 $0.00
2015-17 A3 $0.00 $98,707,800.00
2017-19 A2 $0.00 $98,707,800.00
2017-19 A3 $0.00 $98,707,800.00

000263 - Number of new employees discovered through tax audits

This measure shows the numbers of employees who have not previously been claimed by their employers. Not being claimed leaves employees vulnerable to not being covered for UI Benefits should they lose their jobs. mployers who are not paying their fair sh
Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 A1 0 0
2015-17 A2 0 0
2015-17 A3 0 7,610
2017-19 A2 0 7,650
2017-19 A3 0 7,650

A006 - Washington Service Corps

Established under RCW 50.65, the Washington Service Corps addresses locally identified needs through community service in five priority areas: education, environment, homeland security, human needs, and public safety. In exchange for successfully completing their term of service, program participants can earn an education award to help pay the cost of attending institutions of higher education or to repay qualified student loans. In addition, the Washington Service Corps administers the Washington Reading Corps program to improve the reading skills of struggling readers in grades K-6 across Washington State. (General Fund-Federal, General Fund-Local, Administrative Contingency Account-State)

Account FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTE 24.7 24.7 24.7
001 - General Fund
Federal 6,117,000 5,117,000 11,234,000
Local 8,950,000 9,082,000 18,032,000
001 - General Fund Totals 15,067,000 14,199,000 29,266,000
120 - Administrative Contingency Account
State 160,000 160,000 320,000
FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTES 24.7 24.7 24.7
GFS
Other 15,227,000.0 14,359,000.0 29,586,000.0
Totals 15,227,000.0 14,359,000.0 29,586,000.0

000377 - Number of community volunteers recruited

Number of community volunteers recruited.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 A1 0 0
2015-17 A2 0 0
2015-17 A3 0 0
2017-19 A2 0 70,000
2017-19 A3 0 70,000

000379 - Hours of service contributed by community volunteers

Hours of service contributed by community volunteers.
Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 A1 0 0
2015-17 A2 0 0
2015-17 A3 0 0
2017-19 A2 0 738,000
2017-19 A3 0 738,000

A010 - Family Medical Leave Program

Chapter 357, Laws of 2007, established a family leave insurance program that allows parents to bond with a newborn or newly adopted child by providing temporary income for up to five weeks. The Employment Security Department (ESD) will administer claims and pay benefits from the premiums collected and deposited into the Family Leave Insurance Account.

Account FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTE 183.4 179.8 181.6
22F - Family & Medical Leave Insur Acct
State 38,853,000 39,437,000 78,290,000
567 - Long-Term Servs & Sup Trust Account
State 183,000 13,920,000 14,103,000
FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTES 183.4 179.8 181.6
GFS
Other 39,036,000.0 53,357,000.0 92,393,000.0
Totals 39,036,000.0 53,357,000.0 92,393,000.0
Expected Results

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