Department of Veterans Affairs
|Annual FTEs||General Fund State||Other Funds||Total Funds|
|(Dollars in Thousands)|
2017-19 Maintenance Other Changes
|2017-19 Maintenance Other Changes Total||0.0||10,550||0||10,550|
|Total Maintenance Changes||0.0||10,550||0||10,550|
|2017-19 Maintenance Level||859.0||44,329||123,885||168,214|
2017-19 Policy Other Changes
|Payee Automated System||0.0||203||0||203|
|2017-19 Policy Other Changes Total||0.0||203||0||203|
|Total Policy Changes||0.0||203||0||203|
|2017-19 Policy Level||859.0||44,532||123,885||168,417|
The Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) is unable to generate enough revenue to cover all of its expenses. The WDVA pays for the operational costs for the state veterans homes through reimbursements from Medicaid, Medicare, Veterans Administration per diem, and private insurance. In recent years, the WDVA has taken steps to maximize revenue through the daily census and improve resource utilization group (RUG) scores. The department has also made efforts to reduce overtime costs and other expenditures, yet a revenue shortfall remains. Funding is provided to ensure continued operations at the four state veterans homes.
In May 2018, an external application and network penetration test was conducted by the State Auditor's Office (SAO) on select Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs systems. The automated system for the current fiduciary management program was discovered to be vulnerable to system attacks. One-time funding is provided to replace the existing payee automated system which will ensure protection of client data and funds.