Office of the Governor

  Annual FTEs General Fund State Other Funds Total Funds
  (Dollars in Thousands)
Estimated Expenditures 65.1 19,023 7,674 26,697
Total Maintenance Changes 0.0 0 0 0
2019-21 Maintenance Level 65.1 18,670 7,674 26,344

2019-21 Policy Other Changes

Climate Commitment 0.0 50 0 50
2019-21 Policy Other Changes Total 0.0 50 0 50

2019-21 Policy Comp Changes

Agency Savings in FY 2021 (176) 0 (176)
General Wage Increase Savings (173) 0 (173)
2019-21 Policy Comp Changes Total 0.0 (349) 0 (349)
Total Policy Changes 0.0 (299) 0 (299)
2019-21 Policy Level 65.1 18,371 7,674 26,045

Policy Changes

Lower Snake River Dams

The biennial budget includes funding to hire a neutral third party to establish a stakeholder process for local, state, tribal and federal leaders to address concerns associated with the possible breaching or removal of four lower Snake River Dams. This process was completed in March 2020. Funding provided for the second year of the biennium is removed.

Climate Commitment

Washington recently enacted revised greenhouse gas emission limits necessary to reduce the impacts of climate change. Pending enactment of governor request legislation, the Governor’s Office, working with state agencies, stakeholders and other interested parties, will provide recommendations to the Legislature on implementing a comprehensive climate energy and resilience program to ensure the state meets its emission reduction targets. These recommendations will address a governance structure, reporting requirements and accountability mechanisms, equity for highly vulnerable and impacted communities, funding authorities and structures, and duties and roles related to disaster and climate resilience. (General Fund - State)

Agency Savings in FY 2021

Agency savings were achieved by implementing the governor's directive to furlough staff. (General Fund - State)

General Wage Increase Savings

Agency savings were achieved by implementing the governor's directive to withhold the general wage increase scheduled for July 1, 2020. (General Fund - State)