Department of Corrections
|Annual FTEs||General Fund State||Other Funds||Total Funds|
|(Dollars in Thousands)|
|Total Maintenance Changes||0.0||0||0||0|
|2019-21 Maintenance Level||9,015.7||2,316,084||104,898||2,420,982|
2019-21 Policy Other Changes
|Custody Relief Factor||21.5||4,346||0||4,346|
|Auto Theft Prevention Account Align||0.0||2,340||(2,340)||0|
|SCAAP Federal Funding Loss||0.0||987||0||987|
|Shift Staffing from IIBF to GF-S||14.3||2,793||0||2,793|
|Tolling Records Staff||21.4||3,976||0||3,976|
|Strength in Families||4.6||1,110||0||1,110|
|End Yakima Jail Contract||0.0||(1,861)||0||(1,861)|
|Teamsters PFML ULP Settlement||0.0||1,568||0||1,568|
|2019-21 Policy Other Changes Total||69.9||44,009||(2,340)||41,669|
2019-21 Policy Comp Changes
|Agency Savings in FY 2021||(4,617)||0||(4,617)|
|General Wage Increase Savings||(1,981)||0||(1,981)|
|2019-21 Policy Comp Changes Total||0.0||(6,598)||0||(6,598)|
|Total Policy Changes||69.9||37,411||(2,340)||35,071|
|2019-21 Policy Level||9,085.6||2,353,495||102,558||2,456,053|
Funding is provided for rate increases to lease personal computers through the Department of Enterprise Services.
Lease Adjustments < 20,000 sq. ft.
Funding is provided for contractual lease rate adjustments and one-time tenant improvements at community field offices and community justice centers serving individuals under the supervision of the DOC.
Equipment Maintenance and Software
Funding is provided for contractual hardware and software maintenance increases critical to the departments operations, such as accessing and operating a computer, and maintenance costs for security cameras.
Capital Project Operating Costs
Funding is eliminated for operating costs at the Maple Lane Corrections Center (MLCC). The 128-bed capital project at MLCC has been completed, but due to a significant decline in the female population the new space is not currently needed. Funds were provided in the 2019-21 biennial budget for MLCC operations beginning in October 2020 and on-going.
Prisons: Male Offender Caseload
Funding is adjusted to reflect forecasted caseload for the adult male prison population based on the November 2020 caseload forecast.
Prisons: Female Offender Caseload
Funding is adjusted to reflect forecasted caseload for the adult female prison population based on the November 2020 caseload forecast.
Community: Violator Caseload
Funding is adjusted to reflect forecasted caseload for the community violator population based on the November 2020 caseload forecast.
Community: Supervision Caseload
Funding is adjusted to reflect forecasted caseload for the community supervision population based on the November 2020 caseload forecast.
Food Service Provider Costs
The cost per meal rate paid by the prisons division to Correctional Industries (CI) is increased to cover the actual costs to run the closed loop food program. Cost drivers include raw food costs, increased offender gratuity rates and CI administrative costs that were not assumed in the prisons traditional food service base budget.
Custody Staff: Health Care Delivery
The department has been impacted by an aging population, hospital closures leading to increased costs for off-site medical access, and an increased need for on-site mental health observation and supervision. Funding is provided for expenditures currently being incurred by the department in order to provide and supervise appropriate on and off-site health care for its residential population.
Critical Safety Nursing Relief
Full funding is provided for health services nursing relief costs. The legislature fully funded nursing relief for the first time in the 2020 session, this adjustment is due to updated model inputs for increased leave usage and changes to the health services staffing level and mix.
Inversion & Compression
Funding is provided to address salary inversion and compression issues arising from recent interest arbitration and collective bargaining agreements.
PERC Approved Petitions
Since the department's collective bargaining agreements were last funded, an additional 76 employees have joined the Teamster's Local 117 Union. Funding is provided for the increased salary and benefits expenditures for those individuals under the CBA.
McNeil Island Stewardship Shortfall
Funding is provided to cover the costs of non-budgeted incidents related to the stewardship of McNeil Island. These unanticipated expenditures include costs related to marine vessel maintenance, equipment replacement at the shipyard and general grounds maintenance.
Funding is provided for rate increases to prisons fire protection and property insurance.
Hepatitis C Treatment
Full funding is provided for current levels of Hepatitis C treatment provided by the department to incarcerated individuals. Funding level is based on actual treatments and expenditures experienced in fiscal year 2020.
IT Reclassifications & Appeals
Funding is provided for reclassification of specific IT positions identified through collaboration between the department and the Office of Financial Management as having been missed in the initial reclassification exercise for the 2019-21 biennial budget.
SB 5021 - DOC Interest Arbitration
In 2019, interest arbitration was expanded for employees of the department represented by the Teamster's Local 117 Union and the Washington Federation of State Employees. Funding is provided for increased costs experienced by the Office of Financial Management Labor Relations division as a result of this expansion to be paid through an Interagency Agreement with the department.
Laundry Service Provider Costs
The cost per pound rate paid by the prisons division to Correctional Industries (CI) is increased to cover the actual costs to run the closed loop laundry program. Cost drivers include salaries and cleaning supplies; rates have not been adjusted since 2005.
Custody Relief Factor
Funding is provided for a phased increase to the relief factor in the prison staffing model. Increased relief positions replace the use of mandatory overtime for coverage that must occur in 24/7 facilities. Excessive mandatory overtime contributes to staff fatigue that impacts the well-being of both incarcerated individuals and staff. (General Fund - State)
Auto Theft Prevention Account Align
General Fund-State is provided in place of Washington Auto Theft Prevention Authority Account due to declining revenue. Revenue to this account is on a declining trend, but has also been impacted on a short-term basis by COVID-19. (WA Auto Theft Prevention Auth Acct - State, General Fund - State)
In 2019, the Legislature directed the department to pilot the use of a body scanner at the Washington State Corrections Center for Women. At that time, funding was provided for the purchase of the scanner but not for staff to operate it. This will fund the staff necessary to operate the scanner. (General Fund - State)
SCAAP Federal Funding Loss
The Department of Corrections previously received funds through the State Crime Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP) to assist in paying for the cost of incarceration for undocumented immigrants who have committed serious crimes in Washington. In recent years, the Federal Bureau of Justice Assistance instituted several changes to the administration of these funds that resulted in the complete elimination of federal SCAAP funding distributed to the state of Washington. Funding is provided to replace the loss of federal SCAAP funds with General Fund-State dollars. (General Fund - State, General Fund - Federal)
Shift Staffing from IIBF to GF-S
Staff salaries are shifted from the Incarcerated Individual Betterment Fund to General Fund-State. This will make more funds available for investments in improvements and programming in support of the goals of the fund to increase family ties and avoid idleness. (General Fund - State)
Tolling Records Staff
The calculation of adjustments to scheduled release dates through tolling is a complex process made more difficult by the deteriorating status of the department's IT systems. The department has recently centralized tolling calculation in a dedicated unit to help mitigate errors. Funding is provided to fully fund the staff necessary to meet the workload demands of these calculations. (General Fund - State)
Strength in Families
Funding is provided to continue Strength in Families, a successful evidence-informed reentry program for incarcerated parents that has been federally funded since 2016. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services discontinued funding for this program at the end of the federal fiscal year 2020 grant cycle. (General Fund - State)
Five state correctional facilities do not currently have dedicated staff on-site to coordinate facility implementation of Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) policies. Funding is provided for PREA coordinator positions to maintain the safety of incarcerated individuals and ensure the department remains in compliance with federal requirements. (General Fund - State)
End Yakima Jail Contract
Funding is reduced to capture savings due to the termination of the contract with the Yakima County jail. The contract was in place due to capacity concerns for the female incarcerated population, but the extra beds are no longer needed. (General Fund - State)
Funding is provided for costs incurred in the department's emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This level of funding accounts for expected fiscal year 2021 expenditures less the federal relief funds already received by the agency and estimated Federal Emergency Management Agency reimbursement. (General Fund - State)
Teamsters PFML ULP Settlement
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)