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Department of Labor and Industries

RCW 43.22

The Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) is responsible for managing no-fault workers' compensation insurance for employers and workers. It ensures that employers provide safe, healthy working conditions; collaborates with healthcare providers and employers to help injured workers heal and return to productive jobs; fights fraud and the underground economy; and administers wage-and-hour, child labor, federal family leave, sick leave, prevailing-wage and other labor laws. L&I conducts electrical, elevator, factory-assembled structures and boiler inspections; registers construction contractors; issues electrician licenses; and certifies plumbers. L&I also maximizes apprenticeship opportunities and provides financial assistance to victims of violent crimes.

Agency Mission

Keep Washington safe and working by protecting the safety of the state’s workers, providing benefits and recovery services to injured workers, enforcing wage and hour laws, and combating unscrupulous employers in the underground economy.
Request 963,916,000
Net change from current biennium 156,282,000 Increase
Percent change from current biennium 19.4% Increase

Operating Budget: Summary

Appropriated Funds

2017-19 Appropriations Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   2015-17 Actual 2017-19 Estimated 2019-21 Proposed
11,876,000 General Fund - Basic Account - Federal 10,149,529 11,876,000 11,876,000
16,765,000 Accident Account - Federal 14,765,989 16,765,000 15,674,000
3,739,000 Medical Aid Account - Federal 3,128,283 3,739,000 3,515,000
Accident Account - Private/Local 944
Medical Aid Account - Private/Local 944
15,798,000 General Fund - Basic Account - State 33,195,563 15,798,000 24,800,000
526,000 Asbestos Account - State 1,082,270 526,000 590,000
53,776,000 Electrical License Account - State 45,668,166 53,776,000 58,146,000
28,000 Farm Labor Contractor Account - State 28,000 28,000 28,000
991,000 Worker/Community Right to Know Acct - State 888,185 991,000 1,037,000
20,945,000 Construction Regis Inspect Acct - State 20,945,000 25,347,000
9,849,000 Public Works Administration Acct - State 6,882,875 9,849,000 9,354,000
377,000 Manufacture Home Installation Train - State 324,268 377,000 412,000
1,435,000 Pension Funding Stabilization Acct - State 1,435,000 1,434,000
320,925,000 Accident Account - State 279,319,247 320,925,000 394,861,000
334,083,000 Medical Aid Account - State 289,713,254 334,083,000 399,949,000
1,880,000 Plumbing Certificate Account - State 1,724,758 1,880,000 2,011,000
4,433,000 Pressure Systems Safety Account - State 4,117,116 4,433,000 4,674,000
797,426,000 Total Appropriated Funds 690,989,391 797,426,000 953,708,000

Non-Appropriated Funds

2017-19 Non-Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Balance Non-Apropriated Funds 2015-17 Actual 2017-19 Estimated 2019-21 Proposed
(7,236,000) Crime Victims' Compensation Account - Nonappropriated 802,900 7,236,000 7,236,000
Industrial Insurance Premium Refund - Nonappropriated 697,565
(500,000) Self-Insured Emplyr Overpaymt Reimb - Nonappropriated 355,827 500,000 500,000
(1,236,000) Accident Account - Nonappropriated 919,394,580 1,236,000 1,236,000
(1,236,000) Medical Aid Account - Nonappropriated 1,148,975,016 1,236,000 1,236,000
Accident Reserve Account - Nonappropriated 1,247,074,577
Supplemental Pension Account - Nonappropriated 2,446,078,116
Second Injury Account - Nonappropriated 1,780,445
(10,208,000) Total Non-Appropriated Funds 5,765,159,025 10,208,000 10,208,000

Capital Budget: Summary

  Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   Actual Estimated Proposed
517,000 Accident Account - State 517,000 49,467,000
517,000 Medical Aid Account - State 517,000 12,219,000
1,034,000 Total Appropriated Funds 1,034,000 61,686,000

Operating Budget: Program Summary

Program Title Actual Estimated Proposed
Actual Estimated Estimated Proposed Proposed
Annual Total 352,137,225 385,293,169 162,796,966 469,540,000 494,376,000

Operating Budget: Change from Preceding Biennium

Actual Estimated Proposed
Amount Percent Amount Percent Amount Percent
50,289,548 7.8% (147,071,333) (21.2%) 415,825,866 75.9%

Employment Summary

  Actual Estimated Proposed
  2016-17 Actual 2017-18 Estimated 2018-19 Estimated 2019-20 Proposed 2020-21 Proposed
FTE Staff Years 2,864.6 2,951.0 3,021.6 3,152.9 3,213.7