Office of the Governor
|Annual FTEs||General Fund State||Other Funds||Total Funds|
|(Dollars in Thousands)|
|2019-21 Maintenance Level||61.3||14,738||4,674||19,412|
|Difference from 2017-19||8.2||1,189||(2)||1,187|
|% Change from 2017-19||15.4%||8.8%||(0.0%)||6.5%|
2019-21 Policy Other Changes
|Women's Commission Staffing||1.0||339||0||339|
|Education Ombuds Capacity Increase||2.3||602||0||602|
|Immigration & Naturalization Policy||1.0||350||0||350|
|BH Information & Assistance Office||2.0||600||0||600|
|PCC and U.S. Climate Alliance||0.0||290||0||290|
|Washington State Equity Office||6.0||2,000||0||2,000|
|2019-21 Policy Other Changes Total||12.3||4,181||0||4,181|
2019-21 Policy Comp Changes
|State Public Employee Benefits Rate||0.0||9||0||9|
|Non-Rep General Wage Increase||0.0||551||0||551|
|Non-Rep Premium Pay||0.0||150||0||150|
|PERS & TRS Plan 1 Benefit Increase||0.0||14||0||14|
|2019-21 Policy Comp Changes Total||0.0||724||0||724|
2019-21 Policy Transfers Changes
|Orca Transit Pass Funding Transfer||0.0||(8)||0||(8)|
|2019-21 Policy Transfers Changes Total||0.0||(8)||0||(8)|
2019-21 Policy Central Services Changes
|CTS Central Services||0.0||(2)||0||(2)|
|DES Central Services||0.0||31||0||31|
|OFM Central Services||0.0||43||0||43|
|2019-21 Policy Central Services Changes Total||0.0||83||0||83|
|Total Policy Changes||12.3||4,980||0||4,980|
|2019-21 Policy Level||73.6||19,718||4,674||24,392|
|Difference from 2017-19||20.5||6,169||(2)||6,167|
|% Change from 2017-19||38.6%||45.5%||(0.0%)||33.8%|
Women's Commission Staffing
Funding is provided for a policy analyst in the Women's Commission to conduct research, develop policy, and provide written reports and recommendations to support the mandate of the commission.
Education Ombuds Capacity Increase
Funding is provided for the Education Ombuds to align staffing resources to meet ongoing workload for conflict resolution, trainings, policy, outreach, and to address issues concerning school safety and opportunity gaps.
Immigration & Naturalization Policy
Funding is provided for a special assistant to work on immigration policy issues.
BH Information & Assistance Office
The Office of Behavioral Health Information and Assistance is created in the Office of the Governor to provide a resource for families and consumers of the behavioral health system during the transition to full integration of physical and behavioral health. Funding is provided for two staff to field inquiries, provide information and direct consumers to available resources. Staff will collaborate with Behavioral Health Organizations and fully integrated managed care regions to fully utilize resources that are available in each region once full integration is achieved.
PCC and U.S. Climate Alliance
In 2008, the Legislature adopted state greenhouse gas reduction goals to reduce climate pollution. To facilitate this work, Washington formed the Pacific Coast Collaborative (PCC), along with Oregon, California and the province of British Columbia. Following the Paris Climate agreement in 2015, a bipartisan coalition of governors formed the United States Climate Alliance which is committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions consistent with the goals of the Paris Agreement. Both the PCC and the U.S. Climate Alliance facilitate collaboration on issues that cross borders and jurisdictional boundaries, such as grid integration, a comprehensive electric vehicle charging network, ocean acidification, and building transformation. Ongoing funding is provided for the state to contribute to consultant support and staffing for these two programs.
Washington State Equity Office
Funding is provided for the Washington State Equity Office, with the purpose of promoting access to equitable opportunities and resources that reduce disparities and improve outcomes statewide in various areas of state service delivery such as health, education, employment, and environment.
State Public Employee Benefits Rate
Health insurance funding is provided for state employees who are not represented by a union, who are covered by a bargaining agreement that is not subject to financial feasibility determination, or who are not part of the coalition of unions for health benefits. The insurance funding rate is $977 per employee per month for fiscal year 2020 and $978 per employee per month for fiscal year 2021.
Non-Rep General Wage Increase
Funding is provided for wage increases for state employees who are not represented by a union or who are covered by a bargaining agreement that is not subject to financial feasibility determination. It is sufficient for a general wage increase of 3 percent, effective July 1, 2019, and a general wage increase of 3 percent, effective July 1, 2020. This item includes both general government and higher education workers.
Non-Rep Premium Pay
Funding is provided for increases in premium pay for state employees who are not represented by a union or who are covered by a bargaining agreement that is not subject to financial feasibility determination. Funding is sufficient to support changes in shift differential, call back and standby pay, as well as a 5 percent increase for employees working in King County.
PERS & TRS Plan 1 Benefit Increase
For eligible Public Employees' and Teachers' Retirement Systems Plan 1 members, this item provides a one-time, ongoing increase of 3 percent, up to a maximum of $62.50 per month.
Orca Transit Pass Funding Transfer
This moves funding for employee transit passes from agencies to WSDOT, which administers the program. The transfer includes both funding added in 2019-21 for expanded access, as well as funding that was provided in the 2017-19 budget.
Agency budgets are adjusted to reflect each agency’s anticipated share of legal service charges.
CTS Central Services
Agency budgets are adjusted to reflect each agency’s allocated share of charges from the Consolidated Technology Services Agency (WaTech) for the Office of the Chief Information Officer, Office of Cyber Security, state network, security gateways, and geospatial imaging services.
DES Central Services
Agency budgets are adjusted to reflect each agency’s allocated share of charges from the Department of Enterprise Services (DES) for campus rent, utilities, parking, and contracts; a capital project surcharge; financing cost recovery; public and historic facilities; real estate services; risk management services; personnel service rates; the Perry Street child care center; and the department’s enterprise applications.
OFM Central Services
Agency budgets are adjusted to reflect each agency’s allocated share of charges from the Office of Financial Management (OFM) for the One Washington project and OFM enterprise systems.