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Public Disclosure Commission

  Annual FTEs General Fund State Other Funds Total Funds
  (Dollars in Thousands)
Estimated Expenditures 26.1 6,912 260 7,172
2019-21 Maintenance Level 36.1 9,388 320 9,708
Difference from 2017-19 10.0 2,476 60 2,536
% Change from 2017-19 38.3% 35.8% 23.1% 35.4%

2019-21 Policy Other Changes

Electronic Filing Modernization 1.0 239 0 239
Travel and Training 0.0 25 0 25
2019-21 Policy Other Changes Total 1.0 264 0 264

2019-21 Policy Comp Changes

State Public Employee Benefits Rate 0.0 5 0 5
Non-Rep General Wage Increase 0.0 255 0 255
PERS & TRS Plan 1 Benefit Increase 0.0 6 0 6
Non-Rep Salary Schedule Revision 0.0 26 0 26
2019-21 Policy Comp Changes Total 0.0 292 0 292

2019-21 Policy Central Services Changes

Legal Services 0.0 177 0 177
CTS Central Services 0.0 692 0 692
DES Central Services 0.0 54 0 54
OFM Central Services 0.0 25 0 25
2019-21 Policy Central Services Changes Total 0.0 948 0 948
Total Policy Changes 1.0 1,504 0 1,504
2019-21 Policy Level 37.1 10,892 320 11,212
Difference from 2017-19 11.0 3,980 60 4,040
% Change from 2017-19 42.1% 57.6% 23.1% 56.3%

Policy Changes

Electronic Filing Modernization

The Public Disclosure Commission (PDC) was allocated two FTEs for fiscal years 2019 and 2020 to accelerate the pace of filing system modernization, reducing the risk that filing systems will become unusable before they can be replaced. Due to the recent requirement for the creation of new filing systems, funding is provided to enable the PDC to continue filing system modernization into fiscal year 2021.

Travel and Training

During the 2017-19 biennium, several changes were made to reporting and filing requirements with the Public Disclosure Commission (PDC). The agency lacks the resources necessary to travel throughout the state to provide training to regulated entities and individuals. Funding is provided for instructor development courses and travel costs to help the regulated community achieve and maintain PDC compliance.

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.

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.

Non-Rep Salary Schedule Revision

This funds a revised salary schedule for non-represented employees in information technology jobs, in alignment with other state employees.

Legal Services

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.