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Office of Financial Management

  Annual FTEs General Fund State Other Funds Total Funds
  (Dollars in Thousands)
Estimated Expenditures 223.3 24,215 124,333 148,548
2019-21 Maintenance Level 209.7 22,706 107,404 130,110
Difference from 2017-19 (13.6) (1,509) (16,929) (18,438)
% Change from 2017-19 (6.1%) (6.2%) (13.6%) (12.4%)

2019-21 Policy Other Changes

One Washington 30.0 0 29,344 29,344
APCD Ongoing Operations 2.0 1,817 0 1,817
Transfer of Capital Staff 12.5 3,926 0 3,926
Career Connected Learning 6.0 6,554 0 6,554
2020 Census Promotion 1.0 4,588 0 4,588
ERDC Resources 2.0 0 1,828 1,828
Employee Services Unit 4.0 1,028 0 1,028
Statewide Lease Tracking 1.0 0 587 587
Legal and Legislative Affairs Unit 2.0 506 0 506
Pay Equity & Investigations 5.0 0 1,337 1,337
Research & Analytic Capacity 3.0 827 0 827
WSP Crime and Toxicology Lab Study 0.0 300 0 300
2019-21 Policy Other Changes Total 68.5 19,546 33,096 52,642

2019-21 Policy Comp Changes

Competitive Compensation 0.0 263 551 814
State Public Employee Benefits Rate 0.0 13 9 22
Non-Rep General Wage Increase 0.0 760 661 1,421
Non-Rep Premium Pay 0.0 2 12 14
PERS & TRS Plan 1 Benefit Increase 0.0 20 16 36
2019-21 Policy Comp Changes Total 0.0 1,058 1,249 2,307

2019-21 Policy Transfers Changes

OFM Enterprise Applications 125.0 0 60,904 60,904
2019-21 Policy Transfers Changes Total 125.0 0 60,904 60,904

2019-21 Policy Central Services Changes

Audit Services 0.0 1 2 3
Legal Services 0.0 14 32 46
CTS Central Services 0.0 (18) (42) (60)
DES Central Services 0.0 102 4 106
OFM Central Services 0.0 55 128 183
2019-21 Policy Central Services Changes Total 0.0 154 124 278
Total Policy Changes 193.5 20,758 95,373 116,131
2019-21 Policy Level 403.2 43,464 202,777 246,241
Difference from 2017-19 179.9 19,249 78,444 97,693
% Change from 2017-19 80.6% 79.5% 63.1% 65.8%

Policy Changes

One Washington

Funding is provided to continue expanded readiness activities for the One Washington program to successfully integrate a cloud-based Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution that provides finance, procurement, budget, and HR/payroll services. These expanded readiness activities are necessary for a program of this magnitude to address business and technical risks and prepare for a smooth ERP transition in future biennia.

APCD Ongoing Operations

Funds are provided to supplant federal funding that expired to operate the All-Payer Claims Database (APCD) and deliver consolidated access to state agencies for approved projects.

Transfer of Capital Staff

Costs of capital budget staff and the facilities oversight program within the agency are transferred from the capital budget.

Career Connected Learning

Funding is provided for implementation of Governor request legislation to support the development of a statewide system of career connected learning. The Office of Financial Management, in partnership with the Office of the Governor, will continue to provide leadership and support to partner agencies, implement a marketing and communications strategy, and increase capacity at the Education Research and Data Center for data collection, process improvements and creation of a secure data enclave.

2020 Census Promotion

Funding is provided to support expanded activities required to promote a complete and accurate census count in 2020.

ERDC Resources

The Education Research and Data Center (ERDC) is experiencing heightened demand for complex datasets. Funding is provided to meet this demand.

Employee Services Unit

Over time, the agency's internal human resource operations have expanded and now include OFM; Governor's Office Executive Operations; and other Governor's Office units, including the Governor's Policy Office, Office of the Education Ombuds, Office of Families and Children Ombuds, Office of Regulatory Innovation and Assistance, Women's Commission, Office of the Correction Ombuds and Department of Children, Youth, and Families Oversight Board. Funding is provided to support human resource operations within the agency and the Office of the Governor.

Statewide Lease Tracking

Funding is provided to expand the facilities portfolio management tool used to track state leases of land, building, equipment, and vehicles in response to a Government Accounting Standards Board statement, effective fiscal year 2021. This will significantly increase the time required to track and account for leases.

Legal and Legislative Affairs Unit

Greater demand of public disclosure requests, procurements, and contracts are exceeding available resources. Funding and staff are provided to increase capacity.

Pay Equity & Investigations

Funding is provided to provide statewide human resources support for issues including, but not limited to, pay equity, classification, compensation, investigations, and other critical human resource areas required to conduct state business.

Research & Analytic Capacity

Funding and staff are adjusted to take advantage of newly available databases and to relieve excessive workload.

WSP Crime and Toxicology Lab Study

In order to review the systems for testing toxicology cases and DNA cases, funding is provided to contract with a consultant to evaluate the Washington State Patrol crime and toxicology labs.

Competitive Compensation

Funding is provided for agency-wide salary increases for exempt staff of 2.5 percent in fiscal year 2020 and fiscal year 2021 to reduce agency staff turnover related to competitive compensation, retain staff in key positions, and improve recruiting ability in traditionally hard-to-fill areas. Demand has increased for experienced professional staff in areas related to accounting, budgeting, forecasting and human resources services in other state agencies and local governments.

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.

OFM Enterprise Applications

Funding for the statewide financial applications and staff who support these applications is transferred from WaTech to OFM.

Audit Services

Agency budgets are adjusted to reflect each agency’s allocated share of charges for state government audits.

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.