Utilities and Transportation Commission
|Annual FTEs||General Fund State||Other Funds||Total Funds|
|(Dollars in Thousands)|
|2019-21 Maintenance Level||175.7||0||72,000||72,000|
|Difference from 2017-19||0.0||0||(2,729)||(2,729)|
|% Change from 2017-19||0.0%||0.0%||(3.7%)||(3.7%)|
2019-21 Policy Other Changes
|Marine Pilotage Rate Setting||0.50||0||150||150|
|Reduce Hydroflurocarbon Emissions||0.0||0||10||10|
|2019-21 Policy Other Changes Total||0.50||0||406||406|
2019-21 Policy Comp Changes
|State Public Employee Benefits Rate||0.0||0||9||9|
|WFSE General Government||0.0||0||985||985|
|State Rep Employee Benefits Rate||0.0||0||17||17|
|Non-Rep General Wage Increase||0.0||0||645||645|
|PERS & TRS Plan 1 Benefit Increase||0.0||0||38||38|
|Non-Rep Salary Schedule Revision||0.0||0||30||30|
|2019-21 Policy Comp Changes Total||0.0||0||1,724||1,724|
2019-21 Policy Transfers Changes
|Health Coalition FSA Fund Transfer||0.0||0||(12)||(12)|
|2019-21 Policy Transfers Changes Total||0.0||0||(12)||(12)|
2019-21 Policy Central Services Changes
|Electric Vehicle Infrastructure||0.0||0||9||9|
|CTS Central Services||0.0||0||(46)||(46)|
|DES Central Services||0.0||0||10||10|
|OFM Central Services||0.0||0||142||142|
|2019-21 Policy Central Services Changes Total||0.0||0||463||463|
|Total Policy Changes||0.50||0||2,581||2,581|
|2019-21 Policy Level||176.2||0||74,581||74,581|
|Difference from 2017-19||0.50||0||(148)||(148)|
|% Change from 2017-19||0.28%||0.0%||(0.2%)||(0.2%)|
Marine Pilotage Rate Setting
This item provides ongoing administrative funding for the Utilities and Transportation Commission to conduct marine pilotage rate setting.
Funding is provided for rulemaking, administrative and report development costs necessary to implement the Washington Clean Energy Act.
Reduce Hydroflurocarbon Emissions
Funding is provided for the commission to complete a study, in consultation with the Department of Commerce, on ways to promote refrigerants with low global warming potential in utility equipment and consumer appliances and to reduce other uses of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) in Washington.
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.
WFSE General Government
Funding is provided for a collective bargaining agreement with the Washington Federation of State Employees - General Government. The agreement includes a general wage increase of 3 percent, effective July 1, 2019; a general wage increase of 3 percent, effective July 1, 2020; premium, shift, and other special pay changes, and increases in targeted job classifications. Employee insurance included in the agreement is displayed in a separate item.
State Rep Employee Benefits Rate
This provides health insurance funding as part of the master agreements for employees who bargain for health benefits as part of a coalition of unions. 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.
Health Coalition FSA Fund Transfer
This moves funding for negotiated medical flexible spending arrangements (FSA) from individual agency budgets. It will be provided to the Health Care Authority, which will administer the benefit.
Electric Vehicle Infrastructure
Agency budgets are adjusted to reflect each agency’s estimated portion of increased fee for service charges from the Department of Enterprise Services to expand electric vehicle infrastructure for the state Motor Pool fleet.
Agency budgets are adjusted to reflect each agency’s allocated share of charges for the state archives and state records center.
Agency budgets are adjusted to reflect each agency’s allocated share of charges for state government audits.
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.