Department of Labor and Industries
|Annual FTEs||General Fund State||Other Funds||Total Funds|
|(Dollars in Thousands)|
|2019-21 Maintenance Level||3,083.4||17,752||805,199||822,951|
|Difference from 2017-19||84.9||1,954||13,363||15,317|
|% Change from 2017-19||2.8%||12.4%||1.7%||1.9%|
2019-21 Policy Other Changes
|Apprenticeship Replacement System||1.3||0||482||482|
|Workers' Comp Modernization||80.6||0||81,974||81,974|
|Career Connected Learning||5.0||0||1,202||1,202|
|Conveyance Management System||1.6||0||1,450||1,450|
|Customer Service Workload||8.3||0||1,488||1,488|
|Crime Victims Provider Rates||0.0||6,768||0||6,768|
|Company-wide Wage Investigations||5.3||0||1,260||1,260|
|Health Care Apprenticeships||0.0||0||1,600||1,600|
|Preventing Worker Hospitalizations||2.1||0||546||546|
|Prevailing Wage Improvements||6.2||0||1,672||1,672|
|Small Business Outreach||2.7||0||1,700||1,700|
|2019-21 Policy Other Changes Total||113.1||6,768||96,672||103,440|
2019-21 Policy Comp Changes
|State Public Employee Benefits Rate||0.0||0||32||32|
|WFSE General Government||0.0||270||25,061||25,331|
|State Rep Employee Benefits Rate||0.0||6||436||442|
|Coalition of Unions||0.0||0||2,183||2,183|
|Non-Rep General Wage Increase||0.0||12||2,370||2,382|
|Non-Rep Premium Pay||0.0||0||68||68|
|Orca Transit Pass - Outside CBAs||0.0||0||4||4|
|PERS & TRS Plan 1 Benefit Increase||0.0||6||570||576|
|Non-Rep Salary Schedule Revision||0.0||0||380||380|
|State Tax - Wellness Gift Card||0.0||0||4||4|
|2019-21 Policy Comp Changes Total||0.0||294||31,108||31,402|
2019-21 Policy Transfers Changes
|Orca Transit Pass Funding Transfer||0.0||(18)||(286)||(304)|
|Health Coalition FSA Fund Transfer||0.0||(10)||(378)||(388)|
|2019-21 Policy Transfers Changes Total||0.0||(28)||(664)||(692)|
2019-21 Policy Central Services Changes
|Electric Vehicle Infrastructure||0.0||1||123||124|
|CTS Central Services||0.0||(7)||(1,139)||(1,146)|
|DES Central Services||0.0||0||184||184|
|OFM Central Services||0.0||13||2,399||2,412|
|2019-21 Policy Central Services Changes Total||0.0||14||6,801||6,815|
|Total Policy Changes||113.1||7,048||133,917||140,965|
|2019-21 Policy Level||3,196.5||24,800||939,116||963,916|
|Difference from 2017-19||198.0||9,002||147,280||156,282|
|% Change from 2017-19||6.6%||57.0%||18.6%||19.4%|
Funding is provided to cover a portion of the cost for staff and contracts necessary to complete the Apprenticeship Registration and Tracking System replacement project.
Funding and staff are provided to begin the Workers' Compensation System replacement project, including foundational work and the implementation of systems that support employer accounts. This funding covers costs associated with staffing, contracting, lease and one-time facility costs.
Funding is provided for implementation of Governor request legislation to support the development of a statewide system of career connected learning. As a partner agency, this funding provides staff to serve as a point person for the cross-agency work group and the development of a statewide system of career connected learning. Additionally, 4.0 FTE staff are provided to manage the increased workload associated with new apprenticeship and career launch programs, including 1.0 FTE dedicated to coordinating statewide pre-apprenticeships.
Funding and staff are provided to replace the elevator program's Conveyance Management System. This computer system is used for managing customer accounts, issuing invoices and permits, storing inspection and violation records, and scheduling inspections. This replacement project addresses reliability concerns and will result in improved accuracy and productivity of staff, as well as better access and service for customers.
To address rising workloads and turnover among customer service specialists, funding is provided to increase staffing in six field offices.
Funding is provided to restore payments for crime victim payment to providers of medical and health care services to the same level as payments for comparable services under the Workers' Compensation program, in compliance with Chapter 235, Laws of 2017.
Funding and staff are provided to increase agency capacity to conduct company-wide investigations where it appears workers are not receiving the wages, breaks and/or paid sick leave they are owed. Funding is also provided for contract services needed to add a new complaint type to the Complaint Activity Tracking System so company-wide investigations can be tracked electronically.
Funding is provided to create a new health care apprenticeships program.
Funding is provided for one-time relocation and project costs for the Yakima and Seattle field offices.
Funding and staff are provided to conduct research aimed at preventing the types of work-related injuries that require immediate hospitalization. The agency must submit a report to the Governor and Legislature in August 2020, and annually thereafter, summarizing opportunities to prevent immediate work-related hospitalizations, actions that employers and workers can take to make workplaces safer, and ways to avoid severe injuries.
Funding and staff are provided to improve the overall quality and consistency of prevailing-wage investigations by increasing training and consultation for industrial relations agents, providing outreach to inform awarding agencies and contractors about prevailing wage requirements, and updating the Prevailing Wage Intents and Affidavits computer system to create efficiencies for customers.
Funding and staff are provided to issue and manage contracts with customer-trusted groups to develop and deliver information to small businesses and their workers about workplace rights, regulations and services administered by the agency.
One-time grant match funding is provided to contract with a technology industry entity for required supplemental instruction for information technology apprentices. The contractor will collaborate with the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges to offer and integrate this required supplemental instruction through one or more Washington community or technical colleges by the 2020-21 academic year.
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.
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.
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.
Funding is provided for a collective bargaining agreement with the Coalition of Unions. 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; increases in premium pay and increases in targeted job classifications. Employee insurance included in the agreement is displayed in a separate item.
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.
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.
This funds transit passes (ORCA cards) for state employees (outside of higher education) in King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties, other than those in certain collective bargaining agreements.
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.
This funds a revised salary schedule for non-represented employees in information technology jobs, in alignment with other state employees.
Some employees are eligible to earn a $25 gift card after completing a health risk assessment. This item provides funding to agencies to pay the employer's share of Social Security and Medicare taxes on gift cards for additional employees who are eligible for the gift cards.
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.
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.
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.
Agency budgets are adjusted to reflect each agency's anticipated share of charges for administrative hearings.
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.
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.
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.