Washington State University
|Annual FTEs||General Fund State||Other Funds||Total Funds|
|(Dollars in Thousands)|
|2019-21 Maintenance Level||6,633.2||456,947||1,320,719||1,777,666|
|Difference from 2017-19||134.7||43,999||93,092||137,091|
|% Change from 2017-19||2.1%||10.7%||7.6%||8.4%|
2019-21 Policy Other Changes
|Career Connected Learning||1.2||278||0||278|
|Medical School - Completion Funding||50.8||10,800||6,558||17,358|
|Enhancements and Student Supports||0.0||6,162||0||6,162|
|Renewable Energy Program||5.2||1,411||0||1,411|
|Soil Health Initiative||0.0||2,809||0||2,809|
|2019-21 Policy Other Changes Total||57.2||31,260||6,558||37,818|
2019-21 Policy Comp Changes
|Four-year Higher Ed WFSE||0.0||238||252||490|
|State Public Employee Benefits Rate||0.0||302||563||865|
|State Rep Employee Benefits Rate||0.0||8||8||16|
|Non-Rep General Wage Increase||0.0||15,439||25,481||40,920|
|Non-Rep Targeted Pay Increases||0.0||171||256||427|
|Non-Rep Minimum Starting Wage||0.0||40||50||90|
|PERS & TRS Plan 1 Benefit Increase||0.0||256||88||344|
|Non-Rep Salary Schedule Revision||0.0||339||366||705|
|State Tax - Wellness Gift Card||0.0||5||2||7|
|WSU Police Guild||0.0||83||87||170|
|Remove Minimum Wage Double Count||0.0||(49)||(218)||(267)|
|2019-21 Policy Comp Changes Total||0.0||16,832||26,935||43,767|
2019-21 Policy Transfers Changes
|Health Coalition FSA Fund Transfer||0.0||(6)||(8)||(14)|
|2019-21 Policy Transfers Changes Total||0.0||(6)||(8)||(14)|
2019-21 Policy Central Services Changes
|Electric Vehicle Infrastructure||0.0||1||1||2|
|CTS Central Services||0.0||(1,729)||(1,729)||(3,458)|
|DES Central Services||0.0||78||78||156|
|OFM Central Services||0.0||2,641||2,641||5,282|
|Additional Legal Services||0.50||460||0||460|
|2019-21 Policy Central Services Changes Total||0.50||1,777||1,317||3,094|
|Total Policy Changes||57.7||49,863||34,802||84,665|
|2019-21 Policy Level||6,690.9||506,810||1,355,521||1,862,331|
|Difference from 2017-19||192.4||93,862||127,894||221,756|
|% Change from 2017-19||3.0%||22.7%||10.4%||13.5%|
Career Connected Learning
Funding is provided for implementation of Governor request legislation to support the development of a statewide system of career connected learning. Additional funding is provided for coordinators to expand career preparation and career launch course offerings; alignment between training plans and courses of study; and staff to improve credit transfer and articulation agreements between high schools, community colleges and institutions of higher education.
Since the 2017-18 academic year, tuition operating fees for resident undergraduates have been capped at approximately two percent annually. Additional funding is provided in recognition that institution operating costs, including compensation and central services, exceed estimated increases in undergraduate operating fee revenue.
Medical School - Completion Funding
Completes funding for 240 students at the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine by providing for 60 third-year and 60 fourth-year students, allowing previously funded cohorts of first and second-year students to complete their education.
Enhancements and Student Supports
Funding is provided for academic program enhancements, student support services, and other key university priorities that maintain a quality academic experience for Washington students.
Renewable Energy Program
Chapter 36, Laws of 2017, 3rd Special Session created a new solar energy incentive program and transferred the existing program from the Department of Revenue to the WSU Energy Program. Funding is provided to implement the Renewable Energy Production Incentive Program. Program demand exceeded initial estimates; therefore, additional funding for staffing and implementation costs is provided.
Soil Health Initiative
Funding is provided for new soil health research and extension activities to further develop, evaluate and incentivize best management practices across the diverse agricultural systems in Washington, leading to increased implementation, improved agricultural yields and measurable environmental benefits. This will result in improved profitability for farmers, preservation of farmland, improved production of nutritious food, increased carbon sequestration and improved water quality.
Four-year Higher Ed WFSE
This provides funding for a 2019-21 collective bargaining agreement with the Washington Federation of State Employees. The agreement includes a three percent pay increase effective July 1, 2019, a three percent pay increase effective July 1, 2020, and increases in shift differential and hazard pay.
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.
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.
Non-Rep Targeted Pay Increases
Funding is provided for classified state employees who are not represented by a union for pay increases in specific job classes in alignment with other employees.
Non-Rep Minimum Starting Wage
This provides resources to increase the starting wage for non-represented employees to $14 an hour, effective July 1, 2019, and for wage increases for classified state employees who work in job classes where the pay is aligned with job classes affected by the minimum starting wage.
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.
State Tax - Wellness Gift Card
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.
WSU Police Guild
Funding is provided for a 2019-21 collective bargaining agreement with the Washington State University Police Guild, which includes a 3 percent salary increase effective July 1, 2019, a 3 percent pay increase July 1, 2020, and increases in shift differential, salary for instructor pay and the field training office.
Remove Minimum Wage Double Count
The statutory minimum wage is less than the proposed minimum state employee wage, so this funding is removed, with the exception of student 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.
Agency budgets are adjusted to reflect each agency's anticipated share of charges for administrative hearings.
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.
Additional Legal Services
Washington State University (WSU) has an acute and urgent need for additional legal services. Due to the Arishi v. WSU decision, universities are now required to conduct formal adjudications for serious student conduct matters. These adjudications require legal representation of WSU. Also, with the opening of the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine (ESFCOM) and the relocation of the Colleges of Pharmacy and Nursing to the WSU Spokane campus, there is now a need for legal services housed on the campus with specialization in the health sciences and health care fields.