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Pollution Liability Insurance Program

  Annual FTEs General Fund State Other Funds Total Funds
  (Dollars in Thousands)
Estimated Expenditures 8.0 0 2,565 2,565
2019-21 Maintenance Level 9.0 0 3,018 3,018
Difference from 2017-19 1.0 0 453 453
% Change from 2017-19 12.5% 0.0% 17.7% 17.7%

2019-21 Policy Other Changes

Tank Insurance Programs Study 0.30 0 100 100
Extend Technology Modernization 0.40 0 820 820
2019-21 Policy Other Changes Total 0.70 0 920 920

2019-21 Policy Comp Changes

State Public Employee Benefits Rate 0.0 0 1 1
Non-Rep General Wage Increase 0.0 0 80 80
Non-Rep Targeted Pay Increases 0.0 0 16 16
PERS & TRS Plan 1 Benefit Increase 0.0 0 2 2
2019-21 Policy Comp Changes Total 0.0 0 99 99

2019-21 Policy Central Services Changes

Legal Services 0.0 0 4 4
CTS Central Services 0.0 0 (5) (5)
DES Central Services 0.0 0 22 22
OFM Central Services 0.0 0 9 9
2019-21 Policy Central Services Changes Total 0.0 0 30 30
Total Policy Changes 0.70 0 1,049 1,049
2019-21 Policy Level 9.7 0 4,067 4,067
Difference from 2017-19 1.7 0 1,502 1,502
% Change from 2017-19 21.3% 0.0% 58.6% 58.6%

Policy Changes

Tank Insurance Programs Study

One-time funding and staff are provided to complete a performance evaluation of the commercial underground storage tank reinsurance and heating oil insurance programs. The purpose of the study is to assess performance, compare outcomes to peer programs in other states and provide recommendations on steps to improve the programs.

Extend Technology Modernization

One-time funding and staff are provided to replace the agency's outdated participation and claims system with a modern, cloud-based solution that provides data access for agency staff and customers in a secure environment.

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 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.

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.

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.