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Recreation and Conservation Funding Board

  Annual FTEs General Fund State Other Funds Total Funds
  (Dollars in Thousands)
Estimated Expenditures 19.6 2,884 8,945 11,829
2019-21 Maintenance Level 19.6 1,751 9,212 10,963
Difference from 2017-19 0.0 (1,133) 267 (866)
% Change from 2017-19 0.0% (39.3%) 3.0% (7.3%)

2019-21 Policy Other Changes

ALEA Grant Management Adjustment 0.0 0 (175) (175)
Economic Analysis of Recreation 0.0 50 0 50
Lead Entities 0.0 2,400 0 2,400
Update Salmon Recovery Strategy 0.0 150 0 150
2019-21 Policy Other Changes Total 0.0 2,600 (175) 2,425

2019-21 Policy Comp Changes

State Public Employee Benefits Rate 0.0 0 2 2
WFSE General Government 0.0 0 255 255
State Rep Employee Benefits Rate 0.0 0 5 5
Non-Rep General Wage Increase 0.0 42 131 173
Non-Rep Targeted Pay Increases 0.0 0 6 6
PERS & TRS Plan 1 Benefit Increase 0.0 2 8 10
2019-21 Policy Comp Changes Total 0.0 44 407 451

2019-21 Policy Transfers Changes

Health Coalition FSA Fund Transfer 0.0 0 (2) (2)
2019-21 Policy Transfers Changes Total 0.0 0 (2) (2)

2019-21 Policy Central Services Changes

Electric Vehicle Infrastructure 0.0 0 1 1
Legal Services 0.0 2 3 5
CTS Central Services 0.0 (7) (11) (18)
DES Central Services 0.0 42 64 106
OFM Central Services 0.0 13 19 32
2019-21 Policy Central Services Changes Total 0.0 50 76 126
Total Policy Changes 0.0 2,694 306 3,000
2019-21 Policy Level 19.6 4,445 9,518 13,963
Difference from 2017-19 0.0 1,561 573 2,134
% Change from 2017-19 0.0% 54.1% 6.4% 18.0%

Policy Changes

ALEA Grant Management Adjustment

Expenditure authority is reduced to reflect the administrative needs of managing the capital appropriation from the Aquatic Lands Enhancement Account (ALEA). Funding is provided at 4.12 percent of the capital reappropriation in the 2019-21 proposed budget.

Economic Analysis of Recreation

One-time funding is provided to update the economic analysis of outdoor recreation in Washington state study completed in 2015. The updated study will quantify the contribution to the state economy from the state's public lands and related ecosystem services, and quantify the contribution from statewide outdoor recreation to the state's economy. A report is due to the appropriate committees of the Legislature by January 1, 2020.

Lead Entities

Ongoing funding is provided to maintain the lead entity program as described in Chapter 77.85 RCW. Funding previously supported in the capital budget is shifted to the operating budget.

Update Salmon Recovery Strategy

One-time funding is provided for the Governor's Salmon Recovery Office to assist the Governor's Office with an update to the statewide salmon recovery strategy described in Chapter 77.85 RCW. The update will incorporate priorities of the Governor's Office, including efforts to address climate change and recovery of Southern Resident orcas.

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.

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.

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.

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.