Puget Sound Partnership
|Annual FTEs||General Fund State||Other Funds||Total Funds|
|(Dollars in Thousands)|
|2019-21 Maintenance Level||36.9||5,105||14,957||20,062|
|Difference from 2017-19||(1.0)||(204)||2,206||2,002|
|% Change from 2017-19||(2.6%)||(3.8%)||17.3%||11.1%|
2019-21 Policy Other Changes
|Promote Accountability Measures||2.6||834||0||834|
|Restore Puget Sound Salmon Runs||1.2||977||0||977|
|Monitoring to Accelerate Recovery||1.2||1,296||0||1,296|
|Puget Sound Scientific Research||1.0||2,222||0||2,222|
|Orca - Vessel Workgroup Support||1.2||326||0||326|
|Lease Rate - Olympia Office||0.0||55||25||80|
|2019-21 Policy Other Changes Total||7.2||5,710||25||5,735|
2019-21 Policy Comp Changes
|State Public Employee Benefits Rate||0.0||4||2||6|
|Non-Rep General Wage Increase||0.0||202||175||377|
|Orca Transit Pass - Outside CBAs||0.0||10||8||18|
|PERS & TRS Plan 1 Benefit Increase||0.0||6||4||10|
|2019-21 Policy Comp Changes Total||0.0||222||189||411|
2019-21 Policy Transfers Changes
|Orca Transit Pass Funding Transfer||0.0||(10)||(8)||(18)|
|2019-21 Policy Transfers Changes Total||0.0||(10)||(8)||(18)|
2019-21 Policy Central Services Changes
|Electric Vehicle Infrastructure||0.0||1||0||1|
|CTS Central Services||0.0||(12)||(6)||(18)|
|DES Central Services||0.0||52||23||75|
|OFM Central Services||0.0||21||9||30|
|2019-21 Policy Central Services Changes Total||0.0||64||27||91|
|Total Policy Changes||7.2||5,986||233||6,219|
|2019-21 Policy Level||44.1||11,091||15,190||26,281|
|Difference from 2017-19||6.2||5,782||2,439||8,221|
|% Change from 2017-19||16.4%||108.9%||19.1%||45.5%|
Promote Accountability Measures
In response to recommendations from the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee (JLARC), ongoing funding and FTE staff are provided to evaluate programs, actions, investments and organizations related to Puget Sound recovery. This funding will increase accountability and effectiveness across the network of recovery partners.
Restore Puget Sound Salmon Runs
One-time funding and FTE staff are provided to coordinate updates to the outdated Puget Sound Chinook Salmon Recovery Plan, provide support for adaptive management of local watershed chapters and advance regional work on salmon and ecosystem recovery through local integrating organizations. This work will identify the most effective actions for Chinook recovery based on the latest science and serve as a guide to future recovery investments.
Monitoring to Accelerate Recovery
A recent Joint Legislative Audit and Review Committee (JLARC) study recommended correction of deficiencies in the agency's monitoring program, including expanding the scope of implementation progress measurement, increasing the use of effectiveness monitoring and setting remaining targets for vital sign indicators of Puget Sound health. Ongoing funding and FTE staff are provided for evaluating ongoing monitoring and assessment of recovery actions, as well as solicitations and awards designed to fill monitoring gaps necessary to evaluate progress toward recovery goals. These monitoring improvements will inform and support more effective, efficient and accountable actions and investments to recover the Puget Sound.
Puget Sound Scientific Research
Ongoing funding and FTE staff are provided for a competitive, peer-reviewed process for soliciting, prioritizing and funding research projects designed to advance scientific understanding of Puget Sound recovery. Solicitations and project selection for effectiveness monitoring will be organized and overseen by the Puget Sound Ecosystem Monitoring Program. Initial projects will focus on implementation and effectiveness of Chinook recovery efforts, effectiveness of actions to restore shellfish beds, and implementation of priority studies of the Salish Sea Marine Survival Project.
Orca - Vessel Workgroup Support
One-time funding and FTE staff are provided for support to the Southern Resident Killer Whale (SRKW) Task Force vessel workgroup responsible for researching and recommending actions necessary to reduce the deleterious effects of vessel noise and disturbance on SRKWs.
Lease Rate - Olympia Office
Ongoing funding is provided for increased lease costs associated with relocating the Olympia office.
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.
Orca Transit Pass - Outside CBAs
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.
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.
Orca Transit Pass Funding Transfer
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.
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 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.