Department of Natural Resources
|Annual FTEs||General Fund State||Other Funds||Total Funds|
|(Dollars in Thousands)|
|2019-21 Maintenance Level||1,335.0||111,549||394,305||505,854|
|Difference from 2017-19||(149.8)||(11,622)||(27,667)||(39,289)|
|% Change from 2017-19||(10.1%)||(9.4%)||(6.6%)||(7.2%)|
2019-21 Policy Other Changes
|Business Analysis & One Washington||0.0||66||31||97|
|Agricultural College Trust Mgmt.||0.0||326||(63)||263|
|Adaptive Management Program||0.0||(1,066)||0||(1,066)|
|Balance to Available Revenue||0.0||0||(1,242)||(1,242)|
|Coastal Marine Advisory Council||0.0||0||(33)||(33)|
|Wildfire and Forest Health||24.4||21,881||0||21,881|
|2019-21 Policy Other Changes Total||30.4||22,507||5,683||28,190|
2019-21 Policy Comp Changes
|State Public Employee Benefits Rate||0.0||6||23||29|
|WFSE General Government||0.0||951||3,627||4,578|
|State Rep Employee Benefits Rate||0.0||31||135||166|
|WPEA General Government||0.0||968||5,074||6,042|
|Non-Rep General Wage Increase||0.0||332||1,462||1,794|
|Non-Rep Premium Pay||0.0||2||22||24|
|Non-Rep Targeted Pay Increases||0.0||2||6||8|
|Orca Transit Pass - Outside CBAs||0.0||0||2||2|
|PERS & TRS Plan 1 Benefit Increase||0.0||40||180||220|
|Non-Rep Salary Schedule Revision||0.0||15||97||112|
|2019-21 Policy Comp Changes Total||0.0||2,347||10,628||12,975|
2019-21 Policy Transfers Changes
|Orca Transit Pass Funding Transfer||0.0||(18)||(72)||(90)|
|Health Coalition FSA Fund Transfer||0.0||(24)||(106)||(130)|
|2019-21 Policy Transfers Changes Total||0.0||(42)||(178)||(220)|
2019-21 Policy Central Services Changes
|Electric Vehicle Infrastructure||0.0||1||2||3|
|CTS Central Services||0.0||(117)||(564)||(681)|
|DES Central Services||0.0||67||274||341|
|OFM Central Services||0.0||213||1,014||1,227|
|2019-21 Policy Central Services Changes Total||0.0||349||1,585||1,934|
|Total Policy Changes||30.4||25,161||17,718||42,879|
|2019-21 Policy Level||1,365.4||136,710||412,023||548,733|
|Difference from 2017-19||(119.4)||13,539||(9,949)||3,590|
|% Change from 2017-19||(8.0%)||11.0%||(2.4%)||0.66%|
Business Analysis & One Washington
Ongoing funding is provided to pay for the increased costs of virtual private network access.
Agricultural College Trust Mgmt.
Funds are provided for expenditure into the Agricultural College Trust Management Account for the costs of managing the assets of the Agricultural School Trust per RCW 79.64.090. The costs of managing agricultural trust lands increased due to higher self-insurance premiums, pension and retirement rate changes, employee benefit changes and cost-of-living adjustments. Additional ongoing funding is provided to meet these increased costs.
Adaptive Management Program
The Adaptive Management Program was created to provide science-based recommendations and technical information to assist the Forest Practices Board in achieving the water quality and habitat goals of the forest practice rules. Funding is adjusted to align with the program's work schedule.
Balance to Available Revenue
Ongoing funding is adjusted to align expenditures with available revenue. This will result in a reduced level of work in managing the state's trust lands and regulating surface mining.
Ongoing funding is increased to accelerate the removal of creosote pilings and debris from the marine environment and to continue monitoring zooplankton and eelgrass beds on state-owned aquatic lands managed by the department. The result will be removal of toxics and harmful materials from key forage fish and salmon habitat in Puget Sound and a better understanding of the impacts of ocean acidification. Actions will address recommendations to recover the Southern Resident orca population and to monitor for ocean acidification. This will support implementation of the Puget Sound Action Agenda.
One-time funding is provided for increased costs associated with the cleanup of the Fairview Avenue site near Lake Union in Seattle. The aquatic site is contaminated with hazardous levels of lead, chromium and arsenic. Cleanup is expected to be completed in the 2017-19 biennium. This will be the department's final payment toward remediation costs.
Coastal Marine Advisory Council
The Washington Coastal Marine Advisory Council serves as a forum and provides recommendations on coastal management issues to the state. A significant milestone for the council was the publication of the Washington State Marine Spatial Plan in June 2018. The council will work in the 2019-21 biennium to develop recommendations on water issues, natural hazard threats, and ecosystem indicators. Funding for the council is reduced to align with the work planned for the biennium.
The agency manages over 1,100 miles of trails, many of which are used by off-road vehicles. Off-road Vehicle and Nonhighway Vehicle Account revenue is used to increase outreach and volunteer efforts, maintain recreational facilities and trails, and reduce the maintenance backlog for trails used by off-road vehicles and other users. Funding for three employees is shifted from the account to balance program expenditures with the account's statutory revenue distributions.
Wildfire and Forest Health
Ongoing and one-time funding is provided to prevent wildfires, improve fire suppression response and conduct forest health assessments and treatments statewide. Efforts to improve wildfire response include funding 15 full-time fire engine leaders, increasing the number of correctional camp fire crews in western Washington, purchasing two helicopters, providing dedicated staff to conduct fire response training, and creating a fire prevention outreach program. Forest health activities will provide ongoing funding for landowner technical assistance, conduct forest health treatments on federal lands and implement the department's 20-year forest health strategic plan. The department will also plan forest health treatments as required in Senate Bill 5546 passed by the Legislature in 2017.
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.
WPEA General Government
Funding is provided for a collective bargaining agreement with the Washington Public Employees' Association - 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 and standby pay changes, and increases in targeted job classifications. Employee insurance included in the agreement is displayed in a separate item.
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 Premium Pay
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.