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Office of the Governor

  Average Annual FTEs Near General Fund State Other Funds Total Funds
  (Dollars in Thousands)
Current Budget 64.1 19,771 2,674 22,445
2019-21 Maintenance Level 64.1 19,778 4,674 24,452
Difference from 2017-19 0.0 7 2,000 2,007
% Change from 2017-19 0.0% 0.04% 74.8% 8.9%

2019-21 Policy Other Changes

Education Ombuds Capacity Increase 1.4 434 0 434
Education Ombuds DEI Development 0.0 50 0 50
Women's Commission Staffing 0.50 151 0 151
Transition Office 0.80 279 0 279
Administrative Efficiencies 0.0 (1,048) 0 (1,048)
Expand Outreach Team 0.50 116 0 116
Washington State Equity Office 4.0 983 0 983
2019-21 Policy Other Changes Total 7.2 965 0 965

2019-21 Policy Comp Changes

PERS & TRS Plan 1 Benefit Increase 0.0 2 0 2
2019-21 Policy Comp Changes Total 0.0 2 0 2

2019-21 Policy Central Services Changes

Attorney General 0.0 2 0 2
DES Central Services 0.0 1 0 1
OFM Central Services 0.0 13 0 13
2019-21 Policy Central Services Changes Total 0.0 16 0 16
Total Policy Changes 7.2 983 0 983
2019-21 Policy Level 71.3 20,761 4,674 25,435
Difference from 2017-19 7.2 990 2,000 2,990
% Change from 2017-19 11.2% 5.0% 74.8% 13.3%

Policy Changes

DES Central Services

Adjustments are made to reflect each agency’s anticipated share of charges from the Department of Enterprise Services (DES) for campus rent, utilities, parking, and contracts; capital project surcharges; financing cost recovery; public and historic facilities; real estate services; risk management services; personnel service rates; the Perry Street child care center; small agency services; and the department’s enterprise applications. (General Fund - State)

OFM Central Services

Adjustments are made to reflect each agency’s anticipated share of charges from the Office of Financial Management (OFM) for statewide financial applications, One Washington, and other OFM central services. (General Fund - State)

Education Ombuds Capacity Increase

OEO's goal to reach over one million students and 100,000 educators in Washington is not yet realized. In addition, demand for its conflict resolution and trainings continues to increase, as does the difficulty of addressing school safety and opportunity gap issues. OEO currently receives 1,000 requests for conflict resolution each year and must also carry out its other two functions of outreach and policy. Funding is provided for additional staff and resources for increased outreach efforts, preventive trainings to schools and families, professional development, and a tribal liaison. (General Fund - State)

Education Ombuds DEI Development

Funding is provided to OEO to develop a plan to implement a program to promote skills, knowledge and awareness concerning issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion among families with school-age children. This work will be done in consultation with the Superintendent of Public Instruction and the Washington State Office of Equity. A report with recommendations will be submitted to the governor and the Legislature by September 1, 2020. (General Fund - State)

Women's Commission Staffing

Funding is provided to increase the Commission's staffing level to implement and sustain its broad charge to eliminate systematic barriers for women through public engagement, advocacy, and public policy. (General Fund - State)

Transition Office

Funding is provided for a transition office for the period of November 2020 through January 2021 if a new governor is elected in 2020. (General Fund - State)

Administrative Efficiencies

Savings are realized from efficiencies in the Office of the Governor. (General Fund - State)

Expand Outreach Team

Funding is provided to expand the Governor's Outreach team to provide a dedicated representative for both central Washington and eastern Washington. Currently, one staff member represents 17 counties on the east side of the state. (General Fund - State)

Washington State Equity Office

Funding is provided to create a state equity office to promote access to opportunities and resources that reduce disparities and improve outcomes statewide. The equity office will provide agencies with technical assistance to help them reach their inclusion goals, as well as assist them in identifying policies and procedures that may perpetuate inequities. (General Fund - State)

PERS & TRS Plan 1 Benefit Increase

For eligible Public Employees' and Teachers' Retirement Systems Plan 1 members, this item provides an increase of 1.5 percent, up to a maximum of $22 per month. (General Fund - State)

Attorney General

Adjustments are made to reflect each agency's anticipated share of legal service charges from the Attorney General’s Office. (General Fund - State)