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Office of Administrative Hearings

  Average Annual FTEs Near General Fund State Other Funds Total Funds
  (Dollars in Thousands)
Current Budget 175.1 0 45,738 45,738
2019-21 Maintenance Level 175.1 0 45,951 45,951
Difference from 2017-19 0.0 0 213 213
% Change from 2017-19 0.0% 0.0% 0.47% 0.47%

2019-21 Policy Other Changes

OSPI Caseload Increase 2.0 0 524 524
ESD Caseload Increase 4.0 0 1,037 1,037
2019-21 Policy Other Changes Total 6.0 0 1,561 1,561

2019-21 Policy Comp Changes

PERS & TRS Plan 1 Benefit Increase 0.0 0 3 3
2019-21 Policy Comp Changes Total 0.0 0 3 3

2019-21 Policy Central Services Changes

Attorney General 0.0 0 5 5
DES Central Services 0.0 0 2 2
OFM Central Services 0.0 0 40 40
2019-21 Policy Central Services Changes Total 0.0 0 47 47
Total Policy Changes 6.0 0 1,611 1,611
2019-21 Policy Level 181.1 0 47,562 47,562
Difference from 2017-19 6.0 0 1,824 1,824
% Change from 2017-19 3.4% 0.0% 4.0% 4.0%

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. (Administrative Hearings Revolving - 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. (Administrative Hearings Revolving - State)

OSPI Caseload Increase

Funding is provided to comply with federal requirements after a significant spike in referrals from the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), specifically concerning cases relating to special education issues. (Administrative Hearings Revolving - State)

ESD Caseload Increase

Funding is provided to comply with strict federal timeliness standards concerning appeals for unemployment insurance claims at the Employment Security Department (ESD). Metrics for these timeliness standards improved, in part, because of additional one-time funding provided for this purpose during the 2017-19 biennium. (Administrative Hearings Revolving - 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. (Administrative Hearings Revolving - State)

Attorney General

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