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Department of Retirement Systems

  Average Annual FTEs Near General Fund State Other Funds Total Funds
  (Dollars in Thousands)
Current Budget 257.6 0 71,636 71,636
2019-21 Maintenance Level 263.6 0 73,689 73,689
Difference from 2017-19 6.0 0 2,053 2,053
% Change from 2017-19 2.3% 0.0% 2.9% 2.9%

2019-21 Policy Other Changes

Mainframe Rehosting Project 0.0 0 6,165 6,165
2019-21 Policy Other Changes Total 0.0 0 6,165 6,165

2019-21 Policy Comp Changes

PERS & TRS Plan 1 Benefit Increase 0.0 0 7 7
2019-21 Policy Comp Changes Total 0.0 0 7 7

2019-21 Policy Central Services Changes

Archives/Records Management 0.0 0 3 3
Attorney General 0.0 0 5 5
DES Central Services 0.0 0 3 3
OFM Central Services 0.0 0 62 62
2019-21 Policy Central Services Changes Total 0.0 0 73 73
Total Policy Changes 0.0 0 6,245 6,245
2019-21 Policy Level 263.6 0 79,934 79,934
Difference from 2017-19 6.0 0 8,298 8,298
% Change from 2017-19 2.3% 0.0% 11.6% 11.6%

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. (Dept of Retirement Systems Expense - 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. (Deferred Compensation Admin Account - Non-Appropriated, Dept of Retirement Systems Expense - State)

Mainframe Rehosting Project

The Department of Retirement Systems will use this one-time funding to complete its mainframe re-hosting project. The 2019 Legislature authorized funding to migrate legacy systems from mainframe technology to a new cloud-based platform. The request for proposal for a re-hosting vendor revealed that the price for these services exceeds the cost estimate, which was based on market research. This funding is needed to implement the re-hosting project. These systems maintain information for approximately 760,000 current and former public employees and are the tools used to calculate and distribute over $5 billion in payments each year. (Deferred Compensation Admin Account - Non-Appropriated, Dept of Retirement Systems Expense - State, OASI Revolving Account - Non-Appropriated)

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. (Dept of Retirement Systems Expense - State)

Archives/Records Management

Adjustments are made to reflect each agency’s anticipated share of state archiving and state records center costs from the Secretary of State’s Office. (Dept of Retirement Systems Expense - State)

Attorney General

Adjustments are made to reflect each agency's anticipated share of legal service charges from the Attorney General’s Office. (Deferred Compensation Admin Account - Non-Appropriated, Dept of Retirement Systems Expense - State)