Office of the Governor

  Annual FTEs General Fund State Other Funds Total Funds
  (Dollars in Thousands)
Estimated Expenditures 65.1 19,023 7,674 26,697
2021-23 Maintenance Level 65.8 17,382 2,000 19,382
Difference from 2019-21 0.70 (1,641) (5,674) (7,315)
% Change from 2019-21 1.1% (8.6%) (73.9%) (27.4%)

2021-23 Policy Other Changes

Immigration & Naturalization FTE 1.0 350 0 350
Washington State Office of Equity 8.0 2,578 0 2,578
Blue Ribbon Commission Funding 0.0 300 0 300
Climate Commitment 0.0 350 0 350
Community-based BH Supports 0.0 600 0 600
Clemency and Pardons Board 15.0 5,000 0 5,000
Economic Development Fund Increase 0.0 0 4,912 4,912
Columbia River Partnership 0.0 50 0 50
2021-23 Policy Other Changes Total 24.0 9,228 4,912 14,140

2021-23 Policy Comp Changes

Pension Adjustments, nonrate 0.0 12 0 12
State Employee Benefits 0.0 (24) 0 (24)
Temporary Layoffs and Other Savings 0.0 (584) 0 (584)
Non-Rep General Wage Increase 0.0 (678) 0 (678)
2021-23 Policy Comp Changes Total 0.0 (1,274) 0 (1,274)

2021-23 Policy Central Services Changes

Archives/Records Management 0.0 1 0 1
Legal Services 0.0 (17) 0 (17)
CTS Central Services 0.0 (3) 0 (3)
DES Central Services 0.0 31 0 31
OFM Central Services 0.0 83 0 83
Self-Insurance Liability Premium 0.0 18 0 18
2021-23 Policy Central Services Changes Total 0.0 113 0 113
Total Policy Changes 24.0 8,067 4,912 12,979
2021-23 Policy Level 89.8 25,449 6,912 32,361
Difference from 2019-21 24.7 6,426 (762) 5,664
% Change from 2019-21 37.9% 33.8% (9.9%) 21.2%

Policy Changes

Immigration & Naturalization FTE

Funds were initially provided in the enacted 2019-21 budget for a special assistant to work on immigration policy issues. This item provides ongoing funding for the position. (General Fund - State)

Washington State Office of Equity

This funding will support the State Equity Office that was created in 2020 to promote access to opportunities and resources that reduce disparities and improve outcomes statewide. (General Fund - State)

Blue Ribbon Commission Funding

Funding is provided solely for the cost of supporting the Blue Ribbon Commission on the Intersection of the Criminal Justice and Behavioral Health Crisis Systems that will be established in Governor’s Executive Order 21-02. (General Fund - State)

Climate Commitment

Washington recently enacted revised greenhouse gas emission limits necessary to reduce the impacts of climate change. Pending enactment of governor request legislation, the Governor’s Office, working with state agencies, stakeholders and other interested parties, will provide recommendations to the Legislature on implementing a comprehensive climate energy and resilience program to ensure the state meets its emission reduction targets. These recommendations include a governance structure, reporting requirements and accountability mechanisms, equity for highly vulnerable and impacted communities, funding authorities and structures, and duties and roles related to disaster and climate resilience. (General Fund - State)

Community-based BH Supports

Funding is provided to contract with project management resources to assist the Health Care Authority and Department of Social and Health Services in coordinating efforts to transform the behavioral health system and improve the collection and availability of data. (General Fund - State)

Clemency and Pardons Board

Funding is provided to professionalize and expand the Clemency and Pardons Board to allow consideration of conditional commutations in addition to the board's current responsibilities. (General Fund - State)

Economic Development Fund Increase

Expenditure authority is increased in the Economic Development Strategic Reserve Account. (Econ Dev Strategic Reserve Account - State)

Columbia River Partnership

In the fall of 2020 the governors of Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana made a commitment to support the work of the Columbia Basin Partnership Task Force. The task force has been working since 2017 to advance salmon recovery in the Columbia Basin. Funding is provided to support the continued work of the task force and to match contributions from the other states. (General Fund - State)

Pension Adjustments, nonrate

This funds the potential impact of Department of Retirement Systems request legislation on pension service credit and benefit calculation. It will prevent budget reductions such as temporary layoffs from negatively affecting employee retirement benefits. (General Fund - State)

State Employee Benefits

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 $988 per employee per month for fiscal year 2022 and $1,018 per employee per month for fiscal year 2023. (General Fund - State)

Temporary Layoffs and Other Savings

This item reflects savings achieved from temporary layoffs or similar actions. (General Fund - State)

Non-Rep General Wage Increase

This reflects savings from the cancellation of the July 1, 2020 general wage increase for some non-represented, non-classified employees. (General Fund - State)

Archives/Records Management

Adjustments are made for each agency’s anticipated share of charges for archives and records management services provided by the Secretary of State’s Office. (General Fund - State)

Legal Services

Adjustments are made for each agency’s anticipated cost of legal services provided by the Attorney General’s Office. Because legal services expenditures are based on consumption, funding provided in the central service model is not all inclusive. (General Fund - State)

CTS Central Services

Adjustments are made to reflect each agency’s anticipated share of charges for Microsoft 365 G5 licenses contracted for state agencies by the Consolidated Technology Services agency. This contract allows the state to achieve economies of scale and administrative efficiencies in the management of licenses. (General Fund - State)

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 for existing statewide financial applications, One Washington, and other central services provided by the Office of Financial Management. (General Fund - State)

Self-Insurance Liability Premium

Adjustments are made to reflect each agency's share of actuarily projected costs of the Self-Insurance Liability Account. This includes adjustments to existing funding levels as well as enhancements for anticipated liabilities in the 2021-23 biennium. (General Fund - State)