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Office of Minority and Women's Business Enterprises

  Annual FTEs General Fund State Other Funds Total Funds
  (Dollars in Thousands)
Estimated Expenditures 27.4 869 5,352 6,221
2021-23 Maintenance Level 29.7 1,302 5,400 6,702
Difference from 2019-21 2.3 433 48 481
% Change from 2019-21 8.4% 49.8% 0.90% 7.7%

2021-23 Policy Other Changes

Reduce Expenditure Authority 0.0 0 (815) (815)
Small Business Support 1.0 290 0 290
Certification Support 1.0 256 0 256
Language Access 0.0 100 0 100
Supplier Diversity 1.0 221 0 221
2021-23 Policy Other Changes Total 3.0 867 (815) 52

2021-23 Policy Comp Changes

Pension Adjustments, nonrate 0.0 2 4 6
State Employee Benefits 0.0 (1) (2) (3)
WFSE General Government 0.0 (36) (136) (172)
Temporary Layoffs and Other Savings 0.0 (20) (64) (84)
Rep Employee Health Benefits 0.0 (1) (6) (7)
Non-Rep General Wage Increase 0.0 0 (94) (94)
2021-23 Policy Comp Changes Total 0.0 (56) (298) (354)

2021-23 Policy Central Services Changes

Archives/Records Management 0.0 0 1 1
Legal Services 0.0 0 (15) (15)
Administrative Hearings 0.0 0 (1) (1)
DES Central Services 0.0 0 (15) (15)
OFM Central Services 0.0 0 29 29
Self-Insurance Liability Premium 0.0 0 166 166
2021-23 Policy Central Services Changes Total 0.0 0 165 165
Total Policy Changes 3.0 811 (948) (137)
2021-23 Policy Level 32.7 2,113 4,452 6,565
Difference from 2019-21 5.3 1,244 (900) 344
% Change from 2019-21 19.3% 143.2% (16.8%) 5.5%

Policy Changes

Reduce Expenditure Authority

This item reduces the expenditure authority in the OMWBE Enterprises Account by 15 percent. (OMWBE Enterprises Account - State)

Small Business Support

Funding is provided for the agency to hire an advocate to assist small businesses in resolving disruptions and/or grievances, identifying what action is needed, and connecting them to appropriate resources/staff. (General Fund - State)

Certification Support

This item funds a lead certification analyst to ensure maximum impact for minority- and women-owned businesses and efficient team function, and to manage an increasing certification workload. This will also help OMWBE meet the expected rise in applications from targeted outreach and to process applications from businesses in local jurisdictions’ databases and WEBS. This analyst will also support expanding the pool of certified businesses for statewide public contracting and procurement per RCW 39.19.030 and the findings and recommendations of the 2019 Washington State Disparity Study. (General Fund - State)

Language Access

One-time funding is provided for the agency to provide meaningful access to services for those with limited English proficiency (LEP). This includes the resources to translate the state certification application, instructions, and supplemental materials, as well as information on the Linked Deposit Program, certification outreach materials, training workshop videos, and social media postings. (General Fund - State)

Supplier Diversity

Funding is provided for one FTE position to help manage the Washington State Toolkit for Equity in Public Spending. This toolkit will support state agencies, educational institutions, and political subdivisions in the development and implementation of best practices for inclusion and equity in public contracting. (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. (OMWBE Enterprises Account - State, 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. (OMWBE Enterprises Account - State, General Fund - State)

WFSE General Government

This adjustment reflects the impact of the 2021-23 collective bargaining agreement. (General Fund - State, OMWBE Enterprises Account - State)

Temporary Layoffs and Other Savings

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

Rep Employee Health Benefits

This provides health insurance funding for the master agreement for employee benefits as part of a coalition of unions. 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, OMWBE Enterprises Account - 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. (OMWBE Enterprises Account - 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. (OMWBE Enterprises Account - 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. (OMWBE Enterprises Account - State)

Administrative Hearings

Adjustments are made for each agency’s anticipated cost of administrative hearings from the Office of Administrative Hearings. (OMWBE Enterprises Account - 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. (OMWBE Enterprises Account - 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. (OMWBE Enterprises Account - 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. (OMWBE Enterprises Account - State)