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Utilities and Transportation Commission

  Annual FTEs General Fund State Other Funds Total Funds
  (Dollars in Thousands)
Estimated Expenditures 183.8 296 70,274 70,570
2021-23 Maintenance Level 182.9 0 65,872 65,872
Difference from 2019-21 (0.9) (296) (4,402) (4,698)
% Change from 2019-21 (0.5%) (100.0%) (6.3%) (6.7%)

2021-23 Policy Other Changes

Clean Energy Transformation 2.0 0 546 546
Minimum Rail Crew Size 1.0 0 303 303
Universal Communications Services 0.0 0 10,000 10,000
2021-23 Policy Other Changes Total 3.0 0 10,849 10,849

2021-23 Policy Comp Changes

Pension Adjustments, nonrate 0.0 0 30 30
State Employee Benefits 0.0 0 (23) (23)
WFSE General Government 0.0 0 (890) (890)
Temporary Layoffs and Other Savings 0.0 0 (666) (666)
Rep Employee Health Benefits 0.0 0 (40) (40)
Non-Rep General Wage Increase 0.0 0 (770) (770)
2021-23 Policy Comp Changes Total 0.0 0 (2,359) (2,359)

2021-23 Policy Central Services Changes

Archives/Records Management 0.0 0 4 4
Audit Services 0.0 0 (1) (1)
Legal Services 0.0 0 (212) (212)
CTS Central Services 0.0 0 43 43
DES Central Services 0.0 0 15 15
OFM Central Services 0.0 0 203 203
Self-Insurance Liability Premium 0.0 0 1 1
2021-23 Policy Central Services Changes Total 0.0 0 53 53
Total Policy Changes 3.0 0 8,543 8,543
2021-23 Policy Level 185.9 0 74,415 74,415
Difference from 2019-21 2.1 (296) 4,141 3,845
% Change from 2019-21 1.1% (100.0%) 5.9% 5.4%

Policy Changes

Clean Energy Transformation

Funding is provided to implement clean energy legislation. (Public Service Revolving Account - State)

Minimum Rail Crew Size

Funding is provided to implement minimum rail crew size regulations. (Public Service Revolving Account - State)

Universal Communications Services

This item funds continuation of the state universal communications services program to increase broadband access to rural communities. (Universal Communications Services - Non-Appropriated)

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. (Public Service Revolving Account - State, Pipeline Safety Account - State, Pipeline Safety Account - Federal, other funds)

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 - Local, General Fund - Private/Local, Pipeline Safety Account - Federal, other funds)

WFSE General Government

This adjustment reflects the impact of the 2021-23 collective bargaining agreement. (Pipeline Safety Account - State, General Fund - Local, General Fund - Private/Local, other funds)

Temporary Layoffs and Other Savings

This item reflects savings achieved from temporary layoffs or similar actions. (Pipeline Safety Account - Federal, General Fund - Private/Local, Pipeline Safety Account - State, other funds)

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 - Private/Local, Pipeline Safety Account - Federal, General Fund - Local, other funds)

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 - Private/Local, Pipeline Safety Account - State, Pipeline Safety Account - Federal, other funds)

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. (Public Service Revolving Account - State)

Audit Services

Adjustments are made for each agency’s anticipated cost of audits performed by the State Auditor’s Office. (Public Service Revolving 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. (General Fund - Local, General Fund - Private/Local, Pipeline Safety Account - State, other funds)

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 - Local, Pipeline Safety Account - State, Public Service Revolving Account - State, other funds)

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. (Pipeline Safety Account - State, Public Service Revolving Account - State, General Fund - Local, other funds)

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 - Local, Public Service Revolving Account - State, Pipeline Safety Account - State, other funds)

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. (Public Service Revolving Account - State)