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Department of Labor and Industries

  Annual FTEs General Fund State Other Funds Total Funds
  (Dollars in Thousands)
Estimated Expenditures 3,212.1 41,124 940,617 981,741
2021-23 Maintenance Level 3,177.9 26,714 858,802 885,516
Difference from 2019-21 (34.2) (14,410) (81,815) (96,225)
% Change from 2019-21 (1.1%) (35.0%) (8.7%) (9.8%)

2021-23 Policy Other Changes

Agricultural Resources 15.7 0 4,508 4,508
Workers Comp Systems Modernization 44.6 0 44,024 44,024
Conveyance Management System 4.2 0 3,032 3,032
Infectious Disease Rulemaking 2.1 0 624 624
Lab Start-up 0.0 0 1,846 1,846
Provider Credentialing 0.0 0 2,575 2,575
Safe Work - Increased Protections 1.3 0 351 351
2021-23 Policy Other Changes Total 67.9 0 56,960 56,960

2021-23 Policy Comp Changes

Pension Adjustments, nonrate 0.0 4 484 488
State Employee Benefits 0.0 0 (72) (72)
WFSE General Government 0.0 (258) (22,145) (22,403)
Temporary Layoffs and Other Savings 0.0 (12) (2,321) (2,333)
Rep Employee Health Benefits 0.0 (14) (1,102) (1,116)
Coalition of Unions 0.0 0 (2,010) (2,010)
Non-Rep General Wage Increase 0.0 (16) (2,722) (2,738)
2021-23 Policy Comp Changes Total 0.0 (296) (29,888) (30,184)

2021-23 Policy Central Services Changes

Archives/Records Management 0.0 0 38 38
Audit Services 0.0 0 (18) (18)
Legal Services 0.0 (7) (3,733) (3,740)
Administrative Hearings 0.0 0 (24) (24)
CTS Central Services 0.0 3 762 765
DES Central Services 0.0 0 222 222
OFM Central Services 0.0 0 4,014 4,014
Self-Insurance Liability Premium 0.0 0 554 554
2021-23 Policy Central Services Changes Total 0.0 (4) 1,815 1,811
Total Policy Changes 67.9 (300) 28,887 28,587
2021-23 Policy Level 3,245.8 26,414 887,689 914,103
Difference from 2019-21 33.7 (14,710) (52,928) (67,638)
% Change from 2019-21 1.0% (35.8%) (5.6%) (6.9%)

Policy Changes

Agricultural Resources

Funding and staff are provided to create a special compliance unit within L&I’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health. The department will hire 13 staff who will perform compliance inspections and investigate incidents specific to the agricultural industry, and three staff to provide bilingual outreach to agricultural workers and employers to increase awareness of workplace safety, workers’ compensation services, workplace rights, discrimination and other protections. (Medical Aid Account - State, Accident Account - State)

Workers Comp Systems Modernization

Funding and staff are provided to continue the procurement and planning phase of replacing our state's workers’ compensation computer system. The funding covers staffing, contractor costs, software licenses, hardware and equipment, and leased facility costs. (Medical Aid Account - State, Accident Account - State)

Conveyance Management System

Funding and staff are provided to continue the replacement of the conveyance management system in the elevator program. The funding covers project management and supporting analysts, quality assurance, contractor costs for development and implementation, change management, and maintenance and operations costs for software. (Construction Regis Inspect Acct - State, Medical Aid Account - State, Accident Account - State)

Infectious Disease Rulemaking

Funding is provided to L&I to conduct infectious disease rulemaking to ensure the state has general guidelines to follow in the case of an infectious disease outbreak. Funding is for two non-permanent staff to perform research for rulemaking and to provide necessary education and outreach. (General Fund - State, Medical Aid Account - State, Accident Account - State)

Lab Start-up

This item will enable L&I to purchase equipment and supplies for its new laboratory and training center and to decommission the existing lab. (Accident Account - State, Medical Aid Account - State)

Provider Credentialing

These funds will continue the development and implementation of a single-platform provider credentialing software system to provide automated enrollment and credentialing for all providers who deliver services to injured workers. (Info Tech Invest Rev Acct - Non-Appropriated, Accident Account - State, Medical Aid Account - State)

Safe Work - Increased Protections

Funding and staffing are provided to L&I to increase workplace safety by strengthening protections for employees from worker retaliation. (Medical Aid Account - State, Accident Account - 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. (Electrical License Account - State, Accident Account - State, Medical Aid Account - State, 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. (Medical Aid Account - State, Construction Regis Inspect Acct - State, Electrical License Account - State, other funds)

WFSE General Government

This adjustment reflects the impact of the 2021-23 collective bargaining agreement. (Medical Aid Account - Federal, Manufacture Home Installation Train - State, Accident Account - Federal, other funds)

Temporary Layoffs and Other Savings

This item reflects savings achieved from temporary layoffs or similar actions. (General Fund - State, Plumbing Certificate Account - State, Pressure Systems 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. (Accident Account - Federal, Asbestos Account - State, Manufacture Home Installation Train - State, other funds)

Coalition of Unions

This adjustment reflects the impact of the 2021-23 collective bargaining agreement. (Manufacture Home Installation Train - State, Public Works Administration Acct - State, Pressure Systems Safety Account - State, 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. (Manufacture Home Installation Train - State, Plumbing Certificate Account - State, Pressure Systems Safety Account - State, 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. (Accident Account - State, Medical Aid Account - State, Construction Regis Inspect Acct - State, other funds)

Audit Services

Adjustments are made for each agency’s anticipated cost of audits performed by the State Auditor’s Office. (Accident Account - State, Medical Aid 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. (Plumbing Certificate Account - State, Public Works Administration Acct - State, General Fund - State, other funds)

Administrative Hearings

Adjustments are made for each agency’s anticipated cost of administrative hearings from the Office of Administrative Hearings. (Electrical License Account - State, Construction Regis Inspect Acct - State, Public Works Administration Acct - 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. (Medical Aid Account - State, Construction Regis Inspect Acct - State, Accident 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. (Accident Account - State, Construction Regis Inspect Acct - State, Medical Aid Account - State, 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. (Accident Account - State, Medical Aid Account - State, Electrical License 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. (Medical Aid Account - State, Accident Account - State)