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Department of Licensing

  Annual FTEs General Fund State Other Funds Total Funds
  (Dollars in Thousands)
Estimated Expenditures 1,442.9 9,914 419,242 429,156
2021-23 Maintenance Level 1,474.8 4,571 416,453 421,024
Difference from 2019-21 31.9 (5,343) (2,789) (8,132)
% Change from 2019-21 2.2% (53.9%) (0.7%) (1.9%)

2021-23 Policy Other Changes

Driver Legislation Changes 0.0 0 343 343
Driver Licensing Online Enhancement 0.0 0 515 515
Ignition Interlock Reduction 0.0 0 (2,000) (2,000)
Legislature Future Funding 7.5 0 2,575 2,575
Six-Year Facility Plan 0.0 0 1,937 1,937
Firearms Modernization Project 0.0 (340) 0 (340)
Website Accessibility and Usability 7.4 25 3,168 3,193
2021-23 Policy Other Changes Total 14.9 (315) 6,538 6,223

2021-23 Policy Comp Changes

Pension Adjustments, nonrate 0.0 4 199 203
State Employee Benefits 0.0 (1) (66) (67)
WFSE General Government 0.0 (158) (6,713) (6,871)
Temporary Layoffs and Other Savings 0.0 (28) (1,970) (1,998)
Rep Employee Health Benefits 0.0 (10) (478) (488)
PTE Local 17 General Government 0.0 (2) (2,240) (2,242)
Non-Rep General Wage Increase 0.0 (16) (1,878) (1,894)
2021-23 Policy Comp Changes Total 0.0 (211) (13,146) (13,357)

2021-23 Policy Central Services Changes

Archives/Records Management 0.0 0 16 16
Audit Services 0.0 0 (14) (14)
Legal Services 0.0 0 (330) (330)
CTS Central Services 0.0 1 260 261
DES Central Services 0.0 0 258 258
OFM Central Services 0.0 20 1,771 1,791
Self-Insurance Liability Premium 0.0 0 67 67
2021-23 Policy Central Services Changes Total 0.0 21 2,028 2,049
Total Policy Changes 14.9 (505) (4,580) (5,085)
2021-23 Policy Level 1,489.7 4,066 411,873 415,939
Difference from 2019-21 46.8 (5,848) (7,369) (13,217)
% Change from 2019-21 3.2% (59.0%) (1.8%) (3.1%)

Policy Changes

Driver Legislation Changes

The Department of Licensing proposes legislation to extend driver license renewal cycles from six to eight years, and to allow more driver licenses and identification card transactions to be conducted online. (Highway Safety Account - State)

Driver Licensing Online Enhancement

The Department of Licensing proposes enhancements to allow more driver licenses transactions to be conducted online to address capacity demands for services. (Highway Safety Account - State)

Ignition Interlock Reduction

Funding is reduced to align expenditures with available revenue in the Ignition Interlock Account. (Ignition Interlock Device Revolving - State)

Legislature Future Funding

The Department of Licensing requests funding to implement five bills that were enacted, but not funded in the 2020 Legislative session. The effective dates for these bills fall within the 2021-23 biennium. (Ignition Interlock Device Revolving - State, Motor Vehicle Account - State, Highway Safety Account - State)

Six-Year Facility Plan

These funds are provided to relocate five DOL offices. (Highway Safety Account - State)

Firearms Modernization Project

Funding is reduced to reflect the delay of DOL's firearm record system modernization project. (General Fund - State)

Website Accessibility and Usability

Funding is provided to redesign and improve DOL's online services and website. (Motor Vehicle Account - State, Business and Professions Account - State, Highway Safety Account - State, other funds)

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. (Business and Professions Account - State, Motor Vehicle Account - State, Highway Safety 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. (Real Estate Appraiser Commission - State, General Fund - State, Motorcycle Safety Education Account - State, other funds)

WFSE General Government

This adjustment reflects the impact of the 2021-23 collective bargaining agreement. (Limited Fish and Wildlife Account - State, Landscape Architects' License Acct - State, Appraisal Management Company Acct - Non-Appropriated, other funds)

Temporary Layoffs and Other Savings

This item reflects savings achieved from temporary layoffs or similar actions. (Landscape Architects' License Acct - Non-Appropriated, Appraisal Management Company Acct - Non-Appropriated, Appraisal Management Company Acct - 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. (Geologists' Account - Non-Appropriated, Electric Vehicle Account - State, Landscape Architects' License Acct - Non-Appropriated, other funds)

PTE Local 17 General Government

This adjustment reflects the impact of the 2021-23 collective bargaining agreement. (General Fund - State, Highway Safety Account - State, Motor Vehicle 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. (Limited Fish and Wildlife Account - State, Appraisal Management Company Acct - Non-Appropriated, Professional Engineers' Account - State, other funds)

Archives/Records Management

Adjustments are made to reflect each agency’s anticipated share of charges from the Department of Labor and Industries for workers’ compensation (Motorcycle Safety Education Account - State, Motor Vehicle Account - State, Highway Safety Account - State)

Audit Services

Adjustments are made for each agency’s anticipated cost of audits performed by the State Auditor’s Office. (Business and Professions Account - State, Highway Safety Account - State, Motor Vehicle 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. (Highway Safety Account - State, Business and Professions Account - State, Motor Vehicle Account - 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. (Motorcycle Safety Education Account - State, Motor Vehicle Account - State, Highway Safety 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. (Motor Vehicle Account - State, Highway Safety Account - State, Business and Professions 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. (Motor Vehicle Account - State, Highway Safety Account - State, Business and Professions 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. (Highway Safety Account - State, Motor Vehicle Account - State, Business and Professions Account - State, other funds)