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Department of Social and Health Services - Vocational Rehabilitation

  Annual FTEs General Fund State Other Funds Total Funds
  (Dollars in Thousands)
Estimated Expenditures 317.1 34,295 111,619 145,914
2021-23 Maintenance Level 317.1 36,954 109,595 146,549
Difference from 2019-21 0.0 2,659 (2,024) 635
% Change from 2019-21 0.0% 7.8% (1.8%) 0.44%

2021-23 Policy Other Changes

Citrix and VPN Charges 0.0 28 0 28
Staffing Cost Reductions 0.0 (2,351) 0 (2,351)
Personal Protective Equipment 0.0 28 0 28
Facility One-time Costs 0.0 374 0 374
2021-23 Policy Other Changes Total 0.0 (1,921) 0 (1,921)

2021-23 Policy Comp Changes

Pension Adjustments, nonrate 0.0 44 0 44
State Employee Benefits 0.0 (11) 0 (11)
WFSE General Government 0.0 (2,142) 0 (2,142)
Temporary Layoffs and Other Savings 0.0 (270) 0 (270)
Rep Employee Health Benefits 0.0 (107) 0 (107)
Non-Rep General Wage Increase 0.0 (248) 0 (248)
2021-23 Policy Comp Changes Total 0.0 (2,734) 0 (2,734)
Total Policy Changes 0.0 (4,655) 0 (4,655)
2021-23 Policy Level 317.1 32,299 109,595 141,894
Difference from 2019-21 0.0 (1,996) (2,024) (4,020)
% Change from 2019-21 0.0% (5.8%) (1.8%) (2.8%)

Policy Changes

Citrix and VPN Charges

Funding is provided to cover the Department of Social and Health Services' increased costs for Citrix and virtual private network (VPN) charges due to the rise in the number of staff working remotely as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. (General Fund - State, General Fund - Federal, General Fund - Family Support/Child Welfare, other funds)

Staffing Cost Reductions

Funding and FTEs are reduced to reflect 11 vacant positions. (General Fund - State)

Personal Protective Equipment

This funding will cover the increased need for personal protective equipment (PPE) as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. (General Fund - Medicaid Federal, General Fund - State, General Fund - Cash, other funds)

Facility One-time Costs

Funds are provided for one-time relocation and project costs to support the Department of Social and Health Services' leased facilities strategic plan. (General Fund - State, General Fund - Medicaid Federal, General Fund - Federal, 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. (General Fund - State, General Fund - Medicaid Federal, General Fund - 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 - Cash, General Fund - Local CRC Oregon, General Fund - Medicaid Federal, other funds)

WFSE General Government

This adjustment reflects the impact of the 2021-23 collective bargaining agreement. (General Fund - Cash, General Fund - Local CRC Oregon, General Fund - Medicaid Federal, other funds)

Temporary Layoffs and Other Savings

This item reflects savings achieved from temporary layoffs or similar actions. (General Fund - Medicaid Federal, General Fund - Cash, General Fund - Local CRC Oregon, 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 - Local CRC Oregon, General Fund - Medicaid Federal, General Fund - Cash, 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 - Medicaid Federal, General Fund - Cash, General Fund - Local CRC Oregon, other funds)