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Department of Social and Health Services - Administration and Supporting Services

  Annual FTEs General Fund State Other Funds Total Funds
  (Dollars in Thousands)
Estimated Expenditures 559.2 68,669 54,591 123,260
2021-23 Maintenance Level 628.7 79,827 51,727 131,554
Difference from 2019-21 69.5 11,158 (2,864) 8,294
% Change from 2019-21 12.4% 16.2% (5.2%) 6.7%

2021-23 Policy Other Changes

Electronic Health Records 2.0 483 120 603
Network Risk Mitigation 0.0 170 37 207
Language Access Providers 0.0 8 8 16
Personal Protective Equipment 0.0 322 80 402
2021-23 Policy Other Changes Total 2.0 983 245 1,228

2021-23 Policy Comp Changes

Pension Adjustments, nonrate 0.0 76 18 94
State Employee Benefits 0.0 (100) (24) (124)
WFSE General Government 0.0 (1,633) (405) (2,038)
Temporary Layoffs and Other Savings 0.0 (2,523) (607) (3,130)
Juneteenth State Holiday 0.0 6 2 8
Rep Employee Health Benefits 0.0 (77) (20) (97)
Non-Rep General Wage Increase 0.0 (2,032) (574) (2,606)
General Wage EMS & WMS Savings 0.0 (1,032) (292) (1,324)
Furlough Savings 0.0 (10,696) (3,881) (14,577)
2021-23 Policy Comp Changes Total 0.0 (18,011) (5,783) (23,794)
Total Policy Changes 2.0 (17,028) (5,538) (22,566)
2021-23 Policy Level 630.7 62,799 46,189 108,988
Difference from 2019-21 71.5 (5,870) (8,402) (14,272)
% Change from 2019-21 12.8% (8.5%) (15.4%) (11.6%)

Policy Changes

Electronic Health Records

Funding is provided for two FTE staff to continue the electronic health records work related to the Cerner project. (General Fund - Federal, General Fund - State)

Network Risk Mitigation

These funds will replace obsolete and failing switching equipment at facilities. (General Fund - State, General Fund - Medicaid Federal, General Fund - Cash, other funds)

Language Access Providers

Funding is adjusted for language access provider services based upon the collective bargaining agreement for the 2021-23 biennium. (General Fund - State, General Fund - Medicaid Federal, General Fund - Local CRC Oregon, other funds)

Personal Protective Equipment

Funding is provided to reflect the increased costs incurred 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)

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)

Juneteenth State Holiday

This funding is necessary to implement a new state holiday of Juneteeth, based on the cost of backfilling positions that require coverage at all times. (General Fund - Cash, General Fund - State, General Fund - Medicaid Federal, 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)

General Wage EMS & WMS Savings

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and a drastic downturn in state revenue collections, state agencies are required to identify operating budget savings options. As required, the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) submits this reduction option to modify the General Wage Increase that went into effect on July 1, 2020. Operating budget savings from this action is estimated at $7,938,000 ($5,520,000 GF-State). Of this amount the Administration and Supporting Services portion of the savings is estimated at $1,324,000 ($1,032,000 GF-State). (General Fund - State, General Fund - Federal)

Furlough Savings

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and a drastic downturn in state revenue collections, state agencies are required to identify operating budget savings options. As required, the Department of Social & Health Services (DSHS) submits this reduction option for staff furlough savings. Operating budget savings from these actions are estimated at $189,459,000 ($120,722,000 GF-State). Of this amount, the Administration and Supporting Services portion of the savings are estimated at $14,577,000 ($10,696,000 GF-State). (General Fund - State, General Fund - Federal)