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Department of Services for the Blind

  Annual FTEs General Fund State Other Funds Total Funds
  (Dollars in Thousands)
Estimated Expenditures 80.0 7,582 27,713 35,295
2021-23 Maintenance Level 80.0 7,523 28,068 35,591
Difference from 2019-21 0.0 (59) 355 296
% Change from 2019-21 0.0% (0.8%) 1.3% 0.84%

2021-23 Policy Other Changes

Business Enterprise Program 0.0 50 0 50
MS Cloud Integration Project 0.0 70 0 70
2021-23 Policy Other Changes Total 0.0 120 0 120

2021-23 Policy Comp Changes

Pension Adjustments, nonrate 0.0 12 0 12
State Employee Benefits 0.0 (7) 0 (7)
WFSE General Government 0.0 (572) (14) (586)
Temporary Layoffs and Other Savings 0.0 (185) (10) (195)
Rep Employee Health Benefits 0.0 (27) (1) (28)
Non-Rep General Wage Increase 0.0 (164) (12) (176)
2021-23 Policy Comp Changes Total 0.0 (943) (37) (980)

2021-23 Policy Central Services Changes

Archives/Records Management 0.0 0 1 1
Audit Services 0.0 0 (1) (1)
CTS Central Services 0.0 6 26 32
DES Central Services 0.0 (3) (12) (15)
OFM Central Services 0.0 96 6 102
Self-Insurance Liability Premium 0.0 1 4 5
2021-23 Policy Central Services Changes Total 0.0 100 24 124
Total Policy Changes 0.0 (723) (13) (736)
2021-23 Policy Level 80.0 6,800 28,055 34,855
Difference from 2019-21 0.0 (782) 342 (440)
% Change from 2019-21 0.0% (10.3%) 1.2% (1.2%)

Policy Changes

Business Enterprise Program

Funding is provided for the Department of Services for the Blind (DSB) to consult with a food service architect to determine recommendations and costs for future Business Enterprise Program café and vending enhancements to meet the changing demand in dining services. This funding also covers the cost of a study of the consultant recommendations, costs to business owners, and existing resources that could be used to assist business owners in making the recommended remodels. (General Fund - State)

MS Cloud Integration Project

Funding is provided to the Department of Services for the Blind to train its visually-impaired and hearing-impaired staff in Microsoft 365 programs. (General Fund - 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. (General Fund - State)

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 - State)

WFSE General Government

This adjustment reflects the impact of the 2021-23 collective bargaining agreement. (General Fund - Local, General Fund - Private/Local, Business Enterprises Revolving Acct - Non-Appropriated, other funds)

Temporary Layoffs and Other Savings

This item reflects savings achieved from temporary layoffs or similar actions. (Business Enterprises Revolving Acct - Non-Appropriated, General Fund - State)

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 - State, Business Enterprises Revolving Acct - Non-Appropriated)

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 - State, Business Enterprises Revolving Acct - Non-Appropriated)

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. (General Fund - Federal)

Audit Services

Adjustments are made for each agency’s anticipated cost of audits performed by the State Auditor’s Office. (General Fund - Federal)

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. (Business Enterprises Revolving Acct - Non-Appropriated, General Fund - Federal, General Fund - State)

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. (Business Enterprises Revolving Acct - Non-Appropriated, General Fund - Federal, General Fund - State)

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 - Federal, Business Enterprises Revolving Acct - Non-Appropriated, General Fund - State)

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. (General Fund - State, General Fund - Federal)