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Student Achievement Council

  Annual FTEs General Fund State Other Funds Total Funds
  (Dollars in Thousands)
Estimated Expenditures 118.0 963,092 56,739 1,019,831
2021-23 Maintenance Level 118.8 1,072,365 52,522 1,124,887
Difference from 2019-21 0.80 109,273 (4,217) 105,056
% Change from 2019-21 0.68% 11.3% (7.4%) 10.3%

2021-23 Policy Other Changes

Aim Higher FAFSA Completion 2.0 1,150 0 1,150
Career Connected Learning 0.0 500 0 500
Passport to Careers Funding 0.0 8,480 0 8,480
2021-23 Policy Other Changes Total 2.0 10,130 0 10,130

2021-23 Policy Comp Changes

Pension Adjustments, nonrate 0.0 8 8 16
State Employee Benefits 0.0 (21) (18) (39)
Temporary Layoffs and Other Savings 0.0 (508) (438) (946)
Non-Rep General Wage Increase 0.0 (548) (522) (1,070)
2021-23 Policy Comp Changes Total 0.0 (1,069) (970) (2,039)

2021-23 Policy Central Services Changes

Archives/Records Management 0.0 1 0 1
Audit Services 0.0 (2) (1) (3)
Legal Services 0.0 (9) (8) (17)
CTS Central Services 0.0 15 13 28
DES Central Services 0.0 5 5 10
OFM Central Services 0.0 91 56 147
Self-Insurance Liability Premium 0.0 19 16 35
OFM CSM Correction 0.0 3 (3) 0
2021-23 Policy Central Services Changes Total 0.0 123 78 201
Total Policy Changes 2.0 9,184 (892) 8,292
2021-23 Policy Level 120.8 1,081,549 51,630 1,133,179
Difference from 2019-21 2.8 118,457 (5,109) 113,348
% Change from 2019-21 2.4% 12.3% (9.0%) 11.1%

Policy Changes

Aim Higher FAFSA Completion

Funding is provided to continue support for 2.0 FTE staff, digital tools and media placements to inform and assist families and students with completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Washington has one of the lowest FAFSA completion rates in the country. These staff will help students and families connect to state and federal grants and loans to help pay for college and improve post-secondary outcomes for Washington students. (Workforce Education Investment Acc - State)

Career Connected Learning

Chapter 406, Laws of 2019 (Workforce Education Investment Act) established the career connected learning workgroup to expand career connected learning opportunities to students throughout the state. Funding is provided to create a marketing and communications strategy to inform students and parents about opportunities. (Workforce Education Investment Acc - State)

Passport to Careers Funding

The number of students eligible for the Passport to Careers program exceeds available funding. This program serves students who otherwise lack the financial and familial support to complete their educational pathway. This funding will provide financial aid and academic support to help students complete their college or apprenticeship credential. (Workforce Education Investment Acc - State, 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, Advanced Coll Tuition Payment Prog - Non-Appropriated, General Fund - Federal)

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. (Health Prof Loan Repay/Scholar Prog - Non-Appropriated, Educator Conditional Scholarship - Non-Appropriated, Workforce Education Investment Acc - State, other funds)

Temporary Layoffs and Other Savings

This item reflects savings achieved from temporary layoffs or similar actions. (Aerospace Training Student Loan Acc - State, Educator Conditional Scholarship - Non-Appropriated, Health Prof Loan Repay/Scholar Prog - Non-Appropriated, 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. (Health Prof Loan Repay/Scholar Prog - Non-Appropriated, Aerospace Training Student Loan Acc - State, Educator Conditional Scholarship - Non-Appropriated, 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. (General Fund - State)

Audit Services

Adjustments are made for each agency’s anticipated cost of audits performed by the State Auditor’s Office. (Advanced Coll Tuition Payment Prog - Non-Appropriated, General Fund - 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. (Washington Colleg Savings Prog Acct - Non-Appropriated, Educator Conditional Scholarship - Non-Appropriated, General Fund - Federal, 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. (General Fund - State, Advanced Coll Tuition Payment Prog - Non-Appropriated, General Fund - Federal, 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. (Advanced Coll Tuition Payment Prog - Non-Appropriated, General Fund - State, General Fund - Federal, 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. (Advanced Coll Tuition Payment Prog - Non-Appropriated, Educator Conditional Scholarship - Non-Appropriated, General Fund - 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. (General Fund - Federal, Advanced Coll Tuition Payment Prog - Non-Appropriated, General Fund - State, other funds)

OFM CSM Correction