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Department of Transportation - Highway Maintenance and Operations

  Annual FTEs General Fund State Other Funds Total Funds
  (Dollars in Thousands)
Estimated Expenditures 1,598.0 0 513,575 513,575
2021-23 Maintenance Level 1,593.0 0 516,009 516,009
Difference from 2019-21 (5.0) 0 2,434 2,434
% Change from 2019-21 (0.3%) 0.0% 0.47% 0.47%

2021-23 Policy Other Changes

Third Party Damages 0.0 0 5,816 5,816
Materials Cost Increase 0.0 0 8,290 8,290
2021-23 Policy Other Changes Total 0.0 0 14,106 14,106

2021-23 Policy Comp Changes

Pension Adjustments, nonrate 0.0 0 227 227
State Employee Benefits 0.0 0 (39) (39)
WFSE General Government 0.0 0 (10,841) (10,841)
Temporary Layoffs and Other Savings 0.0 0 (1,210) (1,210)
Juneteenth State Holiday 0.0 0 2 2
Rep Employee Health Benefits 0.0 0 (592) (592)
PTE Local 17 General Government 0.0 0 (383) (383)
Non-Rep General Wage Increase 0.0 0 (1,206) (1,206)
2021-23 Policy Comp Changes Total 0.0 0 (14,042) (14,042)
Total Policy Changes 0.0 0 64 64
2021-23 Policy Level 1,593.0 0 516,073 516,073
Difference from 2019-21 (5.0) 0 2,498 2,498
% Change from 2019-21 (0.3%) 0.0% 0.49% 0.49%

Policy Changes

Third Party Damages

Funding is provided to repair damages to highways caused by known and unknown third parties. (Motor Vehicle Account - State)

Materials Cost Increase

Funding is provided for the increased cost of highway maintenance materials. (Motor Vehicle Account - 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. (Puget Sound Ferry Operations Acct - State, Multimodal Transportation Account - State, Motor Vehicle 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. (Tacoma Narrows Toll Bridge Account - State, SR #520 Corridor Account - State, Aeronautics Account - State, other funds)

WFSE General Government

This adjustment reflects the impact of the 2021-23 collective bargaining agreement. (Transportation Partnership Account - State, Aeronautics Account - State, Transportation 2003 Acct (Nickel A) - State, other funds)

Temporary Layoffs and Other Savings

This item reflects savings achieved from temporary layoffs or similar actions. (Aeronautics Account - State, SR #520 Corridor Account - State, Tacoma Narrows Toll Bridge Account - State, 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. (Puget Sound Ferry Operations Acct - State, I-405 and SR-167 Express Toll Lanes - 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. (SR 520 Civil Penalties Account - State, Aeronautics Account - State, Transportation 2003 Acct (Nickel A) - State, other funds)

PTE Local 17 General Government

This adjustment reflects the impact of the 2021-23 collective bargaining agreement. (Aeronautics Account - State, SR 520 Civil Penalties Account - State, Puget Sound Ferry Operations Acct - State, 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. (I-405 and SR-167 Express Toll Lanes - State, Tacoma Narrows Toll Bridge Account - State, Aeronautics Account - State, other funds)