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Department of Transportation - Washington State Ferries

  Annual FTEs General Fund State Other Funds Total Funds
  (Dollars in Thousands)
Estimated Expenditures 1,752.2 0 554,300 554,300
2021-23 Maintenance Level 1,748.6 0 515,908 515,908
Difference from 2019-21 (3.6) 0 (38,392) (38,392)
% Change from 2019-21 (0.2%) 0.0% (6.9%) (6.9%)

2021-23 Policy Other Changes

Non-Routine Maintenance 0.0 0 7,082 7,082
WSF Jones Act Claims 0.0 0 631 631
WSF Ongoing Operating Costs 9.7 0 7,162 7,162
WSF Marine Insurance Increase 0.0 0 409 409
New Employee Training 0.0 0 3,500 3,500
2021-23 Policy Other Changes Total 9.7 0 18,784 18,784

2021-23 Policy Comp Changes

WSF Inland Boatmen's Union 0.0 0 (2,798) (2,798)
WSF Master Mates/Pilots - Mates 0.0 0 112 112
WSF Metal Trades 0.0 0 (130) (130)
WSF Carpenters 0.0 0 (156) (156)
WSF Office/Professional Intrn'l 0.0 0 (344) (344)
WSF Ferry Agents/Supvrs/Project Adm 0.0 0 (344) (344)
WSF Service Employees Intrn'l 6 0.0 0 (24) (24)
WSF Master Mates/Pilots-Watch Spvrs 0.0 0 (150) (150)
WSF Marine Engineers-Port Engineers 0.0 0 (84) (84)
Pension Adjustments, nonrate 0.0 0 274 274
State Employee Benefits 0.0 0 (17) (17)
WFSE General Government 0.0 0 (142) (142)
Temporary Layoffs and Other Savings 0.0 0 (563) (563)
Juneteenth State Holiday 0.0 0 806 806
Rep Employee Health Benefits 0.0 0 (621) (621)
PTE Local 17 General Government 0.0 0 (38) (38)
Non-Rep General Wage Increase 0.0 0 (422) (422)
2021-23 Policy Comp Changes Total 0.0 0 (4,641) (4,641)
Total Policy Changes 9.7 0 14,143 14,143
2021-23 Policy Level 1,758.3 0 530,051 530,051
Difference from 2019-21 6.1 0 (24,249) (24,249)
% Change from 2019-21 0.35% 0.0% (4.4%) (4.4%)

Policy Changes

Non-Routine Maintenance

Additional federal spending authority is provided for non-routine maintenance of ferry vessels. (Puget Sound Ferry Operations Acct - Federal)

WSF Jones Act Claims

Funds are provided for claim costs related to the federal Jones Act. (Puget Sound Ferry Operations Acct - State)

WSF Ongoing Operating Costs

Funding is provided for fall restraint training, marine evacuation slide training, and U.S. Coast Guard training for navigation equipment. (Puget Sound Ferry Operations Acct - State)

WSF Marine Insurance Increase

Funding is adjusted for the increase in insurance premiums for Washington State Ferries. (Puget Sound Ferry Operations Acct - State)

New Employee Training

Funding is provided for new employee training for ferry vessel crews. (Puget Sound Ferry Operations Acct - State)

WSF Inland Boatmen's Union

This adjustment reflects the impact of the 2021-23 collective bargaining agreement. (Puget Sound Ferry Operations Acct - State)

WSF Master Mates/Pilots - Mates

This adjustment reflects the impact of the 2021-23 collective bargaining agreement. (Puget Sound Ferry Operations Acct - State)

WSF Metal Trades

This adjustment reflects the impact of the 2021-23 collective bargaining agreement. (Puget Sound Ferry Operations Acct - State)

WSF Carpenters

This adjustment reflects the impact of the 2021-23 collective bargaining agreement. (Puget Sound Ferry Operations Acct - State)

WSF Office/Professional Intrn'l

This adjustment reflects the impact of the 2021-23 collective bargaining agreement. (Puget Sound Ferry Operations Acct - State)

WSF Ferry Agents/Supvrs/Project Adm

This adjustment reflects the impact of the 2021-23 collective bargaining agreement. (Puget Sound Ferry Operations Acct - State)

WSF Service Employees Intrn'l 6

This adjustment reflects the impact of the 2021-23 collective bargaining agreement. (Puget Sound Ferry Operations Acct - State)

WSF Master Mates/Pilots-Watch Spvrs

This adjustment reflects the impact of the 2021-23 collective bargaining agreement. (Puget Sound Ferry Operations Acct - State)

WSF Marine Engineers-Port Engineers

This adjustment reflects the impact of the 2021-23 collective bargaining agreement. (Puget Sound Ferry Operations Acct - 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)