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Columbia River Gorge Commission

  Annual FTEs General Fund State Other Funds Total Funds
  (Dollars in Thousands)
Estimated Expenditures 7.9 1,273 1,236 2,509
2021-23 Maintenance Level 7.8 1,352 1,169 2,521
Difference from 2019-21 (0.1) 79 (67) 12
% Change from 2019-21 (1.3%) 6.2% (5.4%) 0.48%

2021-23 Policy Other Changes

ACCESS Database Replacement Project 0.0 213 213 426
2021-23 Policy Other Changes Total 0.0 213 213 426

2021-23 Policy Comp Changes

State Employee Benefits 0.0 (2) (1) (3)
Temporary Layoffs and Other Savings 0.0 (44) (36) (80)
Non-Rep General Wage Increase 0.0 (42) (42) (84)
2021-23 Policy Comp Changes Total 0.0 (88) (79) (167)

2021-23 Policy Central Services Changes

Audit Services 0.0 (1) (1) (2)
DES Central Services 0.0 (3) (2) (5)
OFM Central Services 0.0 5 4 9
Self-Insurance Liability Premium 0.0 1 0 1
2021-23 Policy Central Services Changes Total 0.0 2 1 3
Total Policy Changes 0.0 127 135 262
2021-23 Policy Level 7.8 1,479 1,304 2,783
Difference from 2019-21 (0.1) 206 68 274
% Change from 2019-21 (1.3%) 16.2% 5.5% 10.9%

Policy Changes

ACCESS Database Replacement Project

The Columbia River Gorge Commission uses a 15-year-old ACCESS database to track and monitor land use permit applications and compliance. The commission's outdated database will be replaced with a modern, customizable, and cloud-based system, thereby improving efficiency, standardizing operating procedures, and eliminating cumbersome manual data entry and re-work. All historic case work, land use permit files and communications will be centralized to enable staff to respond to public records and information requests rapidly and with greater accuracy. Funding is subject to the conditions, limitations, and review requirements of section 701 of this act. (General Fund - Local, General Fund - State, General Fund - Private/Local)

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, General Fund - Local, General Fund - Private/Local)

Temporary Layoffs and Other Savings

This item reflects savings achieved from temporary layoffs or similar actions. (General Fund - Private/Local, General Fund - Local, General Fund - State)

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, General Fund - Local, General Fund - Private/Local)

Audit Services

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

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. (General Fund - State, General Fund - Private/Local, General Fund - Local)

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 - Private/Local, General Fund - Local, 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)