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Pollution Liability Insurance Program

  Annual FTEs General Fund State Other Funds Total Funds
  (Dollars in Thousands)
Estimated Expenditures 19.1 0 4,690 4,690
2021-23 Maintenance Level 20.8 0 4,793 4,793
Difference from 2019-21 1.7 0 103 103
% Change from 2019-21 8.9% 0.0% 2.2% 2.2%

2021-23 Policy Other Changes

Federal Funding Adjustment 0.0 0 126 126
2021-23 Policy Other Changes Total 0.0 0 126 126

2021-23 Policy Comp Changes

Pension Adjustments, nonrate 0.0 0 2 2
State Employee Benefits 0.0 0 (6) (6)
Temporary Layoffs and Other Savings 0.0 0 (116) (116)
Non-Rep General Wage Increase 0.0 0 (26) (26)
2021-23 Policy Comp Changes Total 0.0 0 (146) (146)

2021-23 Policy Central Services Changes

Legal Services 0.0 0 (4) (4)
CTS Central Services 0.0 0 19 19
DES Central Services 0.0 0 (12) (12)
OFM Central Services 0.0 0 22 22
Self-Insurance Liability Premium 0.0 0 2 2
2021-23 Policy Central Services Changes Total 0.0 0 27 27
Total Policy Changes 0.0 0 7 7
2021-23 Policy Level 20.8 0 4,800 4,800
Difference from 2019-21 1.7 0 110 110
% Change from 2019-21 8.9% 0.0% 2.3% 2.3%

Policy Changes

Federal Funding Adjustment

The Pollution Liability Insurance Agency was awarded a federal grant by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for assistance in maintaining an effective program to prevent leaking underground storage tanks. This is a long-standing grant previously provided as a pass-through from the Department of Ecology. Providing PLIA the authority to receive this grant directly eases the agency's reporting on the use of these funds to the EPA. (General Fund - Federal, Heat Oil Pollution Liability Trust - Non-Appropriated, Pollution Liab Insurance Prog Trust - 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. (Heat Oil Pollution Liability Trust - Non-Appropriated)

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. (Heat Oil Pollution Liability Trust - Non-Appropriated, Pollution Liab Insurance Prog Trust - State)

Temporary Layoffs and Other Savings

This item reflects savings achieved from temporary layoffs or similar actions. (Pollution Liab Insurance Prog Trust - State, Heat Oil Pollution Liability Trust - 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. (Pollution Liab Insurance Prog Trust - 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. (Heat Oil Pollution Liability Trust - Non-Appropriated, Pollution Liab Insurance Prog Trust - State)

CTS Central Services

Adjustments are made to reflect each agency’s anticipated share of charges from Consolidated Technology Services (CTS) for the Office of the Chief Information Officer, Office of Cyber Security, state network, enterprise services, small agency IT services, security gateways, and geospatial imaging services (Pollution Liab Insurance Prog Trust - State, Heat Oil Pollution Liability Trust - Non-Appropriated)

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. (Pollution Liab Insurance Prog Trust - State, Heat Oil Pollution Liability Trust - Non-Appropriated)

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. (Pollution Liab Insurance Prog Trust - 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. (Heat Oil Pollution Liability Trust - Non-Appropriated, Pollution Liab Insurance Prog Trust - State)