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State Parks and Recreation Commission

  Annual FTEs General Fund State Other Funds Total Funds
  (Dollars in Thousands)
Estimated Expenditures 713.6 37,176 150,043 187,219
2021-23 Maintenance Level 744.7 42,965 149,282 192,247
Difference from 2019-21 31.1 5,789 (761) 5,028
% Change from 2019-21 4.4% 15.6% (0.5%) 2.7%

2021-23 Policy Other Changes

Seashore Conservation Area 0.0 544 0 544
Automated Pay Station Installations 0.0 0 250 250
Balance to Revenue 0.0 0 (25) (25)
DEI Coordinator 1.0 260 0 260
Equity in Recreation 0.0 85 0 85
No Child Left Inside Program 0.0 0 500 500
Preventive Maintenance 22.4 6,942 0 6,942
Park Services 61.0 10,458 720 11,178
Replace Lost Revenue due to COVID 0.0 4,000 (4,000) 0
Delay Scenic Bikeways Program 0.0 (214) 0 (214)
Park VPN Installations 0.0 108 0 108
2021-23 Policy Other Changes Total 84.4 22,183 (2,555) 19,628

2021-23 Policy Comp Changes

Pension Adjustments, nonrate 0.0 14 50 64
State Employee Benefits 0.0 (7) (22) (29)
WFSE General Government 0.0 (787) (3,071) (3,858)
Temporary Layoffs and Other Savings 0.0 (208) (652) (860)
Rep Employee Health Benefits 0.0 (41) (165) (206)
Non-Rep General Wage Increase 0.0 (156) (502) (658)
2021-23 Policy Comp Changes Total 0.0 (1,185) (4,362) (5,547)

2021-23 Policy Central Services Changes

Archives/Records Management 0.0 0 9 9
Audit Services 0.0 0 (4) (4)
Legal Services 0.0 0 (26) (26)
CTS Central Services 0.0 0 227 227
DES Central Services 0.0 0 27 27
OFM Central Services 0.0 0 924 924
Self-Insurance Liability Premium 0.0 0 312 312
2021-23 Policy Central Services Changes Total 0.0 0 1,469 1,469
Total Policy Changes 84.4 20,998 (5,448) 15,550
2021-23 Policy Level 829.1 63,963 143,834 207,797
Difference from 2019-21 115.5 26,787 (6,209) 20,578
% Change from 2019-21 16.2% 72.1% (4.1%) 11.0%

Policy Changes

Seashore Conservation Area

One-time funding is provided to update the Seashore Conservation Area boundary survey and plan that defines public access to 67 miles of Washington's ocean coastline. The survey and plan update is required once every ten years to assess current park boundaries which shift with beach erosion and accretion. (General Fund - State)

Automated Pay Station Installations

State Parks currently has 77 automated pay stations installed in 29 locations statewide. These pay stations have proven to be customer friendly and cost-effective, and have significantly reduced staff time to collect, account, reconcile and audit revenue collections. State Parks will install 16 additional machines in parks across the state. (General Fund - State, Parks Renewal/Stewardship Account - State)

Balance to Revenue

Expenditure authority is reduced in the ORV & Nonhighway Vehicle Account to balance with available revenue. (ORV & Nonhighway Account - State)

DEI Coordinator

Ongoing funding is provided for State Parks to hire a diversity, equity and inclusion coordinator with the goal of expanding the diversity of the agency's workforce. The DEI coordinator will also work toward meeting requirements of State Human Resources Directive 20-02 and Governor Inslee's April 2018 memo on establishing an "Inclusive and Respectful Work Environment." (General Fund - State)

Equity in Recreation

State Parks, in collaboration with the Governor's Office and the Governor's Commission on African American Affairs, will conduct a study to identify modes of systemic racism for Black Washingtonians in accessing public outdoor recreation. (General Fund - State)

No Child Left Inside Program

The No Child Left Inside program provides grants for outdoor education, ecological, agricultural and other natural resource-based education and recreation programs for underserved youth. This item increases funding for the grant program by $500,000 for a total of $2 million available for grants to organizations that provide outdoor learning opportunities. (Outdoor Education and Recreation - Non-Appropriated)

Preventive Maintenance

State Parks manages 125 developed parks which continue to experience a backlog of preventive maintenance projects. Ongoing funding is provided to accelerate work on this backlog to improve the condition of facilities, enhance visitor safety and satisfaction, and thereby increase revenue. (General Fund - State)

Park Services

Visitation at State Parks is expected to reach 43 million visits in 2023. Additional funding is provided for State Parks to increase customer service, conduct more custodial maintenance, expand interpretive services, and expand public safety. These qualities rank as top needs in customer satisfaction surveys. (General Fund - State, Parks Renewal/Stewardship Account - State)

Replace Lost Revenue due to COVID

One-time general fund support is provided to backfill for lost revenue due to the prolonged closure of indoor facilities such as learning centers, retreat centers, and vacation homes resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. (General Fund - State, Parks Renewal/Stewardship Account - State)

Delay Scenic Bikeways Program

State Parks will delay implementation of the new Scenic Bikeways program established in HB 2587 in the 2020 legislative session to save state general fund money. (General Fund - State)

Park VPN Installations

State Parks currently has 80 parks connected to the state government network. Funding is provided to add 15 more virtual private networks at parks so staff can connect to the network. This investment will improve efficiency of business activities, ensure secured computing on the network, and provide staff access to statewide systems. (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. (Parks Renewal/Stewardship Account - State, General Fund - State, 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. (Parks Renewal/Stewardship Account - State, General Fund - State)

WFSE General Government

This adjustment reflects the impact of the 2021-23 collective bargaining agreement. (Winter Recreation Program Account - State, State Parks Educ & Enhancement - Non-Appropriated, Boating Safety Educ Certification - Non-Appropriated, other funds)

Temporary Layoffs and Other Savings

This item reflects savings achieved from temporary layoffs or similar actions. (Winter Recreation Program Account - State, Snowmobile Account - State, General Fund - Federal, other funds)

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. (State Parks Educ & Enhancement - Non-Appropriated, Snowmobile Account - State, Winter Recreation Program Account - 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. (Snowmobile Account - State, Winter Recreation Program Account - State, General Fund - Federal, 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. (Parks Renewal/Stewardship Account - State)

Audit Services

Adjustments are made for each agency’s anticipated cost of audits performed by the State Auditor’s Office. (Parks Renewal/Stewardship Account - 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. (Parks Renewal/Stewardship Account - State)

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. (Parks Renewal/Stewardship Account - State)

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. (Parks Renewal/Stewardship Account - State)

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. (Parks Renewal/Stewardship Account - 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. (Parks Renewal/Stewardship Account - State)