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Recreation and Conservation Funding Board

  Annual FTEs General Fund State Other Funds Total Funds
  (Dollars in Thousands)
Estimated Expenditures 20.4 2,796 9,436 12,232
2021-23 Maintenance Level 20.4 2,284 9,106 11,390
Difference from 2019-21 0.0 (512) (330) (842)
% Change from 2019-21 0.0% (18.3%) (3.5%) (6.9%)

2021-23 Policy Other Changes

NOVA Program Administration 0.0 0 360 360
E2SHB 2311 Savings (0.6) (68) 0 (68)
Hood Canal Bridge Fish Passage 0.0 3,618 0 3,618
Physical Activity Task Force 0.0 0 175 175
Extend Invasive Species Council 1.0 0 328 328
Shift RCFB Costs 0.0 (19) 19 0
Shift SRFB Costs 0.0 (28) 28 0
Upper Columbia River Reintroduction 0.0 250 0 250
2021-23 Policy Other Changes Total 0.40 3,753 910 4,663

2021-23 Policy Comp Changes

Pension Adjustments, nonrate 0.0 0 6 6
State Employee Benefits 0.0 (2) (5) (7)
WFSE General Government 0.0 0 (273) (273)
Temporary Layoffs and Other Savings 0.0 (46) (140) (186)
Rep Employee Health Benefits 0.0 0 (11) (11)
Non-Rep General Wage Increase 0.0 (56) (168) (224)
2021-23 Policy Comp Changes Total 0.0 (104) (591) (695)

2021-23 Policy Central Services Changes

Archives/Records Management 0.0 1 1 2
Legal Services 0.0 (3) (5) (8)
CTS Central Services 0.0 (1) (1) (2)
DES Central Services 0.0 6 11 17
OFM Central Services 0.0 32 49 81
Self-Insurance Liability Premium 0.0 10 15 25
2021-23 Policy Central Services Changes Total 0.0 45 70 115
Total Policy Changes 0.40 3,694 389 4,083
2021-23 Policy Level 20.8 5,978 9,495 15,473
Difference from 2019-21 0.40 3,182 59 3,241
% Change from 2019-21 2.0% 113.8% 0.63% 26.5%

Policy Changes

NOVA Program Administration

Expenditure authority is increased to administer the Nonhighway and Off-road Vehicle Account program as described in Chapter 46.09 RCW and maintain a statewide plan for trails. The agency will use the increased funds to manage the advisory committee, administer the grant program, and update the state trails plan. (NOVA Program Account - State, Youth Athletic Facility Account - Non-Appropriated)

E2SHB 2311 Savings

The 2020 Legislature enacted Engrossed Second Substitute HB 2311 which required RCO to incorporate carbon sequestration in its grant guidelines. RCO received funding in fiscal year 2020 and fiscal year 2021 to implement this legislation. Due to an overall general fund shortfall, the agency will absorb the cost of this work by utilizing existing staff. (General Fund - State)

Hood Canal Bridge Fish Passage

The Hood Canal bridge has been found to result in the death of 50% of juvenile steelhead migrating through it. One-time funding is provided to install a near-term solution to prevent juvenile steelhead mortality at the bridge. The preferred solution will be assessed to determine lessons learned and any necessary modifications to the design to improve successful migration of juvenile steelhead. (General Fund - State)

Physical Activity Task Force

Equitable access to K-12 youth athletic fields among all groups is a significant concern. One-time funding is provided to create a task force to consider ways to improve equitable access to K-12 schools' fields and athletic facilities with the goal of increasing physical activity for youth and families. (Youth Athletic Facility Account - State, Youth Athletic Facility Account - Non-Appropriated)

Extend Invasive Species Council

The Invasive Species Council was created in 2006 to provide policy direction, planning and coordination for combating harmful invasive species throughout the state, and preventing the introduction of harmful invasive species. Funding is provided to continue the work of the Invasive Species Council, pending enactment of agency request legislation to extend the council to June 30, 2032. (General Fund - Local, Aquatic Lands Enhancement Account - State, General Fund - Federal, other funds)

Shift RCFB Costs

This item shifts costs for grant administration from the state general fund to the Nonhighway and Off-road Vehicle Account. (Recreation Resources Account - State, NOVA Program Account - State, General Fund - State)

Shift SRFB Costs

This item shifts costs for grant administration from the state general fund to the Salmon Recovery Account. (General Fund - State, Salmon Recovery Account - State)

Upper Columbia River Reintroduction

Salmon are currently blocked from traveling above Chief Joseph Dam on the Columbia River. One-time funding is provided to conduct a pilot study to reintroduce salmon above this dam. Tracking equipment will be purchased to determine the migration and spawning patterns of salmon stocks above the dam. Data collected will be used to determine the viability of a permanent reintroduction effort. (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. (General Fund - Federal, Recreation Resources Account - State)

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. (NOVA Program Account - State, General Fund - Federal, General Fund - State, other funds)

WFSE General Government

This adjustment reflects the impact of the 2021-23 collective bargaining agreement. (General Fund - Federal, NOVA Program Account - State, Aquatic Lands Enhancement Account - State, other funds)

Temporary Layoffs and Other Savings

This item reflects savings achieved from temporary layoffs or similar actions. (Aquatic Lands Enhancement Account - State, General Fund - Federal, NOVA Program Account - State, 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. (NOVA Program Account - State, Recreation Resources Account - State, General Fund - Federal)

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. (Aquatic Lands Enhancement Account - State, General Fund - Federal, NOVA Program Account - State, 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. (Recreation Resources Account - State, General Fund - 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. (General Fund - State, Recreation Resources 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. (General Fund - State, Recreation Resources 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. (General Fund - State, Recreation Resources 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. (Recreation Resources Account - State, 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, Recreation Resources Account - State)