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Environmental and Land Use Hearings Office

  Annual FTEs General Fund State Other Funds Total Funds
  (Dollars in Thousands)
Estimated Expenditures 16.4 5,399 254 5,653
2021-23 Maintenance Level 14.6 5,480 0 5,480
Difference from 2019-21 (1.8) 81 (254) (173)
% Change from 2019-21 (11.0%) 1.5% (100.0%) (3.1%)

2021-23 Policy Other Changes

Administration Budget Reduction 0.0 (20) 0 (20)
Westlaw Contract Elimination 0.0 (44) 0 (44)
2021-23 Policy Other Changes Total 0.0 (64) 0 (64)

2021-23 Policy Comp Changes

Pension Adjustments, nonrate 0.0 4 0 4
State Employee Benefits 0.0 (6) 0 (6)
Temporary Layoffs and Other Savings 0.0 (168) 0 (168)
Non-Rep General Wage Increase 0.0 (192) 0 (192)
2021-23 Policy Comp Changes Total 0.0 (362) 0 (362)

2021-23 Policy Central Services Changes

Audit Services 0.0 (1) 0 (1)
Legal Services 0.0 (5) 0 (5)
CTS Central Services 0.0 (10) 0 (10)
DES Central Services 0.0 (7) 0 (7)
OFM Central Services 0.0 20 0 20
Self-Insurance Liability Premium 0.0 1 0 1
2021-23 Policy Central Services Changes Total 0.0 (2) 0 (2)
Total Policy Changes 0.0 (428) 0 (428)
2021-23 Policy Level 14.6 5,052 0 5,052
Difference from 2019-21 (1.8) (347) (254) (601)
% Change from 2019-21 (11.0%) (6.4%) (100.0%) (10.6%)

Policy Changes

Administration Budget Reduction

ELUHO will absorb an administrative reduction to support a revenue shortfall in GF-S. The reduction will be achieved through reduced travel, training, subscriptions and other goods and services. The reduction does not impact service levels. (General Fund - State)

Westlaw Contract Elimination

In July 2020, ELUHO eliminated its contract with WESTLAW and shifted all its legal online research to Lexis Nexis. Lexis Nexis provides the same level of online legal research at a reduced cost. Funding is reduced in alignment with this savings. (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 - 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. (General Fund - State)

Temporary Layoffs and Other Savings

This item reflects savings achieved from temporary layoffs or similar actions. (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)

Audit Services

Adjustments are made for each agency’s anticipated cost of audits performed by the State Auditor’s Office. (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)

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)

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)

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 - 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)