Department of Commerce

  Average Annual FTEs Near General Fund State Other Funds Total Funds
  (Dollars in Thousands)
Current Budget 403.1 747,016 3,007,518 3,754,534
2023-25 Maintenance Level 414.8 722,661 907,501 1,630,162
Difference from 2023-25 Original 11.7 (24,355) (2,100,017) (2,124,372)
% Change from 2023-25 Original 2.9% (3.3%) (69.8%) (56.6%)

2023 Policy Other Changes

Middle Housing 0.0 1,701 0 1,701
Consolidated Permit Review Process 0.0 4,000 0 4,000
Comprehensive planning - Climate 0.0 0 30,953 30,953
Clean Energy Siting Navigators 0.0 0 2,154 2,154
Clean Energy Permitting/Planning 0.0 0 10,000 10,000
Hydrogen Hub 0.0 0 2,000 2,000
Clean Energy Business Development 0.0 0 3,257 3,257
Port Decarbonization Drayage Pilot 0.0 0 6,300 6,300
Firearm Safety/Violence Prevention 0.0 12,036 0 12,036
Clean Tech Jobs 0.0 0 200 200
Climate Resilience Strategy 0.0 0 95 95
Clean Energy Siting Coordination 0.0 0 1,620 1,620
Communities of Concern 0.0 500 0 500
Housing and Essential Needs 0.0 15,000 0 15,000
Adjust Budget Driven Revenue 0.0 0 1,679 1,679
Clean Energy Burden Reduction 0.0 0 50,000 50,000
Clean Energy Fund 4.3 0 20,000 20,000
Comprehensive Equity Investments 13.0 7,277 0 7,277
Rural Energy Economic Impacts 0.60 0 1,046 1,046
Lead-based Paint Program Authority 1.5 0 598 598
Planning for Housing Supply 4.5 15,746 0 15,746
Industrial Site Readiness 1.0 4,514 0 4,514
Digital Equity & Navigation Service 0.0 15,000 0 15,000
Digital Equity Forum/Equity Office 2.0 1,014 0 1,014
Ukraine, Afghan & Refugee Aid 1.1 10,000 0 10,000
Office of Homeless Youth Program 1.1 6,500 0 6,500
Buy Clean and Buy Fair 1.9 0 1,879 1,879
Services for Indigenous Survivors 1.4 8,322 0 8,322
Maintain Emergency Housing 5.5 76,000 76,000 152,000
Permanent Supportive Housing 0.0 15,000 0 15,000
Dual-use Solar Pilot 2.1 0 10,664 10,664
Office of Behavioral Health Ombuds 0.50 4,000 0 4,000
Transmission Planning & Advocacy 2.0 0 1,024 1,024
Small Business Training Modules 2.0 1,563 0 1,563
Clean Buildings Database Expansion 0.90 0 975 975
Industry Sector Development Program 0.0 222 0 222
Long Term Care Ombuds 0.0 2,380 0 2,380
Encampment Resolution Program 0.0 60,000 0 60,000
OCVA InfoNet 0.90 470 0 470
Homeownership Gap for BIPOC 8.8 5,000 0 5,000
Energy Audits - Public Buildings 2.0 0 20,592 20,592
Energy Portfolio Study 0.0 5,000 0 5,000
Energy Resilience & Emergency Mgmt 2.0 837 0 837
Grid Formula Program Support 2.1 0 708 708
Homeless Services Contracts Increas 0.0 6,366 0 6,366
ICAP Support 3.0 3,110 0 3,110
Procurement Technical Assistance 0.0 2,200 0 2,200
HEAL Act Implementation 0.0 0 3,096 3,096
Municipal Research & Services Cente 0.0 0 920 920
Reentry Grants 2.0 5,000 0 5,000
Local Government Salmon Recovery 3.1 0 5,494 5,494
2023 Policy Other Changes Total 69.3 288,758 251,254 540,012

2023 Policy Comp Changes

State Employee Benefits 0.0 65 18 83
WFSE General Government 0.0 1,694 2,349 4,043
Rep Employee Health Benefits 0.0 57 77 134
Non-Rep Recruitment/Retention 0.0 161 47 208
Non-Rep General Wage Increase 0.0 2,037 606 2,643
PERS & TRS Plan 1 Benefit Increase 0.0 58 37 95
Vaccine Booster Incentive 0.0 140 41 181
2023 Policy Comp Changes Total 0.0 4,212 3,175 7,387

2023 Policy Central Services Changes

Shared Tenant M365 to CSM 0.0 (131) (231) (362)
State Data Center 0.0 211 374 585
Archives/Records Management 0.0 2 1 3
Audit Services 0.0 10 16 26
Legal Services 0.0 37 63 100
CTS Central Services 0.0 166 286 452
DES Central Services 0.0 56 96 152
OFM Central Services 0.0 250 440 690
GOV Central Services 0.0 59 99 158
2023 Policy Central Services Changes Total 0.0 660 1,144 1,804
Total Policy Changes 69.3 293,630 255,573 549,203
2023-25 Policy Level 484.1 1,016,291 1,163,074 2,179,365
Difference from 2021-23 81.0 269,275 (1,844,444) (1,575,169)
% Change from 2023-25 Original 20.1% 36.0% (61.3%) (42.0%)

Policy Changes

Middle Housing

Funding is provided to support potential legislation in the 2023 legislative session to increase middle housing opportunities statewide. (General Fund - State)

Consolidated Permit Review Process

Governor Inslee will introduce legislation in 2023 to improve local building permit review processes. The bill would require local governments to exempt permits for certain interior alterations and would create two new grant programs to expedite and modernize permit reviews. It also would create a statewide work group to examine the benefits and costs of adopting a statewide digital permitting platform to encourage streamlined and efficient permit review. Funding is provided for the department to provide grants to local governments to implement the bill. (General Fund - State)

Comprehensive planning - Climate

Governor Inslee will introduce legislation in 2023 requiring local governments to plan for climate resiliency while reducing contributions to the climate crisis. The bill will require cities and counties to update their land use plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, reduce single-occupancy transportation, and establish a new climate change and resiliency goal that integrates equity considerations. Multiple state agencies will work with the Department of Commerce in assisting local governments with implementation, including providing technical assistance and guidance materials. Funding is provided to Commerce for its role in implementing this bill. (Climate Commitment Account - State)

Clean Energy Siting Navigators

Funding is provided for additional FTEs to serve as the entry point for businesses, developers, and entities looking to locate a clean energy production facility in the state. These navigators would serve a critical role as liaisons between private sector needs and expectations and the unique array of requirements and regulations for this type of facility to be sited in Washington. (Climate Commitment Account - State)

Clean Energy Permitting/Planning

Funds are provided solely for grants to support port districts, counties, cities, towns, special purpose districts, and any other municipal corporations or quasi-municipal corporations to support siting and permitting of clean energy projects. Eligible uses of the grant funds include supporting pre-development work for sites intended for clean energy projects, land use studies, planning efforts such as programmatic environmental impact statements, and staff to improve permit timeliness and certainty. (Climate Commitment Account - State)

Hydrogen Hub

Funding is provided to support the preparation of the Pacific Northwest Hydrogen Association's application for a U.S. Department of Energy hydrogen hub grant. (Climate Commitment Account - State)

Clean Energy Business Development

The state will need to attract significant investment in key sectors to ensure future clean energy project development. Funding is provided for three FTE staff with expertise in solar, hydrogen, electric vehicles and semi-conductors to provide business outreach and siting support and to promote the state to prospective clean energy businesses. (Climate Commitment Account - State)

Port Decarbonization Drayage Pilot

The department will establish a pilot grant program to replace ten drayage trucks with battery electric class-8 trucks and provide charging infrastructure. Electric drayage trucks funded with these grants will serve the Port of Tacoma and Port of Seattle, delivering significant air quality improvements to surrounding overburdened communities. (Carbon Emissions Reduction Account - State)

Firearm Safety/Violence Prevention

Funding is provided for grants to areas most impacted by community violence through the Office of Firearm Safety & Violence Prevention (OFSVP). These grants will provide coordinated and sustained investments in evidence-based violence reduction strategies to reduce the human and financial costs of firearm violence and to enhance firearm safety. In addition to these grants, funding is provided to support safe storage programs and suicide prevention outreach and education efforts across the state. (General Fund - State)

Clean Tech Jobs

The Workforce and Education Coordinating Board will facilitate the Clean Energy Technology Advisory Committee with support from the Employment Security Department and Department of Commerce. This committee will convene stakeholders to study the effects on the workforce of policies enacted to mitigate climate change. (Climate Commitment Account - State)

Climate Resilience Strategy

The Department of Ecology will propose legislation to lead a collaborative effort to produce an updated climate change response strategy by July 1, 2024, with updates every four years thereafter. Development of the strategy will be coordinated with the Department of Commerce and other state agencies. Funding is provided to the department for its role in the interagency work group created in the bill. (Natural Climate Solutions Account - State)

Clean Energy Siting Coordination

Funding is provided for staff capacity to coordinate an inter-agency clean energy siting council. In fiscal year 2024, the department will use a portion of this funding to conduct a study on the state's siting and permitting processes to identify improvements. (Climate Commitment Account - State)

Communities of Concern

The Communities of Concern Commission is a statewide coalition of leaders from communities of color and poor rural communities working toward building and preserving capital assets in communities to reduce poverty. Funding is provided for the commission for organization capacity building, technical assistance, and commission operations. (General Fund - State)

Housing and Essential Needs

The Housing and Essential Needs program (HEN) provides temporary rental assistance, services connected to housing stability, and limited essential needs items such as personal hygiene and transportation for individuals who cannot work due to a disability. Funding is provided to increase the number of individuals who can access HEN benefits. Additionally, the Department of Commerce will analyze the program to identify improvements, and determine the amount of funding it needs so that no person who is eligible for HEN is turned away. (General Fund - State)

Adjust Budget Driven Revenue

This technical adjustment in budget driven revenue is due to the enactment of E2SSB 5796 (cannabis revenue appropriations) in 2022. (Dedicated Cannabis Account - State)

Clean Energy Burden Reduction

Funding is provided for the department to administer a grant program to provide low-income households with energy utility bill assistance. Under the program, households receiving utility bill assistance will receive an assessment that includes determining the household's need for clean cooling and heating system upgrades that improve safety and efficiency while meeting Washington's climate goals. If beneficial, households may be offered grant funding to replace inefficient, outdated or unsafe home heating and cooling systems with more energy-efficient electric heating and cooling technologies, such as heat pumps. Funding may also be used to provide similar cooling and heating system upgrades for multifamily residential buildings that experience high energy use, where a majority of the building residents are below 80 percent of the area median income and the community experiences high environmental health disparities. (Climate Commitment Account - State)

Clean Energy Fund

The Department of Commerce proposes legislation to codify the Clean Energy Fund program, which has historically been governed solely through capital budget proviso language. Funding is made available in the operating budget to compliment proposed capital budget investments. These grants will support technical assistance (such as planning, pre-design and pre-engineering of eligible clean energy projects), outreach, education and community engagement, grant writing support and other technical assistance or use as determined by an equity review process. (Climate Commitment Account - State)

Comprehensive Equity Investments

This fall, Commerce’s Capital Programs Equity Review was published and included community recommendations to remove barriers and enhance the ability of BIPOC-led, Tribal, very rural, and other historically oppressed communities to develop local organizational, project, and program capacity. Funding is provided to expand Commerce's Community Engagement Team, provide support services for training, mentorship and organizational capacity, and create a responsive system and language access initiative. Increased engagement and training for these communities will enable them to access a larger share of state funding to address their priorities and to experience rewarding partnership with state government. (General Fund - State)

Rural Energy Economic Impacts

Funding is provided to conduct stakeholder engagement to understand community needs and concerns in siting clean energy projects. In the governor's 2022 veto message on E2SHB 1812, the department is directed to “conduct a study and stakeholder engagement process for key issues around clean energy and rural communities” in order to complete and expand upon the legislative intent of the directives in the legislation. The department will develop recommendations for improved local benefits and outcomes in rural communities. (Climate Commitment Account - State)

Lead-based Paint Program Authority

Lead-based paint and lead-contaminated dust are the most widespread and hazardous sources of lead exposure for young children in the United States. The state administers federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requirements for training and certification for trainers, firms, contractors and workers who clean up or disturb lead-based paint. Agency request legislation would allow for an increase in program fees and would provide the necessary resources to meet federal standards of training, outreach and certification. (Lead Paint Account - State)

Planning for Housing Supply

Cities will soon be required to plan for and accommodate housing needs for each income segment, including low- and extremely low-income households. To accommodate the housing needs of all income levels, many local jurisdictions will need to begin planning for higher density development and development along transit lines, allowing smaller and multi-unit housing and planning for added emergency shelter, transitional housing and permanent supportive housing. Funding is provided to local jurisdictions to complete this work, along with funding for the department to provide technical assistance and support. (General Fund - State)

Industrial Site Readiness

The lack of ready-to-build sites is a significant factor in why Washington loses out to other states when competing for private investment opportunities that can generate jobs and capital investment. Funding is provided to continue an Industrial Site Readiness program. The department will provide grants for local jurisdictions and Tribes to support pre-development activities, including property surveys, and engineering and environmental studies to help attract new manufacturing facilities. (General Fund - State)

Digital Equity & Navigation Service

The economic, medical, and social necessity of access to high speed internet is well documented. An estimated 280,000 households in Washington lack access to the internet, and these households are disproportionaetely low-income, rural, and/or Hispanic, American Indian or Alaskan Native. Funding is provided to continue digital equity work launched this biennium by adding funds to the Digital Navigator Program, which connects communities to devices, subscriptions, and digital skills. (General Fund - State)

Digital Equity Forum/Equity Office

The State Digital Equity Plan outlined in Chapter 265, Laws of 2022 detailed requirements the Washington State Broadband Office (WSBO), in consultation with the Office of Equity (OEO) and other entities, must implement. The goal of these requirements is to increase digital equity and connectivity. Additional staff resources are provided to ensure that these goals are achieved. (General Fund - State)

Ukraine, Afghan & Refugee Aid

The department received $11.4 million in requests out of $5.5 million available to assist Ukraine refugees in fiscal year 2023. Needs included housing, food, and application aid. Federal funding to assist this population has been delayed. As of August, very few Ukrainian immigrants have received authorization to work in the United States. Funding is provided to continue prioritized refugee assistance to both Ukraine and Afghan refugee communities while allowing flexibility for other emergent refugee needs. (General Fund - State)

Office of Homeless Youth Program

The department's Office of Homeless Youth (OHY) leads the state’s efforts to prevent and reduce youth and young adult homelessness through several grant programs and partnerships. Without additional funding, two of the OHY grant programs would be required to reduce services in the 2023-25 biennium. These grants allow licensed youth shelters to provide behavioral health services and help prevent youth exiting public systems of care from entering homelessness. Funding is provided to continue services that were increased in the 2021-23 biennium. (General Fund - State)

Buy Clean and Buy Fair

The Buy Clean and Buy Fair bill proposed by the Department of Commerce requires reporting on environmental and social impacts associated with the production of building materials used in state building construction projects. The key provisions in this bill include reporting on three categories of building materials (concrete, steel, and wood) used in covered projects, developing a database to track data, managing compliance, and convening a stakeholder group to provide recommendations on future policy and program development. (Climate Commitment Account - State)

Services for Indigenous Survivors

Victims and survivors of human trafficking face significant additional barriers to housing, including immigration status, language proficiency, safety concerns from landlords, and lack of connections to family and trusted friends. Two programs designed to address these barriers were funded on a one-time basis in the 2022 supplemental budget. These two programs, a housing program funding case management and rental assistance for victims of human trafficking and a program for Indigenous survivors of human trafficking that provides wraparound services, are continued. (General Fund - State)

Maintain Emergency Housing

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, there were not enough shelter beds in the state to accommodate everyone living outside or in places unfit for habitation. Since then, rents have risen significantly, increasing the need for traditional congregate and non-congregate shelter and other emergency housing options. Funding is provided to ensure that 2,000 shelter beds and other emergency housing units statewide are not lost due to the lapsing of state and federal resources. (General Fund - State, Coronavirus St Fiscal Recovery Fund - Federal)

Permanent Supportive Housing

Permanent supportive housing pairs long-term rental assistance with case management and supportive services. As more permanent supportive housing units are built, there will be costs for wrap-around services to keep people inside. Funding is provided for grants to support the building operation, maintenance and service costs of permanent supportive housing projects funded through the Housing Trust Fund. (General Fund - State)

Dual-use Solar Pilot

In some rural counties, renewable energy projects may be seen as competing with traditional uses of land, including agriculture. Dual-use solar projects are designed to produce both clean energy and a farm crop or other use beneficial to communities. Funding is provided for a pilot program to provide technical assistance and grants to support planning, predevelopment, and installation of commercial, dual-use solar power demonstration projects. An accompanying report will outline the benefits provided and include an outreach strategy to educate and engage rural communities about future opportunities and benefits of dual-use solar projects. (Climate Commitment Account - State)

Office of Behavioral Health Ombuds

Prior to the launch of the Office of Behavioral Health Advocacy (OBHA), the Health Care Authority (HCA) behavioral health ombuds program was funded primarily through Medicaid dollars based on a funding model and not based on fee-per-service or activity. The creation of the new office requires startup costs and creation of a training system and administration model unique to Washington state that uses some Medicaid funding but requires additional state funds. Funding is provided to cover a $2 million per fiscal year shortfall from a lower than expected amount of pass-through funding from HCA and new program activities that cannot be funded with federal dollars. (General Fund - State)

Transmission Planning & Advocacy

Funding is provided for staffing within the agency's Energy Division to enable Washington to advocate and plan for electric power system transmission reform and expansion. This request is consistent with the 2021 State Energy Strategy and the recommendations of the 2022 Transmission Corridors Work Group. (Climate Commitment Account - State)

Small Business Training Modules

The Go Global program provides grants to small businesses that need websites or want to engage in e-commerce or online ordering. MyStartup365 is a program that builds on these efforts, along with translation of financial literacy modules in five languages. Funding that was provided for these programs on a one-time basis in the 2021-23 biennial budget is continued. (General Fund - State)

Clean Buildings Database Expansion

The Clean Buildings Act of 2019 requires non-residential buildings over 50,000 square feet to meet certain emission reduction targets. Funding is provided to make improvements to the agency's clean buildings database. System improvements are critical for successful implementation of the state mandate to reduce building emissions. Having an easy-to-navigate, user-friendly portal for building owners and professionals will reduce administrative costs and ease the burden of complying with the law. (Climate Commitment Account - State)

Industry Sector Development Program

In the 2021-23 biennial budget, funding was provided for the department to create an Industry Sector Development Program sector lead position representing creative industries, including performing arts, literary arts, music and film. Funding is provided for this position to better align with resources for other sector lead positions. (General Fund - State)

Long Term Care Ombuds

The Washington State Long Term Care (LTC) Ombuds Program is a statewide, independent program that advocates solely on behalf of individuals in live-in, licensed long-term care settings. In December 2020, a report found that the LTC Ombuds program was significantly underfunded and had only 58% of the recommended staff needed to meet its obligations to residents and manage the increasing number of licensed long-term care beds. The department is provided funding to increase the capacity of the LTC Ombudsman Program to meet the service demands and to account for some limited projected bed growth. (General Fund - State)

Encampment Resolution Program

The Department of Commerce — in partnership with the Department of Transportation, Washington State Patrol, local governments and nonprofits — will provide grants for the cost of outreach, temporary shelter, move-in costs, transportation, access to IDs, housing application costs and other housing-related needs for individuals who reside on state rights of way and other encampments. (General Fund - State)

OCVA InfoNet

The Office of Crime Victims Advocacy (OCVA) manages grants to more than 230 grantee organizations and more than 800 users in support services for victims and survivors, including federal Violence Against Women Act funding and federal Victims of Crime Act funding, among others. The current system, InfoNet, is used daily by state agencies and nonprofit community-based organizations to enter over 40,000 services each month to comply with federal and state requirements. The system has not been updated since 2004 and one-time funds will implement necessary upgrades and maintenance of the system. (General Fund - State)

Homeownership Gap for BIPOC

In the 2021-23 operating budget, the Legislature directed the Department of Commerce to convene a diverse stakeholder work group to assess homeownership disparities among Black, Indigenous and people of color (BIPOC) in Washington. The work group's findings contain 12 priority recommendations, which include funding "culturally specific organizations for outreach to increase the visibility of and access to homeownership assistance programs for BIPOC communities." Funding is provided for nonprofit entities to build capacity so they can better develop affordable homeownership opportunities and assist prospective buyers. (General Fund - State)

Energy Audits - Public Buildings

Public buildings lack the resources to access energy efficiency improvements that save on operating costs, improve the safety and health of occupants, and decarbonize the economy. Grants provided will complete energy audits to help public building owners understand energy usage and ways to use energy more efficiently and cost effectively. This is the first step toward compliance with the Clean Building Act's building performance standard requirements beginning in 2026. (Climate Commitment Account - State)

Energy Portfolio Study

Funding is provided for the Department, in consultation with other agencies as necessary, to conduct an analysis of new electricity generation, transmission, ancillary services, efficiency and storage sufficient to offset those provided by the lower Snake River dams. The analysis will identify a detailed plan for a replacement portfolio that maintains the reliability and adequacy of the electric power system, is consistent with the state’s statutory and regulatory requirements for clean electricity generation, and is supplementary to the resources that will be required to replace fossil fuels in the transportation, industry, and building sectors. (General Fund - State)

Energy Resilience & Emergency Mgmt

Funding is provided to expand the capacity of the Energy Resilience & Emergency Management Office. This will allow the department to protect public safety and continue to address energy emergencies and resilience for communities across the state. (General Fund - State)

Grid Formula Program Support

The Grid Formula Program from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will provide Washington with a grant of $11.7 million per year between fiscal years 2022-2026. DOE requires a yearly planning effort that includes a public meeting, development of resilience metrics, ability to assess community benefits and considerations for labor standards, among other requirements; however, federal program funding for administrative support is limited. Funding is provided for a program manager and additional technical support to ensure that the program can provide equitable and resilient grid modernization solutions. (Climate Commitment Account - State)

Homeless Services Contracts Increas

Grants issued through the Department of Commerce’s Housing Division to address homelessness do not adjust over time to keep pace with increased costs of wages, rent, goods and services. The result of static funding is that fewer people can be served over time. Funding is provided for an across-the-board increase in homeless service grants to keep up with inflation and continue providing services without experiencing diminishing returns. (General Fund - State)

ICAP Support

The Innovation Cluster Accelerator Program (ICAP) provides grants to drive business development and innovation in key sectors. Through a one-time federal grant, the department is supporting the development of nine innovation clusters in eastern and western Washington in the areas of smart buildings, advanced nuclear power, hydrogen energy, sustainable aviation, aerospace manufacturing, 5G and edge computing, quantum computing, medical manufacturing and maritime autonomous vehicles. Funding is provided to begin development of a state-funded ICAP program to continue this work. (General Fund - State)

Procurement Technical Assistance

Funding is provided for the Procurement Technical Assistance Center to help small businesses become more competitive in winning federal contracts and subcontracts, which are expected to increase with the passage of several federal bills. Funding will also continue support of the Municipal Research Services Center to provide outreach and training to help local governments properly and equitably create procurement opportunities. (General Fund - State)

HEAL Act Implementation

Funding is provided for the department to continue implementing Washington's environmental justice law, the Healthy Environment for All (HEAL) Act. The HEAL Act requires several state agencies to conduct environmental justice assessments for significant agency actions. Funds will support staffing to meet agency requirements including creating a framework for incorporating environmental justice principles and assessments into the agency's work in a broad portfolio of programs. (Climate Commitment Account - State)

Municipal Research & Services Cente

Under chapter 43.110 RCW, the Department of Commerce is directed to contract for the provision of municipal research and services. This is accomplished through a contract with the Municipal Research and Services Center (MRSC), a nonprofit organization that helps local governments better serve residents by providing legal and policy guidance. Due to inflation, a funding increase is necessary to provide local governments in every geographic region of the state the tools they need to advance equity and climate justice, address homelessness, streamline broadband permitting, provide critical infrastructure and promote economic growth. (Liquor Revolving Account - State)

Reentry Grants

One-time funding is provided to the department to continue providing grants to community organizations that provide support services, such as housing, case management, reentry navigators, employment support, and family reunification, to people reentering the community after incarceration. (General Fund - State)

Local Government Salmon Recovery

A key tool for protecting salmon habitat is the development and enforcement of local government salmon recovery plans. This funding will assist local governments in advancing the governor's statewide salmon recovery strategy through their comprehensive plans and development regulations under the Growth Management Act. (Natural Climate Solutions 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 $1,160 per employee per month for fiscal year 2024 and $1,233 per employee per month for fiscal year 2025. (General Fund - Federal, General Fund - State, General Fund - Local, other funds)

WFSE General Government

Funding is provided for a general wage increase of 4%, effective July 1, 2023; a general wage increase of 3%, effective July 1, 2024; targeted job classification base range increases; recognition and retention lump sum payments for employees employed on or before July 1, 2022 and continuously employed through July 1, 2023; shift premium increase for eligible shifts from $1 to $2.50 per eligible hour; a COVID-19 booster incentive of $1,000; supplemental shift premium increases for nurse classifications; 5% premium pay for employees who are assigned to a facility that provides direct care to residents, patients and/or clients and whose duties are required to be performed on location; and an increase of $250 to the annual lump sum payment for Labor and Industries risk classes 7200/7201. (General Fund - Federal, General Fund - State, Home Security Fund Account - State, other funds)

Rep Employee Health Benefits

This provides health insurance funding as part of the master agreements for employees who bargain for health benefits as part of a coalition of unions. The insurance funding rate is $1,160 per employee per month for fiscal year 2024 and $1,233 per employee per month for fiscal year 2025. (General Fund - Federal, Home Security Fund Account - State, General Fund - State, other funds)

Non-Rep Recruitment/Retention

Funding is provided for recognition and retention lump sum payments for employees employed on or before July 1, 2022 and continuously employed through July 1, 2023. (General Fund - State, General Fund - Federal, General Fund - Local, other funds)

Non-Rep General Wage Increase

Funding is provided for wage increases for state employees who are not represented by a union or who are covered by a bargaining agreement that is not subject to financial feasibility determination. It is sufficient for a general wage increase of 4 percent, effective July 1, 2023 and a general wage increase of 3 percent, effective July 1, 2024. This item includes both general government and higher education workers. (General Fund - State, Public Works Assistance Account - State, General Fund - Federal, other funds)

PERS & TRS Plan 1 Benefit Increase

For eligible Public Employees' and Teachers' Retirement Systems Plan 1 members, this item provides an increase of 3%, up to a maximum of $110 per month. (Public Works Assistance Account - State, General Fund - Federal, General Fund - State, other funds)

Vaccine Booster Incentive

Funding is provided for a $1,000 lump sum COVID-19 booster incentive for non-represented employees. This funding does not cover institutions of higher education. (General Fund - Local, General Fund - State, General Fund - Federal, other funds)

Shared Tenant M365 to CSM

Agency budgets are reduced by the base budget amounts provided to Consolidated Technology Services for Microsoft 365 licenses so the cost can be added to the central service model allocation in CTS central services (Step 92J). (Mobile Home Park Relocation Account - Non-Appropriated, Low-Income Weatherization Asst Acct - State, Lead Paint Account - State, other funds)

State Data Center

Adjustments are made for each agency's share of costs related to the State Data Center. (General Fund - State, General Fund - Local, 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. (General Fund - State, General Fund - Federal)

Audit Services

Adjustments are made for each agency's anticipated cost of audits performed by the State Auditor's Office. (General Fund - Federal, General Fund - Local, General Fund - State, other funds)

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. The methodology to estimate consumption has been updated from a three-year average to a two-year average and allows for analysis to incorporate unique agency circumstances. (General Fund - Local, General Fund - State, General Fund - Federal, other funds)

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 Cybersecurity, state network, enterprise services, small agency IT services, security gateways, and geospatial imaging services. This amount now includes the total amount for agencies that use the Microsoft 365 shared tenant. See Chapter 11 of the 2023-25 OFM Budget Instructions for allocation methodologies. (General Fund - State, General Fund - Local, General Fund - Federal, other funds)

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, parking, contracts, and security; capital project surcharges; financing cost recovery; public and historic facilities; real estate services; risk management services; personnel service rates; the Perry Street and Capitol Campus child care centers; small agency services; and the department's enterprise applications. See Chapter 11 of the 2023-25 OFM Budget Instructions for allocation methodologies. (General Fund - State, General Fund - Federal, General Fund - Local, other funds)

OFM Central Services

Adjustments are made to reflect each agency's anticipated share of charges for existing statewide applications, the One Washington program, and other central services provided by the Office of Financial Management. See Chapter 11 of the 2023-25 OFM Budget Instructions for allocation methodologies. (General Fund - Local, General Fund - Federal, General Fund - State, other funds)

GOV Central Services

A new central service is created to reflect each agency's anticipated share of charges from the Office of the Governor for statewide policy staff and the Office of Equity. (General Fund - Local, General Fund - State, General Fund - Federal, other funds)