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Agency recommendation summaries

The individual agency Recommendation Summaries reflect the dollar and FTE differences between current biennium (2015-17) expenditure authority and the Governor's proposed 2017-19 budget for Average Annual FTEs, General Fund-State, Other Funds, and Total Funds.

Formatting conventions in this document include the following:

  • Each agency step table displays a summary line representing the cost of Maintenance Level (i.e., the dollars necessary to carry on the same activities next biennium, as adjusted for rate changes and mandatory caseload or enrollment changes). Proposed changes to this base level of funding are itemized as various types of policy changes (Policy Other Changes, Policy Comp Changes, Policy Central Services Changes) and briefly described.
  • An asterisk (*) indicates expenditure changes that are dependent on new revenue legislation.

The statewide adjustments listed below appear in multiple agency budgets.

Central Service Charges

  • Archives/Records Management
  • Audit Services
  • Legal Services
  • Administrative Hearings
  • CTS Central Services
  • DES Central Services
  • OFM Central Services

Collective Bargaining Agreements/Arbitration Awards

  • State Public Employee Benefits Rate
  • WFSE General Government
  • State Represented Employee Benefits Rate 
  • Teamsters Master Agreement
  • PTE Local 17 Agreement
  • The Coalition of Unions Agreement
  • WPEA General Government
  • Non-Represented General Wage Increase 
  • Non-Represented Targeted Pay Increases
  • Non-Represented Minimum Starting Wage
  • WFSE Orca Transit Pass
  • General Government SEIU 1199Agreement
  • Orca Transit Pass-Not WFSE
  • Vacation Leave Change-Non-represented

Printable Recommendation Summaries (Entire Document)



Governmental operations

Human services - DSHS

Human services - other

Natural resources and recreation


Kindergarten through grade 12 education

Higher education

Other education

Bond retirement and interest

State employee compensation

Special appropriations to the Governor

Retirement systems contributions


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