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Contingency planning for state agency operations

Gov. Inslee has signed the 2017–19 state operating budget. For positions funded by the operating budget, all notices for temporary layoff, reduction in work hours and emergency leave without pay have been rescinded. 

The Legislature, however, has not yet approved the 2017-19 capital budget. Instead, the Legislature approved a partial capital budget that only provides re-appropriated funds to continue current (2015–17) projects.

OFM is working with agencies to resolve challenges in implementing the partial capital budget and to minimize impacts on staff. Where legally permissible, agencies are using other funds to keep capital-funded employees on the job. OFM is working with agencies to determine how long agencies will be able to carry capital-funded employees with other funds.

Guidance for state employees

Summary of impacts

Instructions and resources for state agencies

Employee notification template letters and Q&A

Type of employee Employee notification template letter Questions & answers template
Represented employees Temporary layoff of represented employees [doc]

Q&A: Temporary layoff of represented employees [doc]

Temporary reduction in work hours for represented employees [doc] Q&A: Temporary reduction in work hours for represented employees [doc]
Nonrepresented employees Temporary layoffs (furloughs) for nonrepresented employees [doc] Q&A: Temporary layoffs (furloughs) for nonrepresented employees [doc]
Temporary reduction in hours for nonrepresented employees [doc] Q&A: Temporary reduction in hours for nonrepresented employees [doc] [updated 6/13]
Employees exempt from civil service Emergency leave without pay for employees exempt from civil service [doc] [updated 6/17] Q&A: Emergency leave without pay for employees exempt from civil service [doc]
Emergency reduction in hours for employees exempt from civil service [doc] Q&A: Emergency reduction in hours for employees exempt from civil service [doc]

Contracts and lease payments

Weekly meeting notes

OFM communications with state employee labor unions

Agency contingency plans

The table below shows agency responses to OFM’s request for updated contingency plans. Some agency responses indicated no update was needed; in those cases, refer to the previous plan from 2013 or 2015.

Agency 2013 plan 2015 plan
update
2017 plan update
Accountancy Board

PDF

Updated plan
Administrative Hearings

PDF

  Updated plan
African American Affairs

PDF

   
Agriculture

PDF

  No update
Archeology and Historic Preservation

PDF

  Updated plan
Arts Commission

PDF

  Updated plan
Asian Pacific American Affairs

PDF

   
Attorney General

PDF

  No update
Auditor

PDF

  No update
Caseload Forecast Council

PDF

  No update
Center for Childhood Deafness & Hearing Loss

PDF

  Updated plan
Central Washington University

PDF

  No update
Columbia River Gorge Commission

PDF

  Updated plan
Commerce

PDF

PDF

Updated plan
Community & Technical Colleges

PDF

  Updated plan
Conservation Commission

PDF

  No update
Consolidated Technology Services

PDF

  Updated plan
Corrections

PDF

PDF

Updated plan
County Road Administration Board

PDF

   
Criminal Justice Training Commission

PDF

   
Early Learning PDF   Updated plan
Eastern Washington Historical Society

PDF

   
Eastern Washington University

PDF

  Updated plan
Ecology

PDF

  Updated plan
Economic & Revenue Forecast Council

PDF

  No update
Employment Security

PDF

PDF

Updated plan
Environmental and Land Use Hearings Office

PDF

  No update
Enterprise Services

PDF

PDF Updated plan
Evergreen State College

PDF

  No update
Family and Children Ombuds, Office of     Updated plan
Financial Institutions

PDF

  Updated plan
Financial Management

PDF

PDF Updated plan
Fish & Wildlife

PDF

PDF Updated plan
Forensic Investigation Council     Updated plan
Freight Mobility

PDF

   
Gambling Commission

PDF

  No update
Governor

PDF

PDF

Updated plan
Health

PDF

PDF Updated plan
Health Care Authority & Health Benefit Exchange

PDF

PDF & Update

Updated plan
Hispanic Affairs

PDF

   
Horse Racing Commission

PDF

  Updated plan
Human Rights Commission

PDF

  Updated plan
Indian Affairs

PDF

   
Industrial Insurance Appeals Board

PDF

  No update
Innovate Washington

PDF

   
Insurance Commissioner

PDF

PDF

Updated plan
Investment Board

PDF

  Updated plan
Labor & Industries

PDF

PDF

Updated plan
LEOFF 2 Board

PDF

  No update
Licensing

PDF

PDF

Updated plan
Life Sciences Discovery Fund

PDF

  No update
Liquor Control Board

PDF

  No update
Lottery

PDF

  No update
Lt. Governor

PDF

  Updated plan
Military

PDF

PDF

No update
Natural Resources

PDF

  Updated plan
Office of Minority & Women's Business Enterprises

PDF

  Updated plan
Parks

PDF

PDF

No update
Public Disclosure Commission

PDF

   
Pollution Liability Insurance

PDF

PDF No update
Public Employment Relations Commission

PDF

  No update
Puget Sound Partnership

PDF

  Updated Plan
Recreation & Conservation Office

PDF

  No update
Retirement Systems

PDF

PDF

Updated plan
Revenue

PDF

PDF Updated plan
Salary Commission

PDF

   
School for the Blind

PDF

  Updated plan
Secretary of State

PDF

  No update
Services for the Blind

PDF

  No update
Social & Health Services

PDF

PDF

Updated plan
State Patrol

PDF

PDF

Updated plan
Student Achievement Council

PDF

PDF & Update

Updated plan
Superintendent of Public Instruction

PDF

  Updated plan
Supreme Court

PDF

  Updated plan
Tax Appeals Board

PDF

   
Transportation

PDF PDF Updated plan
Transportation Improvement Board

PDF

   
Traffic Safety Commission

PDF

  No update
Transportation Commission

PDF

   
Treasurer

PDF

  No update
University of Washington

PDF

  Updated plan
Utilities & Transportation Commission

PDF

  No update
Veterans Affairs

PDF

PDF Updated plan
Volunteer Firefighters Board

PDF

  Updated plan
Washington State Historical Society

PDF

   
Washington State University

PDF

  No update
Western Washington University

PDF

  No update
Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board

PDF   Updated plan