COVID-19: Inslee issues proclamation addressing COVID-19 related cost increases

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Gov. Jay Inslee issued a proclamation today at the request of the Office of Financial Management addressing increased COVID-19 related costs for certain represented employees.

The proclamation is as follows:

  • State collective bargaining agreements: This proclamation waives/suspends statutes related to the funding process for certain collective bargaining agreements to enable OFM to use federal funding to address increased COVID-related costs for certain represented employees. Current law may require that funding not be provided until after the next legislative session, however the increased costs and need for funding exists now. In addition, if current law is not temporarily waived, the federal funding sources might not be available after the next legislative session. This waiver will not obligate the state for future costs and is time limited.
    Read the full proclamation here.

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