Ralph Thomas, Communications Director
Office of Financial Management
P.O. Box 43113
Olympia, WA 98504-3113
Latest news from OFM
|12/13/2018||Gov. Inslee's proposed 19-21 budget|
Investing in Washington’s continuing success – Inslee releases biennial budget
Gov. Jay Inslee released his 2019–21 biennial budget today that makes significant investments in clean energy, behavioral health, orca recovery, education, statewide broadband and other crucial budget investments.
“Washington is the only state that consistently ranks as a top state for business and ranks as the top state for workers. But we know that prosperity is not shared equally and we must make investments to grow our economy, protect the most vulnerable and ensure that everyone has access to opportunity,” Inslee said.
State revenue projection for 2017–19 increased by $163 million
Revenue forecast for 2019–21 budget increased by $196 million
OLYMPIA – Washington’s projected Near General Fund revenue collections for the 2017–19 state budget have increased by about $163 million, according to estimates released today by the Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council.
“Revenue collections are essentially the same as forecast and the economy is behaving as anticipated, so the latest revisions are relatively small,” said Steve Lerch, forecast council executive director.
2019–21 tentative agreements now posted online
In accordance with RCW 43.88.583, OFM has posted tentative collective bargaining agreements for the 2019–21 biennium:
The tentative agreements posted are not yet funded and therefore not in effect. If the Legislature funds the agreements in the 2019–21 biennial budgets, they will go into effect on July 1, 2019.
New support website for HRMS users
WaTech and OFM are very excited to announce the launch of the HRMS Support Hub website, designed to create a user-friendly support experience for our Human Resource Management System (HRMS) professional user community.
Governor Inslee launches the Complete Count 2020 Census Committee
“The U.S. census count is as American as apple pie, and you can’t make a good pie without the right ingredients. A correct census count gives our state appropriate representation in Congress and our fair share of federal funding.” - Gov. Jay Inslee