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Ralph Thomas, OFM Communications Director
360-902-7607

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Ralph Thomas, Communications Director
Office of Financial Management
P.O. Box 43113
Olympia, WA 98504-3113

ralph.thomas@ofm.wa.gov

Phone: 360-902-7607

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06/19/2018 State revenue projection for 2017–19 increased by $298 million

OLYMPIA – Washington’s projected Near General Fund revenue collections for the 2017–19 state budget have increased by a net $298 million, according to estimates released today by the Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council. 

“With collections once again running above the previous forecast, particularly given the increase in housing values, we revised the forecast upward,” said Steve Lerch, forecast council executive director.  

06/14/2018 Inslee honors 20 state government managers for outstanding performance
06/14/2018 Census Bureau now recruiting for 2020 Census jobs

The US Census Bureau has begun recruiting for a variety of jobs related to the 2020 Census. Job postings will change over time, and you can check out the current openings in Washington here:

 

Census Bureau - Washington Employment Opportunities

 

06/12/2018 2019–21 operating and capital budget instructions
06/11/2018 New system to streamline, modernize state budgeting processes

A new system that will both streamline and modernize budget development and reporting operations for Washington state agencies and for state government as a whole was launched today.

The new Agency Budget System (ABS) is a collaborative project between the state’s Office of Financial Management (OFM), which manages the state’s budgeting processes, and Washington Technology Solutions (WaTech), which lent about two dozen staff to the project through its inception in September 2016.

05/23/2018 ERDC studies link between financial aid, graduation rates

OLYMPIA – College students with fewer of their financial needs met through aid are less likely to finish their degree than those who received more financial aid. That, and other findings about the relationship between financial need and college graduation rates, are included in a report released recently by the Washington Office of Financial Management’s Education Research and Data Center.

 

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