Washington tops 7.8 million residents in 2022
Washington’s population grew by 158,100 people since the 2020 decennial census April 1, 2020, largely due to migration. This means Washington grew to an estimated 7,864,400 people as of April 1, according to annual estimates that the Office of Financial Management prepared.
The state’s total population change was 97,400 since last year, which fell just below the last decade average of 98,200 per year. King County is the main contributor of that growth, adding 30,700 people this year, compared to an average of 33,800 people per year between 2010 and 2020.
|06/27/2022||SAAM Directive 22A-04 issued June 27, 2022|
|06/27/2022||SAAM Directive 22A-05 issued June 27, 2022|
State revenue projection for 2021–23 increased by $1.46 billion
OLYMPIA – Washington’s projected Near General Fund revenue collections for the 2021–23 state budget have increased by a net of nearly $1.46 billion, according to estimates released today by the Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council.
“Continued strong revenue collections and high inflation have again resulted in increases in the revenue forecast,” said Steve Lerch, executive director of the Economic and Revenue Forecast Council.
|06/22/2022||2023-25 budget instructions|
|05/18/2022||SAAM Directive 22A-03 issued May 18, 2022|
|05/17/2022||Register now - Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit 2022 to be held Tuesdays in June|
Celebrating state employees May 1-7, 2022
The first week of May is when we celebrate public employees for their great work and service to the public.
While there will be no in-person, multi-agency event in Olympia this year, there will be in-person events in Spokane and the Tri-Cities. OFM is also offering several online presentations on state employee benefits and business resource groups, and it will hold these events in partnership with the Seattle Mariners and Tacoma Rainiers.
|02/23/2022||SAAM Directive 22A-02 issued February 23, 2022|
State revenue projection for 2021–23 increased by $1.45 billion
OLYMPIA – Washington’s projected Near General Fund revenue collections for the 2021–23 state budget have increased by about $1.45 billion, according to estimates released today by the Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council.
"Continued strong revenue collections and real estate transactions combined with higher inflation have resulted in an increase in the revenue forecast,” said Steve Lerch, executive director of the Economic and Revenue Forecast Council.
|01/28/2022||SAAM Directive 22A-01 issued January 12, 2022|
Call for nominations: 2022 Public Service Recognition Awards
Do you know a state employee or manager who consistently excels beyond expectations? In the spirit of recognizing such service, OFM is asking you to nominate state government and higher education employees and teams for one of the awards below. Nominations close Monday, Feb. 28, and awards will be announced on May 4 as part of Public Service Recognition Week.
State employee vaccination verification data - Jan. 12
We have been gathering data from state agencies affected by the governor’s vaccination mandate to show how many employees have completed COVID-19 vaccination verification, how many have requested and received exemptions and accommodations, and how many have been separated due to no longer meeting the conditions of employment.
|12/16/2021||Gov. Inslee's proposed 2022 supplemental budgets|
Inslee's 2022 budget highlights poverty, climate, salmon recovery and transportation investments
Gov. Jay Inslee’s 2022 supplemental budget proposes significant funding to reduce poverty, increase housing and resources for homeless individuals, expand K-12 learning supports, invest in clean transportation and green economy, decarbonize buildings, and protect salmon habitat.
State revenue projection for 2021–23 increased by $898 million
Washington’s projected Near General Fund revenue collections for the 2021–23 state budget have increased by nearly $898 million, according to estimates released today by the Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council.
|10/18/2021||Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS)/WA Cares Fund employee premium|
|10/06/2021||One Washington Newsletter for Sept. 2021: new executive director, spotlight on Dept. of Health|
State revenue projection for 2021–23 increased by $927 million
Washington’s projected Near General Fund revenue collections for the 2021–23 state budget have increased by more than $927 million, according to estimates released today by the Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council.
“Trends in collections are still improving though there are some uncertainties on the horizon,” said Steve Lerch, executive director of the Economic and Revenue Forecast Council.
Total Near General Fund revenues are now projected at $59.3 billion for the current two-year state budget cycle, which began July 1.
|09/15/2021||SAAM Directive 21A-04 issued September 15, 2021|
|09/15/2021||SAAM Directive 21A-05 issued September 15, 2021|
Agency supplemental budget requests now available online
View operating budget requests that state agencies and higher education institutions have submitted to us for consideration in Gov. Inslee's 2022 supplemental budget proposal:
Contractor vaccination requirements - guidance for agencies
Proclamation 21-14.1 requires contractors who have goods, services, or public works services contracts with a Washington state agency to ensure that their personnel (including subcontractors) who perform contract activities on-site comply with COVID-19 vaccination requirements, by requiring such personnel to be fully vaccinated, unless properly exempted for disability or sincerely held religious beliefs, as set forth
|09/01/2021||2022-23 tentative agreements|
|09/01/2021||One Washington newsletter - August 2021|
Recovery plan performance report tracks results of Coronavirus State Fiscal Relief Funds
State of Washington Recovery Plan Performance Report: Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Funds - August 2021 [PDF]
|08/13/2021||2020 Census redistricting data for Washington now available|
|08/03/2021||One Washington newsletter for July 2021 [PDF]|
|07/06/2021||Employee space use guidance for re-entering the workplace [PDF]|
|06/30/2021||SAAM Directive 21A-03 issued June 30, 2021|
State population steadily increases, tops 7.7 million residents in 2021
Washington’s population growth steadily increased by 61,600 people in 2021, launching the state into one of the most unique population estimate years because of delayed census data and COVID-19 impacts. As of April 1, 2021, Washington now tops 7,766,925 residents, with most of the growth concentrated in larger cities across the state.
State revenue projection for 2021–23 increased by $1.8 billion
Washington’s projected Near General Fund revenue collections for the 2021–23 state budget have increased by nearly $1.8 billion, according to estimates released today by the Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council.
“Trends in collections and the steady re-opening of the economy suggest some positive improvements in the revenue forecast this quarter,” said Dr. Steve Lerch, executive director of the Economic and Revenue Forecast Council.
|05/26/2021||Healthy Washington - Roadmap to Recovery Guide for State Agencies [PDF]|
|05/26/2021||2021-23 enacted budgets|
|04/27/2021||2020 Census apportionment data release|
|04/08/2021||One Washington Newsletter - April 2021 [pdf]|
State revenue projection for 2021–23 increased by $1.9 billion
Washington’s projected Near General Fund revenue collections for the 2021–23 state budget have increased by more than $1.9 billion, according to estimates released today by the Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council.
|03/16/2021||2020 census geographic boundary files released|
|03/16/2021||Small Area Estimates Program 2010-2020 population estimates for 2010 census blocks|
State Auditor’s Office data security incident
We recently learned that someone may have gained unauthorized access to personal information for more than 1 million Washingtonians, including many state employees. The data breach involved Accellion, a private software service provider the State Auditor’s Office was using to transfer data. Accellion, the Auditor’s Office and law enforcement are investigating the incident.
|02/26/2021||One Washington Newsletter - February 2021 [pdf]|
|02/17/2021||New Washington Input-Output Model released - important tool in calculating economic impacts|
Information for state employees regarding payroll direct deposit
Notify your payroll office if you choose to make changes to your banking information and use this form:Form: Direct deposit - authorization for automated clearing house (ACH) direct deposit of wages [Word doc]
If you decide to make a change, here are some things to note:
Guidance for state agency employers when updating an employee’s electronic fund transfer (direct deposit) information
Employees should notify their payroll office if they choose to make changes to their banking information by submitting a direct deposit - authorization for automated clearing house (ACH) direct deposit of wages form [Word doc]. If the employee changes their bank account, the pre-note process is 5 business/banking days following the date entered. This means that changes made this week will not pre-note in time for the Feb. 10, 2021 payday.
|02/04/2021||Updated April 1, 2020 population estimates|
|02/04/2021||One Washington Newsletter - January 2021 [pdf]|
|01/29/2021||SAAM Technical Correction 01-21 Federal issued January 29, 2021|
|01/21/2021||SAAM Technical Correction 01-21 issued January 21, 2021|
|01/15/2021||Healthy Washington – Roadmap to Recovery guide for state agencies [PDF]|
|01/08/2021||SAAM Directive 21A-01 issued January 8, 2021|
|01/05/2021||One Washington Newsletter - December 2020 [PDF]|
|12/23/2020||Federal funds distributed for COVID-19 outbreak response|
|12/17/2020||2021-23 Gov. Inslee's proposed budgets|
Inslee releases 2021 – 2023 budget proposal
Gov. Inslee announced the details of his 2021 – 2023 biennial budget proposal Thursday, which included significant funding for public health, economic supports for workers and businesses, and other services that Washingtonians need to recover from the impacts of the COVID-19.
"We must invest in the relief, recovery and resilience of Washington. We cannot cut the things that we need most during a pandemic," Inslee said during a press conference Thursday. "In my proposed operating, capital and transportation budgets, I am investing in the people of our state."
|12/11/2020||2020 Census data quality and accuracy|
|11/24/2020||SaaS 101 resource now available (pdf)|
|11/23/2020||One Washington newsletter - November 2020 [PDF]|
About agency deep dives - video
One Washington agency deep dive meetings are underway! Watch a video featuring Emily Poyner, the One Washington OCM Director, and Amy McMahan, the Department of Retirement Systems Project Management Office Director, to learn more about the benefits of the One Washington agency deep dive meeti
|11/19/2020||Why Workday for One Washington|
State revenue projection for 2019–21 increased by $634 million
Revenue collections and forecast continue to lag pre-pandemic levels
OLYMPIA – Washington’s projected Near General Fund revenue collections for the 2019–21 state budget have increased by more than $634 million, according to estimates released today by the Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council.
|11/17/2020||Benefits of One Washington One-Pager|
|11/10/2020||Report: Monitoring the Impacts of the Affordable Care Act in Washington [pdf]|
|10/29/2020||One Washington newsletter - October 2020 (pdf)|
|10/16/2020||Washington Recovery Group launches to coordinate COVID-19 economic recovery|
|09/30/2020||One Washington newsletter - September 2020 (pdf)|
State revenue projection for 2019–21 increased by $2.2 billion
But revenue collections and forecast remain below pre-pandemic levels
OLYMPIA – Washington’s projected Near General Fund revenue collections for the 2019–21 state budget have increased by more than $2.2 billion, according to estimates released today by the Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council.
Agency operating and capital budget requests now available
View operating budget requests that state agencies and higher education institutions have submitted to us for consideration in Gov. Inslee's 2021–23 biennial budget proposal:
Training sessions on accessing and analyzing census data
You are invited to the Washington State Data Center conference, with three seperate presentations on September 22, 29, and October 6. Receive training and information from Census Bureau program experts. Learn more about how to access and analyze census data, about the Census Bureau’s economic and employment data, and finally about how differential privacy will affect the 2020 Census data products.
|09/04/2020||One Washington newsletter - August 2020 [pdf]|
|09/01/2020||Inslee announces additional federal funding to be distributed to local governments|
|08/20/2020||2021 supplemental budget instructions [pdf]|
|08/05/2020||Estimated impact of COVID-19 on Washington state's health coverage [PDF]|
|07/28/2020||Census operational timeline updated due to COVID-19|
|07/27/2020||One Washington newsletter - July 2020 (pdf)|
Washington tops 7.6 million residents in 2020
An estimated 7,656,200 people resided in Washington state as of April 1, according to annual estimates prepared by the Office of Financial Management. The COVID-19 crisis did not have a discernible impact on the 2020 estimates because most population change occurred before the crisis began. Strong population growth continued in Washington, with the state adding 109,800 people over the last year, a 1.5% increase. Migration continues to be the primary driver behind Washington’s population growth.
|06/23/2020||SAAM Technical Correction issued June 23, 2020|
|06/19/2020||2021-23 OneWa budget development resources now available|
|06/19/2020||SAAM Directive 20A-06 issued June 19, 2020|
State revenue projection for 2019–21 lowered by nearly $4.5 billion
OLYMPIA – Washington’s projected Near General Fund revenue collections for the 2019–21 state budget have decreased by nearly $4.5 billion, according to estimates released today by the Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council.
“Forecasting right now is clouded by uncertainty around federal interventions, global pandemic trends and how quickly the economy responds if COVID19 wanes,” said Steve Lerch, forecast council executive director. “This update is our best attempt at capturing the decline in revenue sources using the best data we can assemble.”
|06/09/2020||State agency FY2021 savings options|
|06/04/2020||One Washington newsletter - May/June 2020 (pdf)|
State funds distributed for COVID-19 outbreak response
State funds totaling $171.7 million have been distributed to state agencies and institutions to use to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak crisis. This is part of a total $200 million in funds budgeted by the Legislature in Engrossed House Bill 2965. The current allocations are listed below. Click the column headings to sort by that column, or use the search box to filter by keyword:
|05/22/2020||Personal services contracts and equipment purchases freeze Q&A|
|05/21/2020||Hiring freeze Q&A|
|05/18/2020||SAAM Directive 20A-05 issued May 18, 2020|
|05/18/2020||Federal funds distributed for COVID-19 outbreak response|
|05/14/2020||Memo: Immediate actions to capture operating budget savings [pdf]|
Gov. Inslee issues directive to state agencies to freeze hiring, personal service contracts and equipment purchases
Gov. Jay Inslee issued a directive to executive and small cabinet agencies today to freeze all hiring, personal service contracts and equipment purchases. The directive aims to mitigate the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on Washington's economy and financial outlook.
|05/01/2020||One Washington newsletter, April 2020 (pdf)|
|04/29/2020||SAAM Technical Correction issued April 29, 2020|
|04/28/2020||Memo: Update on construction job site requirements for capital and transportation projects [PDF]|
|04/17/2020||Memo: Requesting federal funds for COVID-19 activities|
|04/15/2020||SAAM Directive 20A-04 issued April 15, 2020|
|04/14/2020||Memo: Budget savings and reductions amid COVID-19 pandemic [pdf]|
|04/09/2020||Supplemental budget update - One Washington|
|04/09/2020||COVID-19 telework policy memorandum (updated)|
|04/08/2020||Prepayment for COVID-19 Goods and Equipment Waiver|
|04/08/2020||SAAM Directive 20A-02A issued March 10, 2020|
|04/08/2020||SAAM Technical Correction issued April 2, 2020|
|04/08/2020||Year-end Expenditures for COVID-19 Response Waiver|
|04/07/2020||One Washington Newsletter, March 2020 (PDF)|
|04/06/2020||Memo: Allotment instructions for 2020 supplemental budgets|
Gov.Inslee signs 2020 supplemental budgets with partial vetoes
Facing a growing fiscal threat posed by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, Gov. Jay Inslee used his line-item veto authority today to trim $235 million from the 2020 supplemental operating budget the Legislature approved last month. The vetoes will reduce spending another $210 million in the state’s next two-year budget.
|03/24/2020||New federal COVID-19 leave laws and how they apply to state employees|
|03/20/2020||Emergency telework guidance and resources|
|03/15/2020||Coronavirus - HR guidance for state agencies|
State revenue projection for 2019–21 increased by $606 million
OLYMPIA – Washington’s projected Near General Fund revenue collections for the 2019–21 state budget have increased by $606 million, according to estimates released today by the Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council.
“There has been a slight improvement in revenues above our anticipated level this quarter,” said Steve Lerch, forecast council executive director. “But nothing that suggests fundamental changes to our previous forecast.”
New IT Professional Structure Governance Committee meets
The newly established ITPS Governance Committee held its first meeting on Jan. 28, 2020. This IT & HR joint governance committee is a first-of-its-kind collaboration to help manage the state's IT workforce.
|01/24/2020||List of 2020 Census partner organizations in Washington|
|01/21/2020||2020 Governor’s Award for Leadership in Management nominations due March 9, 2020|
|01/21/2020||New directive requires state organizations to develop or update their workforce diversity plans [PDF]|
|12/27/2019||One Washington Newsletter, December 2019 (PDF)|
|12/18/2019||Gov. Inslee's proposed 2020 supplemental budget|
Inslee’s budget proposal lays out aggressive plan to combat homelessness statewide
Gov. Jay Inslee released his 2020 supplemental budget proposal Wednesday with substantial investments that address the statewide homelessness crisis, expand early learning and strengthen the foster care system, and enhance diversity, equity and inclusion efforts in government, schools and communities.
|12/10/2019||Register now for the Diversity Equity and Inclusion Summit 2020|
Faster, more efficient and more secure: Washington state’s business systems will get some major tech updates
Gov. Jay Inslee recently signed an executive order that directs Washington state agencies to update many of the state’s technology systems — some of them from the dinosaur era, in computer years. These systems help the state continue uninterrupted services to Washingtonians and are overdue for important and more current technology updates.
|12/10/2019||See all statewide workforce DEI events in one calendar|
|12/09/2019||News from Gov. Jay Inslee|
|12/06/2019||2020 Census promotional materials available for order or download|
OFM makes available limited Census 2020 funds for cities, counties and libraries
The Office of Financial Management announces the availability of $2 million for Washington state cities, counties and libraries to support their efforts to reach out to residents regarding the 202
|11/27/2019||New agency resources page is now available|
|11/26/2019||2019 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report published|
|11/21/2019||Report: Feasibility of a Single Point-of-Contact Firearm Background Check System|
State revenue projection for 2019–21 increased by $299 million
Washington’s projected Near General Fund revenue collections for the 2019–21 state budget have increased by nearly $299 million, according to estimates released today by the Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council.
“The Washington economic and revenue outlook remains positive without significant changes since our previous forecast,” said Steve Lerch, forecast council executive director. “This update reflects these modest changes.”
|11/07/2019||Governor Inslee signs Executive Order 19-04, One Washington: Modernization of State Administrative Business and Systems|
Lunch and Learn sessions offer collaboration opportunity for state HR community
|10/28/2019||Agency budget officers forum series|
2019 Small Area Estimate Program and special area population estimates now available
The following data products are now available on our website:
State revenue projection for 2019–21 increased by $447 million
OLYMPIA – Washington’s projected Near General Fund revenue collections for the 2019–21 state budget have increased by nearly $447 million, according to estimates released today by the Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council.
“The economic forecast is relatively similar to what we expected in June, but higher than expected collections, including estate tax collections, have resulted in an increase in the revenue forecast for the 2019–21 biennium,” said Steve Lerch, forecast council executive director.
Agency 2020 supplemental budget requests now available online
You can now view operating budget requests that state agencies and higher education institutions have submitted to us for consideration in Gov. Inslee's 2020 supplemental budget proposal:
|08/30/2019||2020 Supplemental budget instructions related to One Washington|
|08/05/2019||One Washington Highlights - July 2019|
|07/22/2019||One Washington agency points of contacts list [pdf]|
|07/22/2019||Guide to creating an agency-level One Washington point of contact [pdf]|
|07/18/2019||Census 2020 toolkits now available for state agencies, nonprofits and more|
Washington tops 7.5 million residents in 2019
As of April 1, 2019, an estimated 7,546,400 people reside in the State of Washington, according to annual estimates prepared by the Office of Financial Management.
State revenue projection for 2019–21 increased by $432 million
OLYMPIA – Washington’s projected Near General Fund revenue collections for the 2019–21 state budget have increased by nearly $432 million, according to estimates released today by the Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council. The increase is due in large part to measures passed during the 2019 legislative session that adjourned in April.
“Revenues and economic activity are tracking very closely to the previous forecast,” said Steve Lerch, forecast council executive director. “And this update reflects these modest changes.”
Request for Proposals for 2020 Census
On June 21 OFM issued Request for Proposals for 2020 Census Education and Outreach.
Washington Nonprofits releases its 2020 Census Action Kit for Nonprofits
The Nonprofit Census Action Kit is designed to provide basic tools that can be used to build awareness about the census and encourage the people to be counted. The kit includes:
|06/18/2019||SAAM Directive 19A-03 issued June 18, 2019|
New Washington health data dashboards show access to preventative care and more
Important health data from the Washington State All-Payer Claims Database (WA-APCD) is now available in three data dashboards, enabling you to delve into measures such as access to preventative care, and costs of treating chronic conditions.
|05/21/2019||New IT classification & compensation restructure to take effect July 1|
Gov. Inslee signs 2019–21 budgets
Gov. Inslee signed the 2019–21 operating, capital and transportation budgets on May 21, 2019. For more information on what's in the budgets, see this Governor's Office story:Inslee signs budgets that give big boosts to behavioral health, education, orcas, homelessness and clean energy
For text of the budgets as passed the Legislature, along with partial veto letters, see our website:
|05/17/2019||SAAM Directive 19A-02 issued May 17, 2019|
|05/04/2019||One Washington Highlights - May 2019|
2018 State Employee Engagement Survey results
This message from Governor Jay Inslee was sent out to all state employees on April 9, 2019:
Dear Fellow State Employee,
|03/29/2019||2018 Single Audit Report|
New resources available in March from the state, Census Bureau and US organizations
OFM Census team adds lots of new resources in March, including:
State revenue projection for 2019–21 increased by $554 million
Revenue forecast for 2017–19 budget increased by $307 million
OLYMPIA – Washington’s projected Near General Fund revenue collections for the 2019–21 state budget have increased by nearly $554 million, according to estimates released March 20 by the Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council.
“Despite fairly small changes to the economic forecast, stronger-than-expected taxable activity has resulted in moderate increases to forecasted revenue,” said Steve Lerch, forecast council executive director.
|03/19/2019||Status of IT classification & compensation restructure - March 2019 update|
One Washington provides orientation to budget, HR and payroll stakeholders
Throughout the month of February 2019, One Washington began orientation sessions for state employees who serve in the budget, human resource and payroll divisions of agencies. The orientation was developed in response to the November 2018 One Washington reset, which was based on stakeholder feedback and new information acquired from the enterprise systems marketplace.
Complete Count Committee Quarterly Meeting, Jan. 24, 2019
The Washington state Complete Count Committee met for the second time on January 24, 2019. In addition to reviewing and approving the Factsheet on Census and Confidentiality, the CCC reviewed the work of various subcommittees and discussed the Governor's budget request for 2020 Census promotions.
Are my Census answers safe and secure?
The Washington Complete Count Committee developed a two-page Factsheet on the Census and Confidentiality, which provides information about the legal protections of Title 13 mandating the U.S. Census Bureau to safeguard the confidentiality of your responses and legal obligations of U.S residents under Title 13.
2020 Census Barriers, Attitudes, and Motivators Study Survey Report
2020 Census hard-to-count areas - printable maps
Now available: printable color-coded county maps showing hard-to-count populations.
Nominations open for 2019 Governor's Awards for Leadership in Management
The Governor's Award for Leadership in Management is an annual award that recognizes managers in state government who demonstrate extraordinary leadership through performance results in the previous year. The governor is seeking nominees who have achieved results, demonstrated leadership competencies and prioritized cultivating an innovative and inclusive work environment. The criterion has a focus on utilizing continuous process improvement principles. Nominations are due March 4, 2019.
IT systems information moves from WaTech to OFM
Web pages related to enterprise IT systems have moved from the WaTech website to the OFM website:IT Systems
These web pages include instructions, reference materials, links to training and other information related to systems that are used by multiple state agencies. These include accounting systems, budget and legislative systems, reporting systems and the Employee Self-Service (ESS) system for earnings statements and leave requests.
New tool makes it easier to track high school graduate outcomes
A new and improved version of an online dashboard that makes it even easier to monitor postsecondary outcomes for Washington high school graduates is now available.
The High School Graduate Outcomes dashboard, created by the Education Research and Data Center in the state Office of Financial Management, has displayed first-year college enrollment, persistence, completion and earnings of high school graduates by school district and individual school.
New information about internet access in Washington's cities and counties
OFM posts data about household internet access by county, city/town and census designated place based on the 2013-2017 American Community Survey. The excel sheets highlight households (number and percentage): (1) with no internet access, and (2) with access to the internet only through their cellphones.
New Census 2020 job fliers
Census Bureau is recruiting. OFM posts recruiting fliers for Adams, Clark, King, Kitsap, Pierce and Thurston counties. It is an easy process and can provide you with extra income and helps your community. Apply today!
|01/11/2019||New report studies options for possible Washington public bank|
|01/02/2019||SAAM Directive 19A-01 issued January 2, 2019|
|12/18/2018||Interactive visualization of 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.
|12/13/2018||Gov. Inslee's proposed 19-21 budget|
One Washington Integrations Update
On November 27, 2018 One Washington presented to state chief financial officers, chief information officers, application owners and information technology staff a recap of the state’s initial integrations analysis.
|11/21/2018||2018 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report|
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:2019–21 tentative agreements
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
|10/03/2018||2019–21 collective bargaining agreement status report and submittal|
Governor Inslee to formally launch the state's 2020 Census effort
Governor Jay Inslee will launch Washington’s effort to ensure a fair and accurate census in 2020 on Monday, October 8, 2018, 2–5:30 p.m., at the Brockey Center of South Seattle College. Gov Insleewill open the inaugural meeting of the statewide Complete Count Committee, composed of more than 30 representatives from the private, nonprofit, and public sectors across the state. Under the leadership of former Governor and former Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, the Washington State Complete Count Committee will provide high-level, high-visibility leadership to efforts intended to:
|10/02/2018||The Connection Newsletter, Fall 2018 - news & info from Statewide Accounting|
|10/01/2018||NYT op-ed, Sept. 30, 2018 - A demographer's perspective on the proposed citizenship question|
State revenue projection for 2017–19 increased by $348 million
Revenue forecast for 2019–21 budget increased by $443 million
OLYMPIA – Washington’s projected Near General Fund revenue collections for the 2017–19 state budget have increased by nearly $348 million, according to estimates released today by the Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council.
“With positive adjustments to both state personal income and employment, we have revised the latest forecast upward slightly,” said Steve Lerch, forecast council executive director.
|09/21/2018||SAAM Directive 18A-05 issued September 21, 2018|
Agency budget requests now available online
You can now view operating budget requests that state agencies and higher education institutions have submitted to us for consideration in Gov. Inslee's 2019–21 biennial budget proposal:
State’s new health care website receives national award
OLYMPIA – The state of Washington is being nationally recognized for a new website that gives consumers access to vast amounts of information about health care costs and quality.
GAO report: Actions needed to address challenges to enumerating hard-to-count groups
In a report released August 27, 2018, the U.S. Government Accountability Office finds that the Census Bureau is behind on finalizing planning for efforts to reach minorities and hard-to-count populations in the 2020 census.Read the report and the GAO recommendations
|08/13/2018||2018 general election ballot fiscal information|
One Washington program update, summer 2018
One Washington provided an update to state employees in a live presentation on July 30 and a repeat presentation on July 31, 2018. The update provided a fresh orientation to the effort.
|07/17/2018||State Auditor's Office - Post Audit Report for the 2015-2017 Biennium|
Request for proposal: organizations interested in 2020 census
The Washington State Department of Commerce is initiating a Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit proposals from organizations interested in helping ensure a complete count of people in Washington during the 2020 census. Proposals are due by August 24.
Contact Jaclyn Woodson, RFP coordinator, at Jaclyn.email@example.com or 360-725.4049.
|07/12/2018||Q&A related to the Janus decision by the U.S. Supreme Court|
|07/12/2018||One Washington July Newsletter|
One Washington Program Blueprint is released
The One Washington Program Blueprint
The final edition of the One Washington Program Blueprint was released June 29, 2018. This document is the go-to resource to understand where the state is headed. At the time of publishing, no other state has implemented a complete Software as a Service (SaaS) enterprise resource planning system across all of its core business domains – so Washington will be leading the curve.
Washington launches online tool that lets patients compare prices for medical procedures
Washington HealthCareCompare allows consumers to compare costs for more than 80 common health care services. In addition to helping Washingtonians find affordable, high-quality health care, the database will be a valuable tool for health plan managers, consumer advocates, hospitals, physician organizations, business leaders and policymakers, who can use the site to check cost and quality performance across the state.
Strong population growth in Washington continues
OLYMPIA, Wash. – As of April 1, 2018, an estimated 7,427,600 people resided in the state of Washington, according to annual estimates prepared by the Washington State Office of Financial Management. The state’s population grew by 117,300 persons, a 1.6 percent increase over the past year. While state population growth remains strong by historical standards, the growth rate is down slightly from last year.
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|
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:
|06/12/2018||2019–21 operating and capital budget instructions|
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.
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.
|05/21/2018||SAAM Directive 18A-02 issued May 21, 2018|
|05/16/2018||Budget systems modernization project update, May 2018|
We're hiring a Census 2020 Complete Count Committee Coordinator
The 2018-19 supplemental budget required and funded work at OFM to promote a complete count of Washingtonians in the 2020 census. Based on a Census Bureau recommendation and experience in other states in 2010, OFM is assembling a “Complete Count Committee” of key stakeholders and prominent individuals, particularly among hard to count communities, to develop strategies, activities and documents to promote a complete count of Washington residents.
Join us for the One Washington recruitment open house, April 25
What: One Washington Recruitment Open House
When: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 | 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. [add to your calendar]
|04/16/2018||One Washington April newsletter|
Results are in — 2017 Employee Engagement Survey
This message from Governor Jay Inslee was sent out to all state employees on April 10, 2018:
Dear fellow state employee,
|04/09/2018||The Connection Newsletter, Spring 2018 - news & info from Statewide Accounting|
Gov. Inslee's veto messages for 2018 supplemental budgets
Governor Jay Inslee signed the 2018 supplemental operating, capital and transportation budgets on March 27, 2018, while vetoing some sections. See the letters below for details.
|03/27/2018||Allotment instructions for 2018 supplemental budgets|
|03/20/2018||We answer your questions about the IT classification & compensation restructure|
Budget systems modernization project update, March 15, 2018
The project team is working diligently to replace the enterprise Budget Development System (BDS) with the new Agency Budget System (ABS). In case you missed it, One Washington held a statewide system preview event on Oct 27, 2017 to provide information about ABS. The first release is scheduled for early June, just in time for agencies to prepare 2019-21 budget requests. The new system streamlines several paper-based processes and establishes a new digital framework to submit and share biennial and supplemental budget requests. Features include:
Concerns with House/Senate 2018 supplemental budgets
See our "Memos to agencies and the Legislature" page for OFM concerns with House and Senate 2018 supplemental budgets
|02/26/2018||New edition of Washington Data Book presents diversity of information about our state|
State revenue projections for 2017–19 increase by $628 million
Washington’s projected Near General Fund revenue collections for the 2017–19 state budget have increased by nearly $628 million, according to estimates released today by the Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council.
“With collections running above the previous forecast and continued positive signs in the underlying economy, we revised the forecast upward,” said Steve Lerch, forecast council executive director.
Today’s forecast is the largest quarterly increase for the state since before the Great Recession.
|02/12/2018||Inslee, Murray, Jayapal to be recognized for support of national service|
Arlington mayor: Local governments need to get involved early in 2020 Census planning and outreach
In an op-ed in The Marysville Globe this week, Arlington Mayor Barb Tolbert outlines why her city is engaging early on outreach and data preparation for the 2020 Census:
|01/31/2018||Uninsured rate at record low, according to study of ACA impacts|
|01/26/2018||Allotment instructions and temporary spending authority for 2018 supplemental capital budget|
One Washington Program Blueprint v2
The One Washington program has been busy working with stakeholders in a variety of interviews and workshops. This work has been summarized throughout version two of the Program Blueprint. This document is the second of three versions, which describes the timeline and budget for modernizing and improving aging administrative systems and related business processes that are common throughout state government.
|01/22/2018||How the success of the 2020 Census is at risk and what we plan to do about it|
|01/19/2018||Status update on the IT classification and compensation restructure|
|01/09/2018||The Connection Newsletter, Winter 2018 - news & info from Statewide Accounting|
Nominations open for Governor's Awards for Leadership in Management
The Governor's Award for Leadership in Management is an annual award that recognizes managers in state government who demonstrate extraordinary leadership through performance results in the previous year. The governor is seeking nominees who have achieved results, demonstrated leadership competencies and prioritized cultivating an innovative and inclusive work environment. The criterion has a focus on utilizing continuous process improvement principles. Nominations are due March 5, 2018.
Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards accepting nominations
|12/20/2017||SAAM Directive 18A-01 issued Dec. 20, 2017|
Recommendations on prescription drug price transparency legislation
In 2001, prescription drug costs represented 13 percent of the health care cost for an average American family; by 2017, those costs had grown to 17 percent. Given prescription drugs’ burgeoning share of health care costs — and the collective outrage over inexplicable price hikes highlighted recently in various media reports — concerns over prescription drug prices have been mounting. Absent any federal initiatives, states are now exploring options to address these rising prices.
Inslee releases supplemental budget proposal including full funding of basic education by 2018 school year
Gov. Jay Inslee on Thursday released his 2018 supplemental budget, which adds nearly $1 billion to fully fund basic education in time for the 2018 school year and makes modest new investments for emerging and urgent needs such as tools to combat the opioid crisis, emergency preparedness, protection for endangered orcas and mental health.
|12/01/2017||Annual update report on the all-payer health care claims database|
|11/22/2017||One Washington December newsletter|
|11/21/2017||General Fund balance sheet - Nov. 20, 2017|
State revenue forecast for 2017–19 budget inches upward
OLYMPIA – Washington’s projected Near General Fund revenue collections for the 2017–19 state budget have increased by nearly $319 million, according to estimates released today by the Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council. The increased revenue estimate is a 0.7 percent increase over the previous forecast.
“The U.S. and Washington economies continue to perform largely as expected in our September forecast,” said Steve Lerch, forecast council executive director. “As a result, we have made relatively small adjustments in our forecast update.”
2017 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report transmitted
The Annual Comprehensive Financial Report is a thorough and detailed presentation of the state's financial condition. It reports on the state's activities and balances for each fiscal year.
New budget system preview event recording posted online
|10/28/2017||Agency request decision packages for 2018 supplemental budget available online|
|10/27/2017||One Washington Blueprint v1 Executive Summary|
Welcome to our new website
Welcome to our new website. We hope you like it. Here are six things that have changed for the better:
|10/01/2017||The Connection Newsletter, Fall 2017 - news & info from Statewide Accounting|
|09/30/2017||Comparing counties by state expenditures and revenues - updated report|
Opportunity to preview the new state budget system, Oct. 27
Please join us for an exciting opportunity to see the latest work on the Budget System Modernization project! We will preview the prototype for the system that will replace the Budget Development System (BDS) in June 2018. There will also be an opportunity for Q&A with the project team and we will announce the winner of the new system naming contest!
When: Friday October 27, 2017, 9–11 a.m.
Where: 1500 Jefferson Street, 1st Floor, Presentation Room 1213
Update on IT classification implementation
During July and August 2017 Statewide IT Position Evaluation teams evaluated over 4,000 IT position descriptions for placement in the new IT classification structure. The project team is currently working with agency and institution HR offices to validate the initial evaluation results. Additionally, scheduling of evaluations is in process for a number of positions that did not go through the evaluation process conducted during the formal evaluation sessions this summer.
|09/21/2017||SAAM Directive 17A-06 issued Sept. 21, 2017|
State revenue forecast for 2017-19 budget grows by $288 million
OLYMPIA – Washington’s projected Near General Fund revenue collections for the 2017–19 state budget have increased by about $288 million, according to estimates released today by the Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council.
“The national economic trends we’ve identified in recent forecasts are holding relatively steady, while the state economy is slightly stronger than expected in June” said Steve Lerch, forecast council executive director. “This quarter’s update reflects these modest changes.”
|08/25/2017||SAAM Directive 17A-05 issued Aug 25, 2017|
|08/08/2017||2018 Supplemental budget instructions|
Program Blueprint kick-off event materials
The One Washington program hosted a kick-off event in July. Over 200 people attended.
|07/27/2017||Budget due dates and deliverables, summer 2017|
New report examines hospitalizations for potentially preventable health conditions
The Office of Financial Management’s Health Care Research Center is pleased to announce the release of a new research brief, “Potentially Preventable Hospitalizations by Legislative District.”
This report examines hospitalizations for eleven conditions that, in theory, would not have required inpatient care if the patients had had timely access to primary or secondary care services such as vaccinations, antibiotics, regular physician office visits, etc.
2017 fiscal year activities
During the 2015–17 biennium, our focus will be in six areas. These areas — called work streams — include planning for implementing systems and readiness preparation activities. Each work stream will help prepare for an integrated approach to business processes and supporting systems. The ultimate goal is providing accurate, usable data for decision makers in all the statewide enterprise areas.
One Washington Blueprint Kickoff
Be sure to mark your calendars for our Blueprint Kick-off Event for the One Washington program!
To kick-off the work for the new biennium of the Program Blueprint we are hosting an event to share important information with you. The One Washington Program Blueprint will plan, budget, and structure our business transformation and system implementations into achievable, incremental, fundable projects. This detailed plan will provide the support we need to move forward.
One Washington’s first newsletter
The program recently published our first newsletter, sharing information about a wide variety of efforts underway, including the go-live of the Facilities Portfolio Management Tool, the strategic partner Blueprint kick-off event, and much more!Transformation — the One Washington Program Newsletter, July 2017
Population growth in Washington remains strong
Washington’s population grew by an estimated 126,600 persons, a 1.76 percent increase over the past year — the largest percentage increase since 2006.
|06/30/2017||April 1, 2017 population estimates estimates now available|
State revenue forecast for 2017–19 budget grows by $80 million
Revenue projection for current biennium increases by $79 million
|05/30/2017||2017–19 allotment instructions|
Strategic partner competitive procurement announcement
On April 21, 2017 Accenture LLP (Accenture) was announced as the Apparently Successful Bidder (ASB) to serve as the state’s Strategic Partner for the One Washington Program. To learn more, visit the Strategic Partner page.
One Washington program overview
One Washington provided an update of recent achievements and upcoming objectives of each of the program work streams. The One Washington program overview was shared with stakeholders.
Employment verification and W-2s
If you're looking to verify employment of workers from state agencies, or get information about W-2s, please contact the employing agency HR office.
State revenue forecast for current budget grows by $258 million
Revenue projection for next biennium increases by $313 million
Chart of Accounts presentations
OFM conducted three presentations on the Chart of Accounts (COA) project and data governance plan. The first presentation was at the Financial Management Advisory Council meeting on January 26th. Due to the limited size of the room, two follow up presentations were conducted on Feb 7th and 14th in the OB2 auditorium.
Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards accepting nominations
Serve Washington is accepting nominations for the 13th annual Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards.
Inslee’s budget proposal fully funds K-12 education, launches overhaul of mental health system
Budget will follow expert recommendations for more psychiatric hospital staff and add significant community resources
Gov. Inslee: Fully fund K-12 schools now
Governor releases plan to fully fund basic education, promote strategies to recruit great teachers and support struggling students
State revenue forecast for current budget grows by $222 million
Revenue projection for next biennium increases by $132 million
AmeriCorps celebrates 1 million members
Serve Washington will host hundreds of local AmeriCorps members to celebrate a major milestone for the national service program that started in 1994: surpassing 1 million AmeriCorps members.
State revenue forecast for current budget grows by $336 million
Revenue projection for next biennium increases by $134 million
Changes to HR.wa.gov
Between February and August 2016, we're making some changes to the HR.wa.gov website. Much of the content on the site will be moved to the websites of the three agencies that now carry out state HR services and policy functions.
HR.wa.gov will become a portal site to make sure you can still find the services and information you need. We'll also ensure that the links you currently use still get you to the right place.Where will content move to?
This list will be updated as we complete the move for each section:
Washington’s population grows at fastest pace since 2007
Washington’s population grew by an estimated 1.73 percent over the past year — the largest percentage increase since 2007.
Gov. Inslee honors 22 state government managers for excellence in leadership
Gov. Jay Inslee today honored state agency managers who have demonstrated outstanding leadership. The 2016 Governor’s Award for Leadership in Management was presented to 22 recipients at an awards luncheon at the Executive Residence.
This year’s recipients were recognized for a wide range of accomplishments, including work to save taxpayer dollars, improve communications with local governments, small businesses and the public, and protect public health.
State revenue forecast for current budget grows by $308 million
Washington’s projected Near General Fund revenue collections for the current two-year state budget have increased by $308 million.
Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards accepting nominations
Serve Washington is accepting nominations for the 12th annual Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards, which recognize individuals, volunteer groups and families for their volunteer efforts.
State lowers revenue forecast due to global, national slowdown
Washington’s projected Near General Fund revenue collections for the current two-year state budget have declined by $78 million.