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 (CAFR) transmitted
The Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) 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!
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
List of General Government HR Directors
|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.
Lunch and Learn sessions offer collaboration opportunity for state HR community
OFM State HR is launching the Lunch and Learn series, monthly hour-long sessions that will provide training and resources to state agency human resources staff. With these sessions, we aim to promote collaboration and learning within the state’s human resources community.
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.