|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.
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:
For text of the budgets as passed the Legislature, along with partial veto letters, see our website:
|05/21/2019||New IT classification & compensation restructure to take effect July 1|
|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.
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.
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.
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:
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|