|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:
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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.
|09/14/2020||Safe Start Guide for state agencies, updated Sept. 2020 [pdf]|
|09/07/2020||Federal funds distributed for COVID-19 outbreak response|
|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||COVID-19 telework policy memorandum (updated)|
|04/09/2020||Supplemental budget update - One Washington|
|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|
|04/08/2020||Prepayment for COVID-19 Goods and Equipment 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]|