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09/30/2020 One Washington newsletter - September 2020 (pdf)
09/23/2020 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.

09/16/2020 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:

Agency Budget Requests

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09/15/2020 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)
06/29/2020 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
06/17/2020 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)
05/26/2020 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]
05/13/2020 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
04/06/2020 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
02/19/2020 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.”

01/31/2020 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.

Read more about the the purpose of the ITPS Governance Committee and what was covered in the first meeting.

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]