|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:
The website is best viewed in either Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome browser.
For help in using the online system, check out this guide:
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]|