|12/21/2022||Audit Resolution Report issued December 21, 2022|
|12/20/2022||Annual Comprehensive Financial Report issued December 20, 2022|
Housing, homelessness and behavioral health top Inslee’s budget priorities for 2023-25
Gov. Jay Inslee released his 2023–25 budget proposals today, urging legislators to continue prioritizing investments in housing, homelessness, and behavioral health with urgency and audacity. His budgets also outline updated plans for climate, salmon recovery, education, public safety, state workforce, and more.
At the heart of Inslee’s housing proposal is a referendum that will allow legislators to front-load $4 billion of housing construction over the next six years.
|12/14/2022||2023-25 Gov. Inslee's proposed biennial budgets|
State revenue projection for 2021–23 increased by $762 million; 2023–25 forecast increased by $681 million
OLYMPIA – Washington’s projected Near General Fund revenue collections for the remainder of the 2021–23 state budget have increased by nearly $762 million, according to estimates released today by the Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council.
“Revenue collections exceeded expectations since the last forecast, suggesting that the anticipated slowdown has not occurred yet,” said Steve Lerch, executive director of the Economic and Revenue Forecast Council. “Uncertainties remain, but current data indicate an upward revision to the revenue forecast.”
|10/21/2022||You can now view and request changes to your telework and flextime in MyPortal|
|10/20/2022||SAAM Directive 22A-08 issued October 20, 2022|
|09/29/2022||Education Research and Data Center news for fall 2022: access to dual credit programs, and a look at where WA graduates attend college|
|09/28/2022||SAAM Directive 22A-07 issued September 28, 2022|
Agency budget requests and decision packages now available online
View operating budget requests that state agencies and higher education institutions have submitted to us for consideration in Gov. Inslee's 2023-25 biennial 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:
State revenue projection for 2021–23 increased by $43 million, 2023–25 decreased by $495 million
OLYMPIA – Washington’s projected Near General Fund revenue collections for the 2021–23 state budget have increased by about $43 million, according to estimates released today by the Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council. The increased revenue estimate is about a 0.07% increase over the previous forecast. Total Near General Fund revenues are now projected at nearly $63.2 billion for the current two-year state budget cycle, which began July 1, 2021.
|09/09/2022||Feedback requested for 2030 Census|
|08/24/2022||SAAM Technical Correction TC01-22 issued August 24, 2022|
|07/26/2022||SAAM Directive 22A-06 issued July 26, 2022|
Washington tops 7.8 million residents in 2022
Washington’s population grew by 158,100 people since the 2020 decennial census April 1, 2020, largely due to migration. This means Washington grew to an estimated 7,864,400 people as of April 1, according to annual estimates that the Office of Financial Management prepared.
The state’s total population change was 97,400 since last year, which fell just below the last decade average of 98,200 per year. King County is the main contributor of that growth, adding 30,700 people this year, compared to an average of 33,800 people per year between 2010 and 2020.
|06/27/2022||SAAM Directive 22A-04 issued June 27, 2022|
|06/27/2022||SAAM Directive 22A-05 issued June 27, 2022|
State revenue projection for 2021–23 increased by $1.46 billion
OLYMPIA – Washington’s projected Near General Fund revenue collections for the 2021–23 state budget have increased by a net of nearly $1.46 billion, according to estimates released today by the Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council.
“Continued strong revenue collections and high inflation have again resulted in increases in the revenue forecast,” said Steve Lerch, executive director of the Economic and Revenue Forecast Council.
|06/22/2022||2023-25 budget instructions|
|05/18/2022||SAAM Directive 22A-03 issued May 18, 2022|
|05/17/2022||Register now - Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit 2022 to be held Tuesdays in June|
Celebrating state employees May 1-7, 2022
The first week of May is when we celebrate public employees for their great work and service to the public.
While there will be no in-person, multi-agency event in Olympia this year, there will be in-person events in Spokane and the Tri-Cities. OFM is also offering several online presentations on state employee benefits and business resource groups, and it will hold these events in partnership with the Seattle Mariners and Tacoma Rainiers.
|02/23/2022||SAAM Directive 22A-02 issued February 23, 2022|
State revenue projection for 2021–23 increased by $1.45 billion
OLYMPIA – Washington’s projected Near General Fund revenue collections for the 2021–23 state budget have increased by about $1.45 billion, according to estimates released today by the Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council.
"Continued strong revenue collections and real estate transactions combined with higher inflation have resulted in an increase in the revenue forecast,” said Steve Lerch, executive director of the Economic and Revenue Forecast Council.
|01/28/2022||SAAM Directive 22A-01 issued January 12, 2022|
Call for nominations: 2022 Public Service Recognition Awards
Do you know a state employee or manager who consistently excels beyond expectations? In the spirit of recognizing such service, OFM is asking you to nominate state government and higher education employees and teams for one of the awards below. Nominations close Monday, Feb. 28, and awards will be announced on May 4 as part of Public Service Recognition Week.
State employee vaccination verification data - Jan. 12
We have been gathering data from state agencies affected by the governor’s vaccination mandate to show how many employees have completed COVID-19 vaccination verification, how many have requested and received exemptions and accommodations, and how many have been separated due to no longer meeting the conditions of employment.