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12/20/2023 2023 Audit Resolution Report issued December 20, 2023
12/13/2023 Investing in Washington’s people and communities: Inslee budget prioritizes urgent needs in homelessness, fentanyl and behavioral health

Governor Jay Inslee released his 2024 supplemental budget proposals, which serve as a mid-way update to the state’s two-year 2023–25 budgets. His release precedes the start of the 60-day legislative session on January 8.

Heading into the new year, Washington’s overall economic health remains strong. Pandemic response funding is winding down, but new state revenues have kept pace with higher costs from inflation and entitlement caseload increases.

12/13/2023 2024 Governor's proposed supplemental budgets
12/12/2023 Save the date: 2024 DEI Empowerment Conference will be on June 5, 6, 11 and 12
The 2024 DEI Empowerment Conference will be held virtually over Zoom Wednesday June 5, Thursday June 6, Tuesday June 11 and Wednesday June 12.
12/12/2023 Annual Comprehensive Financial Report issued December 12, 2023
12/06/2023 HRMS telework data clean-up due by May 1, 2024
11/20/2023 State revenue projection for 2023–25 increased by $191 million; 2025–27 up by $579 million

OLYMPIA – Washington’s projected Near General Fund revenue collections for the 2023–25 state budget have increased by $191 million to around $66.9 billion — about a 0.3% increase from the September 2023 projection, according to estimates released today by the Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council.

11/08/2023 State HR has moved to 1500 Jefferson

The OFM State Human Resources Division recently completed a move to the 1500 Jefferson Building from their previous home in the Raad Building. They will be collocated on the 4th floor with Statewide Accounting, One Washington, and Information Technology Services Divisions. Having subject matter experts together will better prepare us for the statewide Workday transition, while allowing the agency to consolidate office space. 

The new address for the State Human Resources office is:

10/06/2023 43% of CCA investments are directed to overburdened communities, according to OFM estimates

The Climate Commitment Act (CCA) sets a declining cap on greenhouse gas emissions and requires the state’s largest emitters to purchase allowances for their planet-warming pollution. The law requires the Legislature to invest revenue from this cap-and-invest program to reduce emissions and create jobs, including in clean buildings, transportation, and improving community resiliency in the face of climate change.

10/04/2023 Serve Washington launches new volunteer awards program
09/26/2023 State revenue projection for 2023–25 increased by $663 million; 2025-2027 increased by $437 million

OLYMPIA – The Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council’s most recent forecast for Near General Fund revenue collections in the 2023-25 biennium increased by $663 million to around $66.7 billion — a 1% increase from the June 2023 projection. The forecasts for Near General Fund revenue collections are critical as they signify the state’s fiscal health, impacting the allocation and deployment of resources across various state services and initiatives.

09/25/2023 SAAM Directive 23A-07 issued September 25, 2023
09/18/2023 Agency budget requests for 2024 supplemental now available online

View operating budget requests that state agencies and higher education institutions have submitted to us for consideration in Gov. Inslee's 2024 supplemental budget proposal:

Agency Budget Requests

The website is best viewed in either Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome browser.

For help in using the online system, check out this guide:

08/16/2023 Federal infrastructure dollars fund high-speed internet, ferry upgrades, clean energy and wildfire mitigation

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), was signed into law by President Biden in November 2021, and was followed by the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) of August 2022.  As of August 2023, these bills have funded $3.60 billion in federal grants to Washington state agencies, including $3.59 billion from the IIJA/BIL and $9 million from the IRA.

The federal funds are used for projects within categories listed below:

07/31/2023 SAAM Directive 23A-06 issued August 1, 2023
06/30/2023 Washington tops 7.9 million residents in 2023

 

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Washington’s total population grew by an estimated 86,750 — to 7,951,150 as of April 1, 2023, according to annual estimates that the Office of Financial Management prepared.

The unadjusted population growth rate over the last year was 1.1%, somewhat slower than the previous year, when the state’s population grew by 1.3%.

Washington’s population has grown by 244,840 people since the 2020 decennial census on April 1, 2020. The 86,750 increase is below the average annual increase from the last decade (98,200).  

06/28/2023 SAAM Directive 23A-05 issued June 29, 2023
06/27/2023 State revenue projection for 2023–25 forecast increased by $327 million

OLYMPIA – Washington’s projected Near General Fund revenue collections for the 2023–25 state budget have increased by nearly $327 million, according to estimates released today by the Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council.

06/23/2023 Single Audit Report issued June 22, 2023
06/05/2023 You're invited to the 2023 WA State DEI Empowerment Conference

The 2023 Washington State Employee DEI Empowerment Conference kicks off on Wednesday, June 7, and you're invited. 

06/02/2023 SAAM Directive 23A-04 issued June 2, 2023
05/26/2023 SAAM Directive 23A-03 issued May 26, 2023
05/11/2023 Gov. Inslee rescinds requirements related to COVID-19 vaccination for state employees
05/09/2023 Registration open: You're invited to the 2023 WA State DEI Empowerment Conference in June

Please join us at the 2023 Washington State Employee’s DEI Empowerment Conference.

04/10/2023 SAAM Directive 23A-02 issued April 10, 2023
03/21/2023 Public Service Recognition Week May 7-13: In-person multi-agency events return to Olympia, Spokane and Tri-Cities

The first week of May is for recognizing the great work and service that public employees provide for Washingtonians. This year, in-person cross-agency events are back — join us in celebrating state employees at the Capitol Campus, in Spokane, in the Tri-Cities and at T-Mobile Park.

03/20/2023 State revenue projection for 2023–25 forecast decreased by $483 million

OLYMPIA – Washington’s projected Near General Fund revenue collections for the 2023–25 state budget have decreased by about $483 million, according to estimates released today by the Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council. The projection represents about a 0.7% drop from the number forecast last November. Total Near General Fund revenues are now projected at $65.7 billion for the next two-year state budget cycle, which begins July 1.

03/02/2023 OFM launches Supplier Diversity Program
02/17/2023 Presenter information sessions for the 2023 DEI Empowerment Conference

Join us for a live online information session if you have questions or would like to know more about being a presenter at the conference:

02/14/2023 Call for presentations for the upcoming 2023 DEI Empowerment Conference in June

 

01/19/2023 The Connection Newsletter, Winter 2023: News from OFM Accounting - 2022 ACFR, Audit Resolution Report, right-to-use lease agreements [PDF]
01/18/2023 Call for nominations: 2023 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 Sunday, Feb. 26, and awards will be announced on May 9 as part of Public Service Recognition Week.