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Efficient, Effective and Accountable Government

Last Updated: 07/14/2021

Support democratic processes and government accountability

Strategy: Support democratic processes and government accountability

Agency: 075 - Office of the Governor

A001 - Executive Operations for Governor's Office

The Governor is the chief executive officer of the state, responsible for the overall administration of the affairs of the state of Washington. The Office of the Governor includes staff members who assist the Governor with administrative support, communicating with the public, and representing the Governor's policy recommendations to the Legislature.

Account FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTE 34.6 34.4 34.5
001 - General Fund
State 7,080,000 5,018,000 12,098,000
489 - Pension Funding Stabilization Acct
State 336,000 338,000 674,000
FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTES 34.6 34.4 34.5
GFS 7,080,000.0 5,018,000.0 12,098,000.0
Other 336,000.0 338,000.0 674,000.0
Totals 7,416,000.0 5,356,000.0 12,772,000.0
Expected Results

An efficient state government that works toward exceptional education, economic vitality, and a healthy environment.

A002 - Maintenance of Governor's Mansion

The Executive Mansion is provided by the state for the Governor's residential use and to fulfill ceremonial responsibilities. The Governor's personal expenses are the responsibility of the Governor and are not included in the mansion budget.

Account FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTE 2.0 2.0 2.0
001 - General Fund
State 236,000 242,000 478,000
FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTES 2.0 2.0 2.0
GFS 236,000.0 242,000.0 478,000.0
Other
Totals 236,000.0 242,000.0 478,000.0
Expected Results

Continued operations of the Executive Mansion for the Governor's residence and public events.

A003 - Office of the Family and Children's Ombudsman

The Office of the Family and Children's Ombudsman (OFCO) is responsible for investigating complaints against state agencies involving the protection of children from abuse and neglect, and/or the provision of child welfare services. OFCO researches issues facing the child protection/welfare system and recommends changes for improvements.

Account FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTE 5.8 5.8 5.8
001 - General Fund
State 712,000 733,000 1,445,000
FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTES 5.8 5.8 5.8
GFS 712,000.0 733,000.0 1,445,000.0
Other
Totals 712,000.0 733,000.0 1,445,000.0
Expected Results

Investigation of all complaints and research of related issues. Published findings and recommendations to state government agencies, constituencies, and the general public.

A006 - Economic Development

The Governor, upon the recommendation of the Department of Commerce and the Economic Development Commission uses the Economic Development Strategic Reserve to invest in public infrastructure or technical assistance to prevent business closure or relocation outside the state and to recruit businesses to Washington.

Account FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
09R - Econ Dev Strategic Reserve Account
State 2,000,000 2,000,000
FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTES
GFS
Other 2,000,000.0 2,000,000.0
Totals 2,000,000.0 2,000,000.0
Expected Results

Businesses will be retained or recruited to Washington State.

A007 - Education Ombudsman

The Education Ombudsman was created to advocate on behalf of elementary and secondary students and to provide information and investigative services to parents, students, and others regarding their rights and responsibilities in the state's public elementary and secondary education system, and advocating on behalf of elementary and secondary schools.

Account FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTE 7.0 7.0 7.0
001 - General Fund
State 796,000 815,000 1,611,000
FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTES 7.0 7.0 7.0
GFS 796,000.0 815,000.0 1,611,000.0
Other
Totals 796,000.0 815,000.0 1,611,000.0
Expected Results

To improve coordination between students and their parents and the elementary and secondary education system.

A009 - Corrections Ombuds

The Office of the Corrections Ombuds was created to strengthen procedures and practices that lessen the possibility of actions occurring within the Department of Corrections and that may adversely affect the health, safety, welfare, and rehabilitation of offenders. As appropriate, investigate and report on complaints from inmates, family members, representatives of inmates, department employees or others, regarding items that may adversely affect the health, safety, welfare, and rights of inmates.

Account FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTE 8.8 8.8 8.8
001 - General Fund
State 1,144,000 1,187,000 2,331,000
FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTES 8.8 8.8 8.8
GFS 1,144,000.0 1,187,000.0 2,331,000.0
Other
Totals 1,144,000.0 1,187,000.0 2,331,000.0
Expected Results

Reduce the exposure of the Department of Corrections to litigation and improve the health, safety, and welfare and rehabilitation success of offenders. Identify system issues and responses for the governor and the legislature to act upon, and ensure compliance with relevant statutes, rules, and policies pertaining to corrections facilities, services, and treatment of inmates under the jurisdiction of the Department of Corrections.

A010 - Women's Commission

The Women’s Commission shall address issues relevant to the problems and needs of women, such as domestic violence, childcare, child support, sexual discrimination, sexual harassment, equal compensation and job pathways opportunities in employment, and the specific needs of women of color.

Account FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTE 2.0 2.0 2.0
001 - General Fund
State 298,000 304,000 602,000
FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTES 2.0 2.0 2.0
GFS 298,000.0 304,000.0 602,000.0
Other
Totals 298,000.0 304,000.0 602,000.0
Expected Results

To improve programs and policies that affect women and to eliminate barriers to women's economic equity.

A011 - Oversight Board for Children, Youth and Families

The Oversight Board for Children, Youth and Families is responsible for monitoring and ensuring the Department of Children, Youth and Families achieves stated outcomes, and complies with administrative acts, relevant statutes, rules, and policies pertaining to early learning, juvenile rehabilitation, juvenile justice, and children and family services.

Account FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTE 2.0 2.0 2.0
001 - General Fund
State 294,000 300,000 594,000
FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTES 2.0 2.0 2.0
GFS 294,000.0 300,000.0 594,000.0
Other
Totals 294,000.0 300,000.0 594,000.0
Expected Results

To review and report on whether the Department of Children, Youth and Families is achieving performance measures, carrying out its duties and effectively delivering services.

A012 - LGBTQ Commission

The Washington State LGBTQ Commission is responsible for improving the state’s interface with the LGBTQ community, identifying the needs of its members, and ensuring there is an effective means of advocating for LGBTQ equity. The Commission monitors state legislation and advocates for legislation affecting LGBTQ people, working with state agencies to assess programs and policies that affect LGBTQ people. The Commission also coordinates with the Minority Commissions, Women’s Commission, and Human Rights Commission to address issues of mutual concern and works as a liaison between the public and private sector to eliminate barriers to economic and health equity for LGBTQ people.

Account FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTE 2.0 2.0 2.0
001 - General Fund
State 311,000 301,000 612,000
FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTES 2.0 2.0 2.0
GFS 311,000.0 301,000.0 612,000.0
Other
Totals 311,000.0 301,000.0 612,000.0
Expected Results

To improve the state’s interface with the LGBTQ community and identify the needs of its members ensuring an effective means of advocating for LGBTQ equity.