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Efficient, Effective and Accountable Government

Last Updated: 10/13/2021

Provide tools and resources to execute government functions

Strategy: Provide tools and resources to execute government functions

Agency: 105 - Office of Financial Management

A002 - Administrative Activity

The administrative activity represents the OFM Director's Office. Staff includes the director, deputy director, legislative liaison, communications director and legal counsel.

Account FY 2022 FY 2023 Biennium Total
FTE 9.0 9.0 9.0
001 - General Fund
State 1,853,000 1,876,000 3,729,000
FY 2022 FY 2023 Biennium Total
FTES 9.0 9.0 9.0
GFS 1,853,000.0 1,876,000.0 3,729,000.0
Other
Totals 1,853,000.0 1,876,000.0 3,729,000.0
Expected Results

Overall strategic and administrative leadership for the agency and all its divisions on behalf of the Governor.

A004 - Forecasting and Research

This office supports executive policy and budget development through expenditure, population and revenue forecasts, program evaluation and research.

Account FY 2022 FY 2023 Biennium Total
FTE 38.0 29.6 33.8
001 - General Fund
State 1,002,000 1,006,000 2,008,000
Federal 521,000 483,000 1,004,000
001 - General Fund Totals 1,523,000 1,489,000 3,012,000
468 - OFM Central Service Account
State 4,045,000 3,833,000 7,878,000
FY 2022 FY 2023 Biennium Total
FTES 38.0 29.6 33.8
GFS 1,002,000.0 1,006,000.0 2,008,000.0
Other 4,566,000.0 4,316,000.0 8,882,000.0
Totals 5,568,000.0 5,322,000.0 10,890,000.0
Expected Results

Accurate forecasts, research and data for informed decisions.

A005 - Enterprise Financial Systems Support

The Office of Financial Management's (OFM) Information Services Division (ISD) is the main supplier of financial and administrative systems to all of state government, particularly in its support role of the statewide accounting and budgeting processes for which OFM is responsible. ISD currently supports over 90 applications of various size, complexity and user base, including the state's general ledger accounting system., budget development and allotment systems, fiscal note system, travel and expense management system and enterprise reporting tools. This activity helps reduce the total cost of government by providing systems all agencies can use, reducing the need and cost for individual agency applications. System support activities include user training and help desk support. The division also provides internal technology support to OFM and the Governor's Office.

Account FY 2022 FY 2023 Biennium Total
FTE 170.0 150.0 160.0
001 - General Fund
State 2,724,000 2,953,000 5,677,000
108 - Motor Vehicle Account
State 145,000 146,000 291,000
472 - SW Info Tech Sys M & O Rev Acct
Non-Appropriated 35,384,000 35,335,000 70,719,000
FY 2022 FY 2023 Biennium Total
FTES 170.0 150.0 160.0
GFS 2,724,000.0 2,953,000.0 5,677,000.0
Other 35,529,000.0 35,481,000.0 71,010,000.0
Totals 38,253,000.0 38,434,000.0 76,687,000.0
Expected Results

Maximize the value of the state's investments in financial and administrative systems. Streamline business processes to make it easier for state employees to perform their jobs. Provide easy, timely access to valuable information to improve decision making and operational effectiveness. Drive an enterprise-wide framework that supports the cost effective delivery of a modern, secure, integrated suite of financial and administrative systems.

A006 - Collective Bargaining

OFM represents the Governor in collective bargaining negotiations for wages, hours, health care and working conditions for represented classified employees, including some employees in higher education. OFM also negotiates all master contracts. Other services include contract administration, consulting, training and negotiations of mandatory subjects during the term of contracts.

Account FY 2022 FY 2023 Biennium Total
FTE 25.0 24.0 24.5
001 - General Fund
State 592,000 622,000 1,214,000
109 - Puget Sound Ferry Operations Acct
State 63,000 63,000 126,000
436 - OFM Labor Relations Service Account
Non-Appropriated 4,429,000 4,397,000 8,826,000
FY 2022 FY 2023 Biennium Total
FTES 25.0 24.0 24.5
GFS 592,000.0 622,000.0 1,214,000.0
Other 4,492,000.0 4,460,000.0 8,952,000.0
Totals 5,084,000.0 5,082,000.0 10,166,000.0
Expected Results

A collective bargaining process with outcomes aligned with Governor priorities and agency goals and oversight of a statewide labor strategy that safeguards employee rights and allows the state to effectively meet its goals of serving the public.

A008 - Governor's Budget Development

The Budget Division assists in the development of the Governor's budget proposal to the Legislature. Primary activities include evaluating budget requests from state agencies and providing the Governor with recommendations for funding levels; preparing the Governor's budget proposal; assisting the Governor in establishing financial, budget and program policies for the state; and monitoring agency implementation of executive and legislative budget objectives.

Account FY 2022 FY 2023 Biennium Total
FTE 37.5 37.5 37.5
001 - General Fund
State 1,230,000 1,239,000 2,469,000
108 - Motor Vehicle Account
State 403,000 406,000 809,000
218 - Multimodal Transportation Account
State 125,000 125,000 250,000
468 - OFM Central Service Account
State 3,325,000 3,379,000 6,704,000
706 - Coronavirus St Fiscal Recovery Fund
Federal 780,000 780,000 1,560,000
FY 2022 FY 2023 Biennium Total
FTES 37.5 37.5 37.5
GFS 1,230,000.0 1,239,000.0 2,469,000.0
Other 4,633,000.0 4,690,000.0 9,323,000.0
Totals 5,863,000.0 5,929,000.0 11,792,000.0
Expected Results

A balanced budget recommendation reflecting the Governor's fiscal and policy priorities. Timely, accurate and objective budget/performance information and advice. Execution of the state budget in accordance with actual revenues and legislative/gubernatorial intent.

A009 - Governor’s Office for Regulatory Innovation and Assistance (ORIA)

ORIA helps customers navigate through Washington’s regulations. It assists businesses and project proponents on business licensing and permitting issues, providing information and addressing questions on agency processes. ORIA also facilitates the permit process by coordinating interactions between the customer and the regulating agencies.

Account FY 2022 FY 2023 Biennium Total
FTE 11.0 11.0 11.0
001 - General Fund
State 1,464,000 1,461,000 2,925,000
16R - Multiagency Permitting Team Account
Non-Appropriated 1,000 1,000 2,000
FY 2022 FY 2023 Biennium Total
FTES 11.0 11.0 11.0
GFS 1,464,000.0 1,461,000.0 2,925,000.0
Other 1,000.0 1,000.0 2,000.0
Totals 1,465,000.0 1,462,000.0 2,927,000.0
Expected Results

Greater ease of use of regulatory process. Reduction in complaints about permitting delays and procedures. Streamlined decision making process on permit applications.

A013 - Statewide Accounting Policies and Reporting

The Accounting Division develops and maintains state administrative and accounting policies for payroll, travel, federal grants, accounting and reporting. Policies incorporate federal and state regulations as well as national accounting standards. The staff consults with and provides training to state agency personnel on the policies. The Statewide Accounting unit also monitors financial data for compliance with the policies and prepares a number of reports, including the state’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the Audit Resolution Report, the federally mandated Single Audit Report and the SWCAP. The Accounting Division serves as business owner of statewide accounting and administrative systems and collaborates on improvement and maintenance initiatives.

Account FY 2022 FY 2023 Biennium Total
FTE 13.0 13.0 13.0
001 - General Fund
State 139,000 140,000 279,000
468 - OFM Central Service Account
State 1,763,000 1,804,000 3,567,000
FY 2022 FY 2023 Biennium Total
FTES 13.0 13.0 13.0
GFS 139,000.0 140,000.0 279,000.0
Other 1,763,000.0 1,804,000.0 3,567,000.0
Totals 1,902,000.0 1,944,000.0 3,846,000.0
Expected Results

Increase the accuracy of accounting data and agency compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Produce accurate, timely reports in response to legal requirements and requests for information.

A015 - Statewide Policy Development for Governor's Office

The Executive Policy Office performs policy research and analyses for the Governor, and works with agencies and OFM budget staff in the development of proposed legislation and the Governor's budget proposal.

Account FY 2022 FY 2023 Biennium Total
FTE 21.7 21.4 21.6
001 - General Fund
State 1,923,000 1,899,000 3,822,000
09R - Econ Dev Strategic Reserve Account
State 165,000 164,000 329,000
108 - Motor Vehicle Account
State 170,000 171,000 341,000
468 - OFM Central Service Account
State 1,888,000 1,908,000 3,796,000
FY 2022 FY 2023 Biennium Total
FTES 21.7 21.4 21.6
GFS 1,923,000.0 1,899,000.0 3,822,000.0
Other 2,223,000.0 2,243,000.0 4,466,000.0
Totals 4,146,000.0 4,142,000.0 8,288,000.0
Expected Results

All agency proposed bills are consistent with the Governor's legislative agenda. Professional organizations and stakeholder groups have a communication conduit to the Governor’s office.

A016 - Serve Washington

The Washington Commission for National and Community Service (referred to as Serve Washington or the Commission) was established in February 1994 by Executive Order 94 03 to administer federal funds from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). The goal is to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic participation through service and volunteering. Federal authorizing legislation requires the Governor to establish a State Service Commission to be eligible to receive federal funding. The Serve Washington is comprised of twenty Governor appointed commissioners who serve three year terms of service. Federal funding supports AmeriCorps national service programs which address community needs in six areas 1) disaster services; 2) economic opportunity; 3) education; 4) environmental stewardship; 5) healthy futures; and 6) veterans and military families. Federal funding from CNCS supports AmeriCorps national service programs which address community needs in six areas identified by the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act: 1) Disaster Services; 2) Economic Opportunity; 3) Education; 4) Environmental Stewardship; 5) Healthy Futures; and 6) Veterans and Military Families. Since 2003, the Commission has also served as the Washington State Citizen Corps Council. The mission of Citizen Corps is to harness the power of every citizen through education, training, and volunteer service to make individuals, families, neighborhoods and communities safer, stronger, and better prepared to respond to the threats of terrorism, crime, public health issues, and disasters of all kinds.

Account FY 2022 FY 2023 Biennium Total
FTE 8.9 8.9 8.9
001 - General Fund
State 925,000 902,000 1,827,000
Federal 14,865,000 16,638,000 31,503,000
Local 266,000 265,000 531,000
001 - General Fund Totals 16,056,000 17,805,000 33,861,000
FY 2022 FY 2023 Biennium Total
FTES 8.9 8.9 8.9
GFS 925,000.0 902,000.0 1,827,000.0
Other 15,131,000.0 16,903,000.0 32,034,000.0
Totals 16,056,000.0 17,805,000.0 33,861,000.0
Expected Results

To provide the leadership and administrative oversight of federal funding to support the national service delivery system in Washington state. To promote service and volunteerism as strategies for building healthy communities.

A018 - Results Washington

Results Washington leads government transformation by driving the successful implementation of state government’s Plan for Progress. It provides enterprise wide strategic direction and leadership on performance management, accountability and continuous improvement.

Account FY 2022 FY 2023 Biennium Total
FTE 10.0 10.0 10.0
001 - General Fund
State 1,344,000 1,469,000 2,813,000
553 - Performance Audits of Government
State 333,000 339,000 672,000
FY 2022 FY 2023 Biennium Total
FTES 10.0 10.0 10.0
GFS 1,344,000.0 1,469,000.0 2,813,000.0
Other 333,000.0 339,000.0 672,000.0
Totals 1,677,000.0 1,808,000.0 3,485,000.0
Expected Results

To deliver better value to more Washingtonians by helping state government improve in targeted results areas (Governor's goals). Citizen satisfaction with government services and perception of government accountability and effectiveness will improve as a result.

A101 - State Human Resources

This activity serves as the state’s central human resource policy-making body. The office provides leadership and support on enterprise strategic planning, collective bargaining and oversight of human resource systems, rules and policy.

Account FY 2022 FY 2023 Biennium Total
FTE 3.0 3.0 3.0
001 - General Fund
State 200,000 208,000 408,000
415 - Personnel Service Account
State 6,452,000 6,451,000 12,903,000
455 - Higher Education Personnel Services
State 748,000 749,000 1,497,000
FY 2022 FY 2023 Biennium Total
FTES 3.0 3.0 3.0
GFS 200,000.0 208,000.0 408,000.0
Other 7,200,000.0 7,200,000.0 14,400,000.0
Totals 7,400,000.0 7,408,000.0 14,808,000.0
Expected Results

The state has the human resource governance model and infrastructure necessary to support effective, successful agency operations and service delivery and the state is recognized as an employer of choice.

A112 - Enterprise Classification and Compensation

State HR maintains the statewide human resource foundation that includes the classification and compensation structures for the state workforce. This oversight provides sound, consistent standards within which government agencies may make personnel decisions and policies. Provides consultation, training and tools to agencies on best practices and pursues enterprise classification strategies. This section also conducts all compensation modeling and produces workforce data metrics and analysis.

Account FY 2022 FY 2023 Biennium Total
FTE 13.0 13.0 13.0
001 - General Fund
State 267,000 284,000 551,000
24J - Workforce Education Investment Acc
State 50,000 50,000 100,000
415 - Personnel Service Account
State 1,973,000 1,922,000 3,895,000
FY 2022 FY 2023 Biennium Total
FTES 13.0 13.0 13.0
GFS 267,000.0 284,000.0 551,000.0
Other 2,023,000.0 1,972,000.0 3,995,000.0
Totals 2,290,000.0 2,256,000.0 4,546,000.0
Expected Results

Agencies have the appropriate processes and controls in place to make effective personnel decisions that minimize risk and liability and maintains a foundation that meets the state’s varied and changing business needs.

A114 - Workforce Planning, Performance, Rules & Appeals

This section provides leadership, expertise, tools, standards and strategies to help state agencies plan, attract, recruit, develop and retain a diverse, qualified workforce. The section convenes enterprise stakeholder workgroups and communities of practice to collaborate on enterprise HR issues and works closely with other central service entities and executive priorities and directives. The section administers the state employee survey and provides consultation on performance management tools and best practices. This section also maintains the personnel rules that govern civil service (WAC 357). Provides support to the Director’s Review and Personnel Resources Board appeal processes which allows state employees to request independent review and ruling on personnel actions taken by their employer.

Account FY 2022 FY 2023 Biennium Total
FTE 21.0 21.0 21.0
001 - General Fund
State 408,000 428,000 836,000
415 - Personnel Service Account
State 3,361,000 3,272,000 6,633,000
FY 2022 FY 2023 Biennium Total
FTES 21.0 21.0 21.0
GFS 408,000.0 428,000.0 836,000.0
Other 3,361,000.0 3,272,000.0 6,633,000.0
Totals 3,769,000.0 3,700,000.0 7,469,000.0
Expected Results

Agencies are competitive in attracting, hiring and retaining qualified candidates for a diverse workforce. The state continues to build a high performing workforce through effective performance management and accountability processes. Enterprise activities are aligned with Lean principles and strengthen Washington as an Employer of Choice. Preserves employee and management rights by adjudicating personnel issues in a timely, efficient and objective manner. Minimizes risk and liability from public workforce rulemaking and provides rule interpretation for agencies and state employees.

A410 - K-20 Education Network

OFM manages and coordinates the K-20 Education Network to deliver data and video services to universities, community and technical colleges and K-12 locations throughout the state, and provides staff support for the K-20 Education Network Board, which has policy, budget, and oversight responsibilities. (Education Technology Revolving Account-Nonappropriated)

Account FY 2022 FY 2023 Biennium Total
FTE 0.20 0.20 0.20
001 - General Fund
State 5,000 6,000 11,000
421 - Education Technology Revolving Fund
Non-Appropriated 12,485,000 12,485,000 24,970,000
FY 2022 FY 2023 Biennium Total
FTES 0.20 0.20 0.20
GFS 5,000.0 6,000.0 11,000.0
Other 12,485,000.0 12,485,000.0 24,970,000.0
Totals 12,490,000.0 12,491,000.0 24,981,000.0
Expected Results

Provide video and network services to more than 500 educational institutions.

A411 - One Washington

The Office of Financial Management is leading the project to replace the state’s core financial system with a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) system that will integrate budgeting, accounting, and procurement functions. This activity includes planning, business process redesign, development, and implementation for each stage of the One Washington project.

Account FY 2022 FY 2023 Biennium Total
FTE 74.0 50.0 62.0
001 - General Fund
State 1,946,000 1,326,000 3,272,000
466 - SW Info Tech Sys Dev Rev Acct
State 76,380,000 25,657,000 102,037,000
FY 2022 FY 2023 Biennium Total
FTES 74.0 50.0 62.0
GFS 1,946,000.0 1,326,000.0 3,272,000.0
Other 76,380,000.0 25,657,000.0 102,037,000.0
Totals 78,326,000.0 26,983,000.0 105,309,000.0
Expected Results

Gradual progress towards full replacement of the state’s core financial system.