You are here

Home » Budget » Budget instructions » 2021-23 Operating Budget Instructions

2021-23 Operating Budget Instructions

Budget Contact

Contact information

Insurance building
302 Sid Snyder Ave SW
Olympia, Wa 98501

Table of contents

2021-23 Budget Instructions memo from OFM Director David Shumacher (June 15, 2020)

2021-23 Biennium Operating Budget Instructions - complete document

Chapter 1: Budget Request Basics

  • About the instructions
  • Components of the 2021-23 budget instructions
  • Context for state agency budget requests
  • The budget in two views
  • How to submit and what are the required elements and format?

Chapter 2: Decision Packages

  • What is a decision package?
  • Required elements of a decision package
  • Other general preparation requirements
  • 2021-23 biennial budget decision package

Chapter 3: Activities and Performance

  • What are the budget submittal requirements for activities?
  • How to treat administrative costs in the activity inventory
  • What are the budget submittal requirements for performance measures?
  • Performance measure incremental estimates

Chapter 4: Recommendation Summary View

  • What is the recommendation summary?
  • RecSum submittal requirements

Chapter 5: Carry-Forward, Maintenance and Policy Levels

  • What is carry-forward level?
  • What is maintenance level?
  • What is policy level?
  • Unanticipated receipts

Chapter 6: Salary, Pension and Insurance Data

  • Agency compensation data collection and update
  • Valid pension system codes
  • Other compensation cost notes

Chapter 7: Agency Revenues and Fund Balance Reports

  • Summarized revenues report
  • Fund summary and fund balancing
  • Revenue transfer reconciliation statement
  • Working capital reserve

Chapter 8: Fee Information

  • Approval for new or increased fees
  • Submittal process

Chapter 9: Facility Leases and Facility Maintenance

  • Lease renewal and rate adjustments, major lease requests and six-year facilities plan

Chapter 10: Information Technology

  • Information technology planning and budget requests
  • IT investments must comply with IT policy for reuse
  • Decision package content when there are IT costs
  • Guidance on completing the IT addendum
  • Statewide IT plan and technology budget
  • 2021-23 budget instructions for One Washington projects

Chapter 11: Central Service Charges, Risk Management and Self-Insurance Premiums

  • What are central services?
  • Which agencies are central service providers?
  • When does my agency submit the fund split we would like used for central services? Where is the form I use?
  • Does my agency receive funding for central services?
  • When are these calculated and when do I receive funding?
  • Where in the budget can I see the amounts I received for central services?
  • How is the fund split used to spread central services determined? Who does this?
  • Why charges are spread this way
  • How can I see my base funding and amount by fiscal year?
  • How can my agency receive funding for a central service?
  • My agency’s consumption of a central service didn’t change but we received additional funding, why?
  • Which budgets are adjusted for central service costs?
  • My agency is a central service provider. What information is required?
  • Risk management and self-insurance premiums
  • Worker’s compensation premiums
  • Are there other central service provider charges not included in the central service model?
  • How can an agency know if any of the above charges impact their agency?
  • Who to contact if you have questions about central services

Chapter 12: Other Budget Reports

  • Nonbudgeted local fund summaries
  • State matching requirements for federal funding
  • Additional federal receipts reporting requirements
  • Puget Sound recovery
  • Actions and investments related to climate resiliency
  • Other budget reports and data


Link to 2019-21 Biennium Operating Budget Instructions

This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.