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Office of State Auditor

Article III, State Constitution; RCW 42.40, 43.09, 43.88

The Office of State Auditor, established by the Washington State Constitution, is one of nine elected executive offices. The Constitution provides that "the Auditor shall be auditor of public accounts and shall have such powers and perform such duties in connection therewith as may be prescribed by law."

Agency Mission

Provide citizens with independent and transparent examinations of how state and local governments use public funds, and develop strategies that make government more efficient and effective.
Request 102,078,000
Net change from current biennium 16,147,000 Increase
Percent change from current biennium 18.8% Increase

Operating Budget: Summary

Appropriated Funds

2017-19 Appropriations Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   2015-17 Actual 2017-19 Estimated 2019-21 Proposed
60,000 General Fund - Basic Account - State 47,000 60,000 60,000
10,906,000 Auditing Services Revolving Account - State 9,517,382 10,906,000 12,678,000
3,017,000 Performance Audits of Government - State 1,530,000 3,017,000 1,681,000
13,983,000 Total Appropriated Funds 11,094,382 13,983,000 14,419,000

Non-Appropriated Funds

2017-19 Non-Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Balance Non-Apropriated Funds 2015-17 Actual 2017-19 Estimated 2019-21 Proposed
(52,577,000) Municipal Revolving Account - Nonappropriated 53,118,463 52,577,000 62,710,000
(19,371,000) Performance Audits of Government - Nonappropriated 19,166,149 19,371,000 24,949,000
(71,948,000) Total Non-Appropriated Funds 72,284,612 71,948,000 87,659,000

Operating Budget: Program Summary

Program Title Actual Estimated Proposed
Actual Estimated Estimated Proposed Proposed
Annual Total 42,124,206 45,774,103 20,230,381 49,528,000 52,550,000

Operating Budget: Change from Preceding Biennium

Actual Estimated Proposed
Amount Percent Amount Percent Amount Percent
11,596,708 16.2% (17,374,510) (20.8%) 36,073,516 54.7%

Employment Summary

  Actual Estimated Proposed
  2016-17 Actual 2017-18 Estimated 2018-19 Estimated 2019-20 Proposed 2020-21 Proposed
FTE Staff Years 387.3 408.4 433.0 338.6 339.9