Facilities Oversight and Planning
The Office of Financial Management’s Facilities Oversight and Planning Program oversees real estate procurement and management by applying a statewide perspective to analysis, long-term planning, policy development, and state facility portfolio management.
The program promotes four statewide goals for facilities. These include leasing and owning facilities that 1) provide space that supports the business needs of state agencies; 2) provide space that is healthy, safe, and sustainable; 3) use the state’s facilities efficiently; and 4) use all of the state’s fund sources effectively. The program’s responsibilities include:
- Develop and submit a Six-Year Facilities Plan to the Legislature and the Governor in January of each odd-numbered year with the assistance of the Department of Enterprise Services (DES).
- Establish and implement a modified pre-design process and tools for requests to acquire new space or to relocate state facilities.
- Gather and report the state’s facilities inventory.
- Establish, deploy and maintain the state’s life cycle cost model for evaluating ownership and leasing alternatives for state facilities.
- Conduct analysis and make recommendations to the OFM director on lease approvals.
- Consult with DES on purchases, leases, lease purchases, rent, or other acquisitions of real estate.
- HB 2366 Bill
- System Assessment and Best Practices Report
- State of Washington Facilities Planning and Management System Implementation Plan
Occasionally the Facilities Oversight and Planning Program is called upon to conduct special projects. Current special projects include:
- OFM Directive to Reduce Leased Office Space (PDF)
- Opportunities for Downsizing Space in State Leased Facilities (PDF) (Section 131(7), Chapter 334, Laws of 2021)
- WSDOT Telework Impact Study (PDF) (Section 103, Chapter 333, Laws of 2021)
- Employee Space Use Guidance for Re-entering the Workplace
- Real Estate Policies Study