Other pages about the topic: Administrative & Accounting Resources
Below are links to current and recent travel restrictions issued by the Governor.
The State Administrative and Accounting Manual (SAAM) contains statewide policies and procedures and are the minimum requirements that state agencies must meet. The Office of Financial Management is required by the Budget and Accounting Act (RCW 43.88.160) to establish a Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)-based accounting system and procedures, as necessary, to provide for accountability of the state's assets and compliance to its laws and regulations. All agencies of the state of Washington must comply with this manual, unless otherwise exempted by statute.
The resources listed here are intended to assist state agencies in their response to COVID-19.
This page contains the most current list of valid sub-subobjects (SSO) and their definitions, decision flowcharts to assist with coding certain subobjects, and a list of subobjects and sub-subobjects that require project type X or Y to capture IT costs. The statewide form to request a new SSO or request a change to an existing SSO is also on this page.
Many business processes will change when the new ERP system is implemented, and it will be more important than ever for staff to have strong knowledge of accounting principles. OFM Statewide Accounting is seeking funding to provide a comprehensive accounting training series to help agency staff prepare for the new ERP system and on-going training for new staff and growth and development.
OFM established the Federal Grants Community of Practice workgroup and has been holding bi-monthly meetings to discuss federal issues and share best practices. The workgroup’s main objectives are to create a community of resources, develop federal grant training curriculum, and identify and address ongoing grant management needs.
The workgroup currently has representatives from a variety of state agencies who manage federal grant programs of various nature and sizes. Members include grant program management staff, internal auditors and fiscal staff.
Our goal is to have all agencies that interface from AFRS using the same server with a standard set of data elements prior to the ERP implementation. This will make converting the agency interfaces much easier when the new system is configured. We are currently working on Phase 1 of this project.
Our goal is to have a master payee file when the new ERP system goes live, which would include both payees and customers.