Please send your feedback about the Department of Enterprise Services' (DES) Small Agency Financial Services (SAFS). Your feedback helps us improve and better meet your needs. Finance welcomes your feedback at any time.
OFM hired three new accounting consultants in March. Read about the new consultants in OFM’s Spring The Connection newsletter and check the OFM Accounting Consultant list to see which consultant is assigned to your agency.
OFM is busy reviewing agency requests and preparing recommendations to the Governor on the 2017-19 biennial and 2017 supplemental budgets. The Governor’s 2017-19 biennial and 2017 supplemental budget proposals are required by statute to be submitted to the Legislature by Dec. 20.
Fiscal note procedures will be updated by the end of December. If you have new staff members preparing fiscal notes, please be sure they have log in access to the fiscal note system and contact your DES budget analyst to provide new staff contact information.
Ever wonder about the purchasing card (P-card) incentive shares (rebates), who’s responsible for intentional misconduct or use of the P-card, or if you can restrict purchases by merchant types? Check out the Purchasing Card Frequently Asked Questions for answers to these questions and more.
Please submit your agency Combined Fund Drive (CFD) deposit on a separate A45 from your normal deposits and indicate “Combined Fund Drive.” Submit your CFD Fundraising form along with your deposit to DES. Your Fundraising Transfer Form MUST match the total amount transferred to Office of the Secretary of State (OSOS). Complete a separate form for credit card fund-raiser income. CFD Deposits will be posted to your agency (fund 525) and transferred by DES to SOS on Dec. 9.
If you need additional information please visit the CFD Webpage and see Volunteer Resources.
The Surplus Program receives and redistributes surplus items from state and public agencies to other state agencies, governmental entities and private non-profit organizations. Check out the steps to dispose of surplus and common questions about disposing of surplus.
Employees have the opportunity Nov. 1 to 30 to make changes to their benefits for 2017. Some of the changes employees can make:
For more information, visit Public Employee Benefits Board (PEBB) Employee Changes 2017.
The Travel and Expense Management System (TEMS) does not have system default per diem rates for out-of-state locations. It will automatically be set to the lowest rate of $51/day and you will have to manually change it to the correct rate for your travel location.
Small Agency Financial Services (SAFS) will host a travel workshop with OFM and SAO at DES Headquarters, 1500 Jefferson in Olympia on Nov. 3 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Join us and learn about:
If you have any specific questions or topics you would like to see covered, please email Gwen McClanahan.
If you have suggestions or feedback about the Small Agency Services Bulletin, please send your comments to SmallAgencyBulletin@des.wa.gov.