Make a public record request
A variety of reports and information is available on the Office of Financial Management (OFM) website. Commonly requested records and information include:
- For data on state employee agencies, job titles and salaries: Personnel Detail Report
- For information on demographics: Popular Picks, Recent Updates
- For data on state budgets, beginning with 2001–2003 biennium: State Budgets
- For information on building budgets: Priorities of Government
- For information on labor relations and collective bargaining: State HR Division, Labor Relations Section
- For information on state human resources policy: State HR Division
- For information on statewide technology policy and standards: OCIO
We prefer requests be made in writing or e-mail so both parties have a record of the contact. If this is not possible, we will be pleased to discuss a request over the telephone and place it in writing for the requester. Requests and questions about public records should be directed to:
Public Records Officer
Washington State Office of Financial Management
Insurance Building, Suite 300
P.O. Box 43113
Olympia, WA 98504-3113
A request should contain the following information:
- Name, address and telephone number or e-mail address of the person requesting the record;
- Date on which the request is being made; and
- Description of the record(s) requested.
A form is available, but not required, for requesting public records. You may submit the completed form by e-mail or mail using the contact information above.
There is no cost to review requested public records in our office in Olympia during normal business hours. In accordance with the Governor’s directive, we try to supply public records electronically whenever possible. For paper copies there is a charge of $.15 per page for letter-size paper (RCW 42.56.120); two-sided copies count as one page. There is no charge for CDs unless multiple disks are produced.
Within five (5) business days of receiving the request, as required by law, OFM will respond in one of the following ways:
- Make the requested record(s) available;
- Make a portion of the records available in installments as they are assembled;
- Ask for clarification if the request is unclear;
- Acknowledge the request and provide a reasonable estimate of time needed to respond; or
- Deny the request.
The Public Records Act provides that certain types of records and information are exempt from public disclosure. Where exempt information can be deleted from a record (redacted), the record will be provided without the exempt information. Whenever OFM withholds all or part of a record, we will identify the applicable exemption on a log we produce and provide to the requester.