State Administrative & Accounting Manual (SAAM)
The State Administrative & Accounting Manual, also known as SAAM, provides control and accountability over financial and administrative affairs of the state of Washington, and assists agencies in gathering and maintaining information needed for the preparation of financial statements.
The policies and procedures in this manual are the minimum requirements that state agencies must meet. An agency may adopt additional policies and procedures in greater detail as long as the agency meets the required minimum standards.
Browse the SAAM by section or sub-section.
Links to forms referenced in the SAAM.
Browse the SAAM by topic.
Search for policies in the SAAM containing specific words or combinations of words.
Definitions of terms used in the SAAM.
We have approved temporary waivers from certain provisions of the SAAM in response to COVID-19 .
Track previous policy changes and updates.
Current list of valid sub-subobjects, definitions, and decision flowcharts to assist with coding certain subobjects.
Track older policies that have since been superseded or updated.
If you use a hard copy of the SAAM, use this to print specific pages that have changed in the latest updates.
Download a PDF of the entire manual to print or search.