What's New

  • Washington Connection, the online portal for state services, will be unavailable from 6 p.m. Friday, May 27 until 5 a.m. Monday, May 30 for scheduled maintenance.

    Customers who start an application must submit their application by 6 p.m. on Friday; otherwise, the application will time out.

    We regret any inconvenience this may cause. If you have questions, please call the Customer Service Call Center at 877-501-2233.

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Staff, media and reference

Staff, Media, & Reference Materials


  • Emergency information for the media and the community
  • Staff access
  • Resource links for print publications, research, data analysis

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Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan


The DSHS Strategic Plan and Lean Report 2014 reflects Governor Jay Inslee's commitment to implement Lean management across Washington State government... more