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What does the State Treasurer do?

The Office of the State Treasurer (OST) is the bank for Washington state government. It is responsible for the safety and security of the state's money, now and into the future. The office maintains key working relationships with other governments across Washington, and facilitates investment within the state. OST’s core functions are several.

To foster transparency and comply with legislative requirements for all state agencies and offices, OST inventories its activities, provides updates on its budgeted operating expenditures, and issues summary financial reports for the current two-year state budget period.

Other Duties

The State Treasurer chairs the State Finance Committee and the Public Deposit Protection Commission, and serves on five other state boards which manage a wide range of services and programs for state lawmakers, public employees, businesses, students and residents of Washington. More details can be found on our Boards and Committees page.

NOTE: The Office of the State Treasurer does not manage Unclaimed Property. For information on abandoned wages, stock dividends, and deposits, please click on the above link or contact the Department of Revenue, Special Programs Division, Miscellaneous Tax Section at 1-800-435-2429 (within State of Washington only) or 360-534-1502.