Our Office Culture

OSA is one of only a handful of independent and non-partisan actuarial state agencies across the country. We are leaders in what we do. Created by the Legislature in 1977, we continuously strive to serve our clients in an innovative and creative capacity while maintaining rigorous standards for professional excellence and objectivity.

View an introductory video to our office on our YouTube channel.

Our People

We do not believe in the typical structure of top down management. Our culture is centered on collaboration and team work. Staff at all levels participate in solving the new challenges we get on a daily basis. We are given the freedom to approach our work with flexibility and creativity, which makes for a great work environment. Our people truly are our most valuable asset and it shows in our work.

Click this link to see what our staff has to say about working at OSA!

   

Learning and Development

Given our diverse list of clients, there is always opportunity to expand and develop professionally at OSA. We work side-by-side with some of the top talent in state government. We also value continuous education and offer many learning opportunities through professional associations and support participation in certification programs.

Our Region

The Office of the State Actuary is centrally located in the City of Olympia, which sits at the southern tip of the Puget Sound region, in the shadow of Mt. Rainier and the Olympic Mountains. Olympia serves as our state capital and is home to many state agencies and The Evergreen State College. Olympia offers an engaged and educated community with friendly, outgoing residents.

View of the Olympia waterfront. Downtown Olympia offers a wide-ranging array of locally owned restaurants, coffee shops, art galleries, and boutiques. Throughout the spring and summer there are many festivals and parades like Arts Walk, Sand in the City, and the Procession of the Species; which bring out the community in force. Olympia also boasts one of the largest farmers' markets in the state. To learn more about Olympia, go to the City of Olympia webpage.

Picture of the Hoh Rainforest. Washington offers a diverse range of recreational and cultural opportunities. We have urban landscapes with thriving art scenes and culture, and upscale shopping. A short drive will take you into a variety of rural landscapes, wine country, and many geographic wonders.

About an hour or so north is Seattle — a commercial and cultural hub of the Pacific Northwest.  A few hours south of Olympia you'll find the eclectic city of Portland, Oregon.  Eastern Washington boasts world-class wineries and dining in cities like Walla Walla.

Picture of Yakima canyon and river.Within Washington's boundaries one can find all types of geographic settings — the Pacific ocean, two mountains ranges, lakes and rivers, rain forests, and even deserts. Easy access to Washington's natural marvels provide recreational activities for every outdoor enthusiast throughout the year. To learn more visit ExperienceWA.com.

 


Last Reviewed: 1/26/2016

Last Updated: 1/26/2016