Telling the stories of King County employees
As a King County employee, you can directly help our response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak by volunteering to step into a temporary assignment through the Emergency Deployment Program (EDP). The EDP has been created to urgently fill emergency-related roles within the county, and we have roles that need to be filled this week, including Emergency Site Worker II and Emergency Site Worker IV. If you have capacity, please consider stepping up for one of these temporary work redeployments to assist in our COVID-19 response. Employee safety and well-being is a priority, and… Read More
Financial markets are volatile whenever the future earnings of companies, the stability of industries, or the direction of global economies are uncertain. This webinar series is brought to you by My Secure Advantage (MSA). Available dates are: Friday, April 10, 2020 at noon. Register here. Friday, April 17, 2020 at noon. Register here. Friday, April 24, 2020 at noon. Register here. Each webinar in this series by will include government and corporate actions intended to stabilize the markets, investing principles, including current investment opportunities and challenges, and a question and answer period. If you register and cannot attend, a recording of… Read More
Join Making Life Easier as we learn how to navigate these uncertain times with courage, perseverance and a hope that allows us to reimagine a better story ahead. This webinar will help you sShift your perspective when facing adversity from “danger” to opportunity, normalize major life disruptions within the framework of transition, and learn tools that enable growth of resiliency, promotes perseverance and good choice-making. This webinar will be held on Tuesday, April 14 from noon to 1.pm. Register here.
Crossposted from Balanced You To slow the spread of coronavirus, all King County employees who can telecommute should now be telecommuting. Because K-12 schools have closed, King County is temporarily allowing parents and caretakers to telecommute while caring for children at home. Telecommuting with children at home is a new experience for most employees and can present its own unique challenges. As such, Balanced You has put together some advice to help you continue to be productive and keep your family safe. Read more from Balanced You
Millions of Americans’ incomes are becoming increasingly unpredictable. The good news is that there are many new governmental programs that can help and budgeting strategies you can implement. This webinar series is brought to you by My Secure Advantage (MSA). Available dates are: Friday, April 10, 2020 at 9 a.m. Register here. Friday, April 17, 2020 at 9 a.m. Register here. Friday, April 24, 2020 at 9 a.m. Register here. Each webinar in this series will include government-based programs and nationwide resources, including those recently launched, specific budgeting tactics, student loan repayment strategies, and debt/credit tips, and a question and answer period. If you register and cannot attend, a recording of the webinar,… Read More
The federal government has shared a poster about the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and its provisions for paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. You can view the poster here and the guidelines here.
Crossposted from Balanced You Emergency responders – healthcare workers, public health professionals, law enforcement, emergency operations staff, and others – are heroes in the battle against coronavirus. King County is grateful for your dedication to our community’s health. Thank you. Balanced You knows you are working long hours, making difficult decisions, enduring trauma, and facing human tragedy. Many of you are tired and stressed. Balanced You is here to support emergency responders as you care for your own well-being during this time and our community. Below, you will find tips and resources you can use… Read More
Leadership has never been for the faint of heart. On a good day, we have experiences that are equally rewarding and challenging, as we support our teams and encourage and shape high performance. Add in a global pandemic, and managers have an additional layer of stress, personally and professionally. We also have the opportunity to lead our teams with confidence and to emerge from this crisis stronger than before. Join Making Life Easier for a free webinar, “Supporting your team (and self!) during extraordinary times.” This webinar will be held Tuesday, April 8 from noon to 1 p.m. Register here. It will cover the following: Typical… Read More
King County’s Facilities Management Division (FMD) is using a disinfectant to clean county facilities that is approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for use against SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes the disease COVID-19. FMD custodial staff is utilizing VIREX II 256 Solution to disinfect highly touched surfaces, such as door handles, elevator buttons, restrooms, Corrections visitation areas, and court rooms. We want to thank FMD’s custodial team for its efforts in responding to COVID-19. For steps you can take to prevent the spread of germs, click here.
Crossposted from Balanced You Due to social distancing recommendations from the CDC and stay-at-home orders from Washington state leadership, Balanced You is making changes to our programming and resources. We are working with our partners to transition in-person programs and resources to online formats when possible, and to create new programs and resources that support King County employees in staying healthy and well while you respond to this pandemic, professionally and personally. Read more from Balanced You
King County is a community of public servants. We care about the people we serve and the people we serve with. The COVID-19 outbreak, and the measures in place to stop its spread, may extend for months. Some employees will be impacted more than others and will exhaust their paid leave while recovering their health or caring for others. If you have been looking for an opportunity to support your fellow employees affected by COVID-19, the Emergency Leave Donation Fund is your chance. We are looking for your donations to help get… Read More
As King County responds to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and works to slow its spread, there is an urgent need to fill emergency related roles within the county. This is a rapidly evolving event in which staffing needs and work demands are continuously changing. As we strive to keep our workforce, workplace, and community safe, we are providing employees, who have capacity, with opportunities for temporary work redeployment to assist in our COVID-19 response. Employee safety and well-being is a priority, and employees will be provided training and support to help them… Read More
Yesterday, Gov. Jay Inslee announced an extension of his “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” emergency order through May 4, extending the ban on all gatherings and temporarily shuttering non-essential businesses. King County’s guidance remains the same for employees: First Responders and Mission-Critical Employees are classified as “critical government workers” for the purposes of the Governor’s Order, and accordingly are expected to continue to report to work in person or telework per existing arrangements. Departments can change employee designations as needed, and must inform employees accordingly. Under King County’s Temporary Leave and Telecommuting Policy, First Responders… Read More
Join Making Life Easier for a free webinar, “Parenting through a pandemic: Talking with your children about COVID-19 and maintaining sanity during a time of Ccaos,” on how to talk to your kids with developmentally appropriate language about COVID-19, and how to manage your home as you all hold the uncertainty, the cabin fever, and the new normal in your home for the coming weeks and months. This webinar will be held Tuesday, April 7, from noon to 1 p.m. Register here. This webinar will include: Tips and guideposts for navigating your kids’ questions and concerns about COVID-19, with special attention to their developmental stage … Read More
Crossposted from Tails from RASKC COVID-19 UPDATE: Pet adoptions temporarily suspended Following Governor Inslee’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy proclamation, all adoptions at our Kent Adoption Center are temporarily suspended. Essential services will continue, as shown below. For more information about the COVID-19 outbreak, visit kingcounty.gov/covid. Our number one priority at RASKC continues to be focused on delivering our mission of “Helping People and Pets.” We are honored to be of continued service to our communities, both in person when needed as well as online. You can access many of our services from the comfort of… Read More
Salary: $77,840.67 – $98,667.50 Annually Location: Seattle, WA Job Type: Career Service, Full Time, 40 hrs/week Department: DPH – Public Health Job Number: 2020MF11532 Division: Administrative Services Closing: 4/7/2020 11:59 PM Pacific Learn more about this position or view all available positions.
For many students in King County, this time of year heralds spring break, a much-anticipated week away from school. The coronavirus outbreak has caused many families to cancel plans for break, leaving them in search of creative ways to keep their kids entertained while practicing social distancing. Visit the Balanced You blog to learn more about activities you can do as a family, both during and after spring break, that promote well-being while observing guidelines for staying healthy.
Crossposted from Balanced You The evolving coronavirus outbreak in our community has been difficult for everyone to process. Each of us is experiencing some degree of anxiety or stress in the face of this pandemic. Children process stress differently than adults and are uniquely affected by the way we talk about the virus, images in the media, and changes to their routine following school closures and other ‘social distancing’ measures. Balanced You is here to support King County employees who are parents and caretakers of children. Below, you will find resources and tips… Read More
Effective March 23, Governor Jay Inslee issued a “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order, which included a list of essential services that can and should continue operating. At King County, employees who are designated as First Responders and Mission-Critical Employees are classified as “critical government workers” for the purposes of the Governor’s Order, and accordingly are expected to continue to report to work in person or telework per existing arrangements. Please be advised that your King County identification badge serves as proof that you are an “essential employee.” If you are asked to provide proof… Read More
As we continue our efforts to slow the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in King County, we have put together several resources for King County employees during this outbreak. Our new one-stop webpage, www.kingcounty.gov/employees-coronavirus has health information, telecommuting resources, benefits updates, frequently asked questions, and more. This webpage can help to answer questions for King County employees about how their work is impacted by the coronavirus.