Executive Constantine releases statement on passing of Gov. Spellman 

King County Executive Constantine released the following statement on the passing of Gov. Spellman, who served as King County Executive from 1969 to 1981.  Executive Spellman ushered in the modern era in King County. In his twelve years as our first Executive, John Spellman led the transformation of King County into a strong regional government.…

Tech Tip: National Data Privacy Day, January 28 

By Ralph Johnson, Chief Information Security and Privacy Officer January 28 is National Data Privacy Day, an educational initiative focusing on raising awareness among businesses and individuals about the importance of protecting the privacy of personal information. With more and more information being collected by companies, websites, and social media, this is something everyone should consider. To…

Streamlining reporting code eliminates redundancies, improves efficiency

During her first year as a County Councilmember in 2016, Claudia Balducci noticed that every Friday her inbox would receive a mini-flood of reports being forwarded by the Clerk’s Office.  The reports were prepared by County employees in response to a variety of requirements in the County Code.  Some of the reports provided valuable information that Councilmembers…

KCIT PC rollout using ‘high touch’ approach 

Responding to employee feedback, KCIT recently deployed new, Windows 10 PCs using a ‘high touch’ customer service approach with Fleet Division work teams to ensure that employees are using the right tools, the right way from day one.  IT Enterprise Manager Charlie Bozonier leads various teams who support digital transformation.   Charlie said that employee workstations and laptops…

Featured Job: Project/Program Manager III 

Closing Date/Time: Fri. 01/19/18 4:30 PM Pacific Time  Salary: $81,806.40 – $103,708.80 Annually   Job Type: Career Service, Full Time, 40 hrs/week  Location: King Street Center – 201 S Jackson St, Seattle, Washington  Department: Department of Transportation – Road Services Division  Description: The King County Road Services Division is recruiting for a highly professional Project/Program Manger III to assist the Program and Project…

Tech Tip: King County Information Technology alerts employees to two new security flaws 

King County Information Technology is managing two new security flaws that you may have seen or heard about in the last several days. “Meltdown” and “Spectre” could allow hackers to lift passwords, photos, documents and other data from smartphones and PCs. These flaws affect most computers, laptops, smartphones, and servers.  All major tech companies are…