Telling the stories of King County employees
Employees can now access discounted tickets to Monster Energy AMA Supercross and Monster Jam at CenturyLink Field in Seattle during March and April 2020. Monster Energy AMA Supercross is Saturday, March 28, 2020. Click here for instructions for the discount. Monster Jam is Saturday, April 4, 2020. Click here for instructions for the discount. See all available discounts on the Employee Discount page.
The Department of Human Resources’ Learning and Development team is hosting several trainings this month, including: Conflict Management for Women (Two Session) Workshop: Feb. 19 and 26, 2020. Register here. Time Management/Working Smarter: Feb. 21, 2020. Register here. Excel – Level 3: Feb. 22, 2020. Register here. Intro to Strategic Planning: Feb, 24, multiple dates. Register here. View more training and development opportunities at www.kingcounty.gov/learning.
With the Alaskan Way Viaduct out of the way, we’re putting the finishing touches on Columbia Street, transforming the street to connect buses between Alaskan Way and Third Avenue – one of the nation’s busiest busways. Opening Feb. 22, the new bus connection will be smoother and more reliable, bypassing previous freight train delays in SODO. (View map here.). New bus stops also will be within a block of Washington State Ferries at Colman Dock and the Metro Water Taxi at Pier 50, and buses will now carry riders from the waterfront to the… Read More
Check out the latest safety video with suggestions on how to be safe when walking to and from your workplace or other destinations. A few of the top tips: Wear clothing and shoes that are comfortable, low profile and appropriate for the weather. Don’t carry too much. Overloading yourself can make you appear vulnerable. If you must carry a purse, carry it close to you. Never carry a wallet in your back pocket. Avoid walking alone. Walk or travel with a friend. In the downtown core, consider asking Facilities Management Division Security at 206-296-5000 for… Read More
Salary: $96,362.03 – $122,144.67 Annually Location: Seattle, WA Job Type: Career Service, Full Time, 40 hrs/week Department: DHR – Human Resources Job Number: 2020EM11334 Division: Career and Culture Closing: 2/24/2020 11:59 PM Pacific Learn more about this position or view all available positions.
Crossposted from Tails from RASKC Don’t let the scowl fool you – our Pet of the Week Georgie is actually a sweetheart! This older tabby girl enjoys chillin’ in her human friends’ laps. Like most cats, Georgie also loves to relax, nap, purr, nap, and then repeat. She used to live in a home with another cat and a dog. She also lived with kids, but wasn’t a good fit there. Georgie can be a little shy around kids and other cats, and would prefer to be the only kitty in her new home. Read… Read More
Starting March 12, people will receive letters in the mail with instructions on how to complete the 2020 Census, the results of which will be used to inform how funding is distributed for things like schools, affordable housing, hospitals, and public transportation, as well as how many representatives states will have in Congress. People will have until July 31 to complete the census online, by mail, or over the phone. The census will not ask if respondents are a citizen, and it is illegal for the census to share information with law… Read More
It’s time to celebrate all the goodness! And that means celebrating you, our King County employees — the people who went above and beyond to make the Annual Giving Drive a success. You’re invited to our Annual Employee Giving Program Celebration and Awards. Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, 8:30 – 10 a.m., King County Courthouse, 9th Floor, Room E-942 We are also looking for employees to share their Employee Giving Ambassador stories of inspiration, gratitude, and connection. Whatever goodness it was, we want to hear, and then share as part of the celebration. Submit stories… Read More
On Friday, Feb. 7, Executive Dow Constantine joined public health professionals and community leaders in a strong stance against stigma and discrimination that can be exacerbated during global disease outbreaks. Watch the full press conference here. We know that protecting health and safety is not only about safety from a virus, it is also about creating communities where people support each other and we all have our basic needs met. Public Health – Seattle & King County has launched new resources for our collective community to help address stigma. Right now there are a lot of rumors… Read More
King County Executive Dow Constantine has proclaimed February 2020 to be Black History Month in King County. “Whereas. the scientific, technological, economic, political, and cultural innovations by Black Americans and African Americans have been essential to the progress of our nation and we will continue to honor these accomplishments every month and every day in Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., County, Washington State,” Executive Constantine said in his Proclamation.
Every year, the employee engagement team recommends improvements to the data and survey process that enhance the employee experience, increase the effectiveness of the data, and provide more useful analysis. That said, the team always retains the two most important elements of the survey: trending data, and the confidentiality and anonymity of participants. Changes to this year’s Employee Engagement Survey are: Everyone will take the survey electronically Data will be available four weeks sooner, creating more time for action planning Demographic questions are optional, will be more specific, and the option for “prefer not… Read More
On the final day of one of the rainiest months in the region’s recorded history, King County Executive Dow Constantine took a day-long tour of several wastewater treatment facilities. He was able to meet employees who work on the front lines, keeping treatment plants and pump stations operating 24/7 under adverse winter conditions. He started in Georgetown where construction of a major new facility, the Georgetown Wet Weather Treatment Station, is underway. It will treat polluted stormwater that currently flows directly into the Duwamish River during severe rainstorms. Afterwards, he was briefed on… Read More
The Balanced You Worksite Fund is back for its third year. Beginning in mid-February, employees will have the opportunity to learn more about the project and apply. Previous applicants are also encouraged to re-apply. So, start connecting with colleagues and brainstorming ways you’d like to create positive change in your workplace this year. Visit the Balanced You blog for more information and a slide show of 2019 Worksite Fund projects.
The ESJ Opportunity Fund is a competitive process overseen by the Office of Equity and Social Justice that provides resources to King County employees to develop and implement projects that work to advance equity and social justice and complement the ESJ Strategic Plan. This year, 33 applications were received totaling more than $185,000 in requests, with a 2019-2020 ESJ Opportunity Fund budget of $75,000. This was a highly competitive process that highlights the commitment across the County to equity and social justice work, not only at the department and agency level but also of our… Read More
Salary: $38.32 – $42.13 Hourly Location: Seattle, WA Job Type: Career Service, Full Time, 40 hrs/week Department: DES – Executive Services Job Number: 2020TM11251 Division: FMD – Facilities Mgmt Closing: 2/20/2020 11:59 PM Pacific Learn more about this position or view all available positions.
Hi! My name is Trap and I am available for adoption. My personality color is RED. I am a spirited dog with a fun-loving personality! I am still working on my manners, so I would do best with a family who is willing to work with me and help me become the best dog I can be! Read more and view all available pets at www.kingcounty.gov/adoptapet.
King County employees are welcome to take advantage of discounts for upcoming Seattle Symphony performances. Use code VIOLIN20 to save 15% on Orchestra Level Seats on performances of Dvořák Symphony No. 8 on Thursday, Feb. 6 and Saturday, 8, and Mozart Concerto for Two Pianos on Thursday, Feb. 27, Friday, Feb. 28, and Saturday, Feb. 29. Employees can also use code LOVE30 for $30 Orchestra Level Seats for The Best of Quincy Jones performances on Friday, Feb. 14, Saturday, Feb. 15, and Sunday, Feb. 16. Visit www.seattlesymphony.org to purchase tickets and for more information. See all… Read More
Starting Wednesday, Feb. 5, security screening at the King County Courthouse will take longer. New security equipment has been set to a sensitivity level that ensures a more thorough screening process. Items such as loose change, keys, underwire in bras and shoe shanks may require secondary screening such as wanding. To speed up the process, please remove all metals from pockets. As a side note, beginning this Friday, Feb. 7, the Fourth Avenue entrance will open from 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m., and noon to 2 p.m.
In October 2019, the Employee Transportation Program (ETP) launched a one-year pilot program offering 100% Metro Vanpool and Vanshare benefits to all King County employees. Since the launch, employees formed eight new vanpools and one vanshare. This pilot is an effort to decrease the drive-alone rate to King County worksites not served well by transit as well as provide all employees with an additional ORCA Passport fare-free mode to get to and from work. If the pilot program’s success continues through September, ETP plans to request that this benefit be a permanent transportation benefit for… Read More
Every 10 years in the United States, a national census takes place, and King County is partnering with community-based organizations, philanthropies, other governments, and stakeholders across the region to support and promote a fair and accurate 2020 Census. Starting March 12, people will receive letters in the mail with instructions on how to complete the 2020 Census. Until July 31, you can complete the census online, by mail, or over the phone. The results inform how funding is distributed for things like our schools, affordable housing, hospitals, and public transportation for the… Read More