Telling the stories of King County employees
Crossposted from Public Health Insider High school students from across King County are carrying a powerful health message to their peers. They are talking about human papillomavirus (HPV), the cancers it can cause, and why it is so important for teens to get vaccinated against HPV. The HPV Vaccine Champion Summit, recently hosted by Public Health – Seattle & King County, convened nearly 50 students from 10 high schools to be trained as peer educators. Read more from Public Health Insider
Crossposted from Metro Matters Earlier this summer, we asked for your feedback on how Metro can better address the needs of our growing county in a way that is equitable and addresses the climate crisis. King County Metro has been working with the Equity Cabinet, a diverse group of community leaders from across the county, to develop the Mobility Framework. Read more from Metro Matters
The 2019 hurricane season has been devastating on communities in the Caribbean and the southeastern United States, with Hurricane Dorian causing severe damage and loss of life in the Bahamas, and Tropical Storm Imelda causing catastrophic flooding in Texas. California has been hit hard by wildfires. Next week is the last week to take part in the Annual Giving Drive, and there are several options to support the people and communities impacted by these events: Payroll Donation – One time, once a month, or twice month. Time Donation – Up to three… Read More
Salary: $86,344.54 – $109,446.48 Annually Location: Seattle, WA Job Type: Special Duty Assignment or Term Limited Temp (TLT) Department: DPH – Public Health Job Number: 2019MF10806 Closing: 11/18/2019 11:59 PM Pacific Learn more about this position or view all available positions.
Crossposted from Tails from RASKC A smile as wide as the sky – this is Athena, our Pet of the Week! This sweet girl was brought in by her previous owner as their landlord wouldn’t allow them to have her due to her breed. Athena is super sweet and affectionate, and very much people social! Read more from Tails from RASKC View all available pets at www.kingcounty.gov/adoptapet.
Don’t miss your opportunity to evaluate your benefit choices and make changes. If you haven’t already done so, make sure the right benefit options are in place for you and your family next year. Go to the Open Enrollment website to review information, then, when you’re ready, sign on to PeopleSoft. If you don’t participate in Open Enrollment, your current elections automatically continue for next year—except your Flexible Spending Accounts and your Benefit Access Fee exemption, which must be selected each year. Read more here.
Participate in the Annual Giving Drive by attending one of many employee organized events. These events are an opportunity to enjoy time with colleagues, taste delicious treats, and support organizations doing great work in our community. Several upcoming events include: 2nd Annual Employee Giving Walk-a-thon: Nov. 14, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., YSC 1211 E Alder Street, Lobby DCHS 3rd Annual Family Feud Tournament: Nov. 14, 3 – 4 p.m., Chinook Building Room 126 BRC Bake Sale and Lip Sync: Nov. 15, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Chinook Building Rooms 121/123 View the full… Read More
Fair and Just Prosecution recently invited King County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Satterberg and Deputy Chief of Staff Carla Lee to New Haven, CT, to speak to 25 newly-elected (and some veteran) district attorneys, academics and a Yale law students about the important role prosecuting attorneys can play in reviewing long sentences imposed in prior decades. The King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office (PAO) is doing this through ‘second look’ case work. “A prosecutor’s obligation to do justice extends backwards as well as forward,” said Dan Satterberg. This ‘second look’ concept includes a review of an old cases… Read More
Dear employee, A parade and rally to celebrate Seattle Sounders FC’s MLS Cup win is taking place today and could interrupt your commute or delay meetings with clients and colleagues. The parade will commence today at noon, starting at Westlake Park on the corner of 4th Avenue and Pine St, before weaving through downtown along 4th Ave to the Fisher Pavilion Lawn at the Seattle Center, where the march will end and rally will begin at approximately 1:30 p.m. Employees who are scheduled to work during the parade and would like to attend… Read More
Leadership for Women, Dec. 4: Examine the issues and challenges facing women in leadership positions and how a values-based leadership style is critical to becoming an effective and authentic leader. During this three-hour course you will develop your Value-Based Leadership Mission Statement. Your mission statement will help you to lead according to your values, stay focused during challenging times, and simply your decision-making. You will also learn 17 reasons women make great leaders. Register and learn more. View more training and development opportunities at www.kingcounty.gov/learning.
Crossposted from Balanced You The holidays can be full of joy, loved ones, and fabulous food. They also can be triggers for sadness and fatigue. It’s especially important to practice stress management this time of year. Balanced You and King County’s Making Life Easier program offer the following tips to help you enjoy the season to the fullest. Read more from Balanced You
Crossposted from DES Express Are you ready for fall and winter storms? Power outages? Snow? You’ll soon be receiving details from your leadership about your role in emergencies. Whether you are a first responder, a mission-critical employee, or a non-mission critical employee in emergencies, you’ll need to be prepared. You may need to be able to stay at or get to work and function in an emergency, get home from work, and be sure you and your family can weather a storm without assistance for several days. When a major earthquake hits, you’ll… Read More
Regional Veterans Court (RVC) will celebrate all veterans and graduates who have successfully completed the court program, on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, at 1 p.m. at the King County Courthouse (Courtroom E-326). All are welcome to attend! RVC is a specialized track within King County District Court that connects veterans in the justice system to health and behavioral health treatment, housing, and other services they may need to re-stabilize their lives. The court helps veterans stay out of further involvement in the justice system, and reduces the use of jails and emergency services by veterans…. Read More
Crossposted from DES Express We recently had an opportunity to chat with Alysha Kaplan, the Office of Emergency Management’s (OEM) new deputy director. She comes to King County from Washington State Emergency Management Division (WA EMD), where she worked for 13 years. Here’s an excerpt from our conversation. Read more from DES Express
Dear fellow King County employee, Every year, we dedicate November 11 as a day to honor America’s veterans. For more than 100 years we have joined together to salute the brave individuals who have served in our nation’s armed forces, placing themselves in harm’s way to protect our freedom and security. King County is home to some 115,000 veterans of all ages. Among their number are 1,277 people we work beside every day, fellow King County employees in every branch and department of King County government who have served or are currently… Read More
Sparky is an 11 year-old, male, black and white, shorthair cat (A581600). His personality color is BLUE, meaning he is a gentle and loving boy who likes to take things slow. Sparky is very affectionate and he loves gentle head and cheek scratches. He has a big purr and doesn’t stop the whole time you are petting him! Read more at www.kingcounty.gov/adoptapet.
Salary: $74,185.00 – $99,770.00 Annually Location: Seattle, WA Job Type: Appointed Department: KCC – King County Council Job Number: 2019-10765 Closing: 11/14/2019 11:59 PM Pacific Learn more about this position or view all available positions.
Last year, I launched the Executive’s Performance Excellence Awards to recognize individual employees and workgroups whose innovations and improvements are delivering excellence for our customers, our organization, and our region. The awards recognize the employees and teams who are achieving exceptional improvement results for the people we serve and driving us toward our True North: Making King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive. In 2018, we honored 15 nominees and five award recipients for their hard work and service excellence. This year’s award categories will include Innovation, Leadership Excellence, and the Road… Read More
Dear fellow King County employee, The Annual Giving Drive brings King County employees together to advance education, provide clean water to villages all over the globe, expand access to safe, warm shelter, and buy food for some of the 1 in 6 Americans that struggle with hunger. It’s also an opportunity to help those impacted by natural disasters, here at home and around the world. The 2019 hurricane season devastated communities in the Caribbean and the southeastern United States, with Hurricane Dorian causing severe damage and loss of life in the Bahamas,… Read More
The Seattle Sounders are on the verge of winning their second MLS Cup, and we want to cheer them on as they get ready to take on Toronto FC this Sunday. Join your fellow employees and fans at noon on Friday, Nov. 8, as we rally on the Administration Building Plaza (Fourth Avenue side) and raise the Sounders flag to celebrate our hometown club and Major League Soccer’s best fans. If you are on break or at lunch Friday at noon, or not working during this time, put on your Sounders gear and help… Read More