Listening to employees, acting on your feedback

On Monday, Sept. 26, the 2016 King County Employee Survey will launch, giving the County an opportunity to hear from employees about how we can better serve our customers and make King County a better place to work.

In 2015, more than 7,500 employees participated in the employee survey. Since then, more than 230 action plans have been created to address the issues you raised and the major themes that emerged:

1. Growth and development

  • Launched an Employee Resource Center to provide resources like resume building, mock interviews and training plans to meet your goals
  • Advertised all Special Duty Opportunities wherever possible
  • Revamped the Bridge Fellowship Program
  • Developed a new Mentoring Program to launch at the end of 2016.

2. Senior leadership visibility

  • Executive Constantine has begun regular visits to employees in their worksites and department all-hands meetings
  • The Executive has used video to expand his communications with employees
  • More than 30 department and division leaders have made increasing their visibility the focus of their action plan.

3. On the job

  • Almost 40 action plans addressed work-life balance, respect and workplace safety
  • Multiple departments worked to improve communications channels and understanding of division and department priorities
  • A new lunch and learn series on workplace safety is launching in the Fall of 2016.

The online survey will open on Monday, Sept. 26, running until Friday, Oct. 21, and paper surveys will be available from Monday, Sept. 19, and also close on October 21. Survey responses are confidential and results are anonymous.

Tell us how we can make King County better for you. We’re listening. Find out more at

View the video below about what’s happened since last year and what you can expect this year.