Departments recognize employees for military service  

In honor of Veteran’s Day, county agencies are recognizing their veterans and reservists throughout the month of November in unique ways.  The Department of Natural Resources and Parks (DNRP) held a department-wide recognition event on November 13. The event acknowledged employees based out of King Street Center who are veterans and reservists.

DNRP Director Christie True and management team members provided their veterans and reservists with the King County “Veterans” thank you card and pin to commemorate their service. Employees were from the four DNRP divisions: Solid Waste Division, Wastewater Treatment Division, Parks Division and the Water and Land Resources Division. The event closed with cake and refreshments.

The Department of Transportation also honored veterans by presenting them with the “Veterans” pin and card, as well as creating this video message, featuring General Manager Rob Gannon. Read more here.

And in the county’s Human Resources Division (HRD), staff gathered to enjoy refreshments while honoring the four women working within HRD who are veterans by eagerly listening to stories these women shared about their most memorable military experiences.

These are just a few examples of the efforts agencies are undertaking to recognize their veterans. Throughout this month King County managers and supervisors will present a special “Veterans” pin to employees who served or are serving in the U.S. armed forces, active duty or reserve, to show appreciation for their continued willingness to serve the public. If employees who served or are currently serving in the U.S. armed forced did not receive a pin during the month of November, they are to inquire with their supervisor about obtaining one.

All veterans and reservists are encouraged to update their PeopleSoft record to include their military status to help insure they are notified of future military related county events or activities that may be of interest to them. To do so, login into PeopleSoft, click “Personal Details,” and then “Military Status” to verify that their military status is accurately listed in the system.