Thank you for reading, watching and engaging

In 2017 the Employee Communications Team shared the stories of your successes, County priorities and initiatives, career opportunities, and work-related news and events through various communications channels, including the weekly Employee News e-newsletter, the KC Employee News blog, our LinkedIn account and YouTube channel.

In this year’s Employee Survey, 75% of you said you felt well-informed about County news and events, with 18% neutral and 7% disagreeing. In 2018 we will work to improve our communications so all employees have the information they need to grow their careers, stay healthy and do their best work for our residents.

The most-clicked Employee News stories for 2017 were:

  1. The flu clinic schedule
  2. Prosecuting Attorney’s Office intern’s first trial
  3. Q13 News story about King County Sheriff’s Deputy Jaime Deer, one of the first openly transgender law enforcement officers in Washington state
  4. Solar eclipse safety
  5. Route 7 is one of Metro Transit’s most challenging bus lines, and driver Nathan Vass loves it
  6. Wild Waves employee discount
  7. Profile of Sean Goode, whose program was initially funded by the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office
  8. Public service in action
  9. HR Block employee discount
  10. Surplus program spot bid auction

The most-watched videos were

  1. Changes coming to Healthy Incentives (2,017 views)
  2. 2017 Employee Survey: What we heard from you (1,578)
  3. Leading with Racial Justice (1,535)
  4. Investing in You launch (1,267)
  5. 2016 Employee Survey: County Leadership (1,093).

The three most-clicked LinkedIn posts were the story of how the County helped an employee with a treatable medical condition find a new opportunity within the County, Executive Constantine’s powerful statement against hate, fascism and bigotry, and a Health and Environmental Investigator career opportunity with the Department of Natural Resources and Parks (since filled).

Thank you for the work that you do every day and for allowing us to share your accomplishments and the services you provide with your colleagues across the County and with our residents. If you would like your work to be featured in Employee News in 2018, please email us at