Normal business operations Wednesday, Feb. 6

2410739632_f5d2f022f6_oKing County operations will return to normal hours Wednesday, Feb. 6. If you are scheduled to work Wednesday, please plan to report to work at your normal start time or discuss any changes beforehand with your supervisor.

Be prepared for cold weather: Please be prepared for very cold weather on your morning commute. As always, have a plan for your commute, dress warmly, and let safety be your guide when making commute decisions.

Metro buses: You can sign up for Metro Transit Alerts (text, email, tweets via @kcmetrobus, see RSS feed via desktop or mobile RSS reader) and check Metro’s webpage for information on your route. You can also get additional information on Metro’s Snow, Ice and Flood Alerts webpage adverse weather page during storm events.

Roads: Please be extra careful on the roads and expect slippery conditions and black ice in many areas.

Alternative work arrangements: If adjusting a work schedule, working at an alternative location, teleworking, or taking vacation are options for your job, please discuss beforehand with your supervisor. Employees may be able to take a day of accrued vacation or comp time instead of reporting to their normal work location today. Check with your supervisor for more information.

School districts: Some school districts may have delayed start times so please check with your local school district and have a plan for your kids. When schools are closed and King County operations remain open, employees are expected to report to work as usual, or follow applicable personnel policies.

HR Policies: When an agency remains open, but conditions prevent you from reporting to work on time, notify your supervisor as soon as possible. You may request leave, subject to approval by your supervisor. If you have no leave accrued, your supervisor may approve leave without pay to cover absences. Sick leave may not be used. Please refer to HR Bulletin 2011-0009 County Operations During Emergency Situations and Inclement Weather to learn more.

Stay informed: Make sure you’re getting the latest King County information at work and at home in the event of snow:

  • Call the Employee Hotline—206-205-8600 (save it to your phone now!).
  • Check your King County email for specific directives and updates. Log on at outlook.kingcounty.gov.
  • Contact your supervisor for instructions.
  • Follow King County on Twitter—@KingCountyWA, @kcmetrobus, @kcroads, and @kcemployees
  • Check your agency website or Intranet (if applicable), and monitor local media channels.
  • Visit the Emergency News page at kcemergency.com for regional impacts. 

KCInform: Make sure you can be reached in a major emergency. If you haven’t yet registered your personal contact or work cell information in KCInform, please contact kcinform@kingcounty.gov anytime or 206-296-3830 between 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday to request your unique registration link. Watch this short video to learn more or visit our website. 

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