Non-mission critical King County functions for Executive branch closing 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8


Snow_PalmDue to heavy snow in the forecast, non-mission critical functions for the Executive branch will close at 2 p.m. today, Friday, Feb. 8. Please be extra safe in your commute and check for any impacts or delays before leaving.

Priority and mission-critical services will continue to be provided in accordance with department emergency planning. First responders and other mission critical staff are expected to report to or remain at their work location at the usual time. This includes, but is not limited to, corrections officers, 9-1-1 call center operators, emergency personnel, security staff, and certain senior managers. If you are not sure of your designation, please contact your supervisor. As always, directors can use their discretion to keep operations to open later than 2 p.m. where appropriate.

All regular, provisional, probationary, and term-limited temporary employees who were scheduled to work today and are working today will receive regular pay for the remaining hours they are scheduled to work today. This applies for hourly and exempt employees. Temporary (other than appointed, provisional, probationary and TLT), administrative interns, and non-regular part-time employees will only be paid for hours actually worked during a facility closure. Please refer to HR Bulletin 2011-0009 County Operations During Emergency Situations and Inclement Weather for more information.

If you feel you need to leave before 2 p.m. to get home safely, please discuss this with your supervisor.

Other agencies and branches:

  • Department of Assessments: Closing at 1 p.m.
  • District Court: Closing at 2 p.m. Jail calendars will be held at Seattle and MRJC this afternoon.
  • Superior Court: Closing at 2 p.m.
  • Department of Judicial Administration / Superior Court Clerk’s Office: Closing at 2:30 p.m.
  • Prosecuting Attorney’s Office: Closing 2 p.m.
  • King County Elections: Closing 2 p.m.
  • King County Council: Closing noon.

Please be extra safe in your commute and check your bus schedule before departing to find out if it is operating on a regular or reduced schedule, or snow route. Check for information on your route on Metro’s Snow, Ice and Flood Alerts webpage, Metro’s adverse weather page, or sign up for Metro Transit Alerts (text, email, tweets via @kcmetrobus, see RSS feed via desktop or mobile RSS reader).