Normal business operations today, Jan. 13

King County operations will open as scheduled today, Monday, Jan. 13. If you are scheduled to work today, please plan to report to work at your normal start time or discuss any changes beforehand with your supervisor. Some agencies may send additional instructions directly to their staff.

2019 snowmageddon snow plowBe prepared for cold weather on your commute. As always, have a plan for your commute, dress warmly, and let safety be your guide when making commute decisions. 

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. (Sheriff’s Office employees refer to KCSO Inclement Weather Policy; Superior Court and District Court employees please see check court policies).

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.

Metro buses: Some routes are on snow routes or may be impacted by the weather, so expect delays, check for travel updates, and use extra caution. For information on impacts to your Metro Transit commute, check 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

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 delayed or closed and King County operations remain open, employees are expected to report to work as usual, or follow applicable personnel policies.

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

  • 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 https://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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