Addressing issues with application process for state PFML 

As employees have begun to file for payments under the state’s Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) program, King County has become aware of issues with the application process.  It has been brought to our attention that when employees are completing the fields of the initial benefit account on the Employment Security Department PFML website there are some challenges. 

Based on the personal information employees enter as part of the application process, the Employment Information auto-populates. King County’s current Name includes “DNRP/WTD” and related address.  Please accept this information as your employer. King County is working to correct the Employer Name as it appears in ESD’s records. Please do not click on “Add Employer” as this results in the communications from ESD to King County being distributed to individuals throughout the County instead of being centrally collected. Again, please do not click on “Add Employer” and enter your agency’s information. 

If you have questions about how to complete the initial benefit account or initial application, please contact the Employment Security Department (ESD) at(833) 717-2273 or