Employees may not relocate out of Washington while working remotely 

Many King County employees are telecommuting through July 5, 2021, as we continue our efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19. Telecommuting employees may not relocate out of Washington state. Employees may work at a location outside of the home, provided the location is within a reasonable distance to the employee’s primary county worksite. Our policy continues to be that employees need to obtain prior approval if they want to temporarily work outside of their normal work/home area. Unless travel has been preapproved, employees are expected to remain close enough to physically report to work, if necessary. 

Working outside of Washington involves many challenges, including different states’ taxation and employment laws. Moreover, it is important that – as a public employer – we continue to support and contribute to the vibrancy of communities within King County and across the state. You can find more details about the County’s policy in the Temporary COVID-19 Personnel Policy. 

If you have additional questions, please contact your department’s HR Manager.