Teleworking employees impacted by power outages

Dear employee,

Power outages are affecting some employees’ ability to effectively work remotely today.

If you are unable to telework effectively today, please contact your supervisor to discuss other options for completing work tasks today. These may include taking leave or working from your regular King County worksite for today only. 

If you are currently teleworking and have an operational need to work at your regular King County worksite today, please obtain supervisor approval. If you do have to go into an office area, please ensure you wear a mask over your nose and mouth, and continue to follow all current guidance to protect yourself and others from COVID-19, including staying at least six feet away from others, limiting activities outside the home, avoiding crowds, and washing hands often. 

NOTE: This guidance applies to Executive Branch employees who are currently telecommuting. Employees in other branches of County government (definitions below) may receive additional guidance from their leaders.

Executive Branch departments: Department of Assessments, Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention, Department of Executive Services, Department of Community and Human Services, Department of Human Resources, Department of Judicial Administration, Department of Local Services, Metro Transit Department, Department of Natural Resources and Park, Department of Public Defense, Department of Public Health, Executive Department, King County Elections, King County Sheriff’s Office (The King County Sheriff’s Office is administered by the King County Sheriff).

Other branches of County government: District Court, King County Council, Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, Superior Court.