Annual Employee Engagement Survey postponed to 2024

King County will not conduct an Employee Engagement Survey in 2023. The annual survey usually occurs in March of each year. However, due to staffing challenges the survey will not take place this year.

Listening to employees and actively addressing their concerns and desired outcomes is key to building a welcoming, supportive, and inclusive workplace culture, and we will seek other opportunities to engage with employees. The Equity and Social Justice Strategic Plan Refresh project and the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Benefits Review project offers multiple touchpoints for employee perspectives and feedback. And departments and divisions have their own mechanisms for inviting and responding to specific issues in their areas.

In lieu of a survey this year, the new engagement survey team will take a fresh look at the survey and adapt it to our current needs, recognizing that much has changed recently. They will also evaluate options for a survey vendor and develop standard practices for future surveys, so that new survey team members can onboard rapidly.

Meanwhile, we will continue to work the action plans we developed based on the results of the 2022 Employee Engagement Survey.

We look forward to listening and acting on your feedback in the 2024 Employee Engagement Survey.