Enhance workplace culture and increase equity in King County by participating in Identity-Based Affinity Spaces

King County employees are invited to participate in Identity-Based Affinity Spaces to engage and provide information and ideas on how King County can enhance its workplace culture, increase equity in workforce practices, and ensure inclusion and belonging for all employees.   

King County is particularly interested in hearing from on-site, customer-facing, and shift employees. Sign up for an Identity-Based Affinity Space by April 21 using the opt-in form 

The Identity-Based Affinity Spaces are different from the King County Affinity Groups. They have been created specifically for the refresh project and assure employees they can gather face-to-face in groups with a shared identity and speak openly. 

Participating employees will be paid for their time (see FAQ for more details). 

Employees will be asked to share what’s working, what’s not working, and what can be improved surrounding the following topics:  

  • Increasing equity in the workplace  
  • Professional development, coaching and mentorship  
  • Promotional opportunities (including interviews and onboarding)  
  • Leadership being proactive and accountable in creating an equitable and racially just workplace 
  • Meaningful access to leadership  
  • Inclusion and belonging  
  • Access to employee benefits  
  • Creating a workplace free of discrimination and harassment (If you have a specific concern about your experience as a County employee, please see the anti-harassment policy for information about reporting those concerns.)  

Follow the Equity and Social Justice Strategic Plan Refresh on Sharepoint.