Administrative Professionals step into the spotlight

This article is by Corinne Easter, Administrative Specialist with the King County Office of Risk Management Services Today King County is celebrating its superhero Administrative Professionals at the third annual Administrative Professionals Recognition Event at the City of Seattle’s Bertha Knight Landes Room from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., located at 600 4th Ave in Seattle. All King County employees are invited to attend this exciting event and help us celebrate this special day (please review the HR Bulletin regarding employee attendance at County-sponsored events). The fourth Wednesday of every April is National Administrative Professionals Day. King County recognizes… Read More

King County hosting Administrative Professionals Day event, April 25

Career Support Services and the Administrative Professionals Advisory Committee are pleased to host King County’s 3rd Annual Administrative Professionals Recognition Day event on Wednesday, April 25. This year, approximately 100 outstanding administrative professionals were nominated for recognition. Join us as we recognize and celebrate the valuable contributions administrative professionals throughout King County government are making. The event will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Bertha Knight Landes Room at City Hall, 600 4th Avenue, Seattle. Space is limited! Register at Eventbrite, and email the committee with any questions… Read More

Nominate an Administrative Professional and save the date for Administrative Professionals Recognition event, April 25

Recognize an exceptional administrative professional in your area or someone you work with that has gone above and beyond to provide you with exceptional service. Any King County employee is eligible to nominate an administrative professional for recognition. All nominations are due by close of business day on Friday, March 30. Nominations can be submitted electronically here, or via or a scanned paper nomination form, and sent directly to AdministrativeProfessionals@kingcounty.gov. To review the eligibility and nomination process, visit the Administrative Professionals website. Also save the date for the third annual Administrative Professionals Recognition Day Event. The event will be held on Wednesday, April 25 from 11:30… Read More

Administrative Professionals Development Program seeking members for work group 

With the sponsorship of the Administrative Professionals Advisory Committee and the support of Career Support Services, administrative professionals are invited to take part in an important project that will benefit administrative professionals and employees across the county. Members are needed to take part in a work group that will identify and navigate the network of King County meeting and conference room spaces.   There are three vacancies in this work group, with the commitment being 1-2 hours per month, including meeting time and follow-up work. Employees are needed from across the county, and specifically from departments that include, but are not limited to: DNRP, DOT, DJA, Assessments,… Read More

Reminder: Current Administrative Professionals are invited to attend a focus group 

The Administrative Professionals Advisory Committee has scheduled a second series of focus groups to hear directly from administrative professionals regarding the success of the program and what is needed to improve it. Feedback provided will help the committee learn how to best support administrative professionals at King County. Register for one of the following focus group sessions:  Tuesday, November 14, 2017 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. – Register here  Thursday, November 16, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. – Register here  Wednesday, December 6, 2017 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. – Register here 

PTE17 includes Administrative Professionals event in magazine 

Local 17 featured the April Administrative Professionals Recognition event in a recent issue of its Insight publication, highlighting notable participants, speakers and the importance of honoring administrative employees for their work. It shares: “Based on feedback received from attendees and award recipients, the engaging event helps Administrative Professionals feel honored, valued and appreciated. It also reaffirms that King County is a wonderful place to work.” The Administrative Professionals Program and Career Support Services were also both featured in the June 21 Metropolitan King County Council: Annual Labor Summit. To read the full PTE17 article, click here, page 8. To learn more about… Read More

Administrative Professionals Recognition Event a huge success

Career Support Services and the Administrative Professionals Advisory Committee sponsored the second annual Administrative Professionals Recognition Event on April 26. More than 200 employees attended the event, which is an impressive increase over last year’s attendance of about 100. As part of the festivities, attendees enjoyed tasty treats, networked, learned valuable information from guest speakers including an introduction to Career Support Services’ new online career development tool, and of course had a great time. Many administrative professionals expressed their gratitude: “Thank you for the efforts involved with organizing today’s second annual King… Read More

Annual conference for administrative professionals, June 21 and 22

King County is participating this year as a sponsor in the 2017 T.R.A.I.N Support Staff Conference, taking place June 21 and 22. The conference is open to employees of public agencies who work in an administrative, departmental, customer service or office support role. Registration for the conference opens May 8, 2017. Click here to register then, or download this PDF for more information about the conference.

Administrative Professionals Recognition Day event, April 26 

Please join us for the second annual King County Administrative Professionals Recognition Day event on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at the King County Courthouse, Room E-942, 516 Third Avenue. Register for the event today to ensure your spot. Please plan for travel time through the security checkpoint and elevators.

Nominations needed for Administrative Professionals Day, April 26

The Administrative Professionals Recognition Program is seeking nominations to recognize employees who embody the attributes of excellence and innovation. For information about eligibility and to nominate an employee before Wednesday, April 26, visit the Administrative Professionals Program website. Also, save the date for the upcoming celebration to honor this year’s award recipients to be held Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at King Street Center, 8th Floor Conference Center. If you would like more information about this event, contact Paige Myers at 206-477-4551 or paige.myers@kingcounty.gov.