All Home: Count Us In 2018 Report

The 2018 Count Us In report found 12,112 people experiencing homelessness across the region on January 26, 2018, including 5,792 people sheltered in emergency shelters, safe havens and transitional housing and 6,320 people on the streets, in vehicles or staying in tents or encampments (both sanctioned and unsanctioned). The count includes a 15 percent increase…

Two emergency notification systems to keep you safe 

On Saturday, January 13, the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency sent a false Wireless Emergency Alert by mistake, causing widespread panic among island residents, and bringing into question safeguards for issuing public emergency notifications. Early reports suggest human error was to blame. While King County and jurisdictions across our region administer similar public alert systems, we have safeguards…

Thank you for reading, watching and engaging

In 2017 the Employee Communications Team shared the stories of your successes, County priorities and initiatives, career opportunities, and work-related news and events through various communications channels, including the weekly Employee News e-newsletter, the KC Employee News blog, our LinkedIn account and YouTube channel. In this year’s Employee Survey, 75% of you said you felt well-informed about…

Changes coming to Healthy Incentives 

Last summer, we asked you for your input on our health and well-being program. With the support of our labor partners, we heard from more than 2,400 employees throughout the County.   Thank you for sharing your candid feedback. Getting your input is an important part of our commitment to Investing in You and essential to continuous improvement.…