Be prepared for cold temperatures, snow, and ice

Snow is forecast for our region this week with extremely cold temperatures and icy road conditions expected, so please be prepared for possible commute delays and impacts to business operations. If you work onsite, please be prepared for cold weather. Have a plan for your commute, dress warmly, and let safety be your guide when making commute decisions. If you drive, have an emergency kit in your vehicle, including extra clothing, food, water, and a flashlight. Also, make sure your mobile phone is fully charged. Please remember to wear a mask at… Read More

Moving to Teams: Making 911 calls on the right phone 

When employees are working remotely, or teleworking (i.e. not at a King County location), and need to call 911, they are reminded to use their home phone or cell phone – not their Teams phone or Skype phone if possible – to place their 911 call.  When employees use Teams or Skype to call 911 when not in a King County building, the call is first routed to a regional 911 center in Colorado, where the employee will need to provide their location before being transferred to the correct local 911 center. While the… Read More

October 15: Participate in the ShakeOut drill and KCInform employee alert test 

On Oct. 15 at 10:15 a.m., millions of people will practice how to Drop, Cover, and Hold On during an earthquake as a part of the annual ShakeOut drill.   As part of the ShakeOut drill, at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15, we will test KCInform, our employee alert and warning system. A text, voice message, and email will go out to all registered County phones and emails, along with personal phones and emails that have registered. The message will look like this:  This is a test of KCInform, King County’s employee emergency notification system. This is only a test. Remember to Drop, Cover… Read More

Want to get employee emergency notifications? Sign-up for KCInform 

During an emergency having timely information on what is happening is critical. King County employees can sign-up for KCInform, the employee alert and warning system, to receive information on incidents that can affect their work and safety.   King County will conduct a test of KCInform at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15, alongside the annual ShakeOut drill to test earthquake preparedness. KCInform is used to reach County employees during an emergency with timely information about infrastructure disruptions, facility impacts, changes in your department’s business operations, and other critical impacts. Your King County desk phone and @kingcounty.gov email are already in the… Read More

Employee volunteers needed for temporary redeployment at smoke shelter

King County and the City of Seattle are extending the operation of their wildfire smoke shelter in Seattle for persons experiencing homelessness through the morning of Thursday, Sept. 17 and there is an urgent need for employees to fill positions. If you are interested and approved to support this work please follow the steps at the bottom of this email. Please note, if your supervisor is not cc’d on your email, we will not be able to place you in a volunteer position. There is an immediate need to fill these roles through… Read More

Update your emergency contact information in PeopleSoft

It’s important to review and update your personal contact information in PeopleSoft in case we need to urgently reach you or your emergency contact. By making sure your information is current: Your emergency contact can be notified if something happens to you at work. Someone at King County can reach you with information about building closures, safety directives, and other time-sensitive issues. You can receive information at the email address and phone number you prefer. Here’s how: Sign in to PeopleSoft. You can also access PeopleSoft from home: ess.kingcounty.gov. Go to Personal Details… Read More

KCInform alert system reaches employees in emergencies   

This week’s snowy weather is a perfect reminder for employees to sign up for KCInform, the King County employee emergency alert system. KCinform, powered by CodeRED, allows us to reach you by phone, text, and email with timely information in an emergency or natural disaster.   If you have not registered your personal phone, personal email, or work cell information yet, please contact kcinform@kingcounty.gov or 206-296-3830 (between 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday) to request your unique registration link. Watch this short video to learn more or visit the KCInform website. 

Normal business operations today

King County operations will open as scheduled today, Wednesday, Jan. 15. If you are scheduled to work today, please plan to report to work at your normal start time or discuss any changes beforehand with your supervisor. Please note that some agencies may send additional instructions directly to their staff. Be prepared for cold weather, high winds, and possible delays on your commute. As always, have a plan for your commute, dress warmly, and let safety be your guide when making travel decisions. Metro Transit routes: Metro Transit service is operating on normal routes… Read More

Be prepared for snow and ice tonight and tomorrow

More snow is forecast for tonight and tomorrow morning with continued icy road conditions, so please be prepared for possible commute delays and impacts to business operations. A heavy band of snow is expected to begin this evening in the northern half of the City of Seattle northward, and other areas could see accumulations. As always, have a plan for your commute, dress warmly, and let safety be your guide when making travel decisions. Metro Transit routes: Metro Transit service is operating on snow routes for areas of NE King County. Additional routes may… Read More

Be Prepared for Wintry Weather

Cold, wintry weather is forecast for next week, with the potential snow and ice, so please be prepared for possible delays to your commute and impacts to business operations. As always, have a plan for your commute, dress warmly, and let safety be your guide when making commute decisions. Stay informed: Make sure you’re getting the latest King County information at work and at home in the event of inclement weather: Call the Employee Hotline—206-205-8600 (save it to your phone now!). Check your King County email for specific directives and updates. Log… Read More