Kudos! Employee to be honored at DAJD event for excellent work 

Angela Toussaint, Continuous Improvement Manager with the Office of Performance, Strategy and Budget, will be recognized for her exceptional work in identifying and making improvements to the Department of Adult and Juvenile Detention Corrections Officer Hiring Process. She will be recognized at the DAJD’s Eighteenth Annual Employee Awards Ceremony on October 26 with the Distinguished Service award. Kudos to Angela for her dedication and professionalism in this achievement and…

Success at work!

This article is featured courtesy of Karla Lynch, Employment and Community Access Program Manager, with Department of Community and Human Services When we think about our careers, and how we landed in our present jobs, we recognize that each path is unique. The same is true for persons with developmental disabilities (DD). In the early days of the supported…

Kudos! Employees go above and beyond to lend coworkers a hand 

The following kudos is from From Kimberly Fleming to her coworkers for their help on a recent project:  I want to say thank you to Rena Jackson, Sarah Rivas, Jim Shoemaker and Susan Krzyzanowski from Procurement and Payables for their willingness to work with the Retirement and Payroll Accounting teams on our needs concerning the King County substitute IRS form W9.  They took the time to listen…

Drug court judge helps people get back on the road to recovery

Crossposted from the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office Facebook For years, Judge James Cayce presided over mostly criminal trials: Child rapes. Murders. One family torture trial stretched out over four months, but despite the difficult nature of the crimes, Judge Cayce enjoyed the work. When the opportunity came along to preside over Drug Court, Judge…

King County TV and Office of Cable Communications manager recognized with national awards 

KCTV’s video Digital Connection won first place in the “Use of Social Media” category at the Government Programming Awards, an annual national conference held by the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors (NATOA). The county-operated TV station took home three other programming awards including one in the public health category for a piece on King County’s Heroin Task Force.  NATOA’s…

DPD employee graduates from Washington Leadership Institute

DPD’s own Matthew Sanders, an attorney in the Association of Counsel for the Accused Division, graduated from the 2017 Washington Leadership Institute (WLI) last week. The WLI is a program sponsored by the University of Washington and Washington State Bar Association to recruit, train, and develop attorneys from traditionally underrepresented groups for future leadership positions…

Metro Transit’s Nathan Vass is committed to the challenging Route 7

Crossposted from The Seattle Times He is known among passengers, co-workers and friends as a charismatic storyteller who can defuse tough situations that come with a nighttime bus route traversing Seattle’s urban core. LeRoy Haigler first rode Metro Transit’s No. 7 bus after a one-way train ride from his home in Philadelphia to start over in Seattle.…