Employees recognized for service by Executive, Council

Congratulations to all of the employees who were recognized at Monday’s Service Awards ceremony in County Council chambers: Denise Ainslie, 30 years, Transportation   Lucky Auster, 25 years, Natural Resources and Parks Laurie Becker, 20 years, Public Health David Bedinger, 25 years, Adult and Juvenile Detention Rebecca Benson, 20 years, Public Health Larry Brown, 30…

Newest transit-to-trails service makes it safer, more convenient to explore Mailbox Peak

Trailhead Direct – a public-private partnership co-led by King County Metro and King County Parks –launched its third route this weekend, offering transit service from North Bend to one of the most popular trails in the Pacific Northwest; Mailbox Peak. The newest transit-to-trails service reduces unsafe overcrowding at the Mailbox Peak parking lot. Transit vans…

New Nondiscrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy for Executive Branch, Elections, Assessments and Sheriff’s employees

Chief People Officer Whitney Abrams has launched King County’s new Nondiscrimination, Anti-Harassment and Inappropriate Conduct Policy, effective July 1, 2018, which applies to employees in Executive Branch departments, Elections, Assessments and the Sheriff’s Office. “Through our Investing in YOU initiative, we are building a workplace culture that is respectful and supportive of all employees and…

Introducing Balanced You

King County Executive Dow Constantine and Chief People Officer Whitney Abrams launched Balanced You last week, the successor to the County’s award-winning Healthy Incentives℠ program. Balanced You offers a variety of health and well-being tools to support employees so they can feel good, get the most out of life, and do their best work for the people…

Executive Constantine releases statement on passing of Executive Revelle

King County Executive Dow Constantine released the following statement on the passing of Executive Randy Revelle, who served from 1981-1985: “I considered Executive Randy Revelle’s legacy of public service last month when I announced a plan to protect tens of thousands of acres of farmlands, forests and shorelines. It was Executive Revelle who first launched…

King County wins lawsuit, blocks federal government from terminating science-based teen pregnancy prevention program

King County won an important victory in U.S. District Court after demonstrating that the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) acted unlawfully in abruptly cancelling its Teen Pregnancy Prevention grants two years early. “We sued the federal government because they are attempting to eliminate funding for programs based on science and evidence in…