Women in Leadership Lunch and Learn, Oct. 30 

WILpower increases knowledge and skills about leadership through a series of nine monthly interactive workshops with expert speakers, as well as regular networking and discussion groups that reinforce the powerful messages heard in the workshops.    Please consider attending a Lunch & Learn presentation by the Chair of the WILPower Leadership Team, Susan Seah October 30 from noon to 1pm in Chinook Conference Room 124. Women in Leadership (WILpower) trainings for 2019 will start January.  View the calendar for 2019 WILpower workshops here.

Pet of the week: Pearl

Crossposted from Tails from RASKC  We have a real gem for Pet of the Week: meet Pearl! This young pittie was brought to RASKC by a good Samaritan. When she first arrived, Pearl was very nervous. She has since come out of her shell to show her shining personality – which we call “Rambunctious Red. Read more

Featured Job: GIS Analyst 

Salary: $77,320.88 – $98,008.77 Annually  Location: Seattle, WA  Job Type: Special Duty Assignment or Term Limited Temp (TLT)  Department: King County Department of Information Technology  Job Number: 2018-08504  Closing: 10/23/2018 11:59 PM Pacific  *This opportunity is open to both internal and external applicants. It is being offered as both a TLT (Term Limited Temporary) OR a Special Duty assignment. (Only internal, Career Service employees are eligible for Special Duty assignments. It is important to note that you must get approval from your current supervisor/manager to accept a Special Duty assignment) Perform a full range of GIS development and application tasks, including web applications, spatial… Read More

Get to know four of this year’s Giving Drive nonprofits

Each year King County employees help hundreds of nonprofit organizations do vital work in our community and around the world by donating through the Employee Giving Program, and this year’s Annual Giving Drive is now underway. As we recognize Disability Awareness Month this October, here are four participating nonprofits whose work helps people with disabilities in our community: The Arc of King County(9233) – Serving individuals and families with intellectual and developmental disabilities through case management, peer support, leadership training, and advocacy. Alpha Supported Living Service(9033) – Providing 24/7 support for people with developmental and… Read More

New Seattle Symphony discounts

King County employees can receive 15 percent off most Seattle Symphony concerts this year by using Discount Code CONDUCTOR19. October 23: A tribute to David Bowie called the Life Aquatic featuring Seu Jorge. October 26 and 27: Baroque & Wine season begins with Handel Music for The Royal Fireworks. Your promo code will give you 15 percent off these concerts. To order tickets visit www.seattlesymphony.org and enter the promo code CONDUCTOR19 prior to selecting seats, order by phone at 206-215-4747 or 1-866-833-4747 and give the operator the promo code or purchase tickets in person at the Benaroya… Read More

School-to-Work Program changes lives 

If you ask what students with developmental disabilities need in order to achieve employment before leaving high school, what you will hear most often is “high expectations” and “work experience.” Ask what it takes for a program to make this happen for students countywide, and what you will hear is “collaboration.”  But if you ask students what it takes, it might be about supporting them to reach for their dreams. Working with Washington State’s Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Developmental Disabilities Administration, school districts, consultants, employment service providers, businesses, families, and over 1,500… Read More

Get ready to ShakeOut on Thursday, Oct. 18

Though our region hasn’t felt a major earthquake in more than 15 years, we all need to be prepared for the next time the ground moves. That’s why King County encourages everyone to take part in the Great Washington ShakeOut on Thursday, October 18.  At 10:18 a.m., or another time convenient to you, practice what you would do in an earthquake:  DROP to the floor  Take COVER under a desk, table, or other sturdy furniture and protect your head  HOLD ON until the shaking stops.  FMD will announce the earthquake drill in many King County buildings, and we encourage you… Read More

Exec drops by to congratulate new Department of Human Resources

King County Executive Dow Constantine dropped by the Human Resources Division All Hands meeting last week to congratulate employees on being members of the newest King County department: the Department of Human Resources (DHR). The County Council recently approved the Executive’s proposal for the new department, and on October 8, confirmed Jay Osborne (pictured below with the Executive reviewing DHR’s “Garden of Hopes”) as the department’s first director. The Department of Human Resources brings together the Human Resources Division, The Office of Alternative Dispute Resolution, and selected staff from Benefits, Payroll, Retirement Operations (BPROS),… Read More

Pet of the week: William 

Crossposted from Tails from RASKC This is one cool cat – meet William, our Pet of the Week! This affectionate lovebug can be a little shy at first, but he just needs some time to warm up. Once he gets used to you, William would love to cuddle with you. Read more at Tails from RASKC

Upcoming Lunch and Learn opportunities: Balanced You and your benefits 

Crossposted from Balanced You You’ve heard about Balanced You, you get emails from Balanced You, but you’d like to learn more. We’ve got you covered. Get to know Balanced You and become part of the movement! In addition, with Open Enrollment just around the corner, the Benefits team will provide an overview of 2019 benefit changes and updates. Choose the most convenient session and join us! Read more at Balanced You