Kudos! Supportive supervisor sets up yoga for employees at Columbia Dental Clinic

The following message was received by Dental Assistant Geniece Kinney in praise of her supervisor for being thoughtful of employees health and well being. I wanted to give a big shout out to my supervisor, Deborah DeQuier Bowden. She partnered with one of our community partners, Tiger Lilly Yoga. She has made it possible for some of our dental staff to…

Keeping employees safe delivers cost savings

“Prevention is the best cure” might sound like a cliché but it’s an important part of keeping King County employees safe at work and decreasing injury-related costs. King County’s Safety and Claims section is implementing a multifaceted approach to reduce costs on workers compensation claims and lost work days as a result of occupational injuries…

KCIT named top large county IT organization in the U.S.

King County Information Technology (KCIT) took first place in the 15th annual National Association of Counties (NACo) Digital Counties Survey. King County was recognized for its vision, strategy, innovation, and collaboration. “This is an important award,” said Bill Kehoe, Chief Information Officer and IT Director. “It validates the real, day-to-day work that our employees do.…

Kudos! Resident praises employee for excellent customer service and community impact 

The following is a letter from a King County resident giving Kudos to Rita Bellitto, Cable Administrator in the Office of Cable Communications, which helps cable TV subscribers who live in unincorporated King County. Late last year I learned of the existence of and contacted the KC Office of Cable Communications. I spoke with Ms. Rita Bellitto, Cable Administrator. She was fantastic.…

KCVP staff receives shout-out at Seattle Mariners game 

As shared from the DCHS Touching Base Newsletter  Throughout the season, the Seattle Mariners recognize some of the brave men and women of the United States Military (active, reserve, veteran or retired) at each Friday and Sunday home game as part of their Salute to Those Who Serve program. On June 11 Michelle Bregel from our King County Veterans Program…

PTE17 includes Administrative Professionals event in magazine 

Local 17 featured the April Administrative Professionals Recognition event in a recent issue of its Insight publication, highlighting notable participants, speakers and the importance of honoring administrative employees for their work. It shares: “Based on feedback received from attendees and award recipients, the engaging event helps Administrative Professionals feel honored, valued and appreciated. It also reaffirms that King County is a…

ACEs work featured in regional publication 

The Community Health Services Division “ACEs Collaborative” group is featured in the current issue of “Northwest Public Health,” published by the University of Washington’s Northwest Center for Public Health Practice. ACEs stands for Adverse Childhood Experiences, and refers to an influential study on the impacts of childhood trauma on lifelong health. From the ACEs study, a body of learning…

Treatment plants go ‘Platinum’ in 2016 

Crossposted from Clean Water Stories Another year, another stellar performance that earned national recognition for our treatment plant operations. Four of our plants were honored with Platinum Peak Performance Awards from the National Association of Clean Water Agencies headquartered in Washington D.C. To earn the awards, the treatment plants must meet 100 percent compliance with…

Michael Jacobson named Chair of the ASPA’s Center for Accountability and Performance

Michael Jacobson, Deputy Director for Performance and Strategy with the County’s Office of Performance, Strategy and Budget, has been named to a three-year board term and one-year chairmanship of the American Society of Public Administration’s Center for Accountability and Performance. During his term, Michael is working to advance awareness about the importance of performance and…

Kudos! King County CIO shares County successes in magazine article  

King County Chief Information Officer Bill Kehoe was recently featured in StateTech Magazine talking about the importance of rolling out a robust communications platform for organizations. StateTech spotlighted KCIT’s efforts to roll out a comprehensive communications software that enables King County employees to stay connected via instant message (IM), phone call, and conduct meetings with…