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…

Kudos! Positive community response received to WTD activities at construction site

Members of the neighborhood at the site of Wastewater Treatment Division’s (WTD’s) construction of the Sunset and Heathfield Pump Station Replacement and Force Main Upgrade project have sent emails to King County to express their appreciation for the amount of communication they’ve received from WTD, and for the safety concerns shown for the residents by…

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…

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…

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…

Lead mechanic Derek Harris is Metro’s Vehicle Maintenance Employee of the Year 

Crossposted from Metro Matters  Through 23 years with Metro, lead mechanic Derek Harris has always put customer service first, whether he’s rebuilding engines to keep buses moving or searching with a flashlight to find a driver’s lost wedding ring.  Harris was named Thursday as Metro’s Vehicle Maintenance Employee of the Year. As he accepted the…

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…