2017 Annual Giving Drive: Emergency and disaster relief organizations week 

Crossposted from KC Employee Giving The Employee Giving Program’s (EGP) Annual Giving Drive is back in action, and with the recent natural disaster devastating parts of the United States and other countries, this week’s focus is on emergency and disaster relief organizations. The EGP provides prescreened nonprofit organizations to King County employees, where they can give back to their communities directly through…

Breaking down barriers with Supported Employment  

King County’s Supported Employment Program matches job seekers with developmental disabilities to jobs by identifying efficiencies and unmet needs throughout King County government.     King County is celebrating Disability Awareness Month in October and recognizing the work that County employees do to serve and support people with disabilities in our community, including the Supported Employment Program. Many divisions have partnered…

Snoqualmie Summit discount and special offer for discounted Teatro Zinzanni tickets 

Discounts for the Summit at Snoqualmie 2017-2018 Season Pass are available through December 31, 2017. To take advantage of the King County Discount for Xpass (all ages), Limited pass (covering adult, young adult, teen and youth) and Unlimited (covering adult, young adult, teen, youth and child) season passes follow these online instructions. To purchase passes for the Snow Guarantee or Senior Pass (ages 62-69) please follow these instructions. More information…

Get ready to ShakeOut on Thursday 

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 19. At 10:19 a.m., or another time convenient to you, practice what you would do in…

Featured Job: Associate or Senior Engineer (Engineer II or III) 

Closing Date/Time: Sun. 10/29/17 11:59 PM Pacific Time  Salary: $73,132.80 – $104,374.40 Annually   Job Type: Career Service, Full Time, 40 hrs/week  Location: 35030 SE Douglas Street, Suite 210, Snoqualmie, Washington  Department: Department of Permitting and Environmental Review  Description: The Department of Permitting and Environmental Review is seeking an Associate or Senior Engineer (Engineer II or III).  The work…

Social Media Spotlight: Brightwater Center – King County Facebook 

Brightwater Center is a bridge linking existing educational, research, professional and apprenticeship programs with the operation of a new wastewater facility; The Center is a meeting and learning place for science, the environment and human impacts; and The Center aims to connect community members, schools and organizations with real life examples of science, environmental protection…

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…

Free carpool permit parking now available at 15 park and rides 

Starting November 1, King County Metro will offer reserved permit parking for carpoolers at nine additional park-and-rides, including Green Lake, Aurora Village, Shoreline, Kenmore, Bear Creek, Bothell, Kingsgate, Wilburton, Renton Metropolitan Place and Tukwila. Permits are already available at Redmond, Issaquah Highlands, South Kirkland, South Renton, Northgate and Eastgate. Spaces are reserved for permit-holders on weekdays…

Historic labor agreement delivers on our employee-focused priorities

King County and the Coalition of Unions have reached a tentative agreement on a three-year Master Labor Agreement (MLA) that will, once ratified, help the County advance towards its goal to be a workplace where every employee has the tools, knowledge and support to innovate, achieve their career goals and deliver equitable, high quality service to our…

Yesler Bridge Rehabilitation Project: Update, complete and open 

On Tuesday, October 10, the Yesler Bridge Rehabilitation Project was completed and opened to traffic. Thank you for your patience and cooperation through this process.  Check out the Yesler Bridge project video, featuring the historical preservation of the bridge and a general project update.  If you have any questions or would like to discuss the project further, please…

Wheel Options — your trip, your way!

Leave the car at home during October and reap the benefits of sharing or saving rides to work. Complete and track at least six days of Wheel Options—that’s vanpooling, biking, walking, skateboarding, carpooling, taking transit, tele-commuting,  compressing your work schedule or a combination of all modes—and you will automatically be entered into a drawing for a chance…

Supporting Disability Awareness Month through Annual Giving Drive

Each year King County employees help hundreds of nonprofit organizations do vital work in our community and around the world by donating to the Annual Giving Drive, and this year’s Giving Drive is now underway. The start of this year’s Giving Drive coincides with Disability Awareness Month, which King County celebrates each October. The following are four participating…