Telling the stories of King County employees
The American Heart Association recently presented its Ian G. Jacobs Award for International Group Collaboration to Advance Resuscitation Science to the Resuscitation Academy, which launched nine years ago to identify and disseminate best practices for treating cardiac arrest. Mickey S. Eisenberg, Director of Medical Quality Improvement at King County EMS, accepted the award on behalf of the Resuscitation Academy. “We hope to develop a road map and a set of tools that can be used by emergency medical systems in both high-resource and low-resource countries,” said Eisenberg. “We have the knowledge to increase cardiac arrest survival rates — we know how to do it. The main challenge is implementation.” Read more here.
Employee training is one of the career development areas County employees asked for more of in the 2015 Employee Engagement Survey. As part of the response to that request, Human Resources Division’s Learning and Development team provided more than 50 offerings of 26 classes to many of the County’s departments during the first ten months of 2016. During that time, more than 500 County employees and community partners attended training opportunities, eight of which were in high demand and generated impressive wait lists. These trainings included: Difficult Conversations So, You Want to be… Read More
If you want to know what’s going on in any organization, you ask the people who are doing the work. That’s why King County Executive Dow Constantine hosted his first Employee Listening Session – to hear from employees about the issues they are facing in their workplaces, and what the County can do to help them thrive and better serve their customers. “Although I visit many King County work sites each month, I still don’t get as many opportunities as I would like to talk directly with individual employees, so I asked… Read More
This year an Equity and Social Justice (ESJ) project team in DNRP organized a series of four literary readings called “Reflecting on Race and Racism through Spoken Word, Story, and Conversation” that was open to all King County employees. The purpose was to provide a forum for employees to discuss issues of race and racism to help reject stereotypes, practice empathy, and come to a greater understanding of the roots of inequity and injustice. The ESJ literary project is also the reason behind this book giveaway open to all employees. To be… Read More
With winter weather on the way, we say thank you to everyone who is helping keep our roads safe! Kudos to King County Road Services for maintaining 1,500 miles of road and 181 bridges in unincorporated King County. By making sure there is no ice on our roadways you are helping transit operators, commuters and all who travel during this busy season stay safe and sound.
Due to the overwhelming response to our initial SharePoint course offerings, we’ve added more Basic and Intermediate classes to the schedule. Openings are currently available but they will fill up fast so enroll now to reserve your spot! SharePoint Basic Training: In Basic training you’ll get familiar with site navigation, learn best practices and discover how SharePoint is configured for King County. To facilitate continued learning students also get exclusive access to post training support from the instructor. SharePoint Intermediate Training: In Intermediate Training, we’ll build upon what you learned in Basic, learn more about Library settings, Custom Columns, Metadata and file structure. Creating Custom lists and management of metadata. Click… Read More
Closing Date/Time: Sun. 12/18/16 11:59 PM Salary: $78,634.82 – $99,674.22 Annually Job Type: Career Service Location: Chinook Building, Downtown Seattle, Washington Department: Department of Public Health–Administrative Services Description: The BSK Policy & Program Manager will provide high-level project management to BSK implementation activities with an emphasis on developing strong partnerships with other County departments and community stakeholders to create opportunities for collaboration and alignment for BSK. This position will also conduct policy analysis and develop recommendations on policies impacting children and youth in King County, with an emphasis on prenatal to 5 year olds. Learn more about this position or view all… Read More
On Monday, King County Executive Dow Constantine announced the appointment of Megan Pedersen as Director of the King County Office of Labor Relations (OLR), Megan has been the Interim Director of OLR since January 2016 where she helped lead the County to its first ever total compensation agreement with the County’s Coalition of Unions, establishing wages and health benefits for 2017-18, while developing a Total Compensation strategic framework for all bargaining in the County. Prior to overseeing the Office of Labor Relations, Megan was the Deputy Director of the King County Records… Read More
Thank you to all who have given so generously during this year’s Holiday Food Drive benefiting Northwest Harvest. If you haven’t given yet, and you’d like to, you still have time! This year’s drive has been extended until Monday, Dec. 19. Drop off your pre-packaged, non-perishable donations in the marked collection bins located in many King County buildings. If you have questions about the drive, call 206-477-9400 or email email@example.com. Thanks in advance for helping those in need this holiday season!
The Seattle Sounders have been on an amazing run through the post-season… and now they’re on the verge of their first-ever MLS Cup! Join your fellow employees at noon on Friday, Dec. 9 as we rally on the Administration Building Plaza (Fourth Avenue side) and raise a flag to celebrate our hometown club and Major League Soccer’s best fans. If you are on break or at lunch, or not working during this time, you’re invited to put on your Sounders gear, join in the pep rally, and help cheer the Rave Green… Read More
Crossposted from For The Defense Both Sadé Smith and Matthew Sanders became public defenders because they knew it was in the courtroom – fighting on behalf of people who are often marginalized and disempowered – where they could make the biggest difference. Now, they’re going to get the opportunity to take these values and aspirations to the next level. Smith and Sanders, both attorneys at the King County Department of Public Defense, were selected as two of 12 fellows for the 2017 Washington Leadership Institute (WLI), a program co-sponsored by the University of Washington School of Law… Read More
The forecast says snow and you want to be prepared to work from home. Before you pack up and take your device with you (don’t forget the power cord), update the security patches. Go to your system tray (otherwise known as the “up arrow” in the lower right that shows “hidden icons”), click on the McAfee logo (it may be just an “M” or look different from this) and click “update security”. Now, you are secure if you work from home. Next, you can log in to Microsoft Outlook, Sharepoint and many other applications… Read More
The National Weather Service has advised that a band of light snow will move into the Tacoma area about 4 p.m. and into the Seattle-Bellevue area around 5 p.m. Expect slick roadways even with the light accumulations that are expected with this band. Another more significant period of snow will likely move into the area between 7 and 10 p.m. This band has the potential to produce 1 to 3 inches of snow, affecting the tail end of the evening commute. Please let safety be your guide when making commute decisions. When… Read More
We are thrilled folks love the King County calendars and await them eagerly. We appreciate your patience! Calendars will start arriving to distribution points during the week of December 5. We are unable to deliver to each office, so please check below for distribution points. Employees outside the downtown area: Calendars will be delivered to county offices outside the downtown area the week of December 5, so please wait for the delivery. If you do not have a calendar by December 9, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and we will direct you to a location… Read More
Two divisions from the Department of Public Defense (DPD) are moving into leased space at the Dexter Horton Building next week, the first step in what will eventually become a consolidation of DPD’s downtown Seattle staff into one location. The Director’s Office – about 30 people located on the second and fourth floors of the Chinook Building – and the Associated Counsel for the Accused Division – about 75 attorneys, paralegals, investigators, mitigation specialists and support staff located in the Prefontaine Building – are moving to Dexter Horton. Their first day in their… Read More
On November 23, the Business Resource Center (BRC) debuted a brand new SharePoint-based website, replacing the current website located on the KC Intranet. Designed with the needs of its customers in mind, this new site provides a user friendly navigation to myriad resources to help customers of the BRC get easy access to reference materials, trainings and access to the BRC’s Oracle EBS and PeopleSoft systems. Visit our new home on SharePoint. Remember to change your bookmarks/favorites so that they point to this new site!
More snow as well as black ice could be on the way over the next few days with nighttime cold temperatures expected to drop into the low 20s in some areas. Snow showers will return late this evening, first in the North Interior and then gradually southward after midnight. The snow level will also lower throughout the evening and snow may accumulate at sea level overnight, with up to 1 to 3 inches of snow. Warmer daytime temperatures will melt snow on Wednesday but the potential for black ice will continue as… Read More
With snow forecast for many parts of King County beginning Monday morning, make sure you have a plan for your commute and for your family, and expect slushy or icy road conditions for the Monday morning commute. King County is currently under a Winter Weather Advisory until noon Monday which means that periods of snow could cause traffic difficulties. The Advisory will be elevated up to a Winter Storm Warning for Monday afternoon through late Monday night which means that there is potential for snow, sleet or ice accumulations to impact travel. Intermittent… Read More