It’s National Social Security Month!

by Kirk Larson, Social Security Washington Public Affairs Specialist National Social Security Month is celebrated in April and is dedicated to educating you about Social Security programs and services. From programs that help support you through life’s journey, to services that help put you in control, to systems that help protect what’s important to you,…

King County hosting Administrative Professionals Day event, April 25

Career Support Services and the Administrative Professionals Advisory Committee are pleased to host King County’s 3rd Annual Administrative Professionals Recognition Day event on Wednesday, April 25. This year, approximately 100 outstanding administrative professionals were nominated for recognition. Join us as we recognize and celebrate the valuable contributions administrative professionals throughout King County government are making.…

The county’s risk journey

What is risk management? This is a common question posed to The Office of Risk Management Services. Very much like the title implies, the office manages risk. But, what is risk? Director Jennifer Hills describes risk as, “unplanned events that have the potential to prevent an organization from meeting their objectives.” That’s the traditional way…

Creating pipelines to future careers

Crossposted from WTD’s Clean Water Stories Half of King County Wastewater Treatment Division’s valued employees are expected to retire in five years and one of the biggest questions we face is: How will those spots be filled? How can we reach out to the next generation? We want high school students to be aware of these…

Popular transit service to the Issaquah Alps returns with locations in Seattle and more trailhead options

A popular public-private partnership that provides direct transit service to hiking destinations Issaquah Alps will return April 21 with expanded service from Seattle to more trailheads. On May 19, a second transit service to Mount Si and Mount Teneriffe near North Bend will start at Sound Transit’s Capitol Hill Link light rail station. Trailhead Direct…

Communication and Problem Solving Skills workshop, April 26

Are your communication skills holding you back or helping you soar? Solid communication skills can be the difference between successful experiences and painful, unproductive encounters in the workplace. When you’re looking to serve customers, solve problems, and make an impact, being able to listen effectively, clearly express yourself, and adeptly handle conflict and defensive behaviors…