KC Employee News
Dear fellow King County employee, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Leo Flor as our new Director of the Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS). His appointment is subject to Council confirmation. Leo was the successful candidate from our nationwide recruitment for the new director. He currently serves as Director of DCHS’ Community Services Division, overseeing services that connect people to employment, support military veterans and their families, and ensure that older adults can live with dignity. Prior to that he managed the successful effort to renew the Veterans,… Read More
Salary: 22.94 – 29.08 Hourly Location: Seattle, WA Job Type: Special Duty Assignment Department: Department of Executive Services – Human Resources Division Job Number: 2018EM08716 Closing: 10/16/2018 11:59 PM Pacific This is a SPECIAL DUTY opportunity and only qualified internal candidates currently employed by King County government will be considered. This assignment is anticipated to last 6-12 months in duration. First consideration will be given to qualified candidates of Teamsters Local 117 Administrative. Learn more about this position or all available jobs.
Intermediate to PeopleSoft Query, Oct. 9 It is open to experienced PeopleSoft Query users who have completed the Introduction to PeopleSoft Query training. Topics covered will include expressions and functions (operators, data fields, data conversion), complex criteria (use of Like, In List, condition types, grouping), the XLAT table (what is it, how it works), advanced prompts using prompt tables, simple unions and subqueries and case studies of interesting queries. Learn more and register on Eventbrite. Advanced PeopleSoft Query, Oct. 17 It is open to experienced PeopleSoft Query users who have completed… Read More
Crossposted from tails from RASKC Public Health – Seattle & King County has tracked several cases of rabies in wild animals in our region this year. This potentially deadly virus is contagious, and in our state is usually carried by bats. While not every bat is infected with rabies, call Public Health at 206-296-4774 or seek help from a healthcare professional any time a person or pet has come in contact with a bat. Read more
Reasons why it’s important to review and update your personal information in PeopleSoft: You will get important Open Enrollment and other employee benefits information mailed to you at the home address you provide. Your emergency contact can be notified if something happens to you at work. Someone at King County can reach you with information about building closures, safety directives, etc. You can receive information at the email address you prefer Here’s how: Sign in to PeopleSoft. You can also access PeopleSoft from home: ess.kingcounty.gov. Go to Personal Details Make sure all items are… Read More
King County Archives is opening our vault and sharing history with fellow county employees and the public! On Wednesday, October 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. archives staff will be in Chinook Building Room 115 to answer your archives-related questions. Interesting exhibits, stickers and our “Archives Photo Booth” where you can take fun selfies with historical images from our archives will also be on hand. Come see how the King County Archives is turning your records into history. View the flyer for more information here. For more information contact County Archivist Carol Shenk at Carol.Shenk@kingcounty.gov.
Crossposted from For the Defense Since she obtained her law degree from Cornell University 16 years, Maureen McKee has been in the trenches of public defense, working as a line attorney and supervisor in one of King County’s public defense agencies. She has represented teenagers and adults, people charged with felonies and misdemeanors, clients who stood to be hospitalized against their will or civilly committed as a sexually violent predator. As the newest member of the King County Superior Court bench, Judge McKee has stepped into a profoundly different world. Assigned to… Read More
Executive Constantine and his Senior Leadership Team have recently announced a number of leadership changes at King County departments: Earlier today Executive Constantine announced his appointment of Anita Khandelwal as Director of the King County Department of Public Defense. Khandelwal’s appointment is subject to Council approval. Anita has served as the DPD Interim Director since July. Prior to that she served as the department’s Deputy Director of Law and Policy. She joined DPD in November 2015 and has been practicing law for more than a decade. Yesterday Executive Constantine appointed John… Read More
Dear fellow King County employee, October is Disability Awareness Month in King County, a time to celebrate and recognize the many contributions of people with disabilities in our community and around the world. It’s also a time to raise awareness about challenges that people with disabilities face and look at what we can do to help them thrive and fulfill their potential. Everyone deserves a fair shot at success. We are all better off when everyone has an equitable opportunity to fully participate in our community and contribute their unique perspectives and… Read More
“Sue was strong, she was fierce, but she also didn’t direct attention to herself and her efforts,” said Karla Lynch, Employment and Community Access Program Manager with the Department of Community and Human Services. “When I think about her energy and her effort, it really was to improve the lives of all people with disabilities.” While at King County Sue Ammeter worked as a Disability Services Specialist. She understood how disabilities could impact people’s lives, as she was blind herself. Her impact in the areas of civil rights, disability accommodations, and employee… Read More