Coming soon: Newer version of PeopleSoft

The Business Resource Center (BRC) continues to deliver new features, improvements and bug fixes every quarter to PeopleSoft! King County’s PeopleSoft team is at the forefront for adopting new Oracle PeopleSoft features and enhancements. The upcoming September release improves Employee Self Service! It provides easy access to view your paycheck, leave balances and personal details on the…

Employee Discount: Get your Trek on with Star Trek Beyond live in concert

King County employees can get discounted tickets to see Star Trek Beyond at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 13, at the Seattle Symphony. All Orchestra Level Main Floor Seats are $35.  Employees need to visit www.seattlesymphony.org, click Concerts and Tickets and enter the promo code BEYOND before selecting their seats. The Seattle Symphony will perform all the music from the movie live, while the film and dialog are playing on the giant screen hanging above the…

What happens to your Employee Survey

What happens to your employee survey once you take it? Turns out, a lot. Many steps are taken to assure your confidentiality is protected, the data is analyzed in a way that points to what’s important to you – not just good or bad – and then we take steps together to act on what we learned.…

Metro employee receives lifesaving award

Crossposted from Metro Matters By Hannah Debenedetto / King County DOT intern When an elderly man suffered a heart attack last April outside a Burien Starbucks cafe, Metro’s Marc Anderson knew what to do. Anderson monitored the man’s vital signs as a Starbucks employee provided chest compressions. They continued performing cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) until paramedics…

September is National Preparedness Month

On September 1, National Preparedness Month began.  The devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey in Houston and other Gulf Coast communities is a reminder to all of us that a natural or human-caused disaster can strike at any time. Preparedness is key – at home, at work, and at school.  King County Emergency Management has preparedness tips and…

Mountain biking at Duthie Hill Park 

Hailed as the Evergreen state, Washington offers outdoorsy residents an array of activities to enjoy. King County Parks partners with Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance and Progression Cycle to promote mountain biking at Duthie Hill Park in Issaquah. With over 2 million residents in King County, Parks Director Kevin Brown is committed to providing the best riding experience…

Learning Center Seattle helps 24 students earn GED 

King County is helping students get their GED and begin a pathway to higher education through a program called Learning Center Seattle (LCS). A partnership between King County, Seattle Central College, Seattle Education Access, United Way of King County and the Seattle-King County Workforce Development Council, LCS helps some of Seattle’s most vulnerable youth finish high school, earn a college degree and…

Social Media Spotlight: King County International Airport Facebook

King County International Airport—also known as Boeing Field—is one of the busiest primary non-hub airports in the nation. Just four miles south of downtown Seattle, we average around 200,000 takeoffs and landings each year. King County International Airport ranks among the most successful public investments in state history. The airport’s economic impact is $3.5 billion…

Ride Limebikes for free through Sept. 18

The LimeBikes free ride period has been extended through Sept. 18 for you! Please remember that even though LimeBikes and bicycles in general provide an amazing and cool way to get around, unfortunately, they are not risk-free. To stay safe, follow the State and King County’s bicycling laws and always wear a helmet! To learn more about your employee transportation benefits,…

Hurricane Harvey – How you can help

Crossposted from KC Employee Giving Program On August 25, 2017, Hurricane Harvey made landfall as a Category 4 Hurricane in Texas. Over the weekend, it brought with it devastating flooding and destruction. See full article from New York Times here. “This event is unprecedented & all impacts are unknown & beyond anything experienced,” ~National Weather Service The…