Telling the stories of King County employees
Local mobile bicycle repair business Shots and Sprockets promotes an inclusive bicycle culture in the greater Seattle area with safety-focused bicycle maintenance and reliable products provided through the convenience of mobile repair vans. King County employees can now receive 10% off all parts and labor on repairs and all retail items. Employees must show a proof of employment at time of service (ID, paystub, etc.). Schedule service online at the Shots and Sprockets website or by calling 206-724-2994 between 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. seven days a week. Service is also available during the workday onsite through a… Read More
Our top stories, videos, and social media posts for 2019 Throughout 2019, the Department of Human Resources Employee Communications Team highlighted the professional accomplishments, challenges and successes of our employees, as well as King County opportunities and important events. These were shared in our weekly Employee News newsletter, the KC Employee News blog, our KCEmployees Twitter account, the King County, WA LinkedIn account, and our King County Employees YouTube channel. Thank you to all our readers for engaging with our content, sharing it with others, and helping us to be successful in providing you… Read More
King County Metro will help riders safely usher in 2020 with free bus rides from 7 p.m. on New Year’s Eve through 4 a.m. on New Year’s Day. Free rides on Metro service are sponsored in part by Seattle Center, which draws thousands of people for New Year’s Eve festivities. In addition to Metro buses, rides are also free on Via to Transit Southeast Seattle, DART, Seattle Streetcar, Community Van, Community Ride, and Access paratransit. “There’s no better night to leave your car at home than New Year’s Eve, and with free… Read More
The Washington Department of Labor and Industries announced rule changes to raise the income threshold of salaried workers eligible for overtime compensation. The Dec. 11 rule change is the strongest in the nation and is expected to cover an estimated 250,000 workers once fully implemented. The previous threshold of $23,660 per year will now be tied to minimum wage and will increase to $83,356 by 2028. “Working Washingtonians should be able to count on fair treatment and fair pay. Modernizing overtime protections will help make that promise real for thousands of workers… Read More
The Department of Retirement Systems (DRS) will release information in response to a public records request DRS received for certain items of information “for each person currently employed by a public employer in Washington,” and has asked employers to share this notice with employees. The DRS advises that some of the information items requested are subject to public disclosure and will be released to the requesting organization on Jan. 3, 2020. Read more on the DRS website. For information or questions, contact DRS at 844-704-6780 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
All King County employees are required to complete Cyber Security Awareness Training in 2019. Have you taken it yet? There are 12 training modules, and it takes approximately 50 minutes to complete all 12. Each module is only a few minutes long. To start your Cyber Security Awareness Training, please login at https://sso.securingthehuman.org/kingcounty Your account for Securing the Human: Username: King County email address Password: King County email password For more information about Cyber Security, please visit our Sharepoint site.
Salary: $116,494.98 – $147,664.19 Annually Location: Seattle, WA Job Type: Appointed Department: EXEC – Executive’s Office Job Number: 2019SWMJ10999 Division: Office of Perf Strategy & Budget Closing: 1/6/2020 11:59 PM Pacific Learn more about this position or view all available positions.
Jojo is a 1 year-old, brown, female, Doberman Pinscher mix (A601685). Her personality color is RED, meaning she is a spirited dog with a fun-loving personality. Jojo can be very hyper and is still working on her manners, so she would do best with a family who is willing to work with her and help her become the best dog she can be! Jojo is a very friendly girl who loves to play. Read more and view all available pets at www.kingcounty.gov/adoptapet.
Dear employee, As public servants, “We focus on the customer” is not only one of our core values – it’s also part of every employee’s work, whether their customer is a member of the public, or another county employee. Over the past eight years, through training, collaborating, and learning from employees about their experiences and challenges, we’ve created a common understanding of what excellent customer service looks like in King County. There are of course minor variations between departments due to different mandates and regulatory roles, yet we all have a common… Read More
From Jan. 4 to March 15, Sound Transit is building new tracks that connect downtown Seattle to the Eastside. When open in 2023, East Link trains will serve 19 stations from Northgate to Redmond, including 10 new stations in Judkins Park, Mercer Island, Bellevue and Redmond. Trains will continue running during heavy construction, but there will be reduced service for 10 weeks. Here are the basics: Trains will run every 12 minutes, every day of the week All trains will have four cars Riders traveling through Pioneer Square Station will change trains on a… Read More
The King County Employees Deferred Compensation Plan Board is seeking a King County employee for a three-year term as a board representative. Applications are due Jan. 31, 2020. In keeping with the vision of the King County Strategic Plan for Equity and Social Justice, the board is keenly interested in broadening the diversity of perspectives represented on the board. The employee representative must currently participate in the King County Deferred Compensation Plan—prior board experience is not required. As a board member, you will: Attend monthly meetings Devote a reasonable amount of time to working on… Read More
By Leslie Brown, Department of Public Defense At a recent sentencing of a client represented by the Department of Public Defense (DPD), the judge heard a compelling story about the father of two at the table before him – but not only from his public defender. He also watched a 20-minute video, a film that showed how much the man was loved and supported despite addictions that had led him down a troubled path. His mother spoke about his empathy. His best friend said he’d offer him a job. His fiancée discussed… Read More
Registration is open to all King County employees for Basic CPR classes offered in the Chinook Building. Classes cover Adult, Child and Infant CPR, AED, and Choking Rescue. To register and view the full schedule, visit www.kccpr.eventbrite.com. Additionally, registration is open for the BLS for Health Care Provider classes. This class is intended for Public Health- Seattle & King County employees who are required to have BLS for Healthcare provider card as a condition of employment. To register and view the full schedule, visit www.kcbls2020.eventbrite.com. For questions or more information, contact Laura Miccile at 206-477-8664 or Laura.Miccile@kingcounty.gov.
Crossposted from Metro Matters One month after tolling began in the State Route 99 tunnel, we’re getting our first few weeks of traffic data. While it’s still early, SR 99 tunnel usage remains high and exceeds forecasts. Traffic volumes were within normal ranges on I-5 and ridership on King County Metro Transit remained consistent. Initial information from Seattle-area transportation partner agencies reflects weekday data between Nov. 12 and Nov. 22. (Thanksgiving week was excluded as it is an unusual travel week). Traffic patterns vary and we expect they will continue to change as… Read More
The King County Making Life Easier program offers webinars throughout the year to King County employees, free-of-charge. Topics include mental health, support for caregivers, healthy communication, and more. Employees interested in improving relationships with others can tune into Making Life Easier’s next webinar, “Creating Strong Relationships: Examining Healthy vs. Unhealthy,” which will be released Dec. 17. Webinars are available on-demand. Employees can access webinars via the Making Life Easier portal, using username King County. For more information contact Balanced You at BalancedYou@kingcounty.gov.
The Office of Equity and Social Justice in partnership with Our BODHI Project presents the Leadership Series+ A Training on Belonging, Racial Equity, Co-liberation, & Health. This series is for King County employees leading efforts towards greater racial equity and social justice and is rooted in Our BODHI Project’s Embodying Belonging and Co-liberation Frame. Participants will engage with expanding their racial equity and social justice analysis, deepening their purpose, and centering collective well being. Employees must be able to attend both dates in one of the cohorts. Both cohorts also require attendance at the three follow up sessions. Cohort… Read More
King County employees are welcome to take advantage of discounts for upcoming Seattle Symphony holiday performances. Use code HOLIDAY20 to receive 20% off performances of Handel’s Messiah on Friday, Dec. 20, Saturday Dec. 21, and Sunday, Dec. 22. Use code CELEBRATE to receive 30% off the New Year’s Eve performance and party Tuesday, Dec. 31. Visit www.seattlesymphony.org to purchase tickets and for more information. Parking Access is now offering a $10 Parking Reward Credit when you sign up and reserve at any participating parking lot, including parking at SeaTac International Airport. Visit https://parkingaccess.com and enter coupon code KINGGOV10. Shuttlefare.com offers Uber and Lyft pre-arranged rides,… Read More
Salary: $95,494.08 – $120,229.44 Annually Location: Seattle, WA Job Type: Regular, Full time, 35 hrs/week Department: KCSC – Superior Court Job Number: 2019-10982 Closing: 1/17/2020 11:59 PM Pacific Learn more about this position or view all available positions.
Taser is an 8 year-old, male, brown tabby, shorthair cat (A074252). His personality color is BLUE, meaning he is a gentle and loving cat who likes to take things slow. He might need some time to warm up to new people and new environments. Once he feels comfortable with you, he will really come out of his shell! Taser likes being petted on his head and neck. He can be sensitive further down his back, but don’t let that fool you: this affectionate boy just loves being petted. Read more and view… Read More
King County supports and thanks all who have served in the military or are currently serving in the Guard or Reserve. It is important for employers to value their military personnel and support them to take leave for military operations, while allowing for them to stay gainfully employed. To highlight this, we have profiled a King County employee who is also currently serving in the Reserve. Elizabeth Inglese, a Visual Designer with King County’s Department of Information Technology (KCIT), shares her experience while serving as a Master Sergeant in the U.S. Marine… Read More