Ensuring King County is a place of opportunity where all people thrive
Workforce Equity is an important part of Human Resources that ensures an inclusive and diverse workforce throughout King County. This includes implementing workplace practices which align with the King County Equity and Social Justice (ESJ) Strategic Plan, and delivering services that allow each employee to thrive.
Workforce Equity also supports employees and management by collaborating to provide equity training opportunities, administering the Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action (EEO/AA) program, and conducting internal, countywide investigations related to discrimination, harassment, and inappropriate conducts.
Workforce Equity focuses on three main areas
Workforce Equity supports, informs, and provides guidance on the county's Equity and Social Justice (ESJ) Strategic Plan. The Plan is a blueprint for action and change that will guide our pro-equity policy direction, our decision-making, planning, operations and services, and our workplace practices in order to advance equity and social justice within County government and in partnership with communities.:
- Learn more about King County's ESJ efforts at www.kingcounty.gov/equity.
- View the ESJ Strategic Plan, and read about progress on the plan.
- View ESJ trainings available to King County employees
Learn more about the ESJ Strategic Plan in this video:
We strive to diversify the workforce of King County to reflect the many communities we serve. Learn more about our work by reviewing the EEO/AA Plan or connecting with a dedicated representative.
- View the 2022-2025 EEO/AA Plan.
- View our recent annual progress reports: 2018, 2016, 2015, 2014.
- Contact the EEO/AA Program Manager, Lisa Longdon at Lisa.Longdon@kingcounty.gov.
- Learn more about the EEO/AA Committee in the King County Policy.
Below are members of the EEO/AA committee from a recent Zoom call.
Workforce Equity monitors and ensures there is compliance with King County's Nondiscrimination, Anti-Harassment & Inappropriate Conduct Policy 2018-0001.
To receive assistance with an investigation
Workforce Equity investigates alleged violations of King County’s Nondiscrimination, Anti-Harassment & Inappropriate Conduct Policy 2018-0001. This includes allegations of harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and other inappropriate behavior and misconduct based upon a protected class.
Learn more about the policy in this video:
Employee Resource Groups (ERG), also known as Affinity Groups, focus exclusively on protected categories of people as defined by federal, state, and local anti-discrimination laws. Affinity Groups address racism and other forms of oppression to advance the county’s equity and social justice goals. Affinity Groups must support the advancement of the King County Equity and Social Justice Strategic plan or the department specific plan, if the group is only open to members of a department. Learn more about King County's Affinity Groups at www.kingcounty.gov/affinitygroups.
King County is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity /Affirmative Action employer and we encourage people of color, women, veterans and people with disabilities to apply.
Reasonable accommodation is provided in all aspects of county government, consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act and state law. If you need an accommodation in the recruitment process or an alternate format of application materials, inquire directly with the contact listed on the job announcement.