Save the Date! 2019 Health and Wellness Fair is May 22

ICSEW 2017 blank flyer Vertical LgTUMWATER–The Interagency Committee’s annual Health and Wellness Fair will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 22 at the Department of Labor and Industries in Tumwater. The event is free.

This year’s theme is “Homerun to Health.” Dozens of vendors will have booths on various health and wellness related topics. There will also be fitness booths, experts on nutrition, physical, mental and financial wellness and interactive presentations.

Attendees can take a survey for a chance to win a prize raffle.

The ICSEW Health and Wellness Fair is held in May to coincide with National Women’s Health Week, NWHW. The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services’ Office of Women’s Health uses this week to encourage women to make health a priority and build positive health habits at every stage of life.

Location & Parking Information:

Washington State Department of Labor and Industries: 7273 Linderson Way SW, Tumwater

L& I has a limited amount of visitor parking spots. Overflow parking is at Mountain View Church of the Nazarine, 940 Israel Road SW, Tumwater

Click here for a downloadable flyer to share with your agency: Health Wellness Flyer 2019

March Meeting Information

Our next Membership meeting is Tuesday, March 26, at Labor & Industries, 7273 Linderson Way SW, Tumwater, WA 98501.

Please use the overflow parking at the Mountain View Church of the Nazarene at 940 Israel Road SW, Tumwater, WA 98501, just a block away.

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Speaker: Amy Leneker, Compass Consulting,

Presenting: CliftonStrengths: How to Identify your Strengths and Meet Your Goals will help you identify your top strengths and develop strategies for meeting your goals using those strengths.  You will leave the workshop with a personalized action plan to help you apply your strengths at work and beyond. Whether you’re an individual seeking professional development, or a leader seeking to empower your team, this course will provide the tools and resources needed to use your strengths to meet your goals.  Attend this workshop and find out why people who use their strengths every day feel 6 times more engaged at work!

Note: If possible, take the Clifton Strengths Assessment prior to the meeting. There is a $49 version that ranks all 34 strengths and a $19 version that ranks your top 5.

It is not required, but will make the training more robust if you have taken it.

https://www.gallupstrengthscenter.com/home/en-us/cliftonstrengths-how-it-works

 LMS Training Credit: ICSEW Membership meetings are available on the State Learning Management System (LMS)! Sign up through LMS to receive credit in your training transcript.  Members and guests are encouraged to sign up through LMS. All regular meetings are free and open to everyone, regardless of gender or employment status. Guests from outside State Government employment are encouraged to use Eventbrite to sign up for meetings.

Agenda: Meeting Agenda 03/26/19

RSVP: We look forward to seeing you there. Please RSVP using either LMS or Eventbrite.

Bill Alert: SB 5327

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ICSEW BILL ALERT SB 5327

Expanding career connected learning opprotunities

Link to the bill: SB 5327

Why does this bill matter to you?

Creates a career connected learning cross-agency work group to:

  • Scale up and expand high-quality career connected learning opportunities in communities across the state; and
  • Coordinate agency functions and external partnerships and carry out certain duties and responsibilities.

Establishes the career connected learning grant program as a competitive grant program to advance the strategic plan. Creates the career connected learning account and allows the employment security department to use funds deposited in the account for purposes of the grant program. Requires the following to employ or contract with at least one career connected learning coordinator: The state board for community and technical colleges, the University of Washington, Washington State University, the regional universities, and The Evergreen State College. Requires the workforce training and education coordinating board, in cooperation with operating agencies of the state training system and private career schools and colleges, to: Ensure that expansion of K-12 and postsecondary opportunities for career connected learning is incorporated into the state plan adopted for the purposes of the Carl D. Perkins career and technical education improvement act.

Find Your Legislators

Legislative Hotline: 1.800.562.6000

Note:

The Interagency Committee of State Employed Women (ICSEW) Legislative and Policy Subcommittee is providing the following Bill Alert as a service to inform state employees on bills that impact us. ICSEW asks that employees remember to share their opinion in an ethical way, on their own time, and using their own phone, computer, or device.

As state employees, we cannot use state time or resources to lobby for or against legislative proposals. On your own time and using your own resources let your voice be heard by:

March Meeting

Our next Membership meeting is Tuesday, March 26, at Labor & Industries, 7273 Linderson Way SW, Tumwater, WA 98501. Don’t forget to register!

RSVP: We look forward to seeing you there. Please RSVP using either LMS or Eventbrite.

Speaker: Amy Leneker, Compass Consulting,
Presenting: CliftonStrengths: How to Identify your Strengths and Meet Your Goals

Cost: The cost is free. However,  if possible, take the Clifton Strengths Assessment prior to the meeting. There is a $49 version that ranks all 34 strengths and a $19 version that ranks your top 5.

It is not required, but will make the training more robust if you have taken it.
https://www.gallupstrengthscenter.com/home/en-us/cliftonstrengths-how-it-works

Additional information available at: https://icsew.wa.gov

ICSEW Professional Development Training Now Available Through LMS

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Did you know you can get ICSEW professional development training on your employee transcript?

If you’re a state employee, you can register for professional development trainings through the state agency Learning Management Systems, (LMS).

Here’s How: When logged into LMS, type in “WA State ICSEW” in the Course Catalog search field to view upcoming meetings and trainings.

Descriptions of all upcoming training will be posted on our blog and our upcoming meetings page.

Note: All meeting and event attendees must still register through EventBrite. Anyone who would like the training added to their transcripts should register through LMS after they have registered through EventBrite.

 Questions? Email icsew@ofm.wa.gov.

 

March Meeting Preview: Amy Leneker Teaches Clifton Strengths

Amy Leneker is our guest and trainer for the ICSEW’s March 26 meeting.

Leneker will present Clifton Strengths: How to Identify your Strengths and Meet Your Goals. This workshop will help you identify your top strengths and develop strategies for meeting your goals using those strengths.

Participants will leave the workshop with a personalized action plan to help them apply their strengths at work and beyond.

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About the presenter: Amy Leneker is a leadership development consultant and the founder of Compass Consulting. Leneker has more than 20 years in state government in various leadership roles. Leneker is known for her trusted advice, her track record of delivering results and optimistic attitude. Leneker has designed and delivered training to thousands of executives, leaders and practitioners.

Leneker holds holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration and teaches graduate level courses in leadership development and public administration. Leneker and her husband have two mostly well-behaved children (and two rarely-behaved Labradoodles) and make their home in Olympia.

The workshop will take place during the morning portion of the meeting. The full meeting agenda will be published on the upcoming meetings page.

Registration: Registration for the meeting is now open on Eventbrite.

Meeting Information:

Time: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Date: Tuesday, March 26

Location: Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, 7273 Linderson Way Tumwater, WA 98501

Note: If possible, take the Clifton Strengths Assessment prior to the meeting. There is a $49 version that ranks all 34 strengths and a $19 version that ranks your top 5.It is not required, but will make the training more robust if you have taken it.

All meetings are open to the public, regardless of gender or employment status.

Parking: The Department of Labor and Industries has a limited amount of visitor parking. There is also a limited amount of street parking along 73rd Avenue. There is an overflow parking lot at the Mountain Church of the Nazarine, 940 Israel Road SW, Tumwater. Public transportation and carpooling are highly encouraged.

Questions? Email icsew@ofm.wa.gov.

 

Bill Alert: HB 1601

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ICSEW BILL ALERT HB 1601

Creating universal worker protections act

Link to the bill: HB 1601

Why does this bill matter to you?

Creates the Employee Fair Classification Act, which creates new provisions prohibiting the misclassification of employees as independent contractors and creates remedies, including civil penalties and damages.

  • Provides for the creation of workers’ boards, when certain thresholds are met, to set minimum pay rates and other labor standards for workers in certain industries.
  • Establishes procedures for creating portable benefits for workers in certain industries.
  • Specifies certain rights for workers and prohibits retaliation.
  • Requires contributing agents to provide data and reports about workers.
  • Requires the Department of Labor and Industries to investigate complaints, impose sanctions, conduct surveys, and fulfill other duties.

 

 

Find Your Legislators

Legislative Hotline: 1.800.562.6000

Note:

The Interagency Committee of State Employed Women (ICSEW) Legislative and Policy Subcommittee is providing the following Bill Alert as a service to inform state employees on bills that impact us. ICSEW asks that employees remember to share their opinion in an ethical way, on their own time, and using their own phone, computer, or device.

As state employees, we cannot use state time or resources to lobby for or against legislative proposals. On your own time and using your own resources let your voice be heard by:

Women’s History Month Tours at the Governor’s Mansion

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Evelyn Langlie, Photo from Washington State Archives

March is Women’s History Month.  The Governor’s Mansion will be offering a special series of public tours with docents wearing period clothing and giving presentations about various “First Ladies” of the state’s history. Below is the information from the Department of Enterprise Services.

OLYMPIA — Meet some of Washington’s First Ladies and one Governor on “special first-person tours” of the Washington state Governor’s Mansion on Wednesdays March 6, at 2 and 2:20 p.m.; March 13, at 1 and 1:20 p.m.; and March 27, at 2 and 2:20 p.m.

The tours, part of Women’s History Month in March, will feature Governor’s Mansion Foundation docents dressed “in character.” They will share historical moments about the people and events of the Mansion throughout its 110-year history.

From the early years of the Mansion through the dramatic events of two wars and the history-making tenure of the state’s first woman governor, Dixy Lee Ray, visitors will learn and enjoy important history through this personal and unique trip through the Mansion. The First Ladies spotlighted on the 40-minute tour will include Lizzie Hay, Alma Lister, Margaret Martin, Evelyn Langlie, Mabel Wallgren, Lois Spellman and Nancy Evans.

“It is important to point out that current First Lady, Trudi Inslee, has helped the Foundation make these tours possible,” said Dawna Donohue, vice president and chair of the Mansion Tours. “Her support and cooperation have been priceless to help the Foundation continue its mission.”

Reservations 

Reservations MUST be made at least 24-hours in advance (reservations are on a first-come, first served basis so schedule early). To make a reservation go to https://apps.des.wa.gov/Mansion/Mansion.aspx.”

For questions or additional information, please contact the State Capitol Tour Office at 360.902.8880.

Governor’s Mansion tours are available every Wednesday (except holidays and the month of August).  All tours are made possible by the Governor’s Mansion Foundation.

Tour information

Adult tour guests must present photo identification and all visitors under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. No cameras, umbrellas, strollers, or food/drink will be allowed on the tour. The Mansion is accessible to wheelchairs and walkers. Visitors must walk a 200-yard incline up to the entrance.

Visitors to the Georgian-style mansion, situated on a bluff overlooking Capitol Lake, Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains, will get a 45- minute walking tour of the Mansion. The circa-1908 Mansion is the oldest building on Olympia’s Capitol Campus.

Visitors will get guided tours of the Mansion’s permanent collection of antique furnishings and Northwest artwork, including the renowned wall-size murals of Washington scenes in the state dining room.

Governor’s Mansion Foundation

The Governor’s Mansion Foundation, an all-volunteer, non-profit, non-partisan organization, hosts weekly tours of the Mansion on most Wednesdays (except holidays and the month of August).

To learn more on becoming a “Friend of the Mansion”, or for more information on the GMF, visit www.wagovmansion.org.