State Employees Volunteer with ICSEW at Thurston County Food Bank Gardens

Department of Natural Resources Employee, Julie Gilling, (left) and Stephanie Goedecke from the Employment Security Department (right) remove weeds from some garlic in a Thurston County Food Bank garden during an ICSEW volunteer event April 23 in Olympia Story and Photos by Deirdre Bissonnnette Department of Fish & Wildlife ICSEW was proud to volunteer at…

New Guidance Requires Insurers to Cover Follow-Up Colonoscopies. Here’s What That Means for You

By Tammy Wild  Washington State Department of Health   The ICSEW Legislative and Policy subcommittee tracked a number of bills for the 2022 session, which included HB 1939 requiring health plans to cover, with no cost sharing, follow-up colonoscopies performed after a positive non-invasive stool test.    Due to a clarification of the Affordable Care Act (ACA),…

ICSEW Co-Sponsors Amy Leneker Training Series

The Interagency Committee of State Employed Women, ICSEW, is co-sponsoring a series of free trainings with Amy Leneker of The Leneker Team. The following is the list of the trainings. All trainings are virtual and take place from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. pacific time on the following dates: May 19: Tough Conversations Aug 3:…

Volunteers Sought for ICSEW-Thurston County Food Bank Garden Service Parties

ICSEW volunteer opportunity with Thurston County Food Bank ICSEW has been invited to participate in a few volunteer days with the Thurston County Food Bank gardens. Work parties will take place on the following dates. Saturday, April 23: 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, May 25: 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 25: 9 a.m. to…

Share Your Story of Service With Serve Washington’s Volunteer Story Project

icons of people helping other people with tasks

OLYMPIA – Serve Washington is now accepting story submissions to recognize and celebrate volunteers and helpers in communities across Washington. This project honors formal and informal volunteerism and strives to highlight the many ways Washingtonians supported our communities and state by contributing their time and talent in 2021. Anyone, of any age can submit a volunteer…

Celebrate Her-Story During Women’s History Month

ICSEW members with Gov. Dan Evans for signing of HB 143 executive request relating to community property equalizing management powers between spouses. Circa 1972. Courtesy of Washington State Archives By Rachel Friederich, ICSEW Communications Chair March is Women’s History Month. The month is set aside to honor women’s contributions in American history. In Washington state,…

Navigate Race and Identity at March 2022 Membership Meeting

Dr Anu Taranath Registration is now open for our March 2022 membership meeting. Dr. Anu Taranath will teach us how to become better at engaging in critical conversation about race, identity, difference and power. The meeting will take place from 8:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday, March 15 via Zoom.  Meetings are free and open to…

Equity Office Launches ‘Real Talk!’ Platform for State Employees

By the OFFICE OF EQUITY We invite you to join our new Real Talk! platform created for everyone to engage in honest dialogue to foster understanding about racial equity, justice and belonging so we can co-create a state government system that works for everyone. Watch this video for more information. And you can register here…

Serve Washington Offering Free Training and Technical Assistance Workshops for Volunteer Programs

OLYMPIA—Serve Washington is hosting a series of free training and technical assistance workshops. The workshops, which take place virtually throughout 2022, are free and open to anyone, though most topics are geared toward people who work or serve at organizations that have robust volunteer programs. Topics covered will include tips on recruiting and retaining a…