Resources

Doing Business in Washington

Learn about different state agencies and their services and, how local federal and tribal governments interact with the state of Washington:

https://access.wa.gov/

Employment

Search for and apply for jobs in Washington State government:

http://careers.wa.gov/

Legislature

Track legislation, contact your legislators, classes on understanding the legislative process:

http://leg.wa.gov/

Paid Family and Medical Leave

Starting in 2020, Washington workers will be able to use Paid Family and Medical Leave Benefits generally allow up to 12 weeks of paid to take care of yourself or family members. Find out about the rules and qualifications:

https://esd.wa.gov/paid-family-medical-leave

Washington State Employee Assistance Program

The Washington State Employee Assistance Program is a free, confidential program that promotes health, safety and wellbeing of public employees.  It has tip sheets, newsletters, webinars and more.

https://des.wa.gov/services/hr-finance/washington-state-employee-assistance-program-eap

Washington State Governor’s Office

Information on boards and commissions, executive cabinet, executive orders, speeches, op-eds, and Medium, the official Office of the Governor’s blog:

https://www.governor.wa.gov/

Washington State Open Records

Washington Coalition for Open Government

Nonprofit non-partisan organization advocating for the people’s right to access government information. Resources and tools on filing records request and complying with Washington Open Records Laws and laws regarding open public meetings.

https://washingtoncog.org/

Office of the Attorney General’s guide to Obtaining Public Records

https://www.atg.wa.gov/obtaining-records

Workforce Diversity
Statewide business resource groups (BRGs) bring together groups of employees and their allies who have a common interest or characteristic. Members bring their unique knowledge and perspectives making them an asset to state business needs, recruitment and retention.

BRG Homepage:

https://ofm.wa.gov/state-human-resources/workforce-diversity-equity-and-inclusion/statewide-business-resource-groups

Voting

The Office of the Secretary of state has information on voter registration and civic education and elections results tracking.

https://www.sos.wa.gov/elections/voters/