Advocacy, Leadership Empowerment, Diversity

State Resources

At the Interagency Committee of State Employed Women, we take pride in our ability to assist Washington State employees in both their personal and professional development. Below we have included various resources to help better the lives of our state employees through education, activism and professionalism. Follow the links below to learn more!

Doing Business in Washington

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

Access Washington


Employment

Search for and apply for jobs in Washington State government:

Careers.wa.gov


Legislature

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

Washington State Legislature


Paid Family and Medical Leave

Starting in 2020, Washington workers will generally be able to use as much as 12 weeks of Paid Family and Medical Leave Benefits to take care of themselves or family members. Learn about the rules and qualifications:

Employment Security Department


Washington State Employee Assistance Program

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

Washington Department of Enterprise Services


Washington State Governor’s Office

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

The Office of the Governor

Washington State Open Records

Washington Coalition for Open Government

A non-partisan nonprofit organization advocating for the people’s right to access government information. Find resources and tools on filing records requests, complying with Washington Open Records Laws and laws regarding open public meetings:

Washington Coalition for Open Government


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

An overview of Washington law governing access to public records as well as a guide to obtaining public records:

Washington State Office of the Attorney General


Workforce Diversity

Statewide business resource groups (BRG) 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. Please note that not all BRGs have their own websites. Contact information for each group can be found on the BRG Homepage.


Voting

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

Secretary of State