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Apply By November 1 – Strategic Direction Action Team Members & Agency Racial Equity Trainers

2017-10-09T20:09:05+00:00 September 29th, 2017|Categories: Admin|

The application period for Strategic Direction Action Team Members & Agency Racial Equity Trainers has been extended to November 1st!   Over the past year, the Transformation Team has been hard at work preparing for their critical role in guiding and overseeing the implementation of the agency’s Racial Equity Policy.  Now that the foundation has [...]

Active Shooter Training

2017-10-09T20:49:37+00:00 September 28th, 2017|Categories: Admin|

The Agency is committed in strengthening our staff’s capacity to prevent, avoid or stop an emergency.  We will be offering emergency preparedness trainings in 2017-2018. We will offer an Active Shooter training to all staff.  ALICE (Alert, Lock-down, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate), developed after Columbine, teaches strategies to survive a life-threatening event. Supported by educators [...]

Open Enrollment Extended To Friday September 29th

2017-09-21T19:38:48+00:00 September 21st, 2017|Categories: Admin|

If you haven't turned in your updated benefits information...you're in luck!  Open Enrollment is being extended!  You now have until next Friday, September 29th to turn in your paperwork to Amanda Michaels or Aurora Huerta. Check out the Open Enrollment page on MyPSESD for all the info you need and feel free to reach out [...]

Get Your Flu Shot at the Benefits Fair Monday, September 11th !

2017-09-06T17:38:53+00:00 September 6th, 2017|Categories: Admin|

The Whole Health Committee and Get A FluShot.com will be hosting a flu shot clinic during the Benefits Fair at the Renton Office on Monday, September,11 2017 between 10am – 1pm.  Your flu shot is covered with PSESD medical insurance.  If you have other health coverage please click here to review the list of approved health insurance. The option of paying [...]

HR & OD Team Welcomes New Member

2017-08-30T20:57:39+00:00 August 30th, 2017|Categories: Admin|

After a long search which included two rounds of interviews, the HR & OD team selected Denyse Guthrie as the new HR Program Coordinator.  Many of you may know Denyse from her 11 years as a Program Specialist in Early Learning.  She brings a wide range of demonstrated support skills including coordinating and monitoring a [...]

2017-08-24T15:42:39+00:00 August 23rd, 2017|Categories: Human Resources & Organizational Development, Whole Health Committe|

  With our Benefits Fair and Open Enrollment just around the corner we'll be sharing more info about our new Employee Benefits plans over the next couple weeks.  Today we're highlighting the new Dental Plans from Premera.   Dental Plan A and Ortho A: Incentive plan: Coverage for Diagnostic, Preventative, and Basic starts at 70% [...]

Glossary of Relevant Terms

2017-08-18T22:13:34+00:00 August 18th, 2017|Categories: TT-Posts|

Glossary of Relevant Terms Achievement Gap  refers to any significant and persistent disparity in academic performance oreducational attainment between different groups of students, such as white students and students of color, for example, or students from higher-income and lower-income households. Action Analytics A new generation of tools, solutions and behaviors is giving rise to more [...]

Diversity Coaching Code of Ethics

2017-08-18T21:32:57+00:00 August 18th, 2017|Categories: TT-Posts|

The goal of the Diversity Coaching Program is to create an AntiRacist Multicultural Organization where employees feel supported to address and resolve experiences around and cultural differences. Diversity Coaches are PSESD employees who are trained to support fellow employees who seek assistance in resolving diversity issues that may arise in the workplace or in the [...]

How To Use The Diversity Coaching Program

2017-08-18T21:32:09+00:00 August 18th, 2017|Categories: TT-Posts|

Here are some simple guidelines to help you in know when the resources of a Diversity Coach would be helpful: Identify the issue: When deciding to approach a Diversity Coach, you will want to ask yourself the following questions in order to determine whether or not working with a Diversity Coach is the best avenue: [...]

Diversity Coaching – Nomination Information

2017-08-18T21:22:54+00:00 August 18th, 2017|Categories: TT-Posts|

Do you know a colleague who shows sensitivity and comfort in working with others who are racially or culturally different from themselves?  Is this person trustworthy and have a natural affinity for supporting others?  Is this colleague often approached by others for support?  Is this person committed to creating an Anti-Racist Multicultural Organization and following [...]