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File #: 2013-0003    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Lapsed
File created: 2/11/2013 In control: Government Accountability and Oversight Committee
On agenda: Final action: 2/2/2015
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to enhance the county's competitive position in hiring the most qualified employees by providing employment candidates interview travel expenses and moving expenses; making technical corrections; and amending Ordinance 12077, Section 7, as amended, and K.C.C. 3.24.020 and Ordinance 12014, Section 56, as amended, and K.C.C. 3.24.170.
Sponsors: Kathy Lambert
Code sections: 3.24.020 - , 3.24.170 -
Attachments: 1. 2013-0003 fiscal note.xlsx, 2. 2013-0003 transmittal letter.doc
Staff: Wagner, Nick
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Clerk 12/19/2012
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AN ORDINANCE relating to enhance the county's competitive position in hiring the most qualified employees by providing employment candidates interview travel expenses and moving expenses; making technical corrections; and amending Ordinance 12077, Section 7, as amended, and K.C.C. 3.24.020 and Ordinance 12014, Section 56, as amended, and K.C.C. 3.24.170.
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BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNTY COUNCIL OF KING COUNTY:
SECTION 1. Findings:
A. Recruiting skilled, experienced and productive employees is of tremendous importance to the county. Providing employment candidates with interview travel and with moving expense reimbursement may be necessary to induce an individual to even consider applying for a county position. There have been instances where it was difficult to fill positions requiring specialized knowledge, skills and abilities because the county could not offer travel or moving expense reimbursement.
B. While the King County Code does provide for moving expense reimbursement for certain positions, amending the code to expand the categories of positions eligible for reimbursement to include hard-to-fill positions requiring specialized knowledge, skills and abilities will further the county's goal in finding the most qualified job applicants.
C. While the King County Code does provide travel expenses for interview trips, it is limited to positions requiring specialized skill not available in the county job market. Although a candidate in the county job market may have the minimal level of specialized skills, the candidate may not be the most competitive. Amending the code to include positions requiring specialized knowledge, skills and abilities for travel reimbursement will further the county's goal in finding the most qualified job applicants.
D. The ordinance also provides for technical corrections and housekeeping changes.
SECTION 2. Ordinance 12077, Section 7, as amended, and K.C.C. 3.24.020 are each here...

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