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File #: 2021-0212    Version:
Type: Motion Status: Second Reading Consent
File created: In control: Government Accountability and Oversight Committee
On agenda: Final action:
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: A MOTION acknowledging the executive's implementation of the recommendations and specific actions identified in the women's advisory board's report dated January 23, 2015.
Sponsors: Pete von Reichbauer
Indexes: Boards, King County, Salaries, Women's Advisory Board
Attachments: 1. 2021-0212 transmittal letter, 2. 2021-0212 Legislative Review Form, 3. 2021-0212-SR-WAB-2015-Recommendations.docx, 4. 2021-0212-ATT2-AMD1-WAB-Recommendations.docx, 5. 2021-0212-ATT3-AMDT1-WAB-Recommendations.docx, 6. 2021-0212-ATT6-2015-WorkPlan-Required-by-Motion-14334.docx, 7. 2021-0212-ATT7-2019-Progress-Report-Required-by-Motion-14334.docx, 8. 2021-0212-ATT8-Comparison Chart.pdf, 9. 2021-0212-REVISED SR-WAB-2015-Recommendations.docx
Related files: 2015-0101
Staff: Bailey, Melissa
Title
A MOTION acknowledging the executive's implementation of the recommendations and specific actions identified in the women's advisory board's report dated January 23, 2015.
Body
WHEREAS, according to the Institute for Women's Policy Research, full-time working women's earnings were only about eighty-two percent of their male counterparts' earnings in 2020, and
WHEREAS, King County seeks to become a model employer of the future, as described in Attachment A to Motion 14129, titled Creating the Employer of the Future at King County, and family-friendly workplace policies have been found to increase employee retention, which is key for the county's success in providing the highest level of service to King County's residents, and
WHEREAS, the women's advisory board transmitted a report to the executive and the council on January 23, 2015, titled Improving Wage Equity and Promoting Family Friendly Workplace Policies throughout King County: Recommendations for the King County Executive and Metropolitan King County Council Prepared by the King County Women's Advisory Board, and
WHEREAS, the report provided seven recommendations for King County to enact to improve wage equity and promote family friendly policies, and
WHEREAS, recommendation one was to create a public/private compact pledging to end the wage gap and encourage family friendly workplace policies. King County was a founding signatory in the "100% Talent" regional initiative to close the gender wage gap in Washington State. Signatories represent close to one hundred public and private employers who represent a local workforce of more than two million employees, including Amazon, Microsoft, Alaska Airlines, Starbucks, PayScale, Bank of American, Delta Dental, T-Mobile, the Seattle Mariners, Zillow and others. Each employer pledged to be part of the solution to achieving gender equity in the workplace and to implement best practices in the workplace. Signatories have worked to inspire action in o...

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