Returning to work
Committed to helping injured workers get back to work as soon as possible
King County Disability Services coordinates the County Job Reassignment Program. Through this program, employees who are unable to return to their base classification due to medical restrictions and are separated from employment have an opportunity to seek other positions within King County.
Employees have up to one year from the date of separation to enter the program, provided they are medically released for work.The program includes priority rehire rights for up to six months from the date of entry into the program for non-promotional King County jobs that the employee is qualified to perform.
The Transitional Duty Assignment (TDA) program helps employees with temporary medical restrictions return to their regular positions faster and provide them with a support system by keeping them connected to King County.
Employees perform administrative work, customer service, data entry, e-file management, scanning projects, surveys, phone work and other activities lasting from a week to a maximum of six months. After meeting all criteria, employees are placed based on available work and skills. Participants earn vacation and sick days on top of being paid through their home departments. There is no cost for the receiving department to host a TDA worker.