News & Announcements

New - Kinside Child Care Network: All City of Seattle employees have access to Kinside to assist with their child care needs. Kinside connects parents with concierge child care support assistance as well as open spots and discounts at daycares, preschools, camps and after school programs. Search using the criteria most important to you, like current or future availability, COVID precautions, budget, location, teaching style and more. Sign up for Kinside in one of two ways.

  1. If you are not enrolled in the day care FSA, you can sign up at with your City of Seattle employee email address.
  2. Those with a Navia Account (Health or Day Care FSA) can log-in through their Navia portal at

2021 Benefits Orientation - Regular Employees: View the recorded presentation for information including making the most of City of Seattle employee benefits, healthcare plans for Most benefits program, employee well-being programs, Flexible Spending Accounts, optional insurances, employee responsibilities and things to remember. (1 hour and 3 minutes). See the Benefits Orientation time stamp map

2021 Benefits Orientation - Temporary Benefits Eligible Employees: View the recorded presentation for information on benefits for temporary employees who are eligible for City of Seattle benefits (45 minutes). See the recording time stamp map

Deferred Compensation Plan Orientation: View the recorded presentation here.  

Health Plan Options for Retiring Employees Seminar:  View the recorded presentation for information about City-sponsored retiree health plan options; what employees should consider prior to retiring; COBRA considerations; premiums; how Medicare plays a role and employees' responsibilities (25 minutes).

July Well-Being Newsletter: Find City well-being and benefits programs and events as well as articles on sun safety, when adult kids move in, chronic pain and the brain, no more food waste, taking the sting out of outdoor work and growing your net worth 101. See the online edition for additional tools and tips. Share the newsletter with family members by forwarding it to your personal email address.

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