Thurston County facilities are now open to the public with restrictions, including maintaining physical distancing of at least six feet at all times and, per the Washington State Secretary of Health’s face covering order wearing a cloth face covering or mask. If you come to county facilities, please be prepared for potentially long wait times or lines due to distancing guidelines. We continue to encourage residents to access county services online, by phone, by email, or through the use of drop boxes located outside of county buildings.
The availability of remote services vary by office and department.

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Welcome to Thurston County Human Resources

Our Mission

An environment of respect and encouragement

Customer Service    Collaboration    Innovation    Integrity    Respect

The mission of the Human Resources Department is to build partnerships for our collective success. To accomplish this, the Department develops and administers programs and services that support the success of the County’s mission and contribute to the attainment of Thurston County goals. Services we provide are:

  • Benefits Administration
  • Classification and Compensation
  • Employment Law Compliance
  • Labor Relations
  • Recruitment
  • Risk Management & Safety
  • Training & Organizational Development

The Department also supports the Board of Equalization, which hears tax assessment appeals, the LEOFF Disability Board, Civil Service Commission, and the Thurston County Citizen’s Commission on Salaries for Elected Officials.

Customer Service Hours: By Appointment Only
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday
(except Holidays)

Mailing Address:
2000 Lakeridge Drive SW
Olympia, WA 98502

Office Location:
Building 4 Room 202
929 Lakeridge Drive SW
Olympia, WA 98502

Phone: (360) 786-5498
Please leave a message. Your call will be returned within 24 hours.
Fax: (360) 357-2489
WA RELAY: 711 or 1-800-833-6388