Public Access is Closed to MOST County Facilities Due to COVID-19.

In response to Governor Inslee's Stay Home, Stay Healthy Order and Safe Start Plan, Thurston County continues to operate under an essential services model. This is in effect
until Thurston County enters Phase 3 of the Safe Start Plan. Courts and other elected offices may operate under different hours or restrictions.

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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:
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
Fax: (360) 357-2489
WA RELAY: 711 or 1-800-833-6388