Updated June 29, 2022 12:27 p.m.
The coronavirus disease outbreak (COVID-19) is impacting how we live, work and interact in locations across Washington State. Guidance and resources for COVID-19 topics related to the Department of Enterprise Services are listed below.
Public meetings and records
Employee Assistance Program
PPE COVID-19 Response
Real Estate Services
DES is issuing event permits for the public spaces in the Legislative Building and outdoor events.
DES is also issuing permits for outdoor displays and banners on the Capitol Way pedestrian bridge.
When in doubt, call the agency before you visit.
Most buildings are only allowing entry for employees who have a badge. Decisions on building access levels are made in coordination with building tenants. Conversations with building tenants throughout the campus regarding restoring public access are ongoing.
|1500 Jefferson||Closed to public|
|Capitol Court||Opening to public|
|Dolliver Building||Open to public|
|Helen Sommers||Open to public|
|Highways Licenses||Open to public|
|Insurance Building||Open to public|
|Irving R. Newhouse||Closed to public|
|Joel M. Pritchard||Closed to public|
|John A. Cherberg||Closed to public|
|John L. O'Brien||Open to public|
|Justice James Dolliver Building||Closed to public|
|Legislative (Capitol) Building||Open to public
|Legislative Services Print Shop||Closed to public|
|MOD Building||Open to public|
|Natural Resources Building||Open to public|
|Office Building 2||Open to public|
|Old Capitol Building (OSPI)||Closed to public|
|State Archives||Open to public|
|Transportation Building||Open to public|
|Temple of Justice||Closed to public|
Governor's Mansion tours are managed by the Governor's Mansion Foundation, and are scheduled to restart in Sept. 2021.
Daily cleaning and disinfecting the Capitol Campus includes restroom surfaces. Targeted cleaning and disinfection are available upon request to building tenants. If you need additional support, contact the Property Manager or Work Management Center at (360) 725-0000.
Current parking procedures for the Capitol Campus:
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I’m on a waiting list for a different parking garage. If I cancel my parking, may I stay on the list? - Updated March 21, 2022
If you would like to be added to a waiting list, please contact the Parking Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Employees were asked to update their parking records by March 18, 2022 to confirm they wanted to remain on a waiting list and avoid being removed from the list.
Contact the Parking Office
For questions about the OPMA or Public Records Requests, contact us at email@example.com.
The Washington State Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is in full operation across the state, offering services via phone and telehealth platforms. Additional support and resources are available to address the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, community violence, civil unrest and national crises on emotional and mental health and on overall well-being. Visit eap.wa.gov or call (877) 313 - 4455 for additional support and resources.
Proclamation 21-14.1 requires state workers as well as contractors who perform on-site work to be fully vaccinated by Oct. 18 unless they qualify for an exemption. The requirement has been lifted for contractors who work primarily outdoors (see below regarding public works contracts). Guidance and resources can be found here: https://www.governor.wa.gov/VaccineMandateFAQ.
The vaccination requirement for contractors and volunteers who work primarily outdoors has been updated to remove the vaccination requirement for this group and those whose work does not involve the delivery of health care services. Examples include contracted landscapers, contracted or volunteer wildland firefighters, and contracted construction workers.
Vaccination requirements remain unchanged for all other categories of workers and volunteers. DES will contact contractors and review declarations for all public works contracts that the agency oversees for compliance with the proclamation. Agencies will be responsible to ensure compliance with the proclamation requirements for any on-site vendors contracted directly by the agency, such as security, or janitorial services not supplied by the lessor.
To check a contractor's status, contact the project manager
Please be advised:
DES identified statewide master contracts for goods and services that require on-site work.
DES has contacted vendors and reviewed submitted declarations for compliance with the proclamation.
If a contractor is listed as verified, agencies retain authority to check for compliance, but are not required to do so. If a contractor is not listed as verified, and for all other master contracts that might have optional on-site work, the agency should work directly with the contractor to validate compliance.
DES will continue to contact master contract vendors who have not verified to encourage them to return their declarations, and will document the date on which any further certifications are received so agencies can verify compliance for vendors providing on-site services.
Agencies utilizing master contract vendors that have not certified must use their own processes to ensure compliance.
DES is prepared to investigate any allegations of violating the proclamations and take appropriate remedial actions.
Agencies that need to replace goods and services that are currently provided by contractors or suppliers who do not comply with proclamation requirements may use the COVID-19 Vaccination-Related Purchase Exception.
Agencies are required to maintain a log of expenditures made using the purchase exception. See the template. Updated Aug. 31, 2021
What are agencies responsible for?
Does the Proclamation apply to subleases?
Yes. If the State holds the master lease, and subleases space to another State agency or Private tenant, the proclamation applies to all spaces within the master lease including all subleased space.
If the State is subleasing from a private tenant, the Proclamation applies to the State space.
Agencies that sublease space from another agency should work with the master lease holder to determine compliance.
Does the Proclamation apply to janitorial workers or security guards?
See guidance on which contractors are included in the Proclamation requirements: https://www.governor.wa.gov/VaccineMandateFAQ#Contractors.
Agencies who have other questions or need further clarification can contact DES Real Estate Services: DESRESCustomerSupport@des.wa.gov.
The DES Fleet Operations Vehicle Maintenance Facility on Fones Road in Olympia has resumed normal operations for customers of Thurston and Mason Counties.
Fleet Operations is closely following the Centers for Disease Control guidelines and recommendations. For service, schedule an appointment online or call (360) 664-9200.
|For minor repairs...||
|For all other services...||
|For those outside of Thurston and Mason counties...||
As an essential service, Consolidated Mail Services (CMS) is operating on its normal schedule. CMS is following all CDC guidelines and protocols. If you have questions about your specific business needs, contact CMS customer service at CMSmail@des.wa.gov.
The state is still receiving PPE from prior orders sourced by the DES contracts team but is not pursuing new purchases for the state PPE backstop at this time. Organizations may be purchasing PPE through state master contracts, requests for proposals, and other means. If you have something to sell and want to engage in a business relationship with the state, please follow these instructions to complete the online vendor registration process.
The state has ceased seeking bulk donations and is instead encouraging organizations that have PPE to donate directly to local communities and nonprofit organizations.
The Surplus Operations program resumed online auctions for vehicles, heavy equipment and other miscellaneous items including computer monitors, cell phones, tires. Auction previews and pick-ups are by appointment only.
Surplus Operations launched an all new digital storefront to replace the Tumwater retail location. Registered users of the platform can use the "Buy Now" option to purchase any item in the store. View the current inventory.
For more information, visit the Surplus Operations Hours & Location page or call (360) 407-2270.
A vibrant roster of classes are being offered and delivered virtually, including Leading Others and Inclusive Leadership: Mitigating Implicit Bias in Hiring.
Our Online Learning Resources for Workforce Development page provides timely and relevant on-demand learning experiences across nine learning pathways. LinkedIn Learning subscriptions also provide access to thousands of courses taught by industry experts.
If you have questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org or refer to the Online Learning Resources for Workforce Development page.