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Contact Information

  • Email Us
  • (360)-664-1960
  • Toll Free: (877)-664-1960
  • TTY (for deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired): 7-1-1

The Online Recruiting System (OLRS) is an enterprise wide, web-based tool powered by NEOGOV, a third party vendor. It is one place for job seekers to find and apply for state agency jobs.

OLRS provides support for the following functions:

  • Job posting
  • Online job applications
  • Applicant tracking and screening
  • Requisition management, and
  • Reporting for state agencies

Questions regarding the OLRS may be emailed to CareersHelp@des.wa.gov.

NEOGOV Information


Training Materials

The state's user guidance document and training materials for the online recruiting system are being moved to a secure SharePoint site. You can view a list of the available guidance documents below. To access the OLRS SharePoint site, you will need to be given permission. All Insight users as of April 13, 2017, within the SGN (State Government Network) were given permission, as well as most of the SAW (Secure Access Washington) users whose SAW access was identified.

To request access, send your name, agency, and email address to the DES OLRS support team at careershelp@des.wa.gov.

If outside the SGN, you must first create a SAW account https://secureaccess.wa.gov/public/saw/pub/displayRegister.do. When requesting access to the OLRS SharePoint site, include the email address associated with your SAW account, as well as your name, agency, and work email (if different from your SAW account email). 


Online Recruiting System Training​ - May training class has been cancelled

  • Training Power Point
  • Training Guide
  • Training Activities:
    • Individual Activity
    • Training Activity 1 & 2

Advanced Scoring Guidance

  • Training Guide


WA State Specific User Guides

  • Layoff List Report
  • General Government Transition Pool (GGTP)
  • Certification of Candidates as a Referred List
  • Veteran's Preference
  • EEO Ad Hoc Reporting
  • Time to Hire
  • Copying Job Posting
  • Agency Pools Tip Sheet
  • Internal Job Posting Tips
  • Recruiter Tips
  • Posting Images Library Tips
  • Table Grid View


Other Resources

  • OLRS Notices
  • Insight Glossary
  • OLRS Reports
  • New User Access:
  • Online Hiring Center (OHC) User by Role Guides:​​​
    • New OHC Overview
    • Liaison
    • Rater
    • Subject Matter Expert (SME)
    • Approver - Requisition or Hire
    • Originator
    • Hiring Manager
    • Originator and Hiring Manager