HSD Selects University of Washington to Conduct Comparable Worth Wage Analysis of Human Services Work in Seattle and King County

Submitted by Nell Gross on

The Seattle Human Services Department (HSD) is pleased to announce the results of the Comparable Worth Wage Analysis of Human Services Work RFQ which closed May 31, 2022.

The University of Washington School of Social Work [including UW Department of Geography professor Kim England] was awarded $498,278 to conduct a comparable worth wage analysis of the City of Seattle and King County human services sector.

HSD called in May for applications from individuals, teams, and organizations interested in conducting this wage analysis with General Funds from City Council add CBA HSD-002-B-001. Working with the  Seattle Human Services Coalition (SHSC) and regional human services workers, the University of Washington will produce a report that will include recommendations for an updated pay structure for human services organizations. Presentations to regional stakeholders, including funders and human services organizations will take place after the report is completed...

Human Interests Blog at Seattle.gov