Data sharing notice

The information you provide when registering for WorkSourceWA is private and confidential and will be shared only among WorkSource partners to facilitate the delivery of services to you. Examples of WorkSource partners are community colleges, community service organizations, the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS), and the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation within DSHS. Each region will have some or all of these types of WorkSource partners and the partners differ in each region. The information will be shared with WorkSource partners only for the purpose of providing you employment and training-related services.

The information we will share includes the personal information you provide us such as your name, address and Social Security Number, other relevant identifying information, your employment and educational history, and your resume text. Sharing of the information among WorkSource partners allows you to receive services from them without having to give the same information to each of the partners.

By contract, WorkSource partners are prohibited from further disclosing this information. This information is not subject to disclosure under the Public Records Act (RCW 42.17.310).

You may ask us not to share your information with WorkSource partners and we will honor that request. If you ask us to not share your information with WorkSource partners, your eligibility for services will not be affected. However, in order to take advantage of the services WorkSource partners offer, you will need to give each one of them information about yourself.

If you do not want us to share your information with WorkSource partners, contact a WorkSource office and indicate that you do not want the Employment Security Department to share your information. Unless you ask us to not share your information, the relevant information will be shared with our WorkSource partners, so they can assist you in employment and training-related services.

Please be advised that even if you ask us to not share your information with WorkSource partners, your information may be shared or disclosed as otherwise required by state or federal law.