State Human Resources

The Washington Military Department employs approximately 380 permanent state employees to support its major operational divisions, including the Emergency Management Division, Army National Guard, Air National Guard and the Washington Youth Challenge Academy. These divisions utilize state and federal resources to perform homeland defense, homeland security, and emergency mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery activities. The majority of our state employees work at Camp Murray in Lakewood, approximately 15 miles north of Olympia. We also have employees in Tumwater, Olympia, Port Orchard, Bremerton, Kent, Seattle, Spokane and Yakima. Additionally, we hire project, non-permanent and disaster reservists, as needed, to support disaster recovery efforts and/or workload peaks.

State Human Resources Contact Information

Employment Verification:

Please direct requests for employment verification to the appropriate contact information below:

For Washington Military Department state employees only,

Employment/wage verifications, please scan/email requests to the following:
MIL DL Finance Payroll

Social security numbers and account numbers should NOT be included.

For other uses:

We try to respond to all e-mail messages within one working day. If you have not received a response within two working days, please contact us again and provide us with an alternate method of reaching you.

Mail to:

Washington Military Department
State Human Resource Office
Camp Murray, Building # 33
Tacoma, WA 98430-5006

Contact Numbers:

Telephone Number - (253) 512-7390 or (253) 512-7219
Fax - (253) 512-7808


Washington State TDD Relay Service:

(800) 833-6388