HR Operations

Watch this page! Information will be updated with the launch of Workday and the Integrated Service Center (ISC) on June 27, 2017.

As of June 19, 2017, the current UW payroll system (HEPPS; OPUS) and other legacy systems, including Employee Self Service (ESS) and OWLS, will no longer accept edits and will be converted to read-only in preparation for Workday go-live. Learn more about how you can get ready for Workday by visiting the HR/Payroll Modernization Program website.


An employee’s resignation from employment is usually uneventful. The checklists below list the responsibilities of the departing employee and of the employee’s supervisor (or department).

Next steps

Select and complete the appropriate checklist to ensure that all required end of employment actions are completed:

If a professional staff employee has received a competitive job offer from outside UW and you would like to make a counter offer, your HR consultant can help you work with the Compensation office to respond with a retention strategy.

Giving an employment reference

Review information about providing employment references for a current or former employee.

Requests to rescind a resignation

Occasionally an employee will request to rescind a resignation. Some labor contracts may provide for a period during which an employee who has resigned may rescind the resignation. A professional staff employee rescinding a resignation requires approval of the employing official.