Human Resources

New supports for UW employee caregivers

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, UW Human Resources has worked with partners on-campus and in the community to increase resources for UW’s working and student caregivers. I am pleased to announce that additional caregiver supports are now available to benefits-eligible UW employees and UW students.

Access to the services listed below is being provided by Bright Horizons. Employees and students will continue to have nationwide access to Bright Horizons backup care services for children and adults/elders and to receive enrollment priority at Bright Horizons child care centers throughout the country.

Employees and students will need to pay providers when they use these new caregiving and educational services. The UW COVID-19 Employee Emergency Fund is available to help eligible employees who are experiencing financial hardship due to the pandemic and may be used to pay for COVID-19 related child care and remote learning costs.

Please email worklife@uw.edu if you have questions about these new services.