Supporting our UW working families

Posted on September 3, 2020

Many in our UW community are experiencing a stressful back-to-school season. Child care closures and remote learning continue to pose significant challenges to employee and student caregivers, and those providing […]

HR Campus Comp Staffing now till May 2021

Posted on August 25, 2020

Beginning September 8, 2020, new requests will be processed on first-come, first-served basis by the next available consultant.

Time off reminders

Posted on June 8, 2020

With two high profile events planned for this week, please review guidance on responding to staff participation requests and share with your department’s managers as appropriate. Wednesday, June 10: #ShutDownAcademia #ShutDownSTEM is […]

UWHR time off policies and business continuity guidance related to COVID-19

Posted on March 3, 2020

The following information was emailed to UW leaders and administrators on March 4, 2020. As a follow-up to the email President Cauce sent on Saturday, February 29 on UW’s preparations […]

UWHR website updates – January 2019

Posted on January 3, 2019

Telework policy & process: Find improved guidance for both employees and supervisors on evaluating the feasibility of teleworking and for ensuring that a telework arrangement works well in the short- and […]

Policy updates: Service Animals and Family Care Emergencies

Posted on February 6, 2019

UWHR would like to call your attention to the following new updates to our policy and procedure web pages: Service animals: It is the policy of the University of Washington to […]

New & affordable housing near UW campus

Posted on February 13, 2019

Brand new studio and 1-bedroom apartment homes are still available near campus at Mercy Magnuson Place – South.  Mercy Magnuson Place began opening in May 2019 and will include 148 […]

U.S. Department of Labor Announces Proposed FLSA Changes

Posted on March 18, 2019

Significant changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) are under consideration by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and will likely go into effect late this year or in […]

Asking candidates for salary history now prohibited

Posted on July 30, 2019

House Bill 1696 amends and strengthens the state’s Equal Pay and Opportunities Act. Effective July 28, 2019, employers are prohibited from: Asking an applicant for wage or salary history; Asking […]

New housing resources and information

Posted on July 30, 2019

UWHR is working with UW Community Relations on developing additional affordable housing resources for the UW community. In addition to the UW’s longstanding relationship with the Hometown Home Loan program, […]