Human Resources

HR Programs

David B. Thorud Leadership Award

Faculty, librarians, and staff who demonstrate exceptional abilities to lead, serve, inspire, and collaborate with broad impact are eligible to be nominated for the David B. Thorud Leadership Award. Nominations are accepted annually, October – November with two recipients being honored at the University’s Awards of Excellence ceremony.

Distinguished Staff Awards

This annual awards program represents the best among UW staff and is part of the University’s broader Awards of Excellence. Nominations are accepted annually, October – November.

The Whole U

For and by the UW, The Whole U launched in January 2014 to foster community, promote holistic wellness, and share the great perks available to UW faculty and staff.

Together We Will Awards

The UW Staff Together We Will Awards were created to celebrate outstanding staff contributions made during the extraordinary challenges of 2020.

UW Combined Fund Drive

The UW Combined Fund Drive is the University of Washington’s workplace giving campaign. With more than 5,000 nonprofits in the campaign, it is easy to support your favorite charities through payroll deduction.