Human Resources

HR Programs

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.

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.


SafeCampus, UW’s central reporting point for concerning behaviors that could indicate the potential for violence, including suicide. If you’re concerned, call SafeCampus.

The Whole U

Helping the UW community thrive in their personal and professional lives, The Whole U brings University resources together to foster community and create social supports to improve overall wellbeing. Find articles, events, and activities on staying active and healthy, eating well, engaging your personal interests, volunteerism, and life events and changes.