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U.S. Department of Labor Announces Proposed FLSA Changes 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 […]


New & affordable housing near UW campus February 13, 2019

Brand new studio, 1 and 2 bedroom apartment homes are available near campus at Mercy Magnuson Place – South. Applications are now being accepted with move-in dates beginning in May 2019. When […]


Policy updates: Service Animals and Family Care Emergencies 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 […]


UWHR website updates – January 2019 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 […]


Attendance Incentive Program available in January January 2, 2019

Each January, the Annual Attendance Incentive Program allows UW employees whose sick time off balances exceed 480 hours as of January 1 to be compensated at 25% value for any accrued and […]


New state Paid Family and Medical Leave premiums begin in 2019 December 18, 2018

Washington is the fifth state in the nation to enact a paid family and medical leave benefits program in the form of partial wage replacement to workers. Paid Family and […]


Planning for the SR 99 tunnel and viaduct closure November 13, 2018

In advance of the longest major highway closure to ever hit the Puget Sound Region, all department leaders and administrators are encouraged to begin planning for what is certain to […]


Preparing your department for winter weather November 9, 2018

Help ensure that your unit is prepared for the possibility of severe weather or other events that could disrupt transportation locally, or require the University to temporarily suspend non-essential operations. Review the […]


Thorud and DSA nominations due soon October 24, 2018

Every day, we work and learn alongside some extraordinary colleagues. UW employees are the valuable driving force behind our continued impact on our campuses and community, working tirelessly to promote […]


Updated offer letters now available August 2, 2018

The following campus staff offer confirmation letter templates have been updated on UWHR’s hiring web pages.  NEW HIRE INTO A CONTRACT CLASSIFIED STAFF POSITION NEW HIRE INTO A FIXED DURATION – PROJECT/LOA STAFF POSITION […]