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New Policy: Sexual misconduct disclosure verification, staff and student process July 1, 2021

Beginning July 1, 2021, if your final candidate for a staff and covered student employment position is currently working or has worked at another Washington state postsecondary educational institution, the […]


POLICY EXPIRATION: waiver of 1050-hour limit on temporary employment June 22, 2021

The waiver of the 1,050 hour limit for temporary hourly staff expires on June 30, 2021. We want you to be aware of this policy expiration, so that your unit can […]


Suspension of non-essential hiring has been lifted June 4, 2021

The suspension of non-essential new hiring has been lifted as the University prepares to return to in-person work and instruction this fall. This decision is consistent with Governor Inslee’s recent […]


New training requirements for hiring managers May 31, 2021

UW Human Resources is pleased to announce two new trainings to support employees’ efforts to learn more about diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the workplace and how University policies […]


New WA Cares Fund premiums begin Jan. 1 May 19, 2021

Established by state law in 2019, the WA Cares Fund provides a mandatory long-term care insurance benefit to workers in the state of Washington. This new program, which is the […]


Annual reminder and updated guidance for the annual performance evaluation process May 10, 2021

This is a reminder that UW’s collective bargaining agreements, the Professional Staff Program and civil service rules all include the expectation that managers complete employee performance evaluations at least annually. If your […]


Criminal conviction history background checks now required for all staff hires and rehires May 10, 2021

In an effort to enhance the safety of our community, the University is now requiring a criminal conviction history background check on all final candidates to staff positions. The vast […]


Update to COVID-19 related policies and new online resources April 26, 2021

As the COVID-19 health crisis evolves, UWHR continues to work with senior leadership on guidance and resources to support you and your organizations in welcoming staff working remotely back to […]


The Whole U Annual Report and resources for employee wellbeing April 26, 2021

With growing concerns about employee engagement and general wellbeing on the rise, we are pleased to provide you with the annual report from The Whole U. This by UW, for […]


Reminder of resources with rise in hate crimes April 26, 2021

In the wake of more violence and hateful acts toward Asians, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders across the country, President Cauce posted the following blog: We must not let racism and […]