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PFML Premiums Set to Decrease in 2024 January 10, 2024

Washington State Paid Family & Medical Leave (PFML) premium rates will decrease in 2024 for UW personnel whose work is performed in the state of Washington. More specifically, the premium […]


Change in Background Check Fees and Business Process January 10, 2024

Due to Sterling Check’s acquisition of A-Check America, UW’s background check vendor, there will be certain changes to background check business processes that will take effect this spring. In March, […]


POLICY REMINDER: Annual Attendance Incentive Program January 3, 2024

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 unused […]


January 1, 2024 minimum wage increase October 16, 2023

Effective January 1, 2024, the UW’s minimum wage will increase from $18.69 per hour to $19.97 per hour following the City of Seattle minimum wage. This change applies to all […]


January 1, 2023 Minimum Wage Increase December 1, 2022

Effective January 1, 2023, the UW’s minimum wage will increase from $17.27 per hour to $18.69 per hour following the City of Seattle minimum wage. This change applies to all […]


End of WA COVID-19 state of emergency October 27, 2022

Washington’s COVID-19 state of emergency will end October 31, 2022. The information below summarizes changes to staff pandemic policies beginning November 1: Suspension of annual forfeiture of vacation time off […]


UPDATE: Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program September 20, 2022

The U.S. Department of Education has approved a temporary waiver to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program that may help you meet the requirements of the PSLF Program. The […]


Helping employees understand their new U-PASS benefit July 5, 2022

The fully subsidized U-PASS benefit for paid UW personnel has been well received across our employee populations and we are excited for it to go into effect on July 1. […]


Update on SafeCampus phone line coverage June 29, 2022

The University of Washington has been incredibly fortunate to rely on Harborview’s Transfer Center staffed by RNs with special training in trauma to pick up after hour calls to the […]


New Student Employee website launched May 31, 2022

Each year, thousands of UW students take on secondary roles as UW student employees bringing their talents and energy to our departments while gaining valuable work experience. To enhance their […]