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COVID-19 Vaccination is a condition of employment September 3, 2021

Protecting our community requires all of us to do our part. With that in mind, consistent with Governor Inslee’s vaccination proclamation 21-14.1, all employees of Washington higher education institution employers […]


Vaccination requirement applies to new hires September 2, 2021

UWHR has posted hiring manager guidance about Governor Inslee’s vaccination mandate requiring all employees of Washington higher education institutions to be fully vaccinated by October 18, 2021 as a condition […]


Important update on form I-9 processing September 1, 2021

A temporary rule allowing for virtual review of Form I-9 identity documents for new employees working remotely due to COVID-19 will end when UW returns to on-site work on September […]


New return to onsite work resources for managers August 11, 2021

As more employees return to the workplace, managers are receiving questions from employees about their individual circumstances and concerns. These conversations can be difficult and we hope that the new […]


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 […]