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2024 UW Total Compensation Statements are ready for review April 15, 2024

As a UW staff member, you know that working at the UW is more than just a job. In much the same way, your compensation is more than just your […]


Change to student and volunteer background check request process March 1, 2024

Effective March 1, 2024, the process for submitting and monitoring background checks for students, volunteers, and contractors has changed. This change was previewed during the February 8th HR Community of […]


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 […]


Language translations now available for UWHR websites April 26, 2022

In ongoing effort to build an even more inclusive working environment, the UWHR are jointly piloting functionality that will translate most content on the UWHR websites into eleven of the […]


Temp Staff Helper Job Profile Sunset November 9, 2021

Last updated: June 8, 2022 The Temporary Staff Helper (TSH) hourly-paid job profile (job code 11863) will be abolished effective July 1, 2022 in preparation of new state rules driven […]


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 […]


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.   The revised templates reflect changes stemming from the June 27, 2018, U.S. Supreme Court decision in Janus v. […]