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Using the state’s new Paid Family & Medical Leave program November 22, 2019

Beginning January 1, 2020, wage replacement benefits are available through the Employment Security Department (ESD) under Washington State’s Paid Family & Medical Leave (PFML) program. In order to provide UW […]


Updates to Professional Staff Program effective January 1, 2020 November 21, 2019

We are pleased to announce changes to the Professional Staff Program that enhance our program’s benefits, increase compliance, and standardize administration across employment programs. Here is a preview of the […]


New housing resources and information July 30, 2019

UWHR is working with UW Community Relations on developing additional affordable housing resources for the UW community. In addition to the UW’s longstanding relationship with the Hometown Home Loan program, […]


Asking candidates for salary history now prohibited July 30, 2019

House Bill 1696 amends and strengthens the state’s Equal Pay and Opportunities Act. Effective July 28, 2019, employers are prohibited from: Asking an applicant for wage or salary history; Asking […]


New laws related to employee investigations July 28, 2019

Two new laws related to employee investigations have been signed into law: EHB 2020: Exempting the disclosure of names in employment investigation record (Effective July 28, 2019) ESHB 1692: Protecting […]


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 and 1-bedroom apartment homes are still available near campus at Mercy Magnuson Place – South.  Mercy Magnuson Place began opening in May 2019 and will include 148 […]


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 […]