Human Resources

Workplace policies

Complaint resolution

The UW offers resources to help you resolve complaints and conflicts.

Disability accommodation

The University provides reasonable accommodations to employees with disabilities to enable them to perform the essential functions of their positions.

Disability leave

Disability leave is a type of disability accommodation that may be granted to an employee who is unable to perform the essential functions of their current position.

Drugs and alcohol

The UW's policies on drug and alcohol abuse and testing

Employee affinity groups

The Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity (OMA&D) and UW Human Resources (UWHR) partner to support employee affinity groups at the University of Washington.

Employee personnel file

If you would like access to your official personnel file, follow the UW file access procedure.

Employment programs at the University of Washington

Knowing which employment program applies to your position is important because benefits, compensation, time off, and other employment provisions are defined by employment program.

Ethics and conflict of interest

Ethical standards for UW resources, outside employment, gifts, and conflicts of interest

Exemption criteria

Staff are exempt from Washington state civil service law if they meet one or more exemption criteria.

Flexwork policy and process

A flexwork arrangement is a work plan that differs from the standard workweek.

Inclement weather

Leave use for missed work caused by inclement weather

Form I-9 requirements and FAQ

All new employees must complete the Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9 and present original document(s) that establish their identity and employment authorization within three business days of their first day of employment.

Meal periods and rest periods

University departments are responsible for complying with state law regarding providing meal and rest periods.

Pregnancy accommodation

The purpose of this webpage is to provide information on accommodation related to pregnancy.

Mental health supports

Learn about employee flexibility supports, employer-provided resources, and time off and leave options that are available to help address stress or anxiety.

Providing employee references

Guidelines for providing work references for current or former UW employees

Public health emergency accommodation

Washington state law protects high-risk employees seeking accommodation from exposure to an infectious or contagious disease during a public health emergency.

Staff visa sponsorship

A pilot program between UWHR and the Office of Academic Personnel allows UW units to sponsor staff for H-1B, E-3 and TN visas in qualified, regular, full-time positions.

State service definitions

This webpage summarizes key concepts related to Washington state service for staff in non-temporary positions at UW.

Suspended operations

Information on UW's suspended operations policies, including time off and essential services employees

Telework, remote work, and out-of-state work

Telework refers to an arrangement where an employee works from home or from another location away from the normal workplace.

Employee U-PASS benefit policy

Learn how to confirm your eligibility for the fully subsidized U-PASS benefit available to all personnel who are receiving wages from UW.

Work disruption planning

Options for time off use and work schedule adjustments to help employees and units accommodate an anticipated short-term disruption.

Workplace violence

The UW is committed to providing a safe workplace and offers resources for reporting concerning behavior and requesting assistance for unsafe, or potentially unsafe, situations.