Office of the Vice President

CoP meeting and event archive

Download PowerPoint presentations and see topics of past meetings.

Note that materials for all meetings held after December, 2020 will be posted to the HR Community of Practice group in Microsoft Teams, where you may also request to join the group if you are an HR practitioner at the University of Washington.

Meeting topics
Dec. 10 Policy update: Expiration of the FFCRA and CARES acts Erin Rice, Assistant Vice President for Campus HR Operations and Services; Marisa Graudins, director, HR Policy and Legislation.Staff Demographic Profile Report Ujima Donalson, Assistant Vice President, Total Talent Management; Ebonee Anderson, Professional and Organizational Development.

Policy Update: International Remote Work Erin Rice, Assistant Vice President for Campus HR Operations and Services.

Program update: 2021 Dare to Do New Year’s Challenge Lauren Updyke, Director, The Whole U.

Program Update: HR CoP Mentoring Program
Gary Winchester, HR CoP Mentoring Program Committee Chair and HR Partner, UW Graduate School.

Nov. 19 * * * Tri-campus HR Institute * * *

Panel Discussion: Agreeing to disagree – behaviors that keep us moving forward in stressful times

  • Lee Davis, training and organizational development consultant, POD, UW Human Resources
  • Banks Evans, assistant vice president for labor relations, UW Human Resources
  • Jennifer Petritz, director of human resources, UW Medicine
  • Chuck Sloan, University ombud, Office of the Ombud

Looking inward: importance of resilience and how to develop it now

  • Megan Kennedy, director, UW Resilience Lab

Getting started with the Employee Experience Toolkit

  • Josina Garnham, organizational development consultant, POD, UW Human Resources
Nov. 12 Policy update: Temporary employment rules update (Marisa Graudins, Director, HR Policy & Legislation)Policy update: FLSA and WMWA changes (Randy West, Executive Director, UW Compensation)

Open Enrollment 2020 (Barry Nemeth, Benefits Manager, HR Benefits, Analytics, and Information Systems)

Program update (time permitting): UW Together We Will Awards update (Kimberly Mishra, Chief of Staff, UW Human Resources)

Oct. 8 Policy Update: Sexual misconduct disclosure (Marisa Graudins, Director, HR Policy & Legislation)Introducing the Total Compensation Statement (Rachel Gatlin, Executive Director, HR Benefits, Analytics and Information Systems}

Program Update: Thorud Leadership and Distinguished Staff Awards (Kimberly Mishra, chief of staff, UW Human Resources)

Introducing the Employee Experience Toolkit, developed by POD {Josina Garnham, training and organizational development consultant, Professional and Organizational Development)

Sep. 10 Panel discussion on staff mental health with Anne Browning, Fonda Phillips, Erin Rice, and Gillian Wickwire.
Aug. 13 Veterans’ Preference webpage.UW Combined Fund Drive 2020 website.
July 23 Title IX UpdateUWHR’s new diversity, equity, and inclusion web resources.

COVID-19 Employee Emergency Fund.

June 18 Return-to-Worksite Planning: Panel discussion with Jacob Morris, Mara Stevens, Chong-Yi Lucas, and Chesca Ward
June 4 Screening and interview guidance from Total Talent Management.Emotional intelligence training with POD.
May 21 The Whole U: Summer Virtual Connections.Child care update: look ahead to summer opportunities.

UW COVID-19 Employee Emergency Fund.

COVID-19 child-care and school closure leave provisions.

May 7 COVID-19 HR guidance.