Office of the Vice President

Together we do

Who we are

The HR Community of Practice (HR CoP) is an organization of campus department HR practitioners who share the responsibility of HR policy and practice that aligns with the mission, vision, values, and priorities of the University of Washington. The group gathers regularly for meetings and best-practice discussion, events and networking, peer-led learning sessions, and mentorship.

Members of the HR CoP hold positions focused on human resources, including:

  • HR administrators
  • HR decision makers
  • HR managers
  • HR specialists

Employees who are new to human resources or growing into more advanced HR roles may also participate with their supervisor’s approval.

What we do

The community meets to discuss policy and practice updates, topics of departmental importance, peer learning, and advancement of the HR discipline across the University of Washington.

HR CoP committees

If you’d like to join the HR Community of Practice, please contact Gwyneth Cunningham-Parmar at