Campus News

Friday, April 3, 2020 - 1:08pm

Dear Western Community,

The Spring 2020 Remote Work Guide has resources to support Western Employees and Supervisors who are working remotely. Find information on:

  • Managing and Leading Remotely
  • Productivity Strategies
  • Teamwork and Communication
  • Self-Care, Ergonomics and Wellness
  • Learning and Professional Development
  • Technology and Tools

 

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Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 1:53pm

Dear Western Community,

I want to share with you some immediate measures we are taking to mitigate the financial fallout from the global coronavirus pandemic. These measures are in keeping with my earlier message that, in addition to promoting the safety and well-being of our community and ensuring the continuity in delivering our education mission, protecting the well-being and employment security of Western’s faculty and staff in this ongoing situation is a top priority for us too.

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Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 10:54am

Dear Western Community,

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Washington State Employee Assistance Program is providing increased support to the employees and supervisors. EAP is in full operation across the state, offering services via phone and telehealth platforms. We know that the emotional and mental health toll of this crisis will be significant, and we are providing additional support and resources to help address the impacts of stress, fear, financial loss, illness, grief and loss, children out of school, and isolation created by social distancing.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 1:28pm

person sitting at the end of a dock on an alpine lake flanked by mountainsTaking Care of Ourselves

There is an ongoing need to take care of ourselves and each other as we approach our lives and our work. This may include:

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 2:58pm

Dear Western Community,

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 11:04am

All of Western’s on-site construction activities, including construction of the new residence hall and work on the new interdisciplinary sciences building, have been suspended.

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Monday, March 30, 2020 - 2:10pm

Dear Western Community,

Western continues to remain open, and not in suspended operations. Please see below for updates from Human Resources.

Temporary Employee Hour Limit Exception:

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Friday, March 27, 2020 - 2:31pm

We all know someone with whom we work who is a pillar in the volunteer community. Western has a long history of service to others and this is a chance for that work to be acknowledged and appreciated by all. The award is a great way to recognize a colleague who does so much outside of their work responsibilities for the greater community. Past recipients can be found on the President’s webpage.

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Friday, March 27, 2020 - 2:27pm

Dear Campus Community,

Governor Inslee’s stay-at-home order, which currently continues through April 8, and which he has already suggested may be extended further, impacts many elements of our work at Western. I hope this message will bring clarity on important questions you may have.

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Friday, March 27, 2020 - 2:00pm

How do we maintain a sense of community during these difficult and virtual times?” asked Western Washington University President Sabah Randhawa this week.

As one small response to this question, Outreach and Continuing Education is launching a series of free online, interactive sessions called Western C.A.R.E.S. (Community, Activities, Resources, Education, Support) beginning Monday, March 30.

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