Human Resources

Western is starting the process of selecting its next Chief of Police/Director of Public Safety. Vice President of Business & Financial Affairs Joyce Lopes has formed a search committee and engaged an outside consultant to identify, recruit, and interview candidates over the next few months…

The Social Security Administration is providing a free workshop to Western employees on Wednesday, May 18, from 10-11 a.m.

This workshop, Social Security 101: Everything You Wanted to Know, will be on Zoom. The material presented will be most relevant to employees who are…

Is retirement around the corner? The Department of Retirement Systems' Education & Outreach team offers Nearing Retirement Seminar webinars. The next one is this Friday, March 11.

Although the Nearing Retirement Seminars are open to all employees, they are designed for those who plan…

A Department of Retirement Systems’ Education & Outreach Representative will provide a live webinar covering the Washington State Deferred Compensation Program (DCP):

DCP Essentials – Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022 at 3pm  

DCP is a voluntary, supplemental retirement savings…

As mentioned in our last HR email, the HR update emails will now be provided every other week. The primary topics will include general HR-related topics in addition to COVID-related topics. If the information prompts additional questions or you would like other topics addressed, please contact…

Campus interviews are scheduled for the following three finalists for Associate Vice President for Human Resources. The person chosen will fill the role currently held by Chyerl Wolfe-Lee, who retires at the end of this year.

Finalist #1 – Lea Aune

Open Forum:  Monday,…

The search for the associate vice president for Human Resources is well underway.  

Please hold the below dates / times on your calendar for (virtual) Campus Open Forums:

Candidate #1 - Thursday, Oct. 7, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 pm Candidate #2 - Monday, Oct. 11, 11:30 a.m. to 12…

Human Resources at Western Washington University has updated the list of employees who are in need of and eligible to receive shared leave in accordance with the Requesting and Donating Shared Leave policy (POL-U5410.06).

The following employees are eligible to receive shared leave…

The Pension Funding Council and Washington State Legislature have updated the employee and employer contribution rates for the Department of Retirement Systems (DRS) retirement plans.

PERS and LEOFF rate changes are effective July 1, 2021 (impacting the July 26, 2021 paycheck). …

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