Human Resources

About HR


HR's Guiding Principles

Human Resources Mission
Human Resources will provide the leadership, supportive services, guiding principles, policies, structures and standards necessary for Washington University to be recognized as an Employer of Choice.

When making a decision to work for a given employer, people will choose to work at Washington University because of our commitment to our employees as expressed through the following cardinal/guiding principles and values.

  • Fair and equitable treatment of all employees with regard to benefits, compensation, training and promotional opportunities.
  • Respect for each individual by encouraging open expression of opinions, ideas and concerns in an open, risk-free environment.
  • Performance standards that are fairly administered and that promote excellence and quality through ongoing opportunities for development/improvement of our people and the support they provide for faculty, students and other staff members.
  • Loyalty and dedication to the University which fosters a unique team spirit and commitment where each employee’s contribution is critical to our overall success.

These values guide our Human Resources policies, practices and procedures.

An Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer

Washington University encourages and gives full consideration to all applicants for admission, financial aid, and employment. The University does not discriminate in access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, veteran status, disability or genetic information. More information

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