October is National Disability Awareness Month

Employees with disabilities face a unique set of challenges in the workplace. Your GuidanceResources Employee Assistance Program understands this and is available to help, not just in the office, but also at home and in your community. Read more about disability awareness and find support through the WashU Work-Life Solutions employee assistance program, GuidanceResources. View […]

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic violence is a serious problem; it is the most common cause of injury to women ages 15 to 44. Victims may suffer physical injuries such as bruises, cuts or broken bones, and they may suffer emotionally from depression, anxiety or social isolation. People everywhere should know the signs to look for and steps to […]

New Caregiver Leave

To Washington University Staff: At Washington University, we recognize that our employees need a comprehensive paid leave package that covers the variety of reasons people need time away from work. In Fall 2016, the University expanded the use of staff sick time to include wellness visits and caring for close family members with medical need. Now, […]

Join a United Way Leadership Society

To Washington University Leadership: This year's Washington University United Way Campaign is underway. We aim to exceed our goal of $800,000. Both Washington University and United Way are dedicated to making the St. Louis region a better place. Your support of United Way helps the university continue to make an impact on our community. As a leader […]

Wellness Champion Spotlight

Kim Patterson joined the Wellness Champions in December of 2017, and since then has initiated several wellness events for her department at the Cortex. Most recently, Kim partnered with Wellness Connection to host a De-Stress Zone in August where 60+ members of Physicians Billing attended and relaxed with a chair massage, healthy snacks, and met […]

University Partnerships: Siteman Cancer Center

Early detection is the best tool in the fight against breast cancer. To improve the convenience and availability of mammography, the Siteman Cancer Center operates a mobile mammography van that offers screenings by appointment. The Siteman Cancer Center Mammography Van offers annual screenings for women age 40 and over who have no signs or symptoms of breast […]

Financial Well-Being Tip

Financial Planning for the Sandwich Generation Many people are waiting until later in life to start a family. A new baby can have much bigger financial implications if you're in your late 30s or 40s. If you're starting a family at a later age, you've got less time before your retirement. The good news is […]

Staff Spotlight: Bruce Backus

At work, Bruce Backus, assistant vice chancellor for the Office of Environmental Health & Safety, focuses on providing a safe and healthy environment for research, teaching and patient care at Washington University. In his personal life, Backus has a passion for digital photography. Some of his work can be seen on display as a part […]

Peace of Mind at your Fingertips through Safety App, Noonlight

Connect to the police wherever you are with the Noonlight App Noonlight (formerly SafeTrek) is a mobile personal safety app that individuals can discreetly use when they feel unsafe, giving them the security of a stand-by service attendant ready to call 911 if danger approaches. How does it work? If you feel unsafe for any […]

Ensuring a Safe Learning and Working Environment at WashU

A Message from Hank Webber, Executive Vice Chancellor of Administration for Washington University Dear Members of the Washington University Community: Washington University makes a strong continuing effort to provide a safe and secure environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors. As part of this ongoing effort, please review this message and avail yourself of the […]

The Resource Newsletter

The Resource is a publication from the Office of Human Resources for faculty, staff, postdoc’s and clinical fellows. Email the editor: Amanda Pope, Human Resources Communications and Engagement Manager at hr-news@wustl.edu.