The Resource Newsletter

Human Resources focuses on helping you tHRive both personally and professionally.  Read The Resource to find the latest news and events.

The Resource HR 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


Latest News & Announcements

Deadline Approaching for On-Site Wellness Screening Appointments

Knowing your current blood pressure, cholesterol levels and other key biometrics can empower us to make informed decisions about our lifestyle. Washington University encourages you to see your primary care provider each year for a routine wellness screening. For those wishing to participate in the early bird Yay! rewards bonus and are unable to see […]

Changes to the Retirement Savings Plan

Upcoming Changes to the Retirement Savings Plan You received a Fund Change guide in March at your home address with details on changes. These changes may impact your allocations and investment strategy. Review the guide and look at your account to ensure your investments still match your intent.  Information Desks on Campus: Representatives from TIAA are available […]

Annual WashU Benefit Statement Available

Your benefits statement includes a summary of your benefits in three sections: Your Current Protection Includes information about your elected health plans and coverage effective January 1, 2018. Your Future Security Includes information about your retirement plan and retirement medical savings account balances as of December 31, 2017. Annual Value of Your Benefits Includes information about the […]

Toastmasters Open House Events

Are you interested in developing your leadership potential? Do you want to network with colleagues across campus? Do you want to improve your everyday communication, public speaking skills and engage in professional development? Look no further than Toastmasters! Toastmasters is a professional development program, where members practice their public speaking, leadership and other skills in […]

Dependent Child Tuition Assistance for 2018/19

The Benefits office is now accepting Dependent Child Tuition Assistance requests for the 2018/2019 Academic Year (AY). 2019/2019 Maximum Benefit amounts:   Full-time Employee Attending WU: $52,924 (Tuition $52,400 + Activity Fee $524) Attending non-WU school (hired through 7/1/2006): $26,200 (50% of 52,400) Attending non-WU school (hired after 7/1/2006): $20,960 (40% of 52,400)   Part-time Employee […]

April is National Financial Literacy Month

Because effective money management and retirement saving can be some of the most important aspects of your financial life, Washington University has teamed up with TIAA to offer financial education live webinars. Live webinars make financial education easy Once you register at, you’ll have access to financial education though live and on-demand webinars designed to […]

Take Action to Reduce Your Risk for Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States and the second leading cause of death from cancer. Colorectal cancer affects all racial and ethnic groups and is most often found in people ages 50 and older. The best way to prevent colorectal cancer is to get screened regularly starting at age […]

Financial Well-Being

A focus on your financial well-being. Tips for budgeting and saving. You can manage your personal finances now and prepare for the future at the same time. Learn how to start tracking your goals and expenses through the TIAA goal planner. Read more. Tips for using your health savings account. It's a new year. Learn […]

A Word from WashU Leadership

A Word from WashU Leadership: Advice from Mark S. Wrighton to New Employees Chancellor Mark Wrighton spoke with staff at a recent Chat with the Chancellor event. Wrighton was asked, "What advice do you have for a new employee?" Wrighton said to "be proactive about opportunities that come your way. Join a committee where you […]