School of Medicine Dean’s Update

Executive Vice Chancellor for Medical Affairs, Spencer T. and Ann W. Olin Distinguished Professor and George and Carol Bauer Dean of the School of Medicine, David H. Perlmutter, MD will host this event to share updates on recent events, future plans and School of Medicine initiatives. Dean Perlmutter will also share a special announcement at […]

Toastmasters Celebrates 5 Years!

WashU Toastmasters’ Clubs Celebrate 5 years! Attend an upcoming Open House and learn how you can be a part of Toastmasters.   WUSTL SPEAKS Celebration: Wednesday April 17, 2019 12:05 PM Location: Danforth Campus, Seigle Hall 109 Toast Of WU Open House: Tuesday April 23, 2019 12:05 PM Location: West Campus, Room 350 No RSVP necessary. Learn […]

Engage in St. Louis

Washington University faculty, staff and students are integral members of the St. Louis community. We are a world-class institution with roots firmly in St. Louis. Explore affordable entertainment options, activities and cultural attractions at WashU and the surrounding St. Louis area. Featured St. Louis Activities New! WashU Night at the Soccer Park, April 13 – Purchase tickets […]

Nominate for a Danforth Service Award

Nominations are still open for the Gloria White Distinguished Service Award, an honor awarded to a dedicated Danforth staff member. View the nomination form and nominate by March 26.

Fostering effective performance management

Performance management is a fundamental management process that helps shape how employees view and do their work at Washington University. As a manager, you should approach performance management as an ongoing process that brings out the best in staff members as they meet your group’s goals. To learn more about how to conduct performance management […]

Serving Others Together

Learn how you can get engaged in organizations that improve the lives of those in the St. Louis region, and beyond.

Upcoming Wellness Programming

Engage in healthy activities through ongoing Wellness Connection programs. Programming is offered throughout the year to help you reach your goals. Earn rewards for taking steps toward a balanced, healthy life! Upcoming Wellness Programming: Know Your Numbers – Annual Health Screening Events for WashU Employees Screening events are available where you work.  Sign up online or […]

Pursue your financial well-being

Pursue your future financial well-being in manageable steps and at key milestones with tools, resources and webinars through TIAA and WashU.  Tools and resources available through the WashU TIAA Portal: TIAA has articles, tools, videos and advisors to help you prepare for retirement. View tools and resources to help you on your path to financial […]

Inspired by WashU’s Day of Discovery? Take a UCollege Course!

Keep the conversation going by enrolling in one of the following classes at University College: Summer Courses – course registration opens Wednesday, March 27. Delve into mid-20th century civil rights and religious issues in Religion, Race, and Politics in Recent American History (U16 Hist 3675). Learn how to make a difference in your own community in Introduction […]

March is National Nutrition Month

In recognition of National Nutrition Month, Wellness Connection brings you educational sessions and opportunities to learn how you can embrace nutritious eating habits. Washington University’s MyWay to Health wellness consultants will walk you through recipes and teach you how to prepare and cook healthy, easy meals. Events will take place across WashU campuses: MyWay to […]

10 Leadership Insights and Lessons

On January 31, 6 executives came to campus to share leadership wisdom at an Olin Business School event. Carla Bailey, HR learning and development senior manager was among the panelists, sharing her tips and lessons on leadership. Her 10 leadership tips are: Lead with your authentic self. Commit to remaining curious. Dare to live outside […]

St. Louis Diversity Leader Returns to the Community for WashU

DeCou has been a leading figure in diversity awareness and anti-bias efforts in the nonprofit sector of the St. Louis community for more than 25 years. At Washington University, she has conducted highly popular diversity training sessions with more than 8,500 employees and supports efforts to improve the university’s workforce diversity. Today, DeCou is taking […]

America Saves Week

Four great ways to get in the saving habit America Saves Week is February 25 to March 2 It’s a lot easier to spend than save, but getting into a saving mindset now could make a big difference later. Start with a plan that works for you and follow it. It might be easier than […]

Live Near Your Work Housing Fairs

Learn more about the Live Near Your Work program by stopping by one of the upcoming housing fairs. Speak with local lenders and realtors who serve this program and the eligible neighborhoods surrounding the campus. All housing fairs will be held from 11am – 1pm Wednesday, May 1 – North Campus, Cafeteria Thursday, May 2 […]

2018 Year in Photos

2018 Year in Review for Events All Around WashU! Throughout 2018, we recognized staff achievements, celebrated your dedication to the university and came together as a community at various events. We look forward to what’s ahead in 2019, as we continue to engage and celebrate our valuable staff! Thank you for all you do for the […]

The Spirit of St. Louis Winter Gift Guide

From theatre to hockey to joining a gym, Check out our Gift Guide-it’s filled to the brim  With WashU discounts, specials, and more All right here in St. Louis – go and explore! Discounted tickets to St. Louis Signature Events St. Louis Symphony – Continually updated with great offers on concerts for WashU faculty and […]

Safe Online Holiday Shopping

Monthly Work-Life Solutions feature from GuidanceResources: Buying goods and services on the internet can be an easy and convenient way to do your shopping this holiday season. However, you have to be careful that you are making wise shopping decisions. These tips can help you shop with confidence and reap the benefits of buying online. Know the Seller Be […]

Managing Holiday Expenses

Monthly Work-Life Solutions feature from GuidanceResources: Holidays can be overwhelming, stressful and tough on your finances. Between gifts, travel expenses, decorations and entertainment, costs can add up very quickly and result in a significant amount of debt. Proper financial planning is essential to organizing your budget, keeping stress under control and reducing unnecessary spending. Holiday […]

Employee Learning Week

WashU to host Learning Week December 3 – 7 in support of the value of workplace learning.

Holiday Stress Prevention Tips

Monthly Work-Life Solutions feature: The holiday season is a time full of celebrations with friends and family. However, the holiday season can also bring additional stress due to family conflicts, finances and time constraints. The extra demands and expectations that come along with the entertaining, shopping, decorating, baking and cleaning can lead to extra stress. […]

November is National Family Caregiver Month

National Family Caregivers Month, sponsored by the Caregiver Action Network (CAN), is dedicated to addressing the many challenges facing family caregivers. Use these tips to ensure that your health is not taking a backseat to your caregiving duties: Caregiving is a job, and respite is your earned right. Reward yourself with respite breaks often. Watch […]

Call for Winter Concert Performers

Attention musicians – The ninth annual Washington University School of Medicine Winter Concert will take place on Saturday, January 26th, 2019, at 4pm in the lobby of the Center for Advanced Medicine. As before, soloists and ensembles, including vocalists and instrumentalists, of all musical genres are welcome to sign-up.  Students, faculty, and staff of Washington University School […]

Managing Time off for Voting

Reminder about time off to vote As the November 6 election approaches, we are asking management to remind staff of the University’s policy with regard to time off for voting. We urge all managers and supervisors to proactively discuss this policy with their staff in order to encourage and facilitate our employees’ exercise of their […]

WashU Votes

Election Day is November 6. Here are a few resources to help you manage your schedule at work and learn more about ballot information.

Disabilities Training Announced

The School of Medicine Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is introducing Disabilities Training for employees. These trainings help employees and managers understand disabilities in the workplace and identify the impact of creating an inclusive environment for individuals living with disabilities. Disabilities Courses: Disabilities 1.0 is designed for all staff and is open for registration. […]

Valuing Your Safety at WashU

Washington University makes a strong continuing effort to provide a safe and secure environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors. Make sure you are aware of safety tips and resources when navigating campus. Campus Security, Fire Safety, and Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Campus Security and Fire Safety Washington University in St. Louis is committed to […]

Start your Journey to Lifelong Learning

It’s a great time to fall back in love with learning. Are you prioritizing learning? You don’t have to wait until 2019 to make it a goal. This Fall, identify the Learning and Development courses you want or need to take and get back to the classroom to start your journey to lifelong learning! Where […]

Management Training for Staff Caregiver Leave

As you know, Washington University announced the new Caregiver Leave benefit for eligible staff, effective January 1, 2019. Training will be offered to ensure departments can effectively support staff in using the new caregiver/parental leave.  Please view the list of upcoming training dates and plan to attend one of the sessions. No registration required. Staff […]

October is National Disability Employment 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 […]

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 […]

Learning and Development Courses Moving to Learn@Work

Learning and Development staff and management courses transitioned to Learn@Work. The new course schedule is now online, register today! Learn@Work helps to enhance the learning experience for Washington University employees. With this transition to Learn@Work, all learning will be in one place. Register or drop classes, check progress, as well as view your entire comprehensive learning […]

Your Financial Well-Being

Washington University and TIAA bring you financial education tools, resources and education sessions to help you learn how to plan and save for a strong financial future. Learn about investing, budgeting, saving for retirement and other topics related to helping you with your financial well-being. Upcoming Financial Education Sessions: Money at Work 1: Foundations of […]

Toastmasters

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 […]

Changes to the Retirement Savings Plan

As previously communicated in the Fund Change Guide mailed to your home in March, changes were made on May 2 to the investment fund options available in the Washington University Retirement Savings Plan. Now that the changes are in place, we recommend that you go online to review your TIAA account. If you were invested […]

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

By removing the stigma and taking away the barriers to treatment, Mental Health Awareness Month serves as a reminder that help is readily available and accessible. Be mindful of mental health issues and what resources are available. Work-Life Solutions helps you learn how to support one another in the workplace, understand symptoms and recognize indicators […]

WashU Nurses Honored, Excellence in Nursing Awards

Washington University nurses were honored as a part of St. Louis Magazine’s Excellence in Nursing Awards. The Excellence in Nursing Awards recognizes nurses for their exceptional knowledge, passion and dedication to their field. 57 finalists were selected out of more than 220 nominees from health care institutions across the St. Louis region. The selection committee […]

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 TIAA.org/webinars, you’ll have access to financial education though live and on-demand webinars designed to […]