Employee Learning Week

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

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 […]


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 […]

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 […]

Focus on your personal wellness.

Learn about the resources and support available to you through Washington University’s Wellness Connection. Wellness experts are available to help you track and manage your health. WashU Wellness Connection experts include: WashU WebMD Health Coaches Todd Gulizia and Amy Hayden can help you set goals and track progress. Learn more. Onsite UHC Nurse Advocate, Teresa […]

St. Louis Scene: Dining Out

One of the best ways to immerse yourself in local culture is through the local cuisine. Explore St. Louis and its growing, vibrant dining scene. Whether you are new to the area, or a native St. Louisan, check out the many restaurants with notable chef’s and a range of options. Washington University is surrounded by […]

Winter Gift Guide and Discounts

Looking for gifts this season? Check out the WashU Discounts and Gift Guide. Find discounts, activities and gifts available to Washington University employees. Discounted tickets to St. Louis Area Events St. Louis Symphony WashU Night at the Blues Game – Tickets available for January 28 and February 3 games. Washington University Community Discounts and Activities […]

WashU United Way Campaign

Early pledging is now open for the Washington University United Way Campaign.