HR Updates

9/3/21: HR COVID UPDATE

In support of our employees, effective immediately Human Resources will provide a weekly update on HR employee-related COVID programs.  As we have come to know, it is a constantly changing environment and our goal is to provide you with the most up-to-date information. This week’s topics are remote work, vaccinations, testing, and health and safety. If the information prompts additional questions or you would like other topics addressed, please contact any HR team member, or send an email to HR@wwu.edu

HR Lunch & Learn:

The next HR Lunch & Learn is scheduled for Sept. 14, Noon-1 pm.  This same link will be used for the 2021-22 academic year. 

HR Lunch & Learns will be scheduled the 2nd and 4th Tuesday for September, October and November, plus one session in December (Dec. 14).  The agendas will be widely distributed to the campus at least two days prior to each session, and will be posted on the HR website.  

Remote Work:

We’ve received feedback and are in the process of streamlining the Remote Work Agreement.  Employees can continue to use the Remote Work Agreement on our website.

What forms do I need to complete to work remotely fall quarter? 

Employer Required Remote Work Arrangements: 

Remote work arrangements required by the supervisor do NOT require completion of the remote work feasibility worksheet.

Employee Requested Remote Work Arrangements:
Forms required based on type of remote work arrangement:

Type of Remote Work Arrangement

Remote Work Agreement Required?

Remote Work Feasibility Worksheet Required?

Full Remote (employee fully works remotely with occasional reporting on-site)

 

YES

 

YES

Hybrid (employee has a scheduled mix of ongoing, regular remote work and reporting onsite)

 

YES

 

 

YES

Ad hoc (Employee is preparing for occasional remote work on an as-needed basis)

 

YES

 

NO

Important Links:

Note: If you’ve accessed the Remote Work Feasibility Worksheet before, you may need to clear your cache in order to view the updated version.

Testing:

Vaccinations:

Health & Safety:

  • Feeling Sick?  Stay Home!  While employees are no longer required to complete an attestation form when working onsite, it is still expected that employees will evaluate their health prior to coming onsite each day.  If you are symptomatic or not feeling well, please stay home for the health of yourself and our community.
  • Onsite and indoors?  Wear a mask!  See the recent message from President Randhawa.
  • Important Link: