Updates

UWT Violence Prevention and Response Training will take place on the following days.  To sign up, please view the brochure.
Friday, October 23rd 10:30am - 12:00pm
Friday, October 30th 10:30am - 12:00pm
 
Please take a moment to view the following video and brochure to increase awareness of behaviors of concern and steps to follow.
 
The 2015-16 UW Tacoma Academic HR dates and deadlines calendar is available here!
 
Read the February 6, 2015 UW Today news article regarding compliance resources and policies for faculty and staff.
 
UW is implementing a HR/Payroll Modernization Project. Visit the HR/Payroll Modernization web page for details.
 
UW has an institutional membership with the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD), which provides online mentoring resources for faculty, post-docs, and graduate students. Resources include multi-week courses, guest speaker tele-workshops, peer discussion forums, and monthly writing challenges. Anyone who is interested may activate their membership account with a UW email address and begin using NCFDD immediately. 
 
Visit the NEW Part-Time Lecturer Support web page for campus information and resources.

Policy Updates

Mandatory Reporting of Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect
RCW Chapter 26.44 was expanded to inlude employees of higher education as mandatory reporters. For more information, please read the Administrative Policy Statement and  Minors at the UW.

Background Checks
The University requires a background check for all employees (staff and faculty) being hired into a safety/security-sensitive position or those that are subject to the Washington State Child And Adult Abuse Law (CAAL). CAAL covers those who "will or may have unsupervised access" to special populations including: children under 16 years of age; developmentally disabled adults; or vulnerable adults. The University has identified academic units where these positions most reside. To this end, effective July 1, 2013 all new faculty (full-time and part-time) being hired into the Education, Nursing, or Social Work Programs must pass a backround check prior to employment.  For all other units, it is the dean/director's responsibility to determine if a new faculty will be working with any of the above populations and, therefore, require a background check. Please contact Alison Navarrete for more information and/or to initiate a background check.