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About Human Resources

UW Human Resources (UWHR) provides expert human resources management services for all UW classified and professional staff, including those in the UW Medicine Health System, in the following areas: compensation, employee relations, employment, professional development, HR information services, and policy analysis. In addition, UWHR’s responsibilities for labor relations, benefits administration, organizational development, violence prevention, disability accommodation services, employee communications, engagement, and workplace giving extend beyond staff and include faculty and students.

Vice President for Human Resources

Mindy Kornberg

Mindy Kornberg was appointed Vice President for UW Human Resources in 2006. She sits on the President's Cabinet and leads University-wide initiatives and programs to enhance the workplace culture, including the President's Advisory Committee on Violence Prevention, the UW Combined Fund Drive, the Thorud Leadership Award, and the Distinguished Staff Awards.

Mindy leads the Human Resources team of over 130 professionals that provides support for the entire University of Washington system consisting of three campuses, two medical centers, several smaller offsite locations, and a growing global reach especially in health-related programs. When Mindy is not in her office, she is often in a classroom teaching courses for the School of Law and the Evans School of Public Affairs.

Mindy is a lawyer and was sworn into the United States Supreme Court Bar in 2008 and has also been admitted to the North Carolina State Bar, Alaska State Bar, United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, and the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.

Mindy Kornberg, JD

Human Resources Committees

UWHR serves as a strategic partner on many University issues including diversity, disability services, organizational effectiveness, business continuity, violence prevention and safety, recognition, employee and manager communications, legislative analysis, policy interpretation and implementation, administrative systems, strategic planning, data management, security, analysis, and reporting.

The primary committees hosted by UWHR for University leaders and campus HR professionals are:

University Human Resources Committee (UHRC): The UHRC provides advice and counsel on human resource strategies and high level issues for the University. The committee meets three times per year. Appointments to the committee are made by the President.

HR Administrators Forum: The HR Administrators Forum meets every other month to drive consistency of HR practice and develop alignment of HR services with University goals. The Forum is open to professional staff that have a significant level of HR responsibility for their department and have received permission to attend the Forum from their organization. To learn more about the Forum and if you should attend, email


UWHR publishes The Resource, an e-newsletter for benefits-eligible faculty and staff, the second Wednesday of each month with offerings from across the University that help you make the most out of UW employment. If you are not receiving The Resource, please send a subscription request to and include your name, department, and position.