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Changing an Employee’s Name

UNDERSTAND

When an employee officially changes his or her name, the name should be changed in both the payroll system (OPUS) and the Online Work/Leave System (OWLS).

ACT

Once an employee’s OWLS record has been set up, a name change will not happen automatically.  When the employee's name is changed in OPUS, you or the employee must contact askowls@uw.edu to have the change made. The request must include the following information:

EXPLORE

See employee name change procedures for more information regarding benefits and other recordkeeping areas.