The UW has a number of staff "employment programs", each with its own employment process requirements. The employment process for all programs is managed through our online hiring system, UWHIRES. The links to the left lead to step-by-step hiring instructions for different types of appointment.
Human Resources is here to help. Each department has a dedicated Employment Specialist (ES) who coordinates and provides guidance and support throughout the hiring process. Employment Specialists work with hiring supervisors and departmental administrators to post jobs to the UW’s employment website and place other recruitment-related advertising. During the selection process, Employment Specialists assist departments in developing interviewing tools, reviewing the applicant pool for top candidates, advising on required reference checking, developing offer letters, and conducting background checks.
The UW Compensation Office is responsible for determining whether a position is classified or professional staff, and whether the position is overtime covered or overtime exempt. For classified positions, the Compensation Office assigns the job classification. For professional staff positions, the Compensation Office establishes job title and salary grade assignments. Employment Specialists work closely with the Compensation Office throughout the recruitment process.
We are making upgrades to UWHIRES. Before you log in, check here to view a list of bugs/errors currently affecting the Hiring Manager Workbench and to learn about the latest system improvements.