Occasionally, personal, family or job difficulties can present challenges for employees. Sometimes a little guidance or information can help to quickly resolve an otherwise difficult problem.
The University offers resources for getting help in resolving problems that may be affecting an employee's work life.
UW CareLink is our faculty and staff assistance program. UW CareLink offers confidential, in-person assessment and short-term counseling by local professionals for any issue that may cause concern for an employee or employee's family member, examples include: stress, work-related problems, family and parenting concerns, relationship issues, drug/alcohol problems, and grief and depression.
The Disability Services Office (DSO) serves UW community members with disabilities. The DSO can provide UW employees with disabilities technical assistance to help them get their jobs done. Employees can also contact UTemp Staffing or their supervisor to discuss their accommodation needs.
Discovery is at the heart of our university. DSO provides accommodations such as large print programs or sign language interpreters for campus events. Persons needing such accommodation should notify the DSO at least ten days prior to the event, at 206-543-6450 voice, 206-543-6452 TTY, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Examples of typical accommodations from the Disability Services Office include:
The Ombud acts as a source of information and assistance to all members of the University community concerning University-related academic and non-academic rules, regulations, and procedures. The Ombud receives complaints regarding alleged inequities and brings the complaint to the attention of the appropriate University official.
The University of Washington Women's Center is a vital place where women and men partner to build a culture of social justice, equity, and non-violence, domestically and globally.
WorkLife supports University faculty, staff, and students in meeting their work and family needs through consultation and referral to campus and community resources. WorkLife can help with information on child care, elder/adult care, flexible work options and other issues that impact individuals at any stage of their life cycle.