Compliance and Risk Services

UW Compliance and Risk Services

UW Compliance and Risk Services provides professional services and thought leadership in substantive and structural compliance, risk financing, risk consulting, and claim and litigation management to all University of Washington academic and administrative units.

UW Compliance Services

UW Compliance Services seeks to fulfill the University’s obligations under federal, state and local laws and regulations. Utilizing a highly collaborative shared services model, and operating in alignment with the nationally-recognized seven elements of effective compliance, Compliance Services provides leadership, guidance and support in policy oversight, institutional reporting, complaint investigation, board and governance support, process and system improvement, and development of training and education. Functions include:

University Complaint Investigation and Resolution Office (UCIRO)
Title IX Investigation Office
Title IX Coordinator
ADA Coordinator
Compliance Coordination

UW Risk Services

UW Risk Services organizes, coordinates, and implements programs to control risks for all University of Washington campuses and programs. Its services include: Risk Financing (Insurance and Self-insurance), Equipment Insurance, Risk Consulting, Claim Services, and Workers’ Compensation.

University-wide risk management

Ongoing identification, assessment and mitigation of risks is managed across the areas of finance, facilities, human resources, healthcare, information, student affairs, academic affairs, research, and governance. Significant risks that are too broad or pervasive for an individual area to adequately address are identified, reviewed, and elevated to executive leadership and, as appropriate, the Board of Regents.

 Higher Ed Risk Categories 9-20-2017