Department of Comparative Medicine

Faculty/Staff Resources

DCM procard coversheet
Employee Recognition Award Nomination Form
Inclement Weather and Suspended Operations (See Below) essential and nonessential position responsibilities
Misc. and Purchase Order Coversheet
PurchasePATH
Safe Campus In urgent situations, call 911.

206 685-SAFE

a program staffed by trained experts to assist with potentially violent situations and provide resources to other UW services

Server Access Request Form
Service Charge Form
Standard Operating Procedures Comparative Medicine SOPs
Time and Absence – reporting and approving
Transportation Services  provides U-PASS, parking, biking, ride sharing, UW shuttle schedules, vehicle renting information
Travel Worksheet 
Tuition Exemption Program a state program for eligible staff and faculty covering about 6 credits per term (quarter or semester) for classes taken at the UW or other participating state, community, and technical colleges
UW CareLink the employee assistance program offering confidential counseling and other assistance to benefits-eligible employees, their dependents, and other household members; initial services are provided at no cost
Workday a useful resource for employees to view benefits, earnings, direct deposit allocations, tax information, and retirement and savings

INCLEMENT WEATHER and SUSPENDED OPERATIONS

UW Delayed Start

When the UW announces a “delayed start”, this does not apply to staff.  We are expected to conduct business as usual, however, no one should take unnecessary risks to report to their duty station on time. If delayed, be sure to communicate with your supervisor to let them know, then proceed cautiously to work.

UW Suspended Operations

“UW Suspended Service” means that only “essential staff” must report for duty.  If you are not sure whether you are “essential staff”, check your Health Sciences ID.  If you have a green stripe next to your photo, you are essential staff and need to report to work.

All essential staff are responsible for having alternate transportation plans in place.  When staff identified as performing essential functions expect their travel to and from work to be difficult they are asked to communicate with their supervisor ahead of time.  The supervisor and the department will work with the individual to get them into work and/or provide them with housing at or near the university in order that they may report to work and fulfill their essential roles.

Depending on an individual’s circumstances, an employee identified as performing essential functions who cannot come to work due to childcare responsibilities may be eligible to take time missed as emergency childcare leave.  Such leave will be discussed with the supervisor and granted in accordance with the employment program and the provisions of the applicable collective bargaining agreement.

Staff identified as performing essential functions who are unable to report to work are expected to contact their supervisor by calling the Essential Staff Reporting hotline (206) 905-6003.  They are expected to leave a message before the beginning of their assigned shift.

If you are not essential staff, still communicate with your supervisor to let them know you are okay. The University allows several options for those employees who are not considered “essential” during an emergency.  For all overtime-eligible classified non-union, contract classified, and professional staff, partial and full day absences due to inclement weather may be charged to (1) vacation (annual) leave, (2) personal holiday – full day absence only, (3) accrued comp time, or (4) leave without pay.  Overtime-exempt professional staff are responsible for ensuring all work obligations are met.  Full day absences due to inclement weather may be charged to leave or, with your supervisor’s concurrence, you may either flex your schedule or telework.

During suspended operations, employees identified as performing essential functions receive their regular rate of pay. Leave practices are the same as during regular work periods.  Any employee on previously scheduled leave at the time the University suspends operations continues to charge the absence to the appropriate leave type.

There are many ways to know if the University has suspended operations:

  • You can sign up for UW Alert and register to receive text messages: www.uw.edu/alert
  • You can call UW information lines 24/7 for up-to-date information: 206-897-INFO (4636) or toll free 1-866-897-INFO (4636).
  • If web servers are unaffected, you can also check the UW homepage: http://www.washington.edu