Professional Staff Organization


  • WA Cares Fund: details and resources

    July 15, 2021

    Washington State’s new mandatory long-term care (LTC) insurance under the WA Cares Fund will pay for long-term care expenses (up to $36,500 in total) for those who reside in Washington State when they require long-term care. The WA Cares Fund will be funded by a new payroll tax, starting January 2, 2022, of 0.58% of…

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  • Video now available for the 2021 PSO Spring Celebration with President Cauce

    June 15, 2021

    Video now available for the 2021 PSO Spring Celebration with UW President Ana Mari Cauce in Partnership with the Whole U    

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  • UW will require academic personnel, staff to be vaccinated against COVID

    June 3, 2021

      Original message here This message is being sent to faculty and other academic personnel, staff, trainees, and student employees across the University of Washington. Dear Colleagues, With more than half of Washington residents age 16 and over now fully vaccinated, we continue to see declines in COVID-19 cases and anticipate the planned statewide re-opening…

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  • UWHR updates COVID-19 related policies and online resources

    May 13, 2021

    UWHR continues to work with senior leadership on guidance and resources to support you and your organizations in welcoming staff working remotely back to campus this September and we anticipate guidance and resources being available in May. The Back-to-the-Workplace Task Force web page is kept current with planning efforts. On the UWHR website, you can…

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  • CORRECTION: Tri-campus HR Institute

    May 6, 2021

    CORRECTION: the PSO newsletter incorrectly shared the tri-campus HR Institute as an event that was open to PSO members. This event is for an identified community of practice and not for the broader professional staff community. We regret the error. Please email if you have any questions.

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  • PSO Spring Celebration 2021

    May 5, 2021

    Join the PSO Board to celebrate and connect as a community! Hear from UW President Ana Mari Cauce, meet the newly elected PSO Board members, and celebrate our year together. Look for more information coming soon. When: May 26, 3-4pm Where: Zoom Register today!

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  • The Washington State Legislature has Adjourned

    April 26, 2021

    The Washington State Legislature adjourned on Sunday, April 25th and the 2021 Regular Legislative Session is now over. The Office of State Relations has posted a blog entry reviewing the Session.

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  • BE THE MATCH PANEL: advocacy organization managing the world’s largest marrow registry. 

    April 22, 2021

    The Whole U invites you, your family, and friends to join for an evening panel with Be The Match – an education, research and advocacy organization managing the world’s largest marrow registry. This registry is essential to connecting people living with life-threatening blood diseases and cancers, to life-saving donors—like YOU! A cure to cancer exists, but…

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  • State Relations Legislative Session Recap April 30th

    April 21, 2021

    With the Legislature nearing the end of its regular session on April 25th, the UW Office of State Relations will host a session recap on Friday, April 30th at 1:00 PM PDT. State Relations Director Joe Dacca will share highlights from session, review the budgets, and answer questions. To register for the meeting, click here…

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  • Jamilah Williams, Sustainable Seattle's Board Chair and professional staff at UW, answers questions from the Diversity Forum

    April 12, 2021

    Last month, the PSO hosted the 4th annual Diversity Forum. This year's event, attended by over 360 people, focused on "(re)building cultures of diversity, equity, and inclusion through policies, procedures and budgets". We were thrilled by the conversations and engagement; you can read our overview here. After we formally wrapped up, more questions came through…

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