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Academic HR News
- Promotion and Tenure: Recent changes to the Faculty Code, Section 24-54, have resulted in updates to the review process. Please review the Promotion Review Process Flow Chart that delineates the process (with changes).
Forms for paid sick leave, family care leave, and leave covered under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) have been updated effective August 1, 2013. Please visit the AHR website here to access these forms. Please continue to follow your academic unit's procedures for scheduling a leave of absence.
Mandatory reporting of suspected child abuse and neglect. RCW Chapter 26.44 was expanded to inlude employees of higher education as mandatory reporters. For more information, please read the Administrative Policy Statement and Minors at the UW.
Background Checks. The University requires a background check for all employees (staff and faculty) being hired into a safety/security-sensitive position or those that are subject to the Washington State Child And Adult Abuse Law (CAAL). CAAL covers those who "will or may have unsupervised access" to special populations including: children under 16 years of age; developmentally disabled adults; or vulnerable adults. The University has identified academic units where these positions most reside. To this end, effective July 1, 2013 all new faculty (full-time and part-time) being hired into the Education, Nursing, or Social Work Programs must pass a backround check prior to employment. For all other units, it is the dean/director's responsibility to determine if a new faculty will be working with any of the above populations and, therefore, require a background check. Please contact Alison Navarrete at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and/or to initiate a background check.
Open Faculty Positions
Information about current positions seeking applicants is located on the UW Academic Human Resources website. Find detailed information HERE.
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