Human Resources

Welcome to the Office of Human Resources at Willamette University!

Willamette University enjoys all the benefits of the Pacific Northwest: forests, rivers, mountains and coastline nearby; a commitment to the environment; a relaxed, creative and civic-minded culture; and vibrant arts and music scenes. We are located in Salem, Oregon’s capital. The city of 152,000 is the epicenter of state government, law and business — and our campus is right across the street from the Capitol Building. We are an independent, privately supported college.

We hope you will find the information and resources you need about Willamette University's employment, benefits, and programs helpful. Please contact us with any questions you may have.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

12:00–1:30 p.m.
It is time to celebrate you, our employees! As spring semester comes to a close, we want to invite you to The Willamette Employee Awards Luncheon on May 24, 2017, in the Cat Cavern. This is a widely attended annual event that celebrates Employees of the Year and Years of Service Anniversaries.

All WU staff are invited to the Willamette Employee Awards Luncheon. However, you must register to attend, we still have a few spots available. Registration will close on Friday, May 19th, at noon.
Please take a moment to look at the 2017 Employee of the Year nominees and congratulate them. We will announce the winners of our three Employee of the Year categories at the Willamette Employee Awards Luncheon on May 24th. 
To read more about the Employee of the Year awards, see the list of 2017 nominees, and to register for the Willamette Employee Awards Luncheon, please visit: 

Monday, May 29, 2017

Memorial Day, University Closed

The University will be closed on Monday, May 29th in honor of Memorial Day.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

12:00 pm

Offered through Cascade Centers, our Employee Assistance Program:

Estate planning for a disabled or special needs family member is difficult and requires specialized tools to ensure life-long care, including retention of any assets that a disabled family member may have or receive, and retention of any government entitlements. We will focus on life and long-term care planning for special needs families. Topics to be discussed are life planning options for a disabled individual (powers of attorney, healthcare directives, conservatorships and guardianships), Medicaid and Social Security programs, ways to preserve the assets of a disabled person and options for families who would like to provide for their disabled loved one in their estate plans. Join us and take an active role in planning your loved one's future.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Independence Day, University Closed

The University will be closed on Tuesday, July 4th in honor of Independence Day.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

9:00 a.m.

Offered through Cascade Centers, our Employee Assistance Program:

The goal of this presentation is to give you a better understanding of how Social Security retirement benefits work, so you can make an informed decision when you become eligible to receive benefits. Deciding when to collect Social Security benefits will be one of the most important financial decisions you make. Your choice will have lifelong consequences for you and your spouse, so it's essential to understand all of your options and make a prudent decision.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

12:00 PM

Offered through Cascade Centers, our Employee Assistance Program:

There is so much more to communications than the spoken word, in fact, over 60 percent of your message is communicated without words. Participants in this session will learn about non-verbal communication, communication channels through social media, and perceptions of communication through one's appearance.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Labor Day, University Closed

The University will be closed on Monday, September 4th in honor of Labor Day.