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.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

9:00 am - 2:00 pm
The flu season is fast approaching and the single best way to keep from getting and spreading the flu according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is to get a flu shot. To help protect yourself, your loved ones, and your colleagues we will be holding two convenient on-site flu clinics in Alumni Lounge. The immunization is free of charge at our clinics and is open to all of our employees, retirees, and spouses and domestic partners. Please schedule your flu shot appointment through WISE. Please see the instructions for assistance.
9:00–10:00 a.m.

Offered through Cascade Centers, our Employee Assistance Program:

My Secure Advantage (MSA) is a unique financial wellness program available to employees nationwide. Come hear about your opportunity to work with a Money Coach to overcome financial stress and achieve your financial dreams. During the webinar, a Money Coach will discuss common financial issues and goals they have addressed with MSA members like you. You will discover that speaking with a Money Coach is convenient and confidential, and that we encourage spouses to work together. Don't let one of your best employee benefits go unused! Join us and hear how the MSA program can become your first step toward financial peace of mind!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

9:00 - 10:00 am

Offered through Cascade Centers, our Employee Assistance Program:

It’s tricky to manage your credit scores and debt. Through our presentation you will gain the knowledge of how to best use and manage credit. We will help explain credit reports and credit scores. We’ll also go over the pros and cons of different credit cards, interest rates and payment plans. We know there are plenty of people with completely different situations, so we provide the chance to answer individual questions and address specific challenges. Join us to receive information on the tools you need to improve and maintain your credit.

Tuesday, October 20, 2016

11:00–12:00 p.m.

Offered through Cascade Centers, our Employee Assistance Program:

This training addresses the impact of stress on sleep and key principles for getting better rest, including mindfulness and guided imagery. Information regarding causes of insomnia, and its impact are also addressed.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

9:00 - 10:00 am

Offered through Cascade Centers, our Employee Assistance Program:

The holidays ought to be a special, fun time of year. But for many people the stress of time and money take away from the enjoyment of the season. Our presentation will show how planning and budgeting can relieve the financial stress. We’ll offer well-timed shopping tips and share easy to follow ideas on using technology to enhance your shopping experience. Additionally, we invite you to take a look at a few holiday traditions and consider some alternatives that might save you precious money and time. Join us as we present ideas on how to keep the holidays cheery!

October 25nd through October 27, 2016

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Schedule a one-on-one appointment with a Retirement Counselor to ask specific questions and receive estimates of your retirement benefits.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

(2-hr early release) Thanksgiving Holiday
The University will be closing at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, November 23rd, prior to the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

November 24, 2016 - November 25, 2016

Thanksgiving Holiday, University Closed
The University will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 24 and Friday, Nov. 25  in honor of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM PST

Offered through Cascade Centers, our Employee Assistance Program:

Holidays can become a stressful time rather than a pleasurable time. Gain awareness of your specific stressors and discover to lower your stress level to have a better holiday.

Friday, December 23, 2016 - Monday, January 2, 2017

Winter Break
The University will be closed starting on Friday, December 23rd, through Monday, January 2, 2017. Regular office hours resume Tuesday, January 3, 2017. Best wishes for a happy holiday season and an excellent New Year from Willamette University!