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, February 22, 2017

10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Please open your calendar, and save the date for the upcoming employee Benefits and Wellness Fair on Wednesday, February 22nd. At the fair, there will be lots of great information on how you and your family can make the most of your Willamette benefits. You can also learn ways to save using your flex account. Get wellness tips and information to keep you and your loved ones healthy and happy. There is always something new for all employees to discover.
Highlights:
  • Over 20 health and wellness vendors to motivate you and answer any questions you have.
  • Representatives from Added Choice, Kaiser Permanente, and LifeMap Dental.
  • There will be drawings, door prizes, and many giveaways!
  • You will be able to make changes to your benefits. Open Enrollment for 2017 ends Friday, February 24th. Changes made during this time will go into effect on April 1, 2017
We look forward to seeing you at the Fair.

February 22 - 23, 2017

8:00–5:00 p.m.

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

Friday, February 24, 2017

Open Enrollment is your annual opportunity to evaluate and make changes to your Willamette University benefit elections including your health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, retirement savings, and flexible spending accounts. All benefit changes must be made by Friday, February 24, 2017 and will be effective on April 1, 2017. Please see the Open Enrollment page for more details.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

9:00 AM

Offered through Cascade Centers, our Employee Assistance Program:

Organizational change often makes way for progress and, ultimately, success, but can be painful and anxiety producing in the process. In this workshop, we will examine the concept of organizational change, typical expectations and realities, and strategies for successfully managing change, both personally and as part of the organization.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Noon

Offered through Cascade Centers, our Employee Assistance Program:

In this webinar, we will discuss the process of grief and loss from the perspective of losing a loved one, whether it was expected or sudden. The stages of grief will be covered, and tips on how to move through the process will be provided. Ways to honor the loved one will be shared (through a process called 'ritual construction') and various potentially healing techniques will also be covered.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

9:00 am

Offered through Cascade Centers, our Employee Assistance Program:

Research supports that happy people feel better, do better, and live better. While this is great news, it still begs the question: Why? And, more importantly, how? During this session, we will explore the history and research behind this concept of happiness, how it relates to the various facets of your life, and what intentional activities you can do to increase your life satisfaction and fulfillment. There are many pathways to happiness, so let's get your journey started!