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.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

10:00–11:00 a.m.
Social Security 101, University Services - Mt. Washington

A FREE workshop by the Social Security Administration. Get answers to your questions about Social Security benefits and retirement options. Tuesday, April 4th in the Mt. Washington Conference Room, University Services building. Contact Katie Lahey at for more information.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

9:00 AM

Offered through Cascade Centers, our Employee Assistance Program:

Home ownership is often one of the largest investments a person makes during their lifetime. There are many financial implications to this decision, especially when 30-year loans are involved. Our class provides the perspectives you need to consider – whether you’re buying your first home or you’re back in the market to buy another. Join us as we discuss down payment requirements, finding a good realtor, credit requirements and the importance of shopping for the best mortgage terms.

April 14, 2017

We are accepting nominations for the 2017 Employees of the Year Awards starting March 13th, and ending April 14th
To submit a nomination online please go here to review the guidelines, criteria, and nomination form. Nomination forms are available in the Human Resources office, as well as paper copies of the guidelines and criteria.
Award winners will be announced at the annual ACE Awards Luncheon, which will be held on May 24th. Registration to attend the luncheon will open in mid-April, but mark your calendars now. We look forward to celebrating our outstanding employees!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017


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!

2:30–3:30 p.m.
ACE Awards Luncheon

Monday, May 29, 2017

Memorial Day, University Closed

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