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, January 17, 2017

9:00 AM

Offered through Cascade Centers, our Employee Assistance Program:

The MIT AgeLab has identified three simple questions you should ask yourself to assess how prepared you are to live well in retirement: Who will change my light bulbs? How will I get an ice cream cone? Who will I have lunch with? What do these questions have to do with retirement planning? A lot more than you may think. They actually uncover important factors that will determine your future quality of life and serve as a starting point for planning a satisfying retirement. When it comes to retirement planning, we're inclined to focus on accumulating assets and making sure we spend our money wisely. But while our biggest fear may be outliving our wealth, there's an even greater risk of: Losing our independence due to ailing health, being unable to access the big and small things that make us happy, and facing a decline in the number of friends in our social network.

Monday, February 6, 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, February 21, 2017

12:00 PM

Offered through Cascade Centers, our Employee Assistance Program:

This webinar will go over Internet safety: The benefits and pitfalls of Internet use and developmental guidelines for Internet use and oversight. We will also examine the emotional and social tolls of Internet use by children and how to address and prevent cyber bullying.

February 20 - 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.

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.

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.