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.

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!

Monday, May 29, 2017

Memorial Day, University Closed

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