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Human Resources

HR's Strategic Plan & Mission Statement


Mission Statement

In support of CWU’s mission, vision and core values, Human Resources champions its most valuable resource – its PEOPLE.


Vision Statement

HR aspires to:

Learn and address our employees’ needs
Do great work with passion, commitment, and innovation
Live the mission of Central Washington University


Statement of Core Values

Our efforts are guided by:

Dignity and Respect




HR Priorities in Support of the CWU Mission

CWU’s Department of Human Resources intersects and touches every aspect of university life. The three strategic foci are based upon the needs of the university, informed by best practices in the HR field, and inspired by HR staff’s collective ambition to serve the individual and shared concerns of CWU employees:

I. Ensure that operational, transactional, and legally mandated HR responsibilities are managed effectively.

II. Build the capacity for a more transformational focus.

III. Focus on the entire life cycle of CWU employees.

Inherent in each focus are the values of difference and inclusion which, when done well, accentuate the warm and welcoming climate we wish to foster on our campus and to the larger community in which CWU is situated.

This strategic plan represents HR’s review of its mission keeping in mind the dynamic forces and subsequent changes which occur within and outside the university community.  Sometimes these changes can be anticipated and sometimes these changes are sudden, unexpected, and demand quick and innovative transitions.  Our strength and strategic value to the university is our cumulative knowledge of the CWU workforce and our ability to leverage and influence CWU’s human resources.  This plan identifies the top priorities that we will continually address in order to achieve and maintain our mission, adhere to our values, progress towards our vision, and lay the groundwork for lithe and adaptive responses to capricious events.

The HR Strategic Plan is grounded in the goals and objectives outlined in the CWU Strategic Plan, our objectives and strategies address each of its broad priorities. Subsequently, results of this plan will be reported as outlined and required by the CWU Strategic Plan.

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