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Human Resources
Mitchell 1st Floor, MS: 7425
Phone: (509) 963-1202
Fax: (509) 963-1733
HR@cwu.edu

Select Benefit Options, Complete Required Forms & Trainings, and Other Important Information

Get acquainted with services and policies offered at Central and complete important forms and training.

  • Review Health and Retirement Options and Complete Enrollment

    Now is the time to select your benefit options and fill out/return any necessary paperwork.

    Completed enrollment forms, all located in the Benefits packet you received at your New Employee Welcome session, must be returned to the Human Resources Department in Mitchell Hall by deadlines specified below.

    More about Insurance Eligibility

    Questions about health and retirement benefits should be directed to:

    Melany Peterson
    Benefits Representative
    (509) 963-2269
    Melany.Peterson@cwu.edu

    1. Review your health benefit options

    Please take the time to review the University’s health benefit options presented to you at your New Employee Welcome session and make your elections carefully. For more information, visit the following web page:

    1. Complete health benefit enrollment and, if needed, verify eligible dependents

    Complete the forms you received at your New Employee Welcome session to elect your health benefits or waive coverage. For more information, visit the following web page:

    All health benefit enrollment forms must be returned to the Human Resources Department in Mitchell Hall within 31 days of hire. If you fail to return all needed forms by the deadline, you will be defaulted into specific plans as outlined in the “Required forms and timelines” section of the Health Care Authority’s website.

    In addition, if you are enrolling dependents such as a spouse or child, you will need to include documentation to verify each dependent's relationship.

    Please review the Washington State Health Care Authority’s Dependent Verification instructions for a list of acceptable documents.

    1. Review your retirement options and complete enrollment

    You learned about the University’s retirement plans at your recent New Employee Welcome session. Before making your retirement choices, you might also visit the Retirement Plans web page for links to comprehensive information for each retirement option.

    All retirement benefit enrollment forms for classified staff must be returned to the Human Resources Department in Mitchell Hall within 90 days of hire.

    All retirement benefit enrollment forms for exempt staff must be returned to the Human Resources Department in Mitchell Hall within 30 days of hire.

  • Complete the Conflict of Interest (COI) Disclosure

    The disclosure will be sent to your CWU Outlook e-mail account from Compliance@cwu.edu within 7 days of starting work.

    Promptly answer the questions in the COI disclosure.

  • Complete Required Training

    Learning and Development

    Now is the time to continue completing required training as specified in CWU’s CWUP 2-30-260 Training and Development policy as well as in WAC 357-34.

    Non-supervising employees access your required trainings on the Required Training for Staff web page.

    Supervisors access your required trainings on the Required Training for Supervisors web page.

  • Explore Systems Learning Opportunities

    Ensuring you have the process skills and system skills to do your job is another important part of your success here at CWU. Multiple departments and offices offer training and business process information to meet your learning needs for these skills. For more information, visit the following web page:

    • Recommended Learning web page > See Systems Learning (for employees with system access) once on the web page
  • Review Payroll Information

    Payroll Services provides expert advice when it comes to your paycheck, payday, direct deposit, W-4’s, and more.

  • Review Policies and Procedures
    1. Key Policies & Procedures

    Take the time now to review the key policies and procedures that pertain to you in your position. Log into MyCWU > |Employee| tab > Policies & Procedures.

    Questions about employee leave should be directed to your supervisor or HR at (509) 963-1202.

    1. Other University Policies & Procedures

    In addition to the key policies that pertain to your specific employee classification, you have a responsibility to familiarize yourself with other University policies and procedures as they relate to your employment. Log into MyCWU > |Employee| tab > Policies & Procedures > General Employee Policies.

    At the very least, you should gain some familiarity with the following policies/procedures:

    • CWUP 2-0 Employee Policies
      • 2-35 Equal Opportunity Policies and Programs:

    This policy pertains to equal opportunity at Central Washington University. CWU provides a workplace that promotes personal integrity, civility, and mutual respect in an inclusive environment free of sexual misconduct and discrimination. We are committed to helping those who feel they may have experienced sexual harassment or other forms of discrimination. Make sure you understand this policy as well as who to go to for assistance, if needed.

    • 2-40 Ethics, Health and Safety, and Compliance:

    This policy pertains to ethics at Central Washington University. Employees boost their own success potential when they are familiar with and understand the laws and policies governing ethics in the workplace as they apply to their employment. Take the time to familiarize yourself with this policy as well as our website on Ethics in the Workplace.

    • 2-40-70 Conflict of Interest in Relationships:

    This policy has to do with personal relationships between employees at Central Washington University. A conflict of interest (related to relationships) arises when “a reasonable possibility exists that a consensual relationship between an employee and a student or another employee may give, or perceive to give, one of them an unfair advantage or disadvantage.” Take the time now to educate yourself about the Conflict of Interest in Relationships policy.

    Questions about policies and procedures should be directed to your supervisor or HR at (509) 963-1202.

  • Get to Know the Services Offered Through Service Desk

    CWU Service Desk provides a single point of contact for faculty, staff, students, alumni, and parents requesting technology-related services and support.

  • Review CWU Technology Guide

    Information Services has put together a technology guide that addresses the most frequently asked questions related to technology at CWU.

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