New website to support UW’s working parents

Dear colleagues,


The surge of COVID-19 cases and winter’s arrival will create new challenges for our employee caregivers. Holidays, school breaks and illness among family members and caregivers will force many employees to adjust their caregiving plans.


UW Human Resources has created a new landing page to make it easier for managers and employees to access and navigate caregiver supportsChild and family care during COVID-19 includes links to information about child care and elder care, flexibility at work, at-home learning resources and self-care resources. I encourage you to promote this new resource through your website and internal communication channels.


Now is also a great time to remind your employees about UW’s backup care programs. Backup care is available in-home and in child care centers and can be a good option when employees need time to focus on a project or their regular caregiver will be unavailable. Employees are eligible for a fixed number of backup care uses each calendar year and can be encouraged to make the most of this benefit as 2020 draws to a close. 


Thank you for your continued efforts to support our UW working families and providing maximum flexibility for all employees during this prolonged, difficult time. 





Mindy Kornberg J.D.

Vice President for Human Resources

University of Washington


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