Human Resources

Supplemental COVID-19 Leave Pay Extended through April 15, 2020

hr@seattleu.edu
206-296-5870
Rianna 200

Lobby Hours
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM, the front door will remain locked. 

Please ring the doorbell for assistance. Visitors are highly encouraged to schedule an appointment whenever possible before being seen in person. 

2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Seattle University is directing all faculty and staff to work remotely unless they have an essential or critical need for being on campus. The policy is in full effect Friday, March 20, at noon. In areas which serve our students or manage public safety, we will move to critical staff only. Each division leader and Dean will make the determination on those staff roles where an employee’s physical presence on campus is critical and will communicate this to the staff in their respective area. Vice Presidents and Deans will be working remotely as well.

During this time of disruption, the Office of Human Resources is available to serve our campus community. Most of our HR team is working remotely, available on email, phone and Zoom appointments throughout each day. We will also have minimum core staff in the office. One HR leader and one administrative staff member will be present on campus with core hours from 9-3pm.

We are fortunate that many employment and benefit transactions can be done electronically.  Our core team will ensure that the following tasks that may rely on paper or fax will still be addressed promptly in service to our employees:

  • Employment verifications
  • Leave of absences applications
  • I-9 forms for all new hires
  • Unemployment claims and Fidelity payment requests for former employees
  • Tuition remission forms
  • Legal documents or notifications

While we are attempting to observe an appropriate level of social distancing during this time, whenever possible, please schedule an appointment to see someone in person in the HR offices. Also, be aware that although the HR offices will be open during the hours of 9-3pm, the front door will remain locked. Visitors will be asked to ring the doorbell for assistance, which also supports that visitors are highly encouraged to schedule an appointment whenever possible before being seen in person.

Lastly, if you are experiencing symptoms of illness, please refrain from visiting our offices in person, and call or email for assistance. We ask for your patience as we work to respond to the inquiries and needs we are receiving from our community. 

Notice of Compassion:

Seattle University is an inclusive community, and we deeply value the diversity of our community. We are committed to fostering a community that not only values diversity, but also models the principles of inclusive excellence throughout the university. To that end, it is critical that we equip ourselves with facts and each take on the responsibility of dismantling the myths and stigmas that have resulted in rampant ignorance and discrimination. And while we’ve not received any reports of harassment or discrimination on campus related to COVID-19, it is essential that we continue to share accurate information during this time of heightened concern. We must stay committed to our Jesuit values of inclusion, respect and care for the whole person. Important facts to know:

  • COVID-19 does not recognize race, nationality or ethnicity.
  • Wearing a mask does not mean a person is ill.
  • You can interrupt stigma by sharing accurate information.
  • Speak up if you hear, see or read misinformation or witness or experience harassment or discrimination.
  • As always, you may report concerns of discrimination to the Office of Institutional Equity (206-296-2824; oie@seattleu.edu).