WashU Human Resources

Financial and physical well-being programming, family care updates, employee resource reminders, and more, to help you thrive, personally and professionally.

Employee Financial Well-Being Resources

Dependent tuition benefit WashU’s dependent child tuition assistance benefit is available for dependent children of eligible employees who have completed at least seven consecutive full-time years of service (or the equivalent number of part-time years of service). Requests for the 2022-2023 academic year can now be submitted through the Bright Horizons EdAssist Solutions website. Please note that your request must be submitted no later than two weeks after the term start date. Learn more about the application process, benefit amounts, and deadlines on the Dependent Child Tuition Assistance webpage.

Tuition benefit for students with intellectual disabilities: SUCCEED Program

Part of the dependent tuition benefit includes accredited transition and post-secondary programs for students with intellectual disabilities. Learn more about the SUCCEED Program at University of Missouri – St. Louis online.

TIAA’s 1:1 in-person and virtual consultations

TIAA, WashU’s retirement account vendor, offers eligible employees free planning sessions to discuss retirement planning questions and needs to help you prepare today and for your future. Find an upcoming in-person consultation or schedule a virtual appointment online.

Learn about student loan forgiveness with Savi

WashU, in partnership with Savi and TIAA, wants to help employees manage their student loan repayment options and eligibility for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program. Complete a student loan checkup and see what Savi has to offer.

Staff short-term medical disability payment update

The Short-Term Medical Disability (STMD) payments for disabilities beginning on or after July 1, 2022, will be made by WashU on an employee’s regular payroll schedule instead of by Unum. The change to the payment process for STMD applies to new leaves starting on or after July 1, 2022. Employees on a STMD leave that started prior to July 1 will not have a change to their payment process. There are no other changes to the leaves process. Employees must still contact Unum to request a leave. Learn more about the process online.

Reminder: Check your paystub

July 1 starts WashU’s new fiscal year. Make sure to check your paystub in Workday to confirm your pay and other changes that will be reflected on July 15 paystubs for employees paid bi-weekly and July 29 for employees paid monthly.

Upcoming Physical Well-Being Events

Sign up for a health screening Benefit-eligible faculty, staff, postdoctoral appointees, and clinical fellows have three options to get screened: schedule an on-campus screening, visit your primary care doctor or book an appointment at a LabCorp near you. Participants receive a $50 Visa gift card (one per calendar year) upon screening completion. Get started now. Note: you will be asked to enter your WUSTL key and email through Health Advocate, our screening vendor. 

Upcoming screening events

MyWay to Health virtual wellness workshop

Sustainable Nutrition: For you and our planet
Wednesday, Aug. 24 from 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Presented by MyWay to Health Wellness Consultants Maggie Danforth, RD, LD, and Reshaunda Thornton, MS, RD, LD, CSSD This virtual wellness workshop will provide participants with simple nutrition hacks that can make a positive impact on our planet. Participants will also learn how to navigate the barriers keeping us from sustaining our health goals. Learn more and register for this workshop

Move into Mindfulness: Advanced series

In these series, we continue to build our present moment attention skills towards greater depths of stillness, cultivating the capacity to step out of the thinking mind into a space of rest, and peace of mind and body.

Upcoming Staff Learning & Development

Register for a virtual staff Learning & Development course.

‘Spring into Motion’ challenge team winner: SSSSST Team

Winning the team competition for this spring’s wellness challenge was a family affair. The SSSSST Team consists of members of the Sullivan family, who work across WashU’s Medical School Campus.Read how these colleagues and family members worked together to motivate each other and get in their steps.  

Support Your Family with WashU Benefits

Bright Horizons adult care coverage

Stress less about your elder loved ones’ care with dedicated support from your WashU Bright Horizons benefits. Reserve back-up adult/elder care, request accompaniment for your elder loves ones medical appointments, access a database of caregivers and companions, or access a network of senior care providers. Learn more, including how to register, online.

Additional adult care resources

WashU has multiple programs that provide resources for employees who may be responsible for caring for an older adult. National programs are also available to support you or your loved one’s needs through a variety of tools. Find caregiving resources online.

Enrollment open for 2022-2023 school year at Washington University Nursery School

Located on the Danforth Campus, this innovative and dynamic early childhood learning program has a limited number of spots available for children aged 2 years, 7 months through 5 years. Classes meet Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., September through May. Both half and full-day enrollment options are available. Interested parents can email or call 314-935-6689. Visit for additional information. 

Drive-in movie employee engagement event

Thursday, Aug. 4 at 8:00 p.m. Join us at our summer Thrive event on Aug. 4! Bring your friends and family or join coworkers and reconnect with our WashU community under the stars at WashU’s first drive-in movie night. This event will take place at the SkyView drive-in movie theater in Belleville, Il., and will feature two movies: The Goonies, followed by Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. WashU will cover admission fees. Employees and guests are responsible for additional purchases, such as concession items. Save your parking spot and RSVP now

Workplace Reminders

Code of Conduct training required by Sept. 30

Complete the university-required Code of Conduct annual recertification in Learn@Work by Sept. 30. View instructions

Learning & Development: Your Next Move

‘Your Next Move’ is a University college course that is free with your WashU employee tuition benefit. Learn necessary skills for making a successful transition to retirement and a fulfilling next chapter in your life.Learn more about this course, view the flyer, and register.

Child COVID-19 vaccination

The CDC recommends COVID-19 vaccines for young children ages 6 months and older. St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Washington University Physicians offer the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to kids 6 months – 4 years. Learn more and schedule an appointment

Helpful Employee Quick Links

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