Work Life

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Welcome to WorkLife

Promoting personal/professional balance at Washington State University

Faculty, Administrative Professionals, Civil Service Staff, Undergraduate/Graduate students - Are you interested in making a difference?  If so, consider joining the Work Life Advisory Committee. Please fill out an application.

Individuals are frequently challenged to coordinate shifting priorities at home and work.

Washington State University encourages and supports its faculty and staff to enhance the quality of their lives. By striving for balance within their work and personal lives, employees can improve their own well being by:

  • Accessing services
  • Educating themselves through information
  • Making positive lifestyle choices
  • Explore your Work/Life options


Within our website you will find:

  • Information About Us (committee members, meeting material, guidelines, and application to be a members of the Work/Life Advisory Committee)
  • Why Work at WSU (who, what, why, where, and what we offer)
  • Events (events that Work/Life supports on and off campus)
  • WSU Resources (employee assistance, HRS, Payroll, career, transportation, student services, health and wellness)
  • Other Resources (resources to states and cities, childcare, elder care, safety, environmental, volunteer, debt management, financial tools.



Please see below and mark your calendars:

     The Worklife Advisory Committee is committed to bringing to our WSU community regularly scheduled noon-hour forums aimed to help you balance your work-life responsibilities.  

     By inviting professionals to share vital information in their areas of expertise about current local and global topics, we desire to provide you with diversity and enrichment. 

     Please join us as we welcome a variety of guests throughout the academic year for our Brown Bag Lunch Series, held in a central campus location each month from 12:10-12:50 pm usually on Wednesdays. Feel free to bring your lunch and enjoy our presentations.

***Look for us in WSU Announcements*** 

MARCH - Emotional:

"Come! Sit! Stay! Training Service Dogs on Campus" with Dr. Linda Hardesty on Wednesday, March 6th, 2013.  We are happy to welcome back Linda with her new puppy, Reggie, a 17-month-old Golden Retriever, after an overwhelming response to last year's presentation.  Linda and her husband, Dan, volunteer to train puppies right here on our WSU campus to become service dogs through Canine Companions for Independence (CCI), a non-profit service agency.

APRIL - Financial:

"WSU College of Business Economic Goals and Outlook" with Joseph B. Harris in Lighty 405.  Through his lifelong career experience as an entrepreneur, Director of The Small Business Development Center, and current Director of Washington State University EDA University Center, and Adjunct Professor of the WSU Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, Joe Harris will discuss what the future holds.

"Individual Taxes and Recent Changes" with Darcy Costello on April 1st, 2013 in LIghty

MAY - Environmental:

We will continue to keep you updated with the details of each theme's presenters and their topics.

Click here to see a list of former Brown Bag events.


Check it out!

Sustainable Mobility Options

Bridgette Brady, CAPP Director, WSU Parking & Transportation  Services introduced bike sharing and Zimride programs that can help reduce WSU's carbon footprint.

“Transportation is a significant consideration in our worklife experience.  Mobility needs for those living on or near campus may be different from those commuting from outlying communities.  Parking and Transportation Services hosts access to a variety of resources to place you with options that best suit."

For more information please visit:



Contact  Work/Life Advisory Committee

Disclaimer: The Work/Life Committee does not endorse or represent any resources listed within this website as recommended by the University.


News & Events

Membership Application - The Work/Life Advisory Committee is looking for new members

Meditation Workshops

Caregiver Web Site

Clinic to Offer Free Support Group for Veteran Families

WSU's Cancer Information Center Expands

GPSA: Childcare Subsidy

The Graduate & Professional Student Association has passed a bill subsidizing evening child care for children of graduate students.


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