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Working for HFS

Welcome to HFS! This page provides information you will need as a new employee to be successful in your job. Additional information and training will be provided by your supervisor.

Getting paid

A schedule of University paydays can be found at the UW Integrated Service Center website.

Pay periods for student staff

1st–15th 25th of same month
16th–end of month 10th of next month


Title IX notice

Title IX, Title VII, VAWA, Washington State law, and University of Washington policy collectively prohibit discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender expression, pregnant or parenting status, and LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) identity.

Anyone may contact the Office of the Title IX Coordinator about sex and gender discrimination, including sexual or gender-based harassment, sexual assault, intimate partner violence, stalking, and other forms of sexual misconduct. Anyone who has experienced these behaviors has the right to make a complaint to the University, report to the police, to both, or not at all.

Please see the Title IX website to learn more about how to report or make a formal complaint of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, or other sexual misconduct. You will also find information about supportive measures and the grievance procedures that are utilized for complaints of sexual harassment and other sexual misconduct. Students and employees have access to support measures and resources, whether or not they choose to make a complaint.

Office of the Title IX Coordinator
Valery Richardson, Title IX Coordinator
Mags Aleks, Deputy Title IX Coordinator
4311 11th Ave NE Seattle, WA 98105

Training guides and courses

Our goal at HFS is to provide the best possible service for all of our customers. In addition to excellent service, we work to ensure our student employees have a positive experience. To support your success, please complete the following trainings. Please complete all of the training courses, unless your supervisor has advised you that the course is not required for you. 

As you complete each course, be sure to write down the confirmation code you receive. You must provide your supervisor with a completed list of confirmation codes.

The Student Employment Welcome Guide

This guide is sent to student employees with the job offer and provides student employees with all of the information needed to get started, including what students need to accept the job offer and get paid. For UW Dining student employees, the welcome guide also provides an introduction to UW Dining and should be completed before attending the in-person orientation.

Read the Student Employment Welcome Guide

Washington State Food Worker Card

The safety and quality of the food we serve is important to us. UW Dining employees are required to have a valid Washington State food worker card. The card costs $10 to obtain or renew. Staff members must keep a copy of the card with them at work and submit a copy to the UW Dining Administration Office (located in 109 Terry Hall) before their first shift.

Get your Washington State Food Worker card

UW Dining Operational Safety

This training provides an overview of operational safety principles for all UW Dining locations. We will be covering several areas of focus that will help ensure a safe environment for UW Dining employees and guests.

Complete the Operational Safety course

UW Dining Mission and Values

This course is an introduction to UW Dining's Mission and Values. We will learn how these intersect with customer service, guide our daily work, and form the basis for our operational decisions.

Take the Mission and Values course

A Safe and Healthy Workplace

All staff are expected to complete this online training about your rights and responsibilities to and for a safe and healthy workplace.

Take the Safe and Healthy Workplace course

Food Allergens

It is important that all staff members who handle food be responsive to students' and other customers' food allergies.

Complete the Food Allergy Awareness training

Use of State Resources

University employees may not use state resources (including any person, money, or property) under their official control or direction or in their custody, for personal benefit or gain

Take the course on the Use of State Resources

Pronouns: Why They are Important

To support a welcoming and inclusive environment for students, staff and guests, HFS staff are asked to complete an introduction to an inclusive use of pronouns.

Complete the Pronouns training

Customer Service

Each of us plays an important role in supporting the student experience at the University of Washington. Whether you are working directly with students or supporting from behind the scenes, each of us has the opportunity to make someone's day.

Complete the Customer Service training

Back Safety

All staff members who are required to lift 20 pounds as part of their job duties must complete the UW's Back Safety Training. This includes all UW Dining employees and some other units as well. If you are unsure if this applies to you, please confirm with your manager whether to complete this training.

Take the Back Safety course

COVID 19 Safety

A University-wide training has been developed by Environmental Health & Safety to ensure all UW staff are well-informed about how to keep our community safe.

Go to the UW Covid 19 Safety training

Safety of Minors

All UW employees are legally mandated reporters of suspected child abuse or neglect. This Safety of Minors online course will provide you the needed information to uphold your responsibility as a UW employee.

Take the Safety of Minors course

Cashier Training

This course is required for all staff who operate cash registers. Please ask your supervisor if you should complete this course.

Go to the Cashier Training course

Asbestos General Awareness

All staff members must take this training to learn how to recognize and report the possible presence of asbestos in the workplace.

Complete the Asbestos Awareness training

Fire Extinguisher Training

Being able to properly use a fire extinguisher is important for workplace safety. In this course you will learn about the different types of fire extinguishers and how to use them.

Go to the Fire Extinguisher training course

Inside HFS 101

This course is designed for staff who use InsideHFS, the Microsoft SharePoint site used to store documents and manage internal processes. The vast majority of UW Dining student employees will not complete this course, unless working in an office. Please ask your supervisor if you should complete this course.

Take the Inside HFS 101 course

PCI Compliance Training

This course is required for any student staff who interact with credit cards or cash registers.

Go to the PCI Compliance training

Title IX: Husky Prevention and Response

This 90-minute training is required for all UW students, staff, and faculty and is designed to help all Huskies learn about sex- and gender-based violence and discrimination. After completing the course you will receive a certificate. Please print the certificate and give it to your supervisor with the rest of your confirmation codes. As a student employee you are expected to complete both the Employee Course and the Student Course.

Complete the Title IX: Husky Prevention and Response Training Course


In the spring, managers nominate students for the following awards: Exceptional Customer Service, Leadership Excellence, Outstanding Job Knowledge, Outstanding Reliability, and Outstanding Teamwork. This could be you!