General Guidance (includes Postdoctoral Scholars)

Units must include the language below in the new offer letter.

New Offer Letter Language

Under Washington State Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14.2, University of Washington (UW) workers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof thereof, or receive a UW-approved medical or religious exemption. For more information, visit https://www.washington.edu/coronavirus/vaccination-requirement.

This offer is contingent upon the UW verifying your vaccination status or approving an exemption request prior to the start date of your appointment. If you wish to be considered for a medical or religious exemption, you are expected to request an exemption by notifying your UW hiring unit as soon as possible, but no later than two weeks before your start date.

Failure to provide proof of vaccination or to obtain a UW-approved exemption prior to the appointment start date may result in a withdrawal of this offer.

Unpaid Academics, including Emeritus, Moving to Paid Status

When an unpaid academic moves into paid status, units must prepare a new offer/appointment letter and include the language below.

New Offer/Appointment Letter Language

Under Washington State Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14.2, University of Washington (UW) workers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof thereof, or receive a UW-approved medical or religious exemption. For more information, visit https://www.washington.edu/coronavirus/vaccination-requirement.

This offer is contingent upon the UW verifying your vaccination status or approving an exemption request prior to the start date of your appointment. If you wish to be considered for a medical or religious exemption, you are expected to request an exemption with the UW appointing unit as soon as possible, but no later than two weeks before your start date.

Failure to provide proof of vaccination or to obtain a UW-approved exemption prior to the appointment start date may result in a withdrawal of this offer.