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Human Resources Forms & Information

Are you a current Western employee looking for HR forms or information?

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Our Mission

Human Resources

Supporting and strengthening the Western community.

Our faculty and staff embody the strength of our university’s commitment to prepare students for lifelong learning with a solid liberal arts foundation. The Human Resources office supports the Western Colorado University mission by providing the campus community with professional consulting, guidance and service in all employment-related matters.

To review our Handbook for Professional Personnel, click here.

HR Supports Employees

The Human Resources department is dedicated to education and communication, so employees are aware of our many opportunities, programs and services.

Our Values

Communication: We strive to listen first, then to be clear, practical, logical and concise in our communication. We believe proactive communication fosters trust and collegial working relationships.

Employee Relations: We work to be the first resource for employee work-life issues. We believe in two-way communication to solve workplace problems fairly, early on and at the lowest level that is practical in the institutional structure. We support a culture that celebrates employee success.

Programs & Services: We aim to provide quality services and programs in the most effective form, with easily accessible information to both anticipate and meet the needs of our employees.

Consulting: We remain well informed on topics affecting employees and the administration of human resources in order to provide innovative ideas for services, policies and strategies.

Western Colorado University Equal Opportunity Policy


Disclaimer: While we make every effort to keep information on our webpages accurate and up-to-date, we cannot guarantee that it always will be. If you see something that should be corrected, updated or a link that does not work, please send us an email. Be sure to identify the problem and give the full URL of the document in your letter.

Unless otherwise noted, the web information may not represent official statements or views of Western Colorado University.

Additional Resources


This page contains links to some of Western’s employment policies. Prospective employees are encouraged to read and familiarize themselves with these policies.


Fax: 970.943.2277

For student employees:

970.943.3028

Paula Giavasis
Financial Aid Counselor
Student Financial Services
Taylor Hall 314
Gunnison, CO 81231

For faculty and staff:

970.943.2058

EMAIL: HR@western.edu

FAX: 970.943.2277

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