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Training Links

There are multiple sources of training for administrative and financial systems, and for learning University policy or procedures. Below is a guide to resources for the major training areas:

Gift Funds Management

UW Advancement

ADVANCE Training Courses: System used to manage gift receipts and advancement activities

Ethics Laws

Internal Audit

Ethics Training: Online course is in development

Payroll Operations

Payroll Office

Payroll Online Systems: including OPUS, Time Reporting, UW Timesheet and Payroll Reports.

Employee Onboarding

Human Resources

New Employee Orientation and Benefits Orientation for Faculty and Staff


Key policy trainings, including prevention of sexual harassment, non-discrimination and affirmative action, conflict of interest, drug free workplace, whistle-blower protections, and public records.


Procurement Services

Intro to Procurement Desktop Reports
Procard Training
(Administrator and Cardholder)
Intro to Buying in eProcurement
Intro to Preparing a NonPO Invoice
Intro to Preparing an eReimbursement

Grants & Contracts

Grant & Contract Accounting; Post Award Fiscal Compliance; Office of Sponsored Programs; ORIS

GCA Training

PAFC Training and Cost Share Videos
Office of Research Training


Information Technology (IT)
UW Information Technology (UW-IT)


Workshops: Catalyst, Computing Fundamentals, Design & Graphics, Digital Audio, Digital Video, Document Creation, Spreadsheets and Databases, Web Publishing and Custom Workshops
Financial and Administrative Systems

Online training for both heritage mainframe systems and also for new web-based tools: Financial Accounting System (FAS), Budget System (BGT), Purchasing Accounting System (PAS), Student Data Base (SDB), MyFinancial.desktop, Decision Support, Payroll online systems (OPUS, OWLS)


Fixed Asset Management

Equipment Inventory Office (EIO)

Oasis Online Asset System: the University of Washington's Fixed Asset Management System.


Travel Office

eTravel Hands On Training and Travel Policy and Procedures Class

Asbestos Training

Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S)

Asbestos Awareness Training (online)

This training is required annually by all employees and must be tracked and documented by each department.

Training & Development

Professional and Organizational Development (POD)

POD quarterly course listings:

Interpersonal Communication, Written Communication, Benefits/Worklife, Diversity, Fiscal Procedures and Management, Labor Relations and Labor/Management, Leadership, For New Employees, Personal Growth, Professional Growth, Project Management

Hiring Process

Human Resources

The UWHIRES system is used to set up personnel requisitions and manage the hiring process. Classes are offered through POD.