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UWF staff nominated for 2024 Distinguished Staff Award

Meet Facilities' 2024 honorees and learn what inspires them

The UW's Distinguished Staff Award (DSA) is the University's highest staff honor, recognizing employees who exemplify excellence in collaboration, innovation, impact, career achievement, and diversity, equity and inclusion. Winners of the DSA are announced in May.

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UW Facilities Blog

More than 1,100 people help manage and operate the University's buildings, infrastructure and land. From construction to cleaning, grounds maintenance to garages, real estate to recycling, architects to accountants, planning to power supply and more, UW Facilities staff make sure the University of Washington is ready for business each day. This blog tells their stories.