BPPM Revision #474

July 28, 2016

These BPPM revisions include the following changes:

Improper Governmental Actions (Whistleblower Act) 10.20

This revision:

  • Clarifies that the State Auditor’s Office must initiate an investigation in order for an employee who files an assertion of improper governmental action to be considered a whistleblower under the Whistleblower Act.
  • Adds a summary of additional protection and reporting procedures that apply to whistleblower assertions related to federal grants and contracts, in accordance with National Institues of Health requirements.
  • Adds the Dean of the WSU North Puget Sound at Everett campus to the list of WSU “public officials” for the purpose of submitting reports of improper governmental actions.

Tables:  All-University Records Retention Schedule (90.01)

This revision updates various records series on the All-University Records Retention Schedule in accordance with changes requested by the State Records Committee. The revision also updates the overview of the University’s records retention and disposition requirements.

The All-University Records Retention Schedule is divided into 17 tables by functional group. Each of the tables in the All-University Records Retention Schedule includes changes:

  • Administrative–Executive Level Records (Dean and above)
  • Administrative–General Office Operations
  • Accounting/Fiscal Records
  • Information Services Records
  • Legal Files
  • Library Services Records
  • Mail Services Records
  • Payroll and Personnel Records
  • Property Management Records
  • Public Affairs and Public Disclosure Records
  • Purchasing Records
  • Records Management Files
  • Research and Sponsored Projects Records
  • Safety Records
  • Security Records
  • Student Records
  • Travel Records