Office of Procedures, Records, and Forms Business Policies and Procedures Manual

SAFETY AND SECURITY
50.21
Revised 6-04

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   Office of Finance and Administration
   509-335-5524

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Solicitation


Definition

A solicitor is one who contacts WSU staff, faculty, or students for the purpose of canvassing, petitioning, and/or merchandising, including buying or selling.

Applicability

This policy applies to solicitation within the boundaries of WSU-owned or controlled property. (WAC 504-35-030(5))

This policy also applies to solicitation contacts made by telephone, facsimile machine, e-mail, or any other means of contacting WSU staff, faculty, or students.

Prior Approval

Solicitors may contact WSU staff, faculty, and/or students with appropriate approval.

  • Before contacting WSU staff, faculty, and/or students, a solicitor must obtain written approval from the Office of Finance and Administration.
  • The Office of Finance and Administration specifies the conditions of solicitation. The conditions may specify individuals to be contacted, specific times contact is appropriate, and/or acceptable locations for the contact.

Vendors

WSU’s Purchasing Services coordinates the activities of vendor representatives. See BPPM 70.11 for procedures vendor representatives use to contact WSU employees.