Office of Procedures, Records, and Forms

BPPM Revision Memorandum


July 1, 1999

TO: Manual Users
FROM: Ralph Jenks, Manager
SUBJECT: Business Policies and Procedures Manual
Revision Letter Number One Hundred Forty-Three


This BPPM revision includes the following changes:

Renting University Facilities, Equipment or Services 20.40

This revision adds a requirement for all rental agreements to include adequate protection for WSU in the event of loss or damage to University facilities or equipment.

Risk Management Responsibility and Authority 50.05
Managing Losses After Motor Vehicle Accidents 50.06

These revisions reflect the replacement of the state of Washington Vehicle and Tort Claims Fund by the state’s liability pools, as per RCW 4.92.130. In addition, WSU’s Vehicle Accident Loss Reserve Fund is no longer used to reimburse the state of Washington tort claims fund for legal liability claims against the University.

Building Hours 50.23
After-Hours Use of University Buildings 50.24

WSU Police and security staff are responsible for verifying the identities and/or authorized status of individuals in University buildings after normal working hours.

The revision to 50.23 also clarifies the procedure for establishing building hours.

Bookstore Services 80.10

This revision corrects the return to publisher deadline for unsold books and updates the pricing policy for new and used textbooks and required supplies.

Travel Authority 95.05

Effective July 1, 1999, the Travel Division will no longer issue travel advances for most travel. A travel advance will be issued to an employee if the employee is in travel status for more than fifteen days or cannot obtain a state charge card.

A PDF version of the Travel Authority form has been added to the BPPM.

Student Travel 95.13

Information about student travel advances has been removed and a cross-reference to 95.05 has been inserted.