Office of Procedures, Records, and Forms

BPPM Revision Memorandum


October 5, 2005

TO: Manual Users
FROM: Ralph Jenks, Manager
SUBJECT: Business Policies and Procedures Manual
Revision Letter Number Two Hundred Sixty-Seven


This BPPM revision includes the following changes:

Leave Report for Faculty and Administrative Professional Employees 60.63

Overtime-exempt faculty and administrative professional employees may enter either a social security number or a WSU ID number when completing the Leave Report.

HRS, rather than the department, requests leave information from former state employers for new employees with previous state of Washington employment.

Buying Meals or Light Refreshments for Meetings 70.31

This revision permits University monies to be used to support University events that are part of an official employee recognition program approved by the University and HRS.

Release of Personnel Records 90.07

This revision updates the policy and procedures for employees and organizations to request personnel records. In addition to revising the organization and language, this revision updates the requirements for access to records by non-WSU requesters, in conformance with WAC 357-22-015.

Essential Records Protection 90.15

This new section provides protection guidelines for records considered to be essential for the continued operation of an office or department after a disaster or emergency. An agency essential records program is required by RCW 40.10.

Travel Rates 95.19

Effective September 15, 2005, the mileage reimbursement rate increased from $.405 per mile to $.485 per mile, in accordance with OFM regulations.