Office of Procedures, Records, and Forms

BPPM Revision Memorandum


DATE: October 16, 2009
FROM: Ralph Jenks, Director
TO: Manual Users
SUBJECT: Business Policies and Procedures Manual
Revision Letter Number Three Hundred Forty-Seven


This BPPM revision includes the following changes:

Form: Surplus Property Report 20.76.11

This housekeeping correction updates the URL for submitting online requests to Surplus Stores for pickup of surplus items.

Determining Pay Status–Employee or Contractor 60.01

This amends the responsibilities for management of recruitment processes for faculty and administrative professionals (APs). Responsibility for overseeing recruitment of AP employees has moved from the Center for Human Rights to Human Resource Services.

Classification and Reclassification 60.02

This revision adds procedures for requesting classification or reclassification of temporary and project civil service and AP positions.

Selecting Faculty Personnel 60.11

This revision:

  • Removes the procedures for selecting APs from this section. (See the 60.17 summary below.)
  • Updates the procedures for conducting searches for faculty personnel.
  • Updates the procedures for appointing new faculty.
  • Expands the information regarding new employee orientation to include supervisory training.

The title of this section is changed from Selecting Faculty and Administrative Professional Personnel.

Preemployment Background Checks 60.16

This minor amendment updates responsibilities for management of the recruitment processes for faculty and administrative professionals (APs).

Selecting Administrative Professional Personnel 60.17

This new section provides requirements and procedures for creating and changing permanent, project, and temporary AP positions.

Personnel/Position/Payroll Electronic Routing Management System (PERMS) 60.25

This revision updates the procedures for completing personnel actions through the new online Personnel/Position/Payroll Electronic Routing Management System (PERMS).

The title of this section is changed from Personnel Action.

Performance Management Evaluations 60.55

This minor amendment adds information about the WSU Online Review and Query System (WORQS) and a link. WORQS is used to compile faculty annual review information. The amendment also updates the link and directions for APs to locate the AP Handbook on the HRS website.

Expenditure Authority 70.02

This minor amendment indicates that academic department chairs may refer to the Faculty Manual for information regarding chair responsibilities.

The amendment also updates the links in the section for obtaining information regarding delegation of appointing authority.

All-University Records Retention Schedules: Property Management Records 90.01.39

To increase clarity, this housekeeping correction changes the title of the records series Inventory Control Report–Surplused Items to Surplus Property Report.

Privately-Owned Motor Vehicles 95.11

This minor amendment replaces the discussion of requirements for drivers with a link to SPPM S35.10: Driving Vehicles on University Business. The amendment also replaces the discussion of accident reporting procedures with a link to SPPM S35.30: Motor Vehicles Accidents.

To figure in-state mileage access the included link to the Washington State Department of Transportation’s Mileage Chart website.