Office of Procedures, Records, and Forms

BPPM Revision Memorandum

DATE: September 16, 2011
FROM: Office of Procedures, Records, and Forms
TO: Manual Users
SUBJECT: Business Policies and Procedures Manual
Revision Letter Number Three Hundred Eighty-Six


This BPPM revision includes the following changes:

Personal Use of University Resources 20.37

This revision:

  • Updates the prohibition against using state resources for campaign or political use.
  • Updates the discussion of occasional or limited use of computers and networks to include all forms of electronic communications.
  • Updates the discussion of communications technologies.

Temporary Employment Program 60.26

This revision includes the following changes:

  • Departments may not hire temporary employees (student or nonstudent) to replace civil service or collective bargaining unit employees who are laid off due to lack of funds, lack of work, organizational changes, or termination of project employment.
  • The work study program now pays 60 percent of an employee’s gross salary and the employing department pays 40 percent, in accordance with the Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board’s State Work Study Program rules, effective July 1, 2011.

Employee Assistance Program 60.86

This revision includes the following changes:

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) appointments are considered release time, rather than time worked.
  • The policy and procedures are updated to clarify that EAP is intended to provide short-term assistance services. The term “short-term assistance services” is also clarified.
  • Contact information for WSU Pullman emergency assistance and the State EAP are updated to reflect current service offerings.
  • Responsibility for this program now belongs to both Health and Wellness Services and Human Resources Services.