Office of Procedures, Records, and Forms

BPPM Revision Memorandum


DATE: July 31, 2012
FROM: Office of Procedures, Records, and Forms
TO: Manual Users
SUBJECT: Business Policies and Procedures Manual
Revision Letter Number Four Hundred One


This BPPM revision includes the following changes:

Cash Awards to WSU Employees 55.56

This minor amendment updates the exceptions to the state-mandated temporary restrictions regarding monetary awards to state employees and is effective through June 30, 2013. Monetary awards to University employees are now allowable if paid for from donated funds, i.e., 17A accounts.

Layoff–Civil Service Employees 60.37

This minor amendment removes layoff units 9 (College of Sciences) and 10 (College of Liberal Arts), and adds new layoff unit 26 (College of Arts and Sciences). This amendment reflects the merger of the two colleges and is effective July 1, 2012.

Using Discretionary 17A Accounts 70.33

This revision removes the note regarding OFM freeze restrictions prohibiting cash awards. Monetary awards for employee and student excellence awards and retirement gifts are now allowed if paid for from donated funds, i.e., 17A accounts.

General Travel Policies 95.01

This minor amendment adds a note that the University is exempt from provisions in SAAM 10.10.45, 10.30.60, 10.50.35, 10.50.40, 10.50.45, 10.50.50, 10.50.75, and 10.80.55, in accordance with changes to state laws.