Office of Procedures, Records, and Forms Policies and Procedures Revisions

BPPM Revision Memorandum


DATE: July 28, 2016
FROM: Office of Procedures, Records, and Forms
TO: Manual Users
SUBJECT: Business Policies and Procedures Manual
Revision Letter Number Four Hundred Seventy-Four


These BPPM revisions include the following changes:

Improper Governmental Actions (Whistleblower Act) 10.20

This revision:

  • Clarifies that the State Auditor’s Office must initiate an investigation in order for an employee who files an assertion of improper governmental action to be considered a whistleblower under the Whistleblower Act.
  • Adds a summary of additional protection and reporting procedures that apply to whistleblower assertions related to federal grants and contracts, in accordance with National Institues of Health requirements.
  • Adds the Dean of the WSU North Puget Sound at Everett campus to the list of WSU “public officials” for the purpose of submitting reports of improper governmental actions.


Tables: All-University Records Retention Schedule 90.01

This revision updates various records series on the All-University Records Retention Schedule in accordance with changes requested by the State Records Committee. The revision also updates the overview of the University’s records retention and disposition requirements.

The All-University Records Retention Schedule is divided into 17 tables by functional group. Each of the tables in the All-University Records Retention Schedule includes changes: