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Policies and Procedures Manual Additions and Revisions
July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015


11.10 / Poster/Flyer Policy for University Grounds and Facilities
Revision Date: May 20, 2015
To rescind the chalking sidewalks prohibition in item 6.

2.09 / Honorary Degrees (section vacated)
Revision Date: May 20, 2015
To rescind the honorary degree prohibition for consistency with Kansas Board of Regents policy.

3.06 / Prohibiting Discrimination on the Basis of Sex, including Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence (formerly Prohibiting Sexual Harassment)
Revision Date: April 9, 2015
To incorporate recent guidance from federal agencies and reflect internal changes at WSU regarding the role of the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity/Title IX Coordinator.

3.47 / Discrimination Review Procedures
Effective Date: April 9, 2015
To establish process for investigating complaints of discrimination based on protected class status.

To amend nondiscrimination policies to include gender identity and gender expression as protected classes.
Revision Date: March 25, 2015
3.02 / Notice of Nondiscrimination
3.19 / Prohibition of Retaliation (employment policies)
8.10 / Statement of Nondiscrimination in Educational Programs and Activities
8.12 / Prohibition of Retaliation (student policies)

9.10 / Intellectual Property Policy and Institutional Procedures
Revision Date: March 25, 2015
To expand guidance pertaining to intellectual property and incorporate the role of WSU Ventures. Rescind Section 9.11, Patent Management, and Section 9.12, Copyright Management, with this expansion of Section 9.10.

20.24 / Designating University Title IX Coordinators and Associate Coordinators
Revision Date: March 10, 2015
To modify the role of Title IX Deputy Coordinators and add Associate Coordinator positions.

5.15 / Eligibility of Adjunct Faculty for Employer-Provided Health Insurance
Effective Date: October 21, 2014 
Initiating Authority: Provost and Senior Vice President 
Accountability: Provost and Senior Vice President
To establish standards for determining eligibility of adjunct faculty for health insurance benefits under the Affordable Care Act. Rescind Section 5.02, Part-time Faculty's Eligibility for Employment Benefits, effective December 31, 2014.

3.46 / Veterans Preference in the Application Process
Effective Date: September 8, 2014
To specify criteria for applicants to claim a veteran's preference.

3.13 / Benefits Applicable to University Employees
Revision Date: August 4, 2014
To update the parameters of the phased retirement program.

13.08 / Official Hospitality and University Business
Revision Date: August 4, 2014
To expand guidance pertaining to official hospitality to also address food and drink for University business.

14.01 / General Purchasing Policies
Revision Date: August 4, 2014
To delineate delegation of purchasing authority to the University vice presidents.

5.12 / Graduate Faculty Membership
Revision Date: July 28, 2014
To adopt graduate faculty eligibility criteria as developed by the Graduate Council and accepted by graduate faculty vote.

Policies and Procedures Manual - Policy
Revision Date: July 1, 2014
To update the review and approval process for additions and revisions to the WSU Policies and Procedures Manual.

1.01 / Board of Regents
Revision Date: July 1, 2014
To provide a link to the complete list of Board of Regents councils and committees.

1.04 / Execution of Contracts
Revision Date: July 1, 2014
To update the list of officials authorized to contractually bind the University by the execution of a contract, and to specify that contracts involving an expenditure of funds in an amount of $250,000 or more must be approved by the President prior to execution on behalf of the University. 

1.06 / University Committees
Revision Date: July 1, 2014
To reassign primary responsibility for publication, dissemination and implementation of the policy from the Vice President and General Counsel to the President or the President's designee.

3.28 / Out-of-State Travel
Revision Date: July 1, 2014
To update the policy particularly as it pertains to the review and approval of expenses and processing by Financial Operations.

4.16 / Tenure, Promotion, Professor Incentive Review and Post-Tenure Review Calendar
Revision Date: July 1, 2014
To reflect the necessary revisions to the calendar as a result of acceptance of the Post-Tenure Review Policy by the Faculty Senate on November 1, 2013.  

Revisions from conversion of classified staff to university support staff
Revision Date: June 8, 2014 (beginning of first pay period for fiscal year 2015)

Chapter 7 / Policies and Procedures Relating to University Support Staff
Revision Date: June 8, 2014
All sections within Chapter 7 were reviewed and updated as necessary for the conversion to university support staff.

7.21 / Furlough Plan for University Support Staff
Effective Date: June 8, 2014
To establish a furlough plan for university support staff in the event furloughs are needed to address a funding shortfall.

3.42 / Tuition Assistance Program for Employees
Revision Date: June 8, 2014
To reflect an increase in tuition assistance available to an employee in a semester (increase approved in concert with the conversion to university support staff).