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The Wichita State University Policies and Procedures Manual was adopted to bring WSU policies and procedures together in one manual, and was initially compiled from the following sources:

The manual was first adopted July 1, 1997, and reaffirmed July 1, 2014. Policy manual sections lacking an effective date were in effect previous to when the manual was first adopted. Additions or revisions to the manual must be proposed by an Initiating Authority and approved by the President as outlined in the Policies and Procedures Manual - Policy

The manual is the official compendium for all university policies and is regulated by Andy Schlapp, Executive Director of Government Relations. Chris Cavanaugh, Director of Internal Audit, maintains the manual. If you would like to be notified of additions and revisions to the manual, send an email to Chris Cavanaugh requesting to be added to the email notification list. Visit "What's New" periodically for links to recent additions and revisions to the manual. 

Recent Additions and Revisions

11.11 / Tobacco Free Campus
Takes Effect July 1, 2017
To provide guidance concerning tobacco use in and around campus grounds and buildings.

3.48 / Employee Discipline 
Effective Date: November 2, 2016
To clearly define progressive discipline and provide guidance to management. Replaces former Sections 6.12 and 7.12.

3.49 / Employee Training and Professional Development  
Effective Date: November 2, 2016
To articulate the many employee training and professional development options available. Replaces former Sections 6.11 and 7.18.

3.50 / Performance Evaluation  
Effective Date: November 2, 2016
To outline evaluation process under the recently implemented myPerformance system. Replaces former Sections 6.07 and 7.14.

The following sections were rescinded with the adoption of Sections 3.48, 3.49 and 3.50:

6.07 / Evaluation (unclassified professional employees)
6.11 / Professional Development (unclassified professional employees)
6.12 / Disciplinary Action and Termination (unclassified professional employees)
7.12 / Disciplinary Actions, Counseling and Guidance (university support staff)
7.14 / Performance Evaluation (university support staff)
7.18 / Training and Development (university support staff)

3.09 / English Language Proficiency
Revision Date: November 2, 2016
To clarify the testing of English proficiency for applicants with teaching responsibilities.

8.04 / Graduate Assistantships
Revision Date: November 2, 2016
To emphasize that graduate assistants are students receiving stipends to perform work that is primarily academic in nature.

13.01 / Deposit of Cash Receipts
Revision Date: August 17, 2016
To better articulate Office of Financial Operations and Business Technology oversight of cash receipting process and authorized employees' responsibilities for handing cash receipts. Also updated service fund references to safekeeping accounts.

9.17 / Research Involving Human Subjects
Revision Date: August 3, 2016
To reflect the addition of non-voting ex officio members and to accurately reflect how the committee operates.  

2.06 / Students with Disabilities - Academic Adjustments
Revision Date: July 11, 2016
To update reference to handicapped students to students with disabilities.

3.41 / Compliance with ADA/Section 504 - Employees
Rescission Date: July 11, 2016
Discrimination review procedures outlined in Section 3.47 (effective June 17, 2016) are now used to address ADA complaints at the initial level.

8.20 / Compliance with ADA/Section 504 - Students
Rescission Date: July 11, 2016
Discrimination review procedures outlined in Section 3.47 are now used to address ADA complaints at the initial level.

Prior Year Additions and Revisions

July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016

July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015

July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014