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

The online manual was first adopted July 1, 1997, and reaffirmed July 1, 2014.  Individual policy statements lacking an effective date predate July 1, 1997.  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

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.

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).

Prior Year Additions and Revisions

July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014

July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013

July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012