This freeze is in-line with Gov. Jay Inslee’s May 13 Governor’s Directive, which placed a freeze on hiring, personal services contracts and equipment and software costing more than $5,000 among state agencies.
Completing the return‑to‑work checklist is done in conjunction with units and departments creating plans and procedures around topics like sanitation and physical distancing.
Members of the WSU leadership team will answer questions from the university community for an hour beginning at 11 a.m.
These meetings will be conducted via Zoom in accordance with current public health safety guidelines. Both days of meetings will be broadcast live on Youtube.
WSU President Kirk Schulz has provided an update on the ongoing efforts to reduce WSU’s budget in the face of declining state revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Members of the WSU leadership team will field questions from the community on a variety of topics.
In a letter Wednesday to the WSU community, President Kirk Schulz provided a roadmap for Fall 2020, outlining how the university plans to adjust operations for the safety of its students, faculty and staff.
WSU leaders will evaluate state guidance, safety criteria and operational plans to ensure full compliance before reopening facilities. The latest updates can be found on the university’s COVID‑19 website.
The review cited the righting of the university’s finances, the realization of ambitious plans for health education in Spokane, and Schulz’s public accessibility, as chief accomplishments.
Members of the WSU leadership team will be addressing the community for an hour beginning at 10:30 a.m.