The Executive Budget Council is building a comprehensive budgeting model, aiming for a framework that shows more clearly how funds are allocated and costs are assessed.
The university received the cash benefit by refunding a portion of its existing bond debt and plans to set that money aside to deal with operational and financial impacts of the ongoing COVID‑19 pandemic.
The budget request acknowledges the tremendous fiscal challenge the state faces in the wake of the COVID‑19 pandemic.
These recommendations come after an extensive hearing and review process involving department and university leaders, who are working together to cope with anticipated declines in state revenue caused by COVID‑19.
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.
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.
A new FAQ and sample template are now available to help units across the WSU system develop plans for a 10% reduction in spending in the coming fiscal year.
At this time, Washington State University urges all members of the university community to reconsider international travel plans.
TSA Pre‑Check offers the ability to bypass normally slow-moving security lanes in favor of an expedited one. By going through the TSA Pre‑Check lane, passengers no longer have to remove shoes, the 3‑1‑1 liquid compliant bag, laptops, light outerwear/jackets, and belts.
The first commercial flight to use the Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport’s new runway is scheduled for Oct. 11.