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Traffic Revision Forest Way

Forest Way will have traffic revisions for asphalt patching on Tuesday, August 4th for the day.  If you should have any questions regarding the revision, please call  Heavy Equipment, Eric Slocum at 335-9088 for more information.  Your patience during this time will be greatly appreciated.

Road Closure College Avenue

College Avenue will be close to thru traffic for the week of August 3rd thru August 7th.  Heavy Equipment will have the road blocked off for a water main replacement.  If you should have any questions regarding this closure please call Eric Slocum at 335-9088.  Thank you for your consideration and patience in this matter.

July Info Tech Services Billing Statements Available

The July 2015 Information Technology Services billing statements are now available. If you have signature authority access, or have been delegated by a signature authority for access, you may view your ITS charge Detail, Summary reports and spreadsheets at: https://infotech.wsu.edu/OnlineStmts/. For questions regarding this communication please contact CougTech by email at its.ldbilling@wsu.edu, or by phone at 335-4357.  matthews@wsu.edu

Shared Leave

Heather McPherson, School of EECS, has been approved for shared leave.

Those interested in donating leave can contact Human Resource Services, 335-4521, or send in a shared-leave donation form to zip 1014, French 139.  WSU Policies & Procedures Manual Section 60.58 has information about Shared Leave and forms that can be copied for use.

Questions about the procedures to donate earned leave to any approved individual can be directed to Sally Wickizer (wickizer@wsu.edu) at Human Resource Services.

Shared Leave

Starrla Allen, Cougar Card Center, has been approved for shared leave.

Those interested in donating leave can contact Human Resource Services, 335-4521, or send in a shared-leave donation form to zip 1014, French 139.  WSU Policies & Procedures Manual Section 60.58 has information about Shared Leave and forms that can be copied for use.

Questions about the procedures to donate earned leave to any approved individual can be directed to Sally Wickizer (wickizer@wsu.edu) at Human Resource Services.

Employing Departments I-9 Requirement Reminder

In preparation for fall hiring, departments are reminded that WSU employs only U.S. citizens and aliens who are authorized to work in the U.S.  As required by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, all new employees (citizens and noncitizens) must complete Form I-9 and present original document(s) that establish identity and employment authorization.

Section 1 of Form I-9 must be completed by the employee no later than the first day of hire.  Employers must complete Section 2 by examining evidence of identity and employment authorization within 3 business days of the date employment begins (hire date).  If Form I-9 is not completed within the required three business days of the date employment begins (hire date), the employee is not eligible to work until Form I-9 is completed.  Form I-9 may be completed by employee and employer prior to the start of employment if the employee is available to do so.

If the employee does not have or does not wish to provide their social security number, Form I-9 may be completed using “pending” in place of the social security number.

If an I-9 re-verification is required, the employer must select “Add Section Three” option and add the “date of rehire” in Box B, Section Three.  The re-verification must be completed within 3 business days of the date employment begins (hire date).  If the re-verification is not completed within the required three business days of the hire date, the employee is not eligible to work until the re-verification is completed or a new Form I-9 is completed. 

If a notice of I-9 Expired or Duplicate I-9 has been received, contact HRS for assistance.  Refer to BPPM 60.04 – Employment Eligibility Verification–USCIS Form I-9  or contact Human Resource Services for additional information.

WSU Organic Farm Produce Sale: 3-6pm

The Organic Farm, located on Animal Science Rd behind the Grizzly Center, will have it’s weekly produce sale from 3 to 6pm on Friday afternoon.  Cucumbers are in and this may be the last week to get your pickling cucs!  Also, tomatoes and 4 different peppers to choose from.  Cash or Check only.

Two Blackboard workshops next week

As WSU replaces Angel with Blackboard Learn, faculty are encouraged to start setting up their new Blackboard course spaces for fall semester. To assist, WSU’s eLearning Services is offering workshops on both Blackboard Basics and the Grade Center next week. Faculty can attend in person at WSU Pullman, or in videoconference rooms at the other campuses.

  • Basics at 3 p.m. Aug. 4 (Terrell 24 and videoconference)
  • Grade Center at 3 p.m. Aug. 6 (Terrell 24 and videoconference)

To sign up for these or future Blackboard workshops, visit the Global Campus eLearning site. If none of these viewing options suits your needs, please contact Nick Webster for alternatives.

Personal help is also always available. Visit the drop-in lab in Van Doren Room 3, or have someone come to your office by emailing migrationhelp@wsu.edu. For more resources, including the Live Chat feature, please see the LMS Transition website, lmstransition.wsu.edu.