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Supplemental budget request itemized
October 2, 2007

Following is an overview of the WSU Supplemental Budget Request for 2008, approved Sept. 28 by the WSU Board of Regents.


Operating Budget

• Under funding of salary increases               $1,388,000
The 2007 Legislature mandated special salary increases for state employees.  Systems or formatting problems with our data caused many of our job titles for bargaining unit, civil service and other employees to be excluded from or miscalculated by the new OFM salary model and subsequently  underfunded. The total cost of these increases is $1,388,000.   Several of the miscalculations were identified during the legislative session and discussed at that time with legislative and OFM … » More …

Local business donates first scholarship to 2008 freshman
May 4, 2007

RICHLAND – Advanced Technologies and Laboratories International has donated two freshmen scholarships to Washington State University Tri-Cities. One of the $6,000 scholarships is for the 2007 incoming class. The second $6,000 scholarship is the first donated for the Richland campus’ second wave of freshmen – the class that starts in fall 2008. “Our resources are limited, but we see this as a good value to the community – to the Tri-Cities and to the Department of Energy workforce,” said Jou Hwang, who co-owns ATL with his wife, Alice Hwang. “ATL is looking to the future of continued analysis and broadened horizons in nuclear and technological … » More …