Bill tightens rules on hiring, wages, travel

Gov. Chris Gregoire signed a legislative bill last week, Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 5460, that reinforces and tightens spending policies, including hiring, personal services contracts, equipment purchases, out-of-state travel and wage increases.   The bill affects all state agencies, including higher education. WSU administrators are working with other higher education institutions and the state Office […]

Regents executive committee meeting today

PULLMAN – The Board of Regents Executive Committee of Washington State University will hold a special meeting on Nov. 8, beginning at 2:30 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to consider a matter that should not be delayed until the board’s next regularly scheduled meeting: a delegation of authority to the president to approve […]

Award winners named for 2006

PULLMAN – The Washington State University’s Sponsored Program Administrators Awards Committee has named the awardees for the 2006 Grant and Contracts Administration Awards. The two awards in the Service category went to Margaret (Peggy) Bowe, WSU Vancouver, and Cathleen Fabich, Fiscal Specialist at the College of Engineering and Architecture. The Contribution Awards were given to […]

Competitive grants up 21%

WSU received $184.2 million in new grant awards in the 2003-2004 fiscal year, breaking the record set the previous year by nearly 16 percent.< “This is a great tribute to the outstanding faculty members here at Washington State University. As a public research institution, we have an important responsibility to perform the research, public service […]

University makes counter proposal to classified union

Washington State University submitted a 104-page union contract counter proposal on June 10 to its largest classified staff bargaining unit, represented by the Washington Federation of State Employees. The document was in response to the union’s initial proposal submitted about two months earlier. As WSU Today went to press, university administrators and WFSE — which […]