Students are urged to consider their own personal health as well as the health of those around them in making decisions about spring break plans.
“Out of an abundance of caution, most WSU international travel programs scheduled over the break have been cancelled,” Vice President of Student Affairs Mary Jo Gonzales wrote to students on March 9.
WSU has also provided guidance on international travel. Individuals should also regularly check federal and international travel guidance as they prepare for spring break.
Please refer to each individual airline and/or hotel website for their specific policies. If the trip is cancelled or changed due to no fault of the traveler, the associated costs can be paid by WSU. Employees should exhaust efforts to obtain a refund or to reschedule appropriately.
The costs of any cancellations and/or modified travel plans will be the responsibility of the department. No additional funding will be available. Departments are encouraged to track these costs for documentation purposes.
The complete up-to-date list of travel restrictions can be found at the CDC’s website.
WSU Pullman has suspended all daily campus tours, group visits and visitation events (Experience WSU, Transfer Alive!, and Preview for Juniors) in response to the evolving COVID-19 outbreak. Virtual opportunities that can be experienced from the comfort of home are available.
Yes, TEVs will be processed normally. Paper TEVs can be processed if mail services continues
Please contact Card Services at firstname.lastname@example.org and they will work with you for a solution.
Yes, central staff is able to post transactions once reconciled by the card reconciler.
Yes, card applications will continue to be processed.
Yes, changes can be made. Additional verification processes are being put into place by Accounts Payable. This may delay processing.
Yes, new vendors will continue to be set-up using the current process through JIRRA.
ETRs will be electronically processed and an original signature by a signature authority is not necessary. The signature authority may email the scanned ETR and any supporting documentation to email@example.com. The email must be sent from the signature authority’s official wsu.edu email account.
If the Bursars Office is unavailable to process deposits, checks and cash received by departments to be received and locked in a safe or desk at the department. Once regular business resumes, they can be deposited. For those operations that have daily deposit slips and bank bags, the deposit can be taken directly to the bank.
A supervisor cannot require* a civil service employee or overtime eligible faculty or administrative professional employee to work from home instead of using their accrued sick leave. However, employers are strongly encouraged to let staff telework when the nature of their work allows it.
*Contact HRS regarding faculty and staff identified in your continuity plan as essential personnel.
Faculty, administrative professional and civil service employees are eligible to use accrued leave including annual leave, sick leave, personal holiday, compensatory time, leave without pay.
Represented classified employees should refer to their appropriate collective bargaining agreement.
Yes, all invoices received and processed by Accounts Payable will be paid. If mail service is interrupted, there may be a delay in processing.
Currently, the Bursars Office is staffed to process deposits status quo.
Event organizers are making decisions on a case-by-case basis, taking into consideration current CDC and local health authority recommendations. Decisions will be posted on event specific pages and communicated with registrants/ticket holders.
WSU Pullman has canceled this year’s Mom’s Weekend festivities. The decision to do so was made in accordance with guidance from state health officials to limit large gatherings in light of the growing COVID-19 pandemic.
The Macklemore concert planned for Beasley Coliseum has been rescheduled for Friday, Oct. 9 as part of Dad’s Weekend. All current tickets for the prior April 4 date will be honored at the rescheduled concert. Current ticketholders may request a refund by contacting TicketsWest at 800‑325‑SEAT starting Monday, April 6, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. Refunds will be available until Monday, April 27, 2020, at midnight.
Updated April 3
After consultation with students and campus leaders system-wide, the decision has been made to postpone traditional May commencement ceremonies at all WSU campuses until at least August.
President Kirk Schulz announced the decision in an email to students March 25.
More information, including details about two new opportunities to participate in commencement exercises, is posted in an announcement on the COVID-19 website.
For the Pullman campus, distance learning will continue through the end of the spring semester. The university’s four other campuses will be providing guidance on their timelines for remote learning. These decisions will be made depending on local needs and approval by local public health officials
It is not always possible for custodial staff to disinfect surfaces in classrooms between scheduled classes, but disinfectant bottles and towels have been provisioned in high use classrooms for use by faculty, staff and students.
WSU will train custodial staff to use CDC’s guidelines for infection control and isolation precautions in healthcare facilities and settings to support a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19.
WSU custodial staff has increased cleaning frequencies for high use locations on campus and is using COVID-19 sanitation guidelines from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Washington State Department of Health (DOH) for all routine cleaning including common touch surfaces. Please note that increased cleaning in high use locations will result in service reductions or suspensions in low traffic areas, such as private offices.
Based on information from Expediters International, WSU’s customs and logistics partner, all modes of transportation of goods are being impacted; particularly imported goods. Expeditors International’s website provides current information.
University Stores (for Pullman units)
University Stores can supply many products with same day delivery that might be needed by Pullman units (i.e. paper towels, bleach, disinfectant wipes, spray bottles, and alcohol for cleaning). Please remember, University Stores is limited to product availability from vendors during this time of extremely high national demand.
Stock items in high demand may be limited. In case of short supply, priority will be given to orders from units that provide services directly to or for students and to units engaged in activities presenting risk of exposure.
University Vendors (all units)
Consider any supplier of medical, scientific, custodial, hardware or office supplies for personal protective equipment, cleaning products, disinfectants and hand sanitizers.
Backorders and stock-outs may be encountered. It is suggested that backorders be accepted to have a place on the wait list for one or more suppliers.
At this time, order placement is not an issue but fulfillment of orders by suppliers is challenging due to consumer demand outpacing supply. Emergency procurements will be given highest priority by Purchasing Services. Sourcing orders for supplies in high demand during the public health emergency will be challenging for Procurement & Supply Specialists and those using department orders or PCard to procure supplies.