Washington State University
BUSINESS POLICIES AND PROCEDURES MANUAL

INTRODUCTION
00.02
Revised 6-07
Procedures, Records, and Forms
335-2005

Using the Business Policies and Procedures Manual

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OVERVIEW

This is a brief guide to using the WSU Business Policies And Procedures Manual (BPPM).

ONLINE MANUAL

Text Only

View the text-only version, written in Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), with an Internet browser, e.g., Internet Explorer or Netscape.

Text and Graphics

View the complete text and graphics version, in Portable Document Format (PDF), with Adobe Acrobat Reader. Internet browsers access Acrobat Reader with a plug-in in order to read PDF files.

Download Acrobat Reader from Adobe by contacting:

http://www.adobe.com

or by selecting the Adobe link on the Policies and Procedures Manuals web page at:

http://www.wsu.edu/~forms/manuals.html

Adobe distributes Acrobat Reader free-of-charge.

In the event of a conflict between the HTML and PDF versions of the BPPM, the PDF is the authoritative version. The PDF version of the manual contains all of the text, tables, and forms, and maintains a full-page layout. The text-only (HTML) version contains only the text and tables.

PDF Alternate Access

NOTE: WSU users who connect to the Internet through non-wsu.edu domains or through firewalls may access the PDF manual sections and forms by going to the PDF Alternate Access website at:

http://www.wsu.edu/forms2/index.cgi

Assistance

To request further information about the online manuals, contact the Office of Procedures, Records, and Forms, Information Technology Building 3089, mail code 1225, telephone 509-335-2005, e-mail forms@mail.wsu.edu.

ORGANIZATION OF THE BPPM

Chapters

The manual is divided into chapters which broadly reflect various University health and safety functions. Chapters are listed in the main Table of Contents.

Sections

Each chapter includes several sections. Each section is intended to provide functional information regarding a specified topic. A table of contents which lists those sections found in each chapter is located by selecting the actively linked chapter name in the main Table of Contents.

For ease of use, sections or topics may be found by accessing the search engine available from the Policies and Procedures home page. See "Search Engine" below.

Page Identification

The page number includes a chapter number, section number, and the sequential page number for the section. These numbers are divided by periods. The number of pages applies only to the PDF version.

Each page heading includes the date it was issued or revised, i.e., New 10-85 or Revised 6-86.

If a section has not been revised in over three years, Procedures, Records, and Forms sends copies of the section to the responsible administrators for review. If the administrators determine that the section doesn't require revision, the page heading is revised to include the date the section was last reviewed, e.g., Reviewed 4-02.

Contact Information

An office and telephone number directs the user to someone who can resolve questions about the policy or procedure.

Search Engine

The search engine searches all HTML sections of the BPPM, the Safety Policies and Procedures Manual (SPPM), and the Executive Policy Manual (EPM).

http://www.wsu.edu/~forms/manuals.html

REFERENCES AND OTHER SOURCES

Additional information may be available from sources cited throughout the manual. Those commonly cited include: