Washington State University
BUSINESS POLICIES AND PROCEDURES MANUAL
University departments placing advertisements with newspapers,
magazines, radio or television stations, advertising publications, or other
media are responsible for following procedures in this section.
An advertisement is a paid announcement intended to inform the public or
attract public attention to a product, event, service, or job opening.
Use a purchasing card or Department Order to purchase advertising.
Include With Order
If the anticipated cost of the advertising exceeds the purchasing card or
Department Order limit, complete a Departmental Requisition. See 70.10.
Include the following on the order form or documentation:
Attach a copy of the advertising text to the Departmental Requisition.
- Dates advertisement is to run.
- Estimated price. Contact the vendor for an estimate.
- Vendor's deadline for copy submittal.
- In the vendor's address, include an attention line indicating "WSU
Account Representative" and the applicable vendor department, e.g.,
Classified Advertising, Display Advertising.
WSU has current advertising contracts with several newspapers.
To view a list of current contracts, go to the Purchasing web site at:
Select Advertising; then
Select Contracted Vendors
Faculty, Administrative Professional
Advertisements for faculty and administrative professional positions
must be approved in advance by the Center for Human Rights.
Each position advertisement must include one of the following
- "Washington State University encourages members of ethnic minorities,
women, Vietnam era or disabled veterans, persons of disability and/or persons
age 40 and over to apply."
- "WSU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action educator and
employer. Members of ethnic minorities, women, Vietnam-era or disabled veterans,
persons of disability, and/or persons age 40 or over are encouraged to apply."
- "WSU is an EEO/AA employer. Protected group members are encouraged
The department is responsible for ensuring that requested advertisements