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BPPM Revision Memorandum


DATE:
 
February 17, 2010
 
FROM:
 
Office of Procedures, Records, and Forms
 
TO:
 
Manual Users
 
SUBJECT:
 
Business Policies and Procedures Manual
Revision Letter Number Three Hundred Fifty-Six


This BPPM revision includes the following changes:

Management of Equipment Acquired Under Federal Agreements 40.13

This minor amendment:

  • Removes Department of Defense (DoD) Property Record reporting requirements. DoD has repealed these requirements.
  • Adds a link to the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations (DFAR) to the reference sources listed under "Property Requirements."
  • Updates the deadline for filing annual reports regarding NASA contracts to reflect current requirements.

Faculty and Administrative Professional Personnel Leave 60.56

This minor amendment clarifies state rules regarding leave transfers from previous employment.

The amendment also updates the rules regarding use of leave while on worker's compensation.

Civil Service Employee Leave 60.57

This minor amendment:
  • Clarifies state rules regarding leave transfers from previous employment.
  • Clarifies state rules regarding the authorization of leave for family care emergencies.
  • Clarifies the procedures regarding disability leave.
  • Updates the rules regarding use of leave while on worker's compensation.

Departmental Requisition 70.10

This minor amendment:
  • Increases the direct buy limit from $3000 to $3500, in accordance with state law (RCW 43.19.1906).
  • Clarifies that Departmental Requisitions are used to initiate renewal of blanket orders or contracts.
  • Removes the paper version Departmental Requisition and adds a PDF version form (see 70.10.8).

Blanket Authorization Purchases 70.19

This minor amendment:
  • Updates the descriptions of the types of blanket authorizations in use at the University.
  • Removes the list of current blanket authorizations. Users are directed to the Purchasing Services Blanket Orders website for a list of the current all-University blanket authorizations.
  • Changes the title of this section from Direct Purchases Using Blanket Authorizations.

Purchasing Used Equipment from Outside Vendors 70.23

Used equipment priced over $3500 requires two appraisals by knowledgeable firms or persons not associated with the seller or buying department. (This limit is increased from $3000, in accordance with state law.)

Travel Authority 95.05

The Travel Authority form and the form examples are updated to indicate that the limit for authorization of a domestic speaker fee is raised from $3000 to $3500. This minor amendment changes the form and form examples only, as the speaker fee limit is noted on the form only, not in the section text.

Speaker Travel and Speaker Fees 95.25

This minor amendment:
  • Increases the direct buy limit from $3000 to $3500, in accordance with state law (RCW 43.19.1906).
  • Clarifies the procedures for authorizing the expenses (travel and speaker fees) for a planned speaker. Clarifies which form is to be used, based upon the fee amount which is being requested.
  • Clarifies the procedures for submitting a request for payment for expenses after a speaker has completed his or her presentation.

Privately-Owned, Rented, or Chartered Aircraft 95.30

The direct buy limit for rental or charter purchases is increased from $3000 to $3500, in accordance with RCW 43.19.1906. Departments must submit a Departmental Requisition instead of a Department Order if the total rental or charter cost exceeds $3500.

Fuel Credit Cards 95.37

This new section provides requirements, procedures, and applicable forms for obtaining and using WSU fuel credit cards.




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