Human Resource Services

HRS Communication and News

HRS Communication and News

HR Source Newsletter

Human Resource Services (HRS) is excited to announce a new monthly online newsletter - HR Source. Highlights include useful information on upcoming events, training and benefit updates. We anticipate this consolidated resource of articles and announcements will be useful for all employees. The newsletter will be published through WSU Announcements the fourth Friday of each month and will be located here in the HRS Communication and News page.

View HR Source | Printable Version

Assessing Administrative Systems at WSU

Human Resources Services and Enterprise Systems are pleased to announce the beginning of preliminary efforts to assess the current landscape and explore the feasibility of a human resources, payroll, and finance system replacement.

More information is available at:

President Floyd has authorized a salary increase

President Floyd has authorized a salary increase effective January 1, 2015. Faculty will be awarded a salary increase in accordance with the faculty manual. Instructors and graduate assistants will receive a 4% across-the-board increase and administrative professional (AP) employees will receive a 3% across-the-board increase.

President's Perspective | Frequently Asked Questions

Guidance and Recommendations Regarding the EBOLA virus

In light of recent outbreaks of the Ebola virus in West African countries, health officials at WSU have issued a memo outlining current recommendations and guidelines for students, faculty, and staff. View here.

Tobacco Free Survey

Spring 2014 WSU Pullman Undergraduate Students passed Referendum 43-01 in support of a Tobacco Free Campus. WSU administrators are polling Pullman employees via the Pullman Tobacco Free Survey to measure their opinion on the idea of Pullman becoming a Tobacco Free Campus. The Pullman Tobacco Free Survey will open Monday September 29, 2014 and will remain open through Friday October 10, 2014. Frequently Asked Questions regarding the survey are available: FAQs link

New HRS Facebook Page

Today is the first day of the official WSU Human Resource Services Facebook page. The HRS Facebook page will provide a communication channel for employees to connect and communicate with others. Connecting with the profile is optional and is set up so no one is able to view your personal FB profile if you choose to like/follow the page.

The HRS Facebook page will highlight the talented employees and outstanding programs at WSU. The HRS Facebook page will have interesting and informative posts, news, updates of interest, resources and services available to the university community. Connect with WSU HRS at:

Employee Engagement Survey

The 2014 Employee Engagement survey was sent on March 31, 2014 to all active faculty, administrative professional and classified staff. The survey response period was March 31 - April 11, 2014.

The results from the survey questions are available to view here: Employee Engagement Survey Results



Inclement Weather/Suspended Operations

Information on Inclement Weather/Suspended Operations


Annual Review 2014
Annual Review 2014 - Instructions from the Provost

Review of Progress Towards Tenure 2014


January 1, 2014 Salary Increase Information

President Floyd has authorized a salary increase that is a combination of an across-the-board adjustment of 4% for faculty, administrative professional (AP) employees, and graduate students and an additional meritorious increase for eligible tenured, tenure-track, and clinical faculty. This increase is effective January 1, 2014.


Affordable Care Act
The Affordable Care Act and Information about the Marketplace

Effective January 1, 2014, individuals and families will have a new insurance option available through the ACA Marketplace.  Most WSU benefit eligible employees will not need to pursue that option, however, it may be applicable to employees who do not have coverage.  For information about the Affordable Care Act, as well as the Marketplace, click on the above link.


Bright Horizons
Human Resource Services, is excited to announce a NEW employee resource from Bright Horizons. 
Bright Horizons is a self-service solution which grants faculty and staff access to local caregivers.  The membership to Bright Horizons is fully paid for by WSU.  Employees are responsible for making all arrangements including selecting providers and the cost of care.   For more information visit  To register today, visit
Step M Information

As part of the 2013-2015 operating budget, the Office of the State Human Resource Director  implemented a new pay step, step M,  within the State’s pay range system for Civil Service employees. Step M is a longevity step to be added to the state salary schedules.  Eligible employees who have been at the top step (step L) in the same salary range for six years will move to the new step M effective July 1, 2013.  It provides an approximate 2.5 percent increase over step L.

Frequently Asked Questions on Step M


Faculty Appointments - Full-Time Academic Workload

Starting in 2014, under the Federal Affordable Care Act, Washington State University (WSU) must report actual work effort for all employees, including Faculty.  Therefore, effective July 1, 2013, WSU will require faculty appointments be set up as full-time equivalency (FTE).   

Employee Benefit Information

Temporary/Seasonal Employee Benefits

I-9 Reminder
Employing Departments I-9 Requirement Reminder

Creating ZZUSIS Records
Creating Employee Records (ZZUSIS) for TEMPS/PERMS


Foreign Worker Disclosure Required for workers who are non-U.S. citizens
Foreign Worker Disclosure


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