New Employee Resources
- Benefits Information for New Employees – Here at WSU we strive to ensure our employees are well informed of and supported by the many benefits offered. These benefits include but are not limited to medical and dental insurance, as well as retirement plans.
- CougarCard – The WSU CougarCard is the official university identification card, it provides useful employees with useful tools such as building access.
- For those unable to physically attain their CougarCard from one of our campuses with card making capabilities, please order your card online.
- Employee Assistance Program – Confidential assessment and referral services available to employees.
- Environmental Health and Safety – Dedicated to the safety of all University students, employees, and visitors.
- Employee Health and Safety Training Courses
- EH&S required training – Asbestos – Asbestos that is sealed into building materials does not pose a health threat, but when these materials are damaged or deteriorated, small fibers of asbestos may be released into the air. Under certain conditions, employees who work at Washington State University could be at risk of exposure to hazardous asbestos. Contact EH&S directly for questions.
- Faculty Orientation – Each Fall the Office of the Provost sponsors an orientation specifically for new WSU Faculty.
- myWSU – The official personalized web interface for all employees and students where you can access your earnings statement, view direct deposit information, and view your benefits.
- Network ID – Necessary to gain access to university computing systems.
- Office for Equal Opportunity – Seeking to integrate principles of fairness and equality into all University activities and practices.
- Office of Internal Audit – Guiding employees in the appropriate use of state resources.
- Payroll Services – Earning statements, reductions, deductions described.
- Public Records – Information on public records frequently asked questions.
- Parking and Transportation Services – Parking rules, permits, maps, and transportation alternatives:
University Designated Required Training
- Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Prevention Training – Completion of this course is required of all Faculty and Staff. New employees are required to complete the course within the first six months of hire.
- Customer Service
WSU strives to provide an exemplary service experience to our clients. This is a challenge for an institution this large and distributed across so many locations and serving a diverse client base. This interactive workshop focuses on the “Customer Service Skills” that make WSU memorable to our students, to their parents, and to each other.
- State Ethics Law
Each Washington State officer and employee has the personal responsibility to comply with the Ethics in Public Service requirements found in RCW 42.52 and WAC 292. This introductory overview is intended to provide answers to such questions as: To whom do the ethics requirements apply? Who is responsible for interpreting ethics laws and adopting ethics regulations? What are the major principles of the ethics requirements? Where can further information be obtained?
- Whistleblower Act
The intent of the Whistleblower Act enacted by the Washington State Legislature is to provide an avenue for state employees to report improper governmental actions. State law preserves the confidentiality of people who file assertions of improper governmental action and of people who provide information for whistleblower investigations. All WSU employees at all levels of the institution are encouraged to participate in this training.
- Business Policies, Procedures and Records Retention
This workshop discusses how to use WSU’s Business Policies and Procedures Manual, how the manual is updated and its history. Records scheduling, records retention and state records requirements are also discussed.
- Cash Handling (depending on duties of the position)
Does your position entail handling cash? This course describes the policies and procedures related to the receipt and deposit of money, including foreign currency. Additionally, handling returned checks, identifying the proper procedures for safeguarding and securing monies, reimbursing a petty cash fund and processing a refund are explained.
- Cultural Competency
WSU’s Diversity Education Program provides this course to give participants a competitive edge in today’s multicultural labor market. Participants will learn how to deal with different cultural values, norms, customs and expectations in today’s workplace using best practice techniques and real world leadership skills.
- Public Records and Records Requests
As a public institution, Washington State University is obligated to produce, upon request, any records or documents it keeps of its activities. This course is designed to acquaint managers with the basics of the Public Records Law, the types of records that are public and must be produced, WSU policy relating to public records and the process for responding thereto.
Personal Demographic Information
WSU is committed to providing equal opportunity in education and employment, and in all aspects of university activities. A critical element of our commitment to diversity lies in our ability to collect and assess student and employee demographic data. Your response to the voluntary WSU Employee Demographic Information Survey would be very helpful in our efforts to create a rich and inclusive community for all at WSU. Please visit the OEO website for more information and to complete this survey.