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For Plant Pathology Employees

Adjunct/Affiliate Faculty Status

Guidelines for Department of Plant Pathology


AMS Request Form (doc)

Copier How-To

Add Xerox as a Printer (pdf)

Data Policy

Executive Policy #8 (pdf)

End of Employment/Separation

Human Resource Services End of Employment/Separation Web Site


Electronic Communication Policy (pdf)

Nepotism (pdf) – An employee is responsible for disclosing any qualifying relationship (i.e., family member, household member, or intimate partner as defined in this policy or state-registered domestic partner) with anyone in his or her supervisory chain.

Office of Internal Audit Ethics Guide

Understanding ethics slideshow

International Mail – Customs Declaration

The United States Postal Service has issued new requirements regarding custom declarations for international mail.

Leave Reports

Leave reports are due by the 5th of each month for the previous month. Excel forms for the entire year can be at the BPPM web site or please use the PDF blank forms below:

Leave Report-Overtime Exempt (docx)(Faculty/AP overtime exempt positions – including Post Docs, Research Associates, etc.)

Time Report -Overtime Eligible (pdf) (Civil Service and Administration Professionals with overtime eligible designation)

Leave Report-Overtime Exempt Civil Service (pdf) (Civil Service designated overtime exempt)

December Holiday Reduced Operations

Inclement Weather HRS

Inclement Weather WSU BPPM (pdf)

ORG Chart – Department of Plant Pathology

ORG Chart (ppt)

Policies and Procedures

Affordable Care Act

Compensated Outside Service – Faculty (pdf)

HRS Employee Policy and Procedures

Quick Reference Guide for Personnel and Student Concerns (pdf)

Publication – REVISED 2/1/2019

PPNS Request (doc) – All peer-reviewed publications must have a PPNS number and must include a statement (see below) under the acknowledgements section of the manuscript. The manuscript must be pre-reviewed by peers before it is submitted to the journal.  Reviewers must be peers (university faculty, ARS scientists or similar), and should include at least one within the department and one outside of our institution. You do not need to request a PPNS number for short reports (e.g.: abstracts, Plant Disease Notes).

The following language should appear in all publications (not just peer reviewed) in addition to any specific grant support acknowledgements, such as NIFA:

“PPNS # _____, Department of Plant Pathology, College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences, Agricultural Research Center, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164-6430, USA.” This work is/was supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Hatch project XXXXXX (insert accession number).


The Johnson Hall Business Center is your contact for purchasing:


CAHNRS Safety Website

CAHNRS Monthly Safety Message

Concerned about a student right now?  If you aren’t sure about how to respond or who should know about your concerns, please fill out an AWARE network notice at

Redoubling Our Efforts to Address Sexual Assault – a message from President Floyd

WSU Employee Reporting Requirements – Discrimination, Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct


University supervisors are responsible for providing initial safety training and periodically reviewing applicable safety procedures with their employees. The Safety Orientation Checklist may be used as a guide for this purpose.

The WSU Safety Policies and Procedures Manual lists the following general training as required.  You may click on the links below to access the online versions of the training developed by WSU Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) and CAHNRS Operations to assist supervisors in maintaining compliance with requirements.  

General Training Topics

Safety Policies and Procedures Manual (SPPM)

Safety Data Sheets

Ebola Recommendations (pdf)

A Message from the Provost (pdf)

Campus Safety Plan

Emergency Management

Safe Environment

CAHNRS Safety Committee

Safety Orientation Checklist (pdf)

Heat Stress

The sun is finally out and temperatures are rising.  For those of you that work and/or supervise employees that work outdoors, the Outdoor Heat Exposure Rule, WAC 296-62-095 (and WAC 296-307-097 for agriculture), applies from May 1 through Sept. 30 every year.

Supervisors must ensure that employees have access to cool, potable drinking water, have first aid trained staff and/or appropriate access to medical assistance, and must train employees on hazards identified for their respective workplaces.  To aid in this effort, the WSU Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) office and I have collaborated to develop an online Heat Stress Prevention training for supervisors and employees working outdoors.

Take the Heat Stress Prevention Training Here (13 minutes)   

As with any safety training at WSU, documentation must be kept.  To assist with documentation, the above training module contains a brief quiz and documentation mechanism after the training.  Please contact with questions.

** Report Child Abuse: ** (pdf)


Know you hazardous materials shipping policies before you ship:

Telephone System

Telephone user guides (VOIP)

Temporary Employment

The Johnson Hall Business Center if your contact for temporary employment:

All new employees must check-in with the Business Center on or before their 1st day of employment to complete paperwork, even if they have worked with the University previously. NO EXCEPTIONS. Proper identification must be provided within 3 business days of start date, see lisitng of acceptable documentation (pdf).

Hourly Paid Sick Leave Policy (pdf)

Benefit Eligibility Information for Non-Students

Tips for Temps (pdf)

Employing Minors


Alcohol and Drug Policy (pdf)

New Employee Checklist (pdf)

Policy Prohibiting Discrimination and Sexual Harassment (pdf)

Preventing Sexual Harassment Training (Mandatory) Print certificate before closing and bring to the Main Office.

“Eradicating discrimination and sexual harassment and fostering a respectful environment requires an ongoing, demonstrated commitment from all members of the University community.”
Elson S. Floyd, Ph.D., President, Washington State University

The following section is taken from President Floyd’s Perspective column:

WSU is committed to being an institution that demonstrates trust and respect for all persons and cultivates individual and institutional integrity in all that we do. To this end, the resources below are intended to assist all members of the University community in the understanding and prevention of sexual harassment and discrimination.  Part of being a world-class university is providing a workplace environment where all individuals feel safe, valued, and respected. Accordingly, WSU’s core values include a commitment to being an institution that demonstrates trust and respect for all persons and cultivates individual and institutional integrity in all that we do.  Sexual harassment and all forms of discrimination compromise the integrity of the university and destroy the trust and respect expected in the workplace. Therefore, effective June 1, I am requiring all current employees to complete Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Prevention training by Jan. 4, 2013.

Everyone must take the training and if you have taken the training in the past, it must be retaken every five years. The training can be taken on line or at a live training course. How to access on-line training.

Responsible Conduct of Research (Mandatory for faculty and staff)

Understanding ethics slideshow (pdf)


The Johnson Hall Business Center if your contact for Travel:


All volunteers must be designated as such by the department, complete the safety orientation and complete monthly reports. Please visit main office for assistance in designating volunteers.

Volunteer Monthly Report (pdf)

Wireless Internet How-To

Wireless Setup Instructions