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200 Policy Development
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700 Safety
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800 Due Process
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300 Environmental Health and Safety
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Below are policy and procedures currently going through the approval and verification process.

Use this FORM LINK to submit a current formal/informal policy, procedure or practice not published in the current Campus, BPPM, SPPM, or EP.

Chief of Staff Review

Cabinet, Council and Public Input

Policy Confirmation

Policy Implementation

Approved Policy Dates

10/2018 10.200.00 Campus Policy Development

1/30/2019   40.800.01 Campus Catering

As the Tri-Cities campus grows and matures, there will be needs to uniformly implementation expectations.  To accomplish this, we first look to the the WSU Sytem wide policies to determine if they apply to the problem or expectation.  In the event, that a WSU Systems policy is not adequate, then a campus policy may be developed through

Define your problem or expectation.

Making policy is a significant undertaking, so project scope and expectations must be clearly defined from the beginning.  At times, the policy scope may change over the course of the development but must always apply to the long-term.

  1. Determine the reason for the policy.  Is it a specific problem?  Are there expectations about how business is conducted with this specific problem?
  2. Determine who this policy applies to.  Is this issue for a specific few or for everyone?
  3. Determine if this issue occurs rarely or frequently.
  4. Determine the level of risk and liability to the institution if this issue is not handled appropriately.

Do your homework.

Since policy development takes a lot of institutional resources in people’s time, it is important to complete your homework.  Review existing policy, law, and codes to take an inventory of what’s out there.  The simplest way is to search the various policy handbooks and web-pages for WSU.  Please see “WSU Policy Resources” tab above for more details.

Engage the right people.

Once you have the scope of the policy determined and your homework done, it will be essential to have input from the people affected by the policy and hold expertise or interest.  It can be helpful to create a mind-map chart of constituents.  Include rather than avoid people that might challenge the policy.  Often times input from those that challenge rules can help develop a more sound policy that is reasonable in the end.

As part of the development process, the policy sponsor may request the Chancellor to appoint a task force or working committee to conduct the ‘homework’ and collect perspectives and issues surrounding the development of the policy.  In many cases, solutions to the problem are identified not requiring a new policy.

Submit to the Chief of Staff for review.

Once you submit the draft policy to the Chief of Staff, the formal timeline and process takes over.  The Chief of Staff will review the policy, collect input and review by:

  • Attorney General’s Office
  • WSU Internal Auditor
  • Office of Policy and Records
  • President’s Office
  • Applicable Vice President’s Office

Once this is complete, the Chief of Staff will then schedule the “First Reading” for the Chancellor’s Executive Cabinet and Leadership Council.

Download Campus Policy Template

Submit Draft Policy to Chief of Staff

First reading presentation.

As the sponsor of a policy, you will present the policy to the group for input.  During the meeting, collect the feedback for your next round of edits.  There may be clarifying questions from the group you will need to collect and submit back to the Chief of Staff to update the group.

At the completion of the necessary edits, submit a clean version to the Chief of Staff to publish for the 30-day campus review.

Campus input edits.

The COS will:

  • Create an online survey for campus input.
  • Send a campus-wide email with the survey links.
  • Collect the data and provide the policy sponsor with a printed copy of the feedback after the 30-day input period is complete.

Second reading edits.

After the campus input report is received, the policy sponsor will incorporate the appropriate edits to the policy and submit the new version to the Chief of Staff to schedule a “Second Reading” of the policy to the Executive Cabinet and Council.  At these meetings, you will present information received from campus input and identify any changes you have made to the policy draft.

During this meeting, the policy sponsor will collect feedback, make any additional changes and submit to the Chief of Staff for the final votes by the Cabinet and Council for implementation.

Implementation and review.

After a campus policy is approved by the Chancellor, a final discussion will occur in a Cabinet meeting on how to implement the policy.  A plan for staff, faculty and student training will be articulated in this plan with timelines for training.  Additionally, the policy sponsor will collect feedback on the policy in order to make recommendations for refinement at 30, 60, and 90 days.