Bill tightens rules on hiring, wages, travel

Gov. Chris Gregoire signed a legislative bill last week, Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 5460, that reinforces and tightens spending policies, including hiring, personal services contracts, equipment purchases, out-of-state travel and wage increases.   The bill affects all state agencies, including higher education. WSU administrators are working with other higher education institutions and the state Office […]

Enroll now for flexible spending accounts

The annual open enrollment period for 2005 flexible spending accounts continues through Nov. 30. Those wishing to participate in calendar year 2005 must submit the completed enrollment form by the deadline to the WSU Benefits Office, 232 French Administration, Pullman, WA 99164-1024, campus zip 1024. Enrollment forms and information about how a flexible spending account […]

5% opt for flexible spending account

Approximately 5 percent of eligible WSU employees elected to sign up for the 2004 flexible spending accounts during the November open enrollment period. Dollars withheld by these employees total $11,606.78, which saves them taxes every pay period. Those 286 participants now can stretch their earning power by claiming unreimbursed health-related expenses as they occur. These […]