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Business Office

The Murrow Business Office team is ready to help assist current students, faculty, and staff in a number of areas.

Staff

Denise Blacker,  Director of Admin Services

Erin Cox,  Office Support Supervisor

Denise Crossler,  Grant & Contract Specialist

Sandy Johnson,  Dean’s Office Support Specialist

Doug Krehbiel Finance/Budget Manager

Lyndsay McCall,  Academic Equipment Manager

Deana Penton,  Assistant to the Dean

Julia Royals,  Travel Specialist

Amber Tolonie, Office Assistant

Contact Us

Jackson Hall, room 382
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Phone: (509) 335-6585
Fax: (509) 335-3772
Comm.BusinessOffice@wsu.edu
Mail Code: 2530

Purchasing Process

Step 1: Complete a Purchase Request (PR) form

Get THE FORM

Let us know:

  • Who needs it and who can we contact with questions?
  • What is the business purpose (e.g., specific course, office, program, project, event)?
  • How does this purchase meet the mission of WSU?
  • Where can we purchase it from (include a print out if easiest)?
  • When do you need it? Please give us 5 business days to purchase, but if it’s a rush just let us know! Best to tell us date & time you need it by.

Tip: It’s much timelier and requires less paperwork (if you can believe it) if we can purchase products or services for you. Reimbursements are difficult because they require several additional steps, more levels of approval, and extra time to process.

Step 2: Get the appropriate unit approval

If your position is… This person needs to approve…
Tenured or graduate student Bruce Pinkleton
Clinical/Instructor Jeff Peterson
Special Course Fees Department Chair
Staff Area Budget Approval

Exception: If the purchasing is for a grant, indicate which one on the form and Denise Crossler will approve for purchase.

They can either sign the form or send an email to Comm.Purchasing@wsu.edu indicating approval.

Step 3: Submit the PR

We appreciate you sending the typed form back to us at comm.purchasing@wsu.edu

You can drop the completed form off:

  • To Sandy Johnson, Goertzen Hall, room 101 (Dean’s Office)
  • Or the front desk in the Business Office, Jackson Hall, room 382.

More information to help us process your request:

  • If you’re purchasing food, we will also need a WSU Request to Serve Food form.
  • Has the college IT Administrator reviewed software or technical equipment requests?
  • Is this a publication? If so, does it require an edit copy review?

Questions about Purchasing?

Contact Denise Crossler
dcrossler@wsu.edu
Phone: (509) 335-15575

Travel

Making sure you have the right travel request forms and worksheets can make the process go smoothly.

Questions about Travel?

Contact Julia Royals
Travel Specialist
julia.rankin@wsu.edu
(509) 335-1222

Process for Temporary Hires

Step 1: Complete a Temporary Personnel Hiring Request form.

Get THE FORM

Tip: Please don’t start people working before they have been hired at the University level.

Let us know:

  • Who it is that we are hiring, name and WSU ID #?
  • What will they be doing ? –A short job description and desired qualifications

Tip: If they are filling a position that was previously held by another employee, please provide that name and you can skip the job description.

  • When will they start working and for how long?
  • Where (for whom) will they be working?
  • How much are they to be paid and the budget to pay from?

Tip: First time WSU employees must complete an I9 form before they can start work.

Step 2: Get the information to the payroll specialist in the business office.

  • Contact Erin Cox (erin.a.cox@wsu.edu, 5-2476),
  • Using the Request form will ensure that all the information we need to process the request is provided.
  • An email with all the required information can also be used.

Step 3: Completing the hiring process.

  • The employee should make an appointment with the payroll specialist in the business office to complete additional forms, receive additional information and time keeping instructions.
  • Supervisors follow up by reviewing the Conditions for Temporary Employment with the employee and submitting the signed form to the business office.

Step 4: Time Keeping.

  • We use a web based time keeping system known as Cougar Manager. Employees log time and supervisors approve hours for payment. For specific instructions or information on Cougar Manager contact the payroll specialist in the business office.

Poster Printing

The Murrow College has a large scale HP Plotter printer. We have the capability to print on durable materials for conference and classroom presentations. We cannot mount, laminate, hole-punch, etc.

Step 1: Complete a Plotter Printer Request form.

Get THE FORM

Let us know:

  • Who needs it and who can we contact with questions?
  • What is the business purpose (e.g., specific course, office, program, project, event)?
  • What materials to use and size to print (paper or Tyvek; up to 42 inches wide, length is limitless…except for budget)
  • When do you need it? Please give us at least 3 business days to print!

Each faculty and graduate student is allotted two (2) poster prints (up to $50/each) during an academic year. If you need additional posters, please get the appropriate approval.

If your position is… This person needs to approve…
Tenured, tenure-track, or graduate student Bruce Pinkleton
Clinical/Instructor Jeff Peterson
Staff Area Budget Approval

Exception: If the printing is for a grant, indicate grant name on the form and Denise Crossler will approve and route for printing.

Step 2: To submit the Plotter Printer Request:

There are a few methods for getting us the form:

  • Drop the form off to front desk Office Assistant, Jackson Hall, room 382 (Business Office)
  • Drop the form off to Lyndsay McCall, Jackson Hall, room 352 (Murrow Academic Equipment Media Center)

Important:

  • Posters must be created at the size you intend on printing.
  • You must save the image as a high-resolution jpeg formatted with a greater than 150 dpi.
  • The image will print exactly as saved. We are not able to edit or format.
  • Save it on a thumb/USB drive. If you have difficulty converting the file, send the source file: PowerPoint or pdf or email to lmccall@wsu.edu.
  • Are you traveling with the poster? Will you need a poster tube? We have 24″, 36″ and 48″ protective tubes.