August 9, 2002
CHANGE FOR FRIDAY UPDATE
To coincide with the new look of the CE web page (coming soon),
the Friday Update will change to the "Extension Update."
The schedule will stay the same; continue to look for the Extension
Update on Fridays.
ON CE FEDERAL REPORT
In July we received from CSREES the review of our "Annual Report
of Accomplishments and Results." Congratulations to all of
you who contributed quality impacts via the Accountability, Information
and Communication System (AICS) system. Information in AICS is how
the program directors and I build the federal Annual Report. Each
year we submit the Annual Report on March 1st to CSREES. Specifically,
the federal Review Team compliments our report, "WSU Extension
has provided a substantive and nicely structured annual report.
The most significant strength is the inclusion of an impact statement
with each of the key themes." The Review Team provided suggestions
for improvements for next year, including more information on how
we "are responding to stakeholder input and recruiting and
involving under represented populations to our advisory processes."
TEMPLATE DESIGNS FOR COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICES
The Information Department is reminding all county offices of their
previous offer to provide customized templates for County Extension
provides an easy route to compliance with WSU's Web Identity Guidelines.
WSU would like all Web sites in compliance with the new guidelines
as soon as possible.
you need to do is contact Bob
Hoffmann, Extension web coordinator, and provide him with photos,
special link information, and a few design details pertinent to
your particular county. Bob will then provide templates for your
home page and any major program areas.
the template is provided, the counties are responsible for using
the provided template to convert their existing pages to the new
format. But if you need help with this piece, Bob might be able
to provide some assistance if he has the time.
counties and program areas have already taken advantage of this
service. See links
to Web sites that are based on Information Department custom
templates. Also see links on "Requesting Your Own Web Template"
and "After Requesting Your Template."
TO STAY CURRENT ON YOUR LEAVE REPORTS
This is a friendly reminder to keep current on your leave/time
reports. This comes to my attention at the end of the fiscal year
as we have to submit our state financial report. We must report
annual and sick leave balances and if you are behind in submitting
the reports, our report is inaccurate. We can be audited on this
so accuracy is critical. University policy states Employees must
submit Leave Reports within five working days following the month's
end. Thanks for your attention to this important matter.
Next week, both Mike and Linda will attend the Deans' Council Retreat
on Monday. Mike will be in Washington DC the remainder of the week.
Linda will be in Walla Walla County on Tuesday and touring several
counties in the SW District the remainder of the week.
Dean and Director
Linda Kirk Fox
PO Box 646230
Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99164-6230