Optional USS to UP Conversion

Beginning in January 2016, Human Resources will start sending out official communications regarding an optional choice for University Support Staff (USS) to convert current positions to Unclassified Professional (UP) positions. While many details have not yet been determined, the Senate hopes that this power point presentation from HR will help explain the process.

University Support Staff conversion to Unclassified Profession (pdf)

Differences between KBOR and KPERs - Dr. Ken Kriz PowerPoint (pdf). Also visit the HR Retirement website for WSU specific information.

Please visit the HR USS to UP Transition Overview page for more detailed information.


Please contact your senator (roster link) or the Senate President, Johny Buchanan-Spachek (email), if you have questions or comments.


If you would like to begin to make inquiries regarding what this conversion would look like for you, please contact Human Resources at 978-3065.

The following HR staff can assist you with questions on this topic:
Judy Espinoza
Matthew Johnston
Sarah Hunter
Kim Cinelli

Please check back here regularly for continuing updates as they are released.