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August 2005


The division of Administration & Business Affairs is engaged in assuring that its strategic planning efforts are geared toward improving the ease with which our students, faculty, staff and visitors interact with the campus.  With projects ranging from the simplification of processes related to business transactions and safety enhancements, to parking and signage improvements, ABA is focusing its efforts to make Sacramento State the destination of choice, and an inviting place to be for our University community and our neighbors in the region.


Become Ambassadors of the Campus, providing first-rate customer service

A Community Policing and Problem-Oriented Policing Program is in the first stage of development. To enhance police visibility and problem solving efforts through direct involvement and personal interest, police officers and community service officers will be assigned to specific buildings and other campus areas.  Components of the program include:

  • A victim/reporting party notification system:  The system will be used to notify all victims and reporting parties of their case status.  Data collected from victims and reporting parties will be used to realign visibility patrols in impacted areas.   Public Safety personnel will be trained in the use of notification system documentation.

  • Public Safety sports cards featuring photos and specialties of each officer:  The cards will be distributed to the campus community to generate interaction, discussion and provide informative safety tips to the campus community.  Distribution is planned for the fall semester.

  • A Bicycle Patrol Program:  The program will increase the ease and personal attention with which our officers interact with the campus community.  Officers and Community Service officers will be available for special presentations and bicycle safety information.  Bicycles and equipment are on site for use by trained officers.


Make the campus easy to navigate technologically and physically

  • Phase I of the Campus Way Finder System concept design has been completed.  A fully integrated system to help visitors navigate the campus, once complete the Way Finder System will include signage for foot and automobile traffic as well as building and building occupant identifiers.

  • The Student Financial Services Center launched a web-based Your Money Matters program to provide student information and tools to assist them in managing their personal money issues.  The nationally recognized program addresses topics such as spending and savings plans, credit cards and identity protection.

  • New space management software, interfaced to the campus CMS system, will provide the campus with a comprehensive, state-of-the-art web-based solution for the management of campus space.  Full implementation is anticipated within the year.

  •  In an effort to enhance the Sacramento State OneCard and make it a safe, multifunctional card for use on and off campus, ABA has redesigned the card.  Social security numbers have been removed as a guard against identity theft.  The OneCard Center is in the process of reissuing the new OneCards to all cardholders.

  • Parking Structure III, with over 3,000 new parking spaces planned, is now under construction.  The structure will increase parking capacity, making visits to the campus easier and more convenient for our students, faculty and staff, and the community.  Completion is scheduled for January 2007.


Create a safe campus environment

California State University, Sacramento is known for excellence in its public safety and environmental health and safety programs.  Persons visiting our campus will find it safe and secure.  Our public safety officers and environmental safety professionals are highly trained professionals who are responsive to the needs of the broader University community.  For more detail, click here www.csus.edu/police/ , and www.csus.edu/eh&S .

Quarterly Progress Report

· Using online and in-class surveys and interacting widely with campus constituents, Public Safety routinely solicits input on how to improve campus crime statistics and the perception of campus crime problems.

· The first online Campus Safety Report, integrating input from the campus community, is posted on the Police website ( www.csus.edu/police/ ).   The report will be distributed in hard copy form to a select group of individuals for dissemination to the campus community and for discussion during safety presentations.  The online report will provide the campus community with easy access to crime statistics, safety tips, and a list of safety resources.

· Public Safety will increase its presentations on crime prevention, disaster response and readiness, and personal safety for faculty, staff and students.  As a first step, conflict Management Training/Program for Resident Hall Life directors, coordinators and staff has been developed, with the objective to ready them for addressing situations with resident hall residents and visitors that occur on a daily basis, in addition enhancing the skills of Resident Hall Life staff in communications and listening practices.  Training dates will be established prior to and during the fall semester.  Materials will be distributed to Resident Hall Life staff for ongoing training purposes.

· Public Safety has worked cooperatively with other campus departments, committees, and students to develop signage for regulatory sanctions on campus.  Signage will cover use of wheeled devices (i.e. rollerblading and skateboarding), parking and solicitation by vendors on campus.  Approval of new policy and installation of signage is pending.

· University Environmental Health & Safety has completed 54 of 100 safety audits scheduled for 2005 -- 100 percent of target for this time of year.  Audits ensure compliance with OSHA and EPA requirements in addition to identifying and eliminating hazards that contribute to employee, student and visitor injuries.  Plans for spill prevention and storm water management have been updated and submitted to appropriate public agencies.

· EH&S has converted the mandatory Human Resources Information Security Training to a computer based training format to be launched and tracked through LearnerWeb®.  EH&S has applied for a federal OSHA grant to computerize the University's Emergency Action and Injury, Illness and Prevention Program training as a way of making mandatory training more easily accessible to the campus community.


Maintain the highest standards in financial and operational systems management

· The University has received a commendation from the State Controller's Office for "Achieving Excellence in Financial Reporting" for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2004.

· ABA has completed its first online Annual Expenditure Report (General Fund only).  The report is for the 2003/2004 fiscal year.  Work has begun to develop a report for the 2004/05 fiscal year.  The 2003/2004 report can be found at www.csus.edu/admbus/budget .

· ABA converted the campus financial system to the new web-based version of CMS Finance.  The new version has been launched and training is continuing for more than 400 campus users through classroom and individualized training sessions.  The training provides department business managers with the tools needed to conduct the University's daily business activities.  Financial Services received a commendation from the Academic Resource Managers group for collaborative work to resolve a number of CMS-related issues.

· ABA met accelerated deadlines in closing the financial records for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2005.   Meeting state and Chancellor's Office electronic reporting deadlines is the first step in producing the University's annual comprehensive financial statements and reports.

· ABA completed four internal audits during 2004/05:  NCAA Compliance, Delegated Use of Funds Compliance, Student Course Fees Management Review, and the EOP Management Review.  External audits completed were:  GAAP and A-133 audit, NCAA Financials, Human Resources, Compliance Review of Grant Programs, Fair Labor Standards Act for CCE, FISMA, and an audit of Modoc Hall Construction.


Sacramento State boasts a beautiful campus setting along the American River, with buildings and walkways situated among a wide variety of mature trees and grassy areas.  An ambitious master plan is underway to enhance the visible impact of the campus, while providing the preeminent environment for learning.


Build facilities and landscapes with a distinct architectural image

· The newly constructed Academic Information Resource Center, a high-tech facility housing information services and the telecommunication switch, was occupied in August 2005.

· The Telecommunications Infrastructure Project, providing high-speed internet and upgrade telecommunications to 14 campus buildings, is 98 percent complete.

· Architectural programming is complete for the proposed Recreation, Wellness and Event Center project.

· Work is under way to complete the market demand and financial feasibility study for upgrading and expanding on-campus student housing.

· Construction documents are in the final completion stage for the new Bookstore and Infrastructure II upgrades, which includes improvements to sanitary sewer, fire alarm and the heating generation and distribution system.


Sacramento State is the Capital University, serving the populace of the greater Sacramento region and the capital region of the state of California.  As a regional university with state-of-the art facilities and grounds, Sac State is host to events serving a broad public in the Sacramento and surrounding areas.


Develop a meaningful presence and influence within metropolitan Sacramento

We encourage community interaction as a way of building reputation and pride.  We recognize the interdependence of campus and community by opening our doors and becoming a significant host and venue of choice for cultural, athletic and other community-based events.

· In June 2005, Sacramento State hosted the NCAA National Track and Field Championship.  With its featured state-of-the art track and field facility built for the 2000 U. S. Olympic track and field trials, Sacramento State now attracts events on an international scale, building a world-wide reputation for the campus.

· ABA made possible the last-minute request to move three of the Sacramento Knights Soccer Team games to the Sacramento State soccer field.  The Knights were enjoyed by about 2500 fans during the three-game series.

August 2005