Recognition recipients announced
The recipients for the Staff Employee Recognition Program are Ardene (Auggie)
Johnson, Facilities Services project supervisor; Rosita Takach, Financial Aid
counseling unit coordinator; and Michael Ybarra, University Union supervising
building services engineer.
Johnson is the
project supervisor for Facilities Services. Johnson’s nominators indicated
that he is a “role model, motivating others to excellence,” and
“under his leadership, the Renovation and Project crew has completed quality
projects in limited time frames with limited funding.”
Takach is the counseling
unit coordinator for the Financial Aid Office. Takach’s nominator noted
that she “volunteers to go with outreach staff to area high schools to
give financial aid presentations,” and that “she has helped Sen.
Deborah Ortiz give her yearly orientations to help students apply for financial
aid by the March 2 deadline.”
Ybarra is the supervising
building services engineer for the University Union. During the time Ybarra
has been on campus, he has encouraged growth and development of the University
Union especially the “implementation of new services.” His nominator
indicated, “Under his leadership, the expansion and remodel projects were
finished on schedule and under budget.”
Employees are encouraged
to nominate any staff member who is deserving of the award. Submitted by the President’s Office
Factbook updated and available online
The Office of Institutional Research has updated the University Factbook, which
is available at www.oir.csus.edu/Reports/FactBook/Default.cfm.
The Factbook provides spring 2007 enrollment information, student profiles and
applied, admitted and enrolled student information. There is also five-year
historical information on each of the University’s programs and colleges.
For more information, contact the Office of Institutional Research at 278-6566
or visit www.oir.csus.edu. Submitted by the Office of Institutional Research
Employee Safety Awards
The State of California is accepting nominations for the 25th annual Governor’s
Employee Safety Awards. The award program recognizes outstanding performance
by individual state employees and groups for improving job health and safety
or responding to life-threatening situations when those tasks are accomplished
outside of their normal scope of work. The governor is committed to the program
and will sign the award certificates which will be presented to selected employees
and groups during the August awards ceremony in the University Union. For forms
and complete information regarding nomination and eligibility, go to www.orim.dgs.ca.gov/Events/default.htm. Submitted by Environmental Health & Safety
The CMS project office will be hosting campus forums on the following dates:
• Tuesday, March 20,
10:30 - 11:30 a.m., University Union Summit Room
• Wednesday, March
21, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m., University Union Forest Suite
Employees can attend either
forum to obtain the latest information about the student administration implementation.
For more information, call 278-3701. Submitted by the CMS Project Office
Lounge open late
The Hornet Lounge is now open. The lounge is located on the second floor of
the AIRC building and provides 24-hour computer lab access, printing and studying
areas. The Hornet Lounge hours are 11:30 p.m. to 7 a.m., Sunday-Thursday. On-site
security is available, and students are recommended to park their vehicles as
close as possible to the AIRC building. The Hornet Express is available from
dusk to 11 p.m. for a safe trip to students’ vehicles. The Hornet Lounge
is sponsored by Associated Students and Campus Communications and Media Services.
For more information contact Guillermo Torres at 278-2772. Submitted by Associated Students, Inc.
assistance available for advanced degrees
Applications are now available for the Graduate Equity Fellowship and the California
Pre-Doctoral Program. The programs are sponsored by the CSU Chancellor’s
Office and are designed to help students complete their master’s degrees
and increase the pool of potential faculty.
Pre-Doctoral Program for undergraduate and graduate students provides $3,000
for students who have experienced economic and educational disadvantages and
wish to work closely with a CSU faculty sponsor to develop a plan ultimately
leading to enrollment in a doctoral program. The application deadline is March
The Graduate Equity
Fellowship is a $1,500 grant for students who have experienced economic and
educational disadvantages. Students must meet financial and academic requirements
and must be classified or conditionally classified as a graduate student in
a master’s degree program at Sacramento State. The application deadline
is April 13.
For more information
or an application, contact the Office of Graduate Diversity in River Front Center
203, call 278-3834 or e-mail email@example.com. Submitted by McNair Scholars Program
Faire offers financial planning information
The Benefits Office is sponsoring the 2007 Investment Faire from 10 a.m. –
2 p.m. on Thursday, March 22 in the University Union Redwood Room. The event
will feature representatives from various companies on the CSU Tax Sheltered
Annuity 403(b) company approved list, representatives from the Department of
Administration Savings Plus Program (457/401 (k)) and other programs that offer
investment/financial planning options. Attendance is on a drop-in basis.
day there will also be special educational presentations designed to further
assist employees in financial planning. Presentations include:
Unbiased information on Taxation/Tax Basics, (i.e, new rates, additional deductions,
exemptions, credits payment options, filing status, etc.) from 9:30 a.m. –
noon in the Orchard Suite. This workshop can assist employees in becoming
more aware of simple tax filing strategies.
Home Loan Program from 12:30 – 2 p.m. in the Orchard Suite. This program
offers low to no down payment options, interest-only loans, down payment assistance,
100 percent financing, discount closing costs, discounted mortgage insurance
rates and many more features.
CitiMortgage, Inc. as the program manager for the CalPERS Member Home Loan
Program. However, CitiMortgage does not originate CalPERS Mortgage Loans.
Their primary goal is to educate employees about the Home Loan Program. Handouts
regarding CalPERS Home Loan vendors are available at the presentation.
partners are welcomed to attend the fair and presentations. Employees may schedule
their attendance for the special presentations only by calling the Benefits
Office at 278-6213 or registering at www.csus.edu/fas/traindev/train.htm. Submitted by Human Resources
Leave Donation Program
Sacramento State employees may voluntarily donate to other employees up to a
maximum of 16 hours of sick or vacation leave credits each fiscal year in one-hour
increments. CSUEU, MPP, Unit 4, Unit 6 and Confidential employees may donate
up to a maximum of 40 hours per fiscal year.
If employees are
interested in donating time, a donation form can be obtained by going to www.csus.edu/hr/forms.stm#Disability,
or by visiting the Human Resources, Disability Leaves Office in Sacramento Hall
162, or by calling extension 278-3522.
The following employees
have been approved for the Catastrophic Leave Donation Program:
Gary Davis, Facilities Services
Kaylene Ekeh, Criminal Justice
Rose Marie Fisher, Graduate Studies
Jenny Yang, Financial Aid
California State University, Sacramento Public
6000 J Street Sacramento, CA 95819-6026 (916) 278-6156