May 30, 2006
Sacramento State Bulletin

Campus Announcements

New construction
Work has begun to replace damaged steam and condensate pipelines. Consolidated Western Contractors, Inc. and Perryman Mechanical, contractors working for the University, have set up fencing and started trenching along Sinclair Road. The trenching, abatement, removal, and replacement of the pipes will continue through the summer. While work progresses from east to west—Riverside Hall to Capistrano Hall—some walkways may be detoured.

For questions regarding the project’s scope and/or schedule, contact Rechelle Arnold at 278-7605 or Robin Lovering at 278-6994.

The scoop on ‘My Sac State’
The new Sacramento State portal—"My Sac State"—is live. All Sacramento State employees, including student assistants, can access and update human resources information. Through My Sac State, employees can use self-service features to view and edit their address, phone numbers and emergency contact information. Employees can also view their benefits as well as their compensation history and paycheck. My Sac State includes Human Resources-related links and contact information.

In addition, My Sac State acts as a single point of entry for all CMS Human Resources and Finance users to access these applications. Employees can access My Sac State by going to and logging in with their SacLink username and password.

Instructions for using My Sac State, as well as support materials for Human Resources staff, are available on the CMS website at There is also a “help” link on the My Sac State log-in page. A tutorial is available at

More self-service features will be added as the CMS Student Administration implementation continues. Check the CMS website for updates. The CMS staff is available to answer questions and to provide ad hoc training. For assistance, call the CMS Help Desk at 278-2670.

New leader in Academic Advising
Following a national search, Vice President for Student Affairs Lori Varlotta announced the selection of Beth Merritt Miller as director of the Academic Advising Center. Merritt Miller served as Sacramento State’s interim director of the Academic Advising Center for several months following the reassignment of former director Tom Griffith to Student Affairs as interim assistant vice president. Merritt Miller holds a doctorate in higher education: educational policy and leadership studies from the University of Iowa and has experience in all three segments of California public higher education including Chico State and Fresno State, West Hills Community College, and UC Davis.

What's for lunch?
This summer, lunch on campus offers everything from fast food to fine dining. University Enterprises Dining Services provides summer 2006 operating hours for the Sacramento State campus eateries listed below, as well as up-to-date hours and menus, by visiting

North Campus:
• Kung Fu Fat's Asian Marketplace
• Hula Dogs at the Pub
• Togo's
• Taco Bell
• Patio Café Vending
• Java City at the Roundhouse

South Campus:
• University Center Restaurant
• Round Table Pizza at the Hive
• Java City - Union Station
• Burger King Express
• Gordito Burrito
• Kung Fu Fat's
• TCBY Treats and Da Deli
• Union Vending Court
• Java City at the Library
• Saigon Bay Express at the Outpost
• Java City at Modoc Hall

Human Resources

Catastrophic Leave donations
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, 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:
Tamara Dunn, College of Business Administration
Corrina Carlock, Admissions and Records
Jerry Cook, Family and Consumer Sciences
Ondria Small, College of Continuing Education
Kevin Calandri, Economics
Leo Lopez, Facilities Management
*Pamela Elbeck, Accounts Payable (* Only vacation leave credits may be donated to this employee.)



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