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June 27, 2011

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Parking lot closures
Parking Lot 1 East, across from Sacramento Hall, will be closed from Monday, June 27, to Thursday, June 30, for seal-coating and striping. While Lot 1 East is closed, you may enter Lot 1 West to park via both the north and south entrances. The access gates along State University Drive between Yosemite Hall and Lot 1 will be open for your access during this time.

Parking Lot 1 West, across from Yosemite Hall, will be closed from Thursday, June 30, through Saturday, July 2, for seal-coating and striping. While Lot 1 West is closed, you may access Lot 1 East via State University Drive West (adjacent to Reprographics, Mail Services and Facilities Services) or Moraga Way. The access gates along State University Drive will be open for your access during this time. While Lot 1 West is closed, access to Lot 1 East will not be available from State University Drive North.   

Detour signage to Lot 1 will be in place throughout the phased closures. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and look forward to our improved parking facilities.
Submitted by Facilities Services and University Transportation and Parking Services (UTAPS)

Campus email service upgrade
We have completed the first half of an upgrade to the campus Exchange email service, which did not affect ongoing use of Outlook for most users. However, some problems have been reported. They are mostly based on personal computer or mobile device settings, or due to bookmarked web URLs that may need updating. If you are having issues, here are some options: 

  • If you are having problems with the URL you are using to access Outlook Web Access (OWA) from any device, simply open a web browser and point to http://webmail.csus.edu
  • Visit the Exchange 2010 Upgrade page, www.csus.edu/irt/servicedesk/support/2010, for comprehensive documentation on known issues and solutions.
  • If you are still having problems, please contact the IRT Service Desk at 278-7337 or servicedesk@csus.edu.

Submitted by Information Resources & Technology

Farewell reception
Join us in wishing Leo Evangelista a fond farewell after 40-plus years of service at Sac State. Her retirement reception will be Tuesday, June 28, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Orchard Suite, University Union.
Submitted by Academic Affairs

Police chief to retire
After a 30-year career in law enforcement, including 10 years with the campus police force, Sacramento State Police Chief Dan Davis is retiring effective in November. Davis began his tenure with the University in 2001 as a lieutenant. He has been chief since Sept. 1, 2009.

“Chief Davis has done an outstanding job managing the critical functions of the Public Safety Department of Sacramento State,” says Ming-Tung “Mike” Lee, the University’s vice president of Administration and Business Affairs and chief financial officer.

Davis commended his staff and the community for maintaining the University’s safety standards, noting the campus remained one of the 10 safest campuses in the state, moving from ninth to seventh, and rose from 63rd to 61st in the nation’s 100 safest Universities list, according to StateUniversity.com.

“I am proud of my department for having maintained, and even improved, these rankings,” Davis says. “It has been an honor to serve the students, staff and faculty of Sacramento State as police chief.”

Davis started his law enforcement career in 1981 and joined the San Francisco State University force in 1985. He has also served with the Fremont and BART police forces. As Sacramento State’s police chief, he managed a staff of 21 sworn officers, five dispatchers, 30 community service officers, and eight office staff members and student assistants.

“Law enforcement has been a challenging and rewarding career, but now I’m looking forward to focusing on other matters, such as playing more golf and the other good things in life,” Davis says.

The University has initiated a national search to fill the permanent position.
Submitted by Administration and Business Affairs

Do you paint, sculpt, sing, play a musical instrument, make quilts, etc.?
The University’s Library Gallery is looking for faculty and staff (with the exception of the Art and Design departments) who paint, sculpt, quilt, make jewelry, sing, dance, etc. They will be featured in “Sac State Has Talent,” the gallery’s spring art exhibit, March 8-May 18, 2012. For more information or to get a submission form, contact 2012csus.talent@gmail.com or the Library Gallery at 278-4189. Deadline is Thursday, Dec. 1, to reserve a space or performance date. Pieces will be due in late February.
Submitted by the Library Gallery

President Gonzalez to provide updates
Sacramento State President Alexander Gonzalez will continue to post updates on campus developments throughout the summer on his website at www.csus.edu/President/fromthedeskofthepresident.html.
Submitted by the Office of the President

Paving projects
Sapper West, a contractor working for the University, has begun excavation and patch repair to 13 locations on campus and will work through Friday, July 22, to correct several trip hazard locations.

Access to each of these areas will be governed by traffic control personnel for both vehicular and pedestrian traffic for the duration of the project to allow the contractor to complete the project in the shortest time possible. Signage, fencing, traffic cones and barricades will be utilized in each area while the work is in progress as follows:

Site 1: Repave rear entry to Sacramento Hall
When: Thursday, July 7, through Friday, July 15
Work to be done in two phases to allow for south-side entry and exit at all times. Minimal impact to pedestrian activity is anticipated.

Site 2: Repave path in front of Shasta Hall
When: Thursday, July 7, through Friday, July 15
Shasta Hall front entry will remain open. Pedestrians will be detoured around the work site.

Site 3: Repave path at southwest corner of Eureka Hall
When: Tuesday, June 28, through Friday, July 8
Exterior stairs will be closed to pedestrians in the southwest corner and detour signage will be in place. Additional work near the intersection will require a shutdown of the pedestrian walkway and pedestrians will be detoured around the work site.

Site 4: Repave path at northwest corner of Eureka Hall
When: Tuesday, June 28, through Friday, July 8
Minimal impact to pedestrian activity anticipated. The existing bike racks will be temporarily out of order during this timeframe.

Site 5: Repave Sinclair Road and construct ADA ramps
When: Through Friday, July 1
Minimal impact to pedestrian activity anticipated; however, vehicular traffic will not be able to move through the area during this timeframe.

Site 6: Repave Jed Smith Road and construct ADA ramps
When: Through Friday, July 1
Pedestrians will be detoured around the work site, and vehicular traffic will not be able to move through the area during this timeframe.

Site 7: Expand pathway at the northwest corner of Solano Hall Annex
When: Tuesday, July 5, through Friday, July 8
Pedestrians and vehicles will be detoured around the work site utilizing the intramural field grass.

Site 8: Repave path near Yosemite Hall
When: Tuesday, July 5, through Friday, July 8
Pedestrians will be detoured around the work site, and this entrance/exit from the building will be closed temporarily. Detour signage will be in place.

Sites 9, 10 and 13: Repave east and west sides of Lot 8 pedestrian pathway
When: Monday, July 18, through Friday, July 22
Pathway will be closed to pedestrian use during this timeframe.

Site 11: Repave the bicycle path in front of Athletic Storage
When: Monday, July 18, through Friday, July 22
Pedestrians will be detoured around the work site.

Site 12: Repave path at southwest corner of Amador Hall
When: Monday, July 18, through Friday, July 22
Pedestrians will be detoured around the work site and vehicular traffic will not be able to move through the area during this timeframe. Additional work near the intersection will require a shutdown of the pedestrian walkway, and pedestrians will be detoured around the work site.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your cooperation.
Submitted by Facilities Services

Sac State on Facebook and Twitter
Have you checked out Sacramento State’s official Facebook and Twitter pages? Managed by the Office of Public Affairs, the pages offer up-to-the-minute news and information on all things Sac State, from academics to athletics, the arts to student life. For the University’s Facebook page, go to www.facebook.com/sacstate. To follow Sac State’s Twitter updates, go to http://twitter.com/#!/sacstate.
Submitted by the Office of Public Affairs

Sac State Summer Golf League
Cordova Golf Course. Every Thursday, tee times between 4 and 6 p.m.
$9 for 18-plus holes. League play runs all summer.
Registration required, email basso@saclink.csus.edu
Submitted by The WELL

Weight Watchers
The Weight Watchers at Work program is here at Sac State. UEI Human Resources is the host for weekly meetings. Meetings will be held Fridays at noon in UEI’s Human Resources Conference Room, Suite 3900.

For more information, contact Nancy Blanton at 278-7006 or email her at nancyb@uei.csus.edu.
Submitted by University Enterprises Inc.

Parking permit costs for 2011-12
The cost of semester parking permits for managers, administrators and students will increase by 2 percent. This adjustment occurs annually as part of the parking fee plan implemented in Spring 2009. Additional revenue will be used to offset cost increases for maintenance and operation of campus parking facilities.

Permits for managers (MPP) and other unrepresented employees will increase beginning Friday, July 1, 2011. The monthly permit cost will be $46. Other administrator permits will increase by 2 percent above their current rate. Permit costs for faculty and staff are set by their respective bargaining unit contracts.

The increase for student semester permits will take effect with purchase of the 2011 fall permit. The semester permit cost will be $159; residence hall student permits will be $206.

University Transportation and Parking Services, which administers the parking program, is by law a self-supporting unit that receives no funding from the state. UTAPS’ sole source of revenue for operations, construction and maintenance of parking facilities is from the sale of parking permits.

For more information, visit www.csus.edu/utaps/.
Submitted by University Transportation and Parking Services

Commuter pass price increase
The cost of faculty and staff Regional Transit commuter passes will increase from $20 to $30 for a six-month pass beginning Friday, July 1.

“The commuter pass continues to be a great deal” says Nancy Fox, senior director of UTAPS. “Without the commuter pass, a single one-way trip on RT costs $2.50, and a monthly pass costs $100. With the commuter pass, faculty and staff will pay only $5 a month for unlimited ridership.”

Sacramento State has a contract with Regional Transit that offers faculty, staff and students the opportunity to ride RT buses and light rail at a significantly reduced rate. Students pay for the commuter pass through a transit fee each semester.

Faculty/staff commuter passes are available at the University Cashiers Office and UTAPS. Passes are effective July 1–Dec. 31. For more information, visit the UTAPS website at www.csus/utaps/.
Submitted by University Transportation and Parking Services

Temporary closure of parking facilities
To save energy costs during an off-peak period, the following parking facilities are closed for the summer and will reopen at 7 a.m. Monday, Aug. 22:

  • Parking Structure II
  • Parking Structure III
  • Parking Structure IV
  • Lot 10
  • Lot 11

While most other parking facilities will be open and available during the closure of those mentioned above, there will be additional short-term parking closures for paving and improvement projects during the summer. The timing of these projects will be communicated separately. If there are questions, contact University Transportation and Parking Services (UTAPS) at 278-7275, parking@csus.edu, www.csus.edu/utaps.
Submitted by University Transportation and Parking Services

Volunteers needed
The Sacramento Sports Commission will host more than 5,000 athletes and 5,000-7,000 guests in Sacramento from July 6 to 17 for the World Masters Athletics Championships. Most of the event will be held at Sac State.

Volunteers may go online and sign up for opportunities directly. Contact www.wma2011.com or call 808-6561.
Submitted by the Office of Public Affairs

Security quick tip:
Safeguarding campus information, part 6 of 6
Is your department running more than one system with Level 1 data stored on it? If you have more than one system with confidential data, contact the Information Security Office to help consolidate your information to a central location that can be protected and backed up. By limiting where you are storing your confidential data, you can better protect it from a data breach. See all six topics at the Information Security website, www.csus.edu/security.
Submitted by Information Security Office

Yosemite South Gym closure
The Yosemite South Gym is closed through July for the wood floor replacement project.
Submitted by Facilities Services

News and campus videos
Additional stories and videos of campus activities, events and news items are available on Sacramento State’s news page, www.csus.edu/sacstatenews.
Submitted by the Office of Public Affairs 

Digital messages

If you have an academic event or performance that you want to publicize, you are invited to submit your message to:
www.csus.edu/digitalsigns
www.csus.edu/pa/digitalsign
Submitted by the Office of Public Affairs

Human Resources

Summer hours
To conserve energy this summer, Sacramento State will continue the practice of a modified work schedule with normal business hours for the campus of 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a 30-minute lunch break. These hours will continue through Friday, Aug. 19. As always, authorized supervisors may modify individual work schedules to address special situations as long as these basic hours are covered. It is important that offices are staffed during these announced hours.

As in past summers, this schedule enables the University to realize substantial budget savings by reducing energy consumption during the late afternoon hours when energy demand is highest. We hope that this change will also permit many of our employees to get the most from the longer summer days.

If you have any questions or concerns that cannot be answered by your supervisor or manager, contact Elizabeth Redmond Sublett, associate vice president for Employee Services.

Catastrophic leave donation program 
Sacramento State employees may voluntarily donate to other employees up to a maximum of 40 hours of sick or vacation leave credits in one-hour increments each fiscal year. Bargaining Units 1, 10 and 11 may donate only up to 16 hours per fiscal year. If employees are interested in donating time, a form can be obtained at www.csus.edu/hr/forms.htm#Disability, or visit the Human Resources Disability Leaves office in Del Norte Hall, Suite 3001 or call 278-3522.

The following employee has been approved for the Catastrophic Leave Donation Program:
* Remedios Malonzo, Facilities Department – may only accept (*VL) Vacation Leave donations.

 

 


 


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