June 29, 2009
Sacramento State Bulletin

Campus Announcements

Budget update

University President Alexander Gonzalez met with Chancellor Reed and other CSU campus presidents to discuss the massive budget cuts facing the California State University system.

“We considered alternatives that would allow us to address systemwide cuts in the hundreds of millions of dollars while maintaining the quality of our academic programs and protecting the workers who allow us to offer that outstanding level of service,” Gonzalez says.

“No action plan was finalized, as we still do not know how much the cut will be. However, following talks with the Chancellor’s Office and votes among their memberships, two labor unions have agreed to negotiate furloughs. The CSU system has proposed two-day-a-month furloughs for all CSU employees (including management and executives) to safeguard as many jobs as possible,” he says.

He added that CSU payroll checks are being issued as normal. 

The CSU Board of Trustees will hold a special board meeting July 7 to consider options for dealing with the budget. On July 21 at the Board’s regular meeting, the trustees may adopt specific budget actions at the systemwide and campus levels. 

“When we know the full extent of Sacramento State’s share of the budget cuts, I will work with the University Budget Advisory Committee to minimize their impact on campus. That process will continue to be open and transparent,” Gonzalez says.

Budget news will continue to be posted on Public Affairs’ Budget Central page at
Submitted by the Office of the President

TOGO's renovation
TOGOs sandwich shop in the Riverfront Center is undergoing renovations and has temporarily relocated to the left of Hula Dog in the Fat's Asian Grill area. Hours are 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Mondays through Fridays. Renovations are expected to be completed by early July.
Submitted by University Enterprises, Inc.

IRT retirements
Information Resources and Technology announces the retirements of Ed Chong  effective July 1and Deb Hobbs effective July 14. Chong’s last day at Sacramento State is June 30 and Hobbs is July 1.

Chong has been a Sacramento State employee for more than 22 years. He was hired in 1986 as an equipment technician in University Media Services and has also worked as an equipment system specialist in the Computing, Communications and Media Services department. He will finish his career as an information technology consultant with Information Resources and Technology. 

Hobbs has worked for the California State University system for 21 years. In addition to positions she has held at Sacramento State, she has also worked at California State University, Chico and Cal Poly. She began working for Sacramento State in 2000 as an Administrative Analyst in the Office of Space Management. She will finish her career as the budget analyst for Information Resources and Technology
Submitted by Information Resources and Technology

A trip to The Well
Tours of the WELL recreation and fitness center construction site will be held from 3-4 p.m., Fridays for faculty, staff and students.

Reservations are required, and the minimum group size is five. Cancellation notices will be sent out Friday mornings when necessary. To RSVP, call Joanna Cuellar at 278-6744 or e-mail
Submitted by The WELL

Parking restrictions
To achieve energy cost savings, some parking facilities will be closed during the non-peak summer months. The closure schedule is:

  • Parking Structure III, closed through Aug. 23.
  • Lot 10, closed through Aug. 23.

Parking Structures I and II will remain open throughout the summer. Parking will also be available in all other campus lots.

For additional information, contact University Transportation and Parking Services at or 278-PARK.
Submitted by University Transportation and Parking Services

Employee Assistance Program hours
The Employee Assistance Program is open for appointments during the summer. Appointments begin at 7:30 a.m., and the last appointment is 3 p.m. The office closes at 4 p.m. Call 278-5018, or e-mail to set up an appointment.
Submitted by the Employee Assistance Program

Human Resources

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, 8, 10 and 11 may only donate up to 16 hours per fiscal year. If employees are interested in donating time, a donation form can be obtained at, or visit the Human Resources Disability Leaves office in Sacramento Hall 162 or call 278-3522.

The following employees have been approved for the Catastrophic Leave Donation Program:

Janelle Robinette, Nursing
Michael Wilson, Economics
Joseph Small, Reprographics
Kellene O’Neil-Hinckley, Services to Students with Disabilities
Mary Chao, Facilities
Monica Patterson, Mail Services Center                                                                                           


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