The new fiscal year has arrived, and the state’s budget deficit remains unsolved. In the meantime, the California State University system is preparing for a reduction in the hundreds of millions of dollars.
To address the cut to the 2009-10 budget, the CSU system has proposed furloughs for all employees (except public safety). This includes management and executives.
Furloughs are different from salary reductions because they are temporary and do not affect employment status, eligibility for health benefits, pay rate or retirement benefits. Employees are not required to work on designated furlough days.
So far, the California State University Employees Union (CSUEU) and the Academic Professionals of California (APC) have agreed to discuss furloughs. If furloughs were adopted by all employees, the CSU would save approximately $275 million in salary expenditures. Other options are being discussed to address the remainder of the deficit, but we will work to maintain the quality of our academic programs and protect as many jobs as possible.
All budget news will continue to be posted on Public Affairs’ Budget Central page at http://www.csus.edu/pa/budget. Results of the July 7 special meeting of the CSU Board of Trustees, which was called to consider options for dealing with the budget, will be posted next week.
On July 21 at the Board’s regular meeting, the trustees may adopt specific budget actions at the systemwide and campus levels.
Submitted by the Office of the President
Volunteer secretary event
Karen Baker, California Secretary of Service and Volunteering, will be the keynote speaker at the Sacramento Breakfast Briefings, Tuesday, July 28, at the Ziggurat Building, 707 3rd Street, West Sacramento, CA.
The event, which includes breakfast, will be held from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Cost is $20. Baker, the nation’s first such Cabinet secretary, will speak on “Innovation in Service and Volunteerism.”
The quarterly Sacramento Breakfast Briefings are presented by the College of Continuing Education and open to the public. To register for the event, visit www.cce.csus.edu/sacbreakfast.
Submitted by the College of Continuing Education
Thank you blog
Administration and Business Affairs has established a “thank you blog” so University employees can thank or complement ABA colleagues for their assistance, ideas and accomplishments.
To access the page, visit www.csus.edu/aba or the ABA Recognition homepage at http://www.csus.edu/aba/recognitionhome.htm.
To submit a thank you, log-in using your Saclink user name and password. Postings will be public. Contact Annette Karle at 278-5733 or at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Submitted by Administration and Business Affairs
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 UUemail@example.com.
Submitted by The WELL
To achieve energy cost savings, some parking facilities will be closed during the non-peak summer months. The closure schedule is:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 278-PARK.
Submitted by University Transportation and Parking 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, 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 www.csus.edu/hr/forms.htm#Disability, 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
Mary Chao, Facilities
Monica Patterson, Mail Services Center*
*Can only accept vacations hours