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July 12, 2010

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Pay information
In response to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's directive to cut the pay of state workers to the federal minimum wage until a budget is passed, the California State University announced that CSU employees will continue to receive their regular compensation.

"We want to let CSU employees know that we have received confirmation from the State Controller's office that our employees' compensation is not impacted by this order," says CSU Chancellor Charles B. Reed. "Employees will receive their regular paychecks and can expect their normal compensation." The CSU intends to pay its employees with alternative revenue sources other than state general funds if it becomes necessary.

Gov. Schwarzenegger has announced an order to cut the pay of about 200,000 state workers to the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour until a budget is signed. Payroll decisions for the first month of the fiscal year, which began on July 1, do not need to be made until July 20.
Submitted by the California State University

Graduating Student Survey report
In the spring, the Office of Institutional Research administered a Graduating Student Survey to assess the quality and effectiveness of the educational programs and support services at Sacramento State.

The survey asked graduating seniors to share their views on a variety of issues covering many aspects of Sacramento State, as well as to relay their future plans.

Survey findings have been compared with the previous year’s results where applicable and are also broken down by college.

To view the report, visit
Submitted by the Office of Institutional Research

Guy West Bridge closure
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will hold an informal meeting about levee work near the Guy West Bridge 4-6 p.m. Monday, July 12. The meeting will be near the Campus Commons entrance to the bridge.
The Guy West Bridge, linking Sacramento State and the Campus Commons area, will be closed for construction July 18 - Aug. 24.  Construction will address seepage problems that pose a risk of levee failure during emergency releases of water from Folsom Dam and the American River, the Corps says.

The meeting is open to the public and is intended to help answer any questions or concerns from people who use the bridge during heavy commute times.

The construction project is a cooperative effort of the Army Corps of Engineers, the Central Valley Flood Protection Board and the Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency.
Submitted by the Army Corps of Engineers

Lot closure
Contractors will begin excavation and paving work to the north end of Lot 7 Tuesday, July 6.  The work is expected to be completed by Sunday, Sept. 19.

During construction:

  • Access to Parking Structure III via the main drive aisle will remain open.
  • The main entrance and exit to Lot 7 (south) will remain open.
  • Secondary access for Lot 7 (north) will remain open for access to Public Safety and the Art Sculpture Lab but will be closed to traffic through Lot 7.
  • The roadway and intersection in front of Public Safety will be closed.
  • The parking lot in front of Public Safety will remain open, but access will be via the entrances by El Dorado Hall and the Child Care Center.

For more information on the project, contact Todd McComb at 278-5183.
Submitted by Facilities Services

Sacramento State employees can receive discounts at businesses around Sacramento with the OneCard. Visit the OneCard website to view a list of businesses that provide reduced rates on frozen yogurt, doggie day care and even auto body work.

The list is ever expanding, and if employees know of vendors who would like to provide discounts, e-mail the OneCard Office at
Submitted by the OneCard office

Football season tickets
Season tickets for the 2010 Hornet football season are available at or by calling T-Ante Sims at 278-2222. Alumni, faculty and staff can purchase tickets for $50.
The Hornets open the season with an away game against Stanford Sept. 4. The home opener is Sept. 11 against Western Oregon. Other home games include Weber State, Montana State and Portland State. Homecoming is Oct. 9 against Northern Colorado. The annual Causeway Classic is Nov. 20 at UC Davis.
Fans purchasing season tickets will have the first opportunity to buy tickets for the Stanford and UC Davis games.
To download a season ticket order form, visit
Submitted by Intercollegiate Athletics

Human Resources

Summer workshops

CalPERS Planning Your Retirement
1-3:30 p.m. July 13
University Union  Foothill Suite
Register for this workshop through your MyCalPERS account at, or by calling the CalPERS Customer Contact Center at 1-888-225-7377.

Your Benefits When You Separate From CSU
1:30-3 p.m. July 15
Sacramento Hall  275
To register, contact the Benefits Office at 278-6213.

Planning Ahead – Pre-Retirement Death Benefits
Noon-1:30 p.m. July 22
University Union Folsom Room

9-10:30 a.m. August 3
University Union Forest Suite
To register for either workshop, visit

Estate Planning 101
11:30-1:30 p.m. Sept. 8
Alumni Center
To register, visit

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, 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:

Lorena Solis, Human Resources
Keith Thompson, Facilities Services  
Jody Gayvert, Criminal Justice

Computer security tip
Downloading or installing non-authorized software can cause a potential security risk. Some applications can transmit information without your knowledge, which could lead to your computer being hacked.
Submitted by Information Resources and Technology


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