August 10, 2009
Sacramento State Bulletin

Campus Announcements

President Gonzalez updates budget picture at town hall meeting
University President Alexander Gonzalez and other campus officials presented the latest figures and answered several questions about Sacramento State’s budget and furlough days during a town hall meeting in Hinde Auditorium on Thursday, Aug. 6. Viewers may need to update their version of realPlayer in order to watch the video.
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Furlough information

A video interview featuring Dave Wagner, Sacramento State’s vice president for Human Resources, is available at In the interview, Wagner explains how the University will implement its furlough plan.
Submitted by Public Affairs

President’s fall address

University President Alexander Gonzalez will give his fall address to the campus community at 10 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 27, in the University Union Ballroom. Coffee and light refreshments will be served at 9 a.m., in the adjoining ballroom. University staff members who wish to attend should secure the permission of their supervisors.
Submitted by the Office of the President

Student employment workshop

The Human Resources office will hold a workshop on student employment 8-10 a.m., Thursday, Aug., 20, in the University Union’s Lobby Suite.
Titled, “How to Effectively Hire and Retain a Student Assistant,” the workshop is designed for people involved in recruiting and hiring student assistants and will cover student eligibility, classification, recruiting, assignments and hours and evaluations.
Presenters include representatives from Human Resources, Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, financial aid (Federal Work Study) and Global Education will provide updated information, as well as review best practices.
Representatives from the Career Center and University Enterprises, Inc., will also be available.
To register for this workshop, visit
Submitted by Human Resources

Research Funding Update

The August issue of Research Funding Update is now available. This update is published monthly to alert the campus community to possible sources of external support for research, scholarly and creative activities. An abbreviated listing and a more detailed version are available on the web at

This month’s highlight includes a feature article about the National Institutes of Health Academic Research Enhancement Award grants program along with targeted funding opportunity notices in arts, humanities, education, community development, health, mental health, science and engineering.
Information on opportunities announced in Research Funding Update can be obtained by clicking on the web address or by contacting Research Administration at 278-7565.
Submitted by Research Administration

Golden Hornet Award

Gary L. Quattrin, class of 1965, will be presented the Golden Hornet Award from the Sacramento State Alumni Association Football and Friends Chapter, 6 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 22, in the Alumni Center. Quattrin has been a longtime supporter of the University and its football program. 
RSVP by Friday, Aug. 14 at, or contact Linda Scott at the Alumni Center at 278-6295. Cost is $30.
Submitted by the University Alumni Association

Scheduled Maintenance
In order to upgrade the University Datacenter network switches, a shutdown is scheduled for a period of six hours from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. Friday, Aug. 14. This shutdown has been scheduled for midnight to minimize the impact on the university students, faculty and staff. Although the actual length of service interruption may be shorter for some systems, IRT recommend that users plan for the full implementation window. The university web site will be up and available.

Impact on End users:
Please note that users will be able to Logon to their workstations and connect to the Internet.
It is recommended that you restart your workstation after the outage.
All incoming e-mail will be queued and delivered to your mailbox when maintenance is completed.

This upgrade will result in an outage for most enterprise systems listed below:

Exchange e-mail: Outlook Web Access, Outlook Mobile Access (smart phone e-mail)
SacCT: Online learning system
SacVault: Cognos and Datawarehouse reporting system (finance data used for reporting will not be updated Friday)
SacFiles: Network storage such as U drive, personal or departmental drives
Skyprint, Pharos: Printing systems
Astra: Room scheduling system
My Sac State: University portal system
CMS: Connection to CMS through uPortal system
L-Soft: Listserv system
HEAT: Workflow and ticketing system
StarRez: Housing application
Wireless Access: Wireless logins and internet connections will not be available

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the outage please contact the IRT Service Desk at 278-7337 also, If you experience any problem accessing these systems after 6 a.m. Friday, Aug. 14, please call the IRT Service Desk.
Submitted by IRT

OneCard benefit

Members of the campus community who have funds in their OneCard Hornet Bucks Account are eligible to receive discounts during August and September from the Pita Pit and Zambezi Frozen Yogurt & Wild Salads.

Members who pay with their OneCard can get any Pita Pit pita for $3.99, and Zambezi Frozen Yogurt & Wild Salads is offering a 16 oz. yogurt with hot and dry toppings on the bottom two rows for $5. There will also be a raffle for two $25 Zambezi Gift Certificates and one $75 Sacramento State Hornet Bookstore certificate for people who pay using their OneCard.

For more information on the OneCard and its benefits, call 278-7878.
Submitted by the OneCard Office

Staff Recognition

Nominations for the Staff Employee Recognition Program for the new academic year are being accepted at
People are encouraged to nominate employees they feel are deserving of this award. Names of the next recipients will be announced in September as the Employee of the Month.
Submitted by the Office of the President

A trip to The Well

Tours of The WELL recreation and fitness center construction site will be held 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

Human Resources

The Human Resources Benefits Office has scheduled a series of informational workshops on pre-retirement planning. In addition, Department of Personnel Administration (401k and 457 plans) and CSU Tax-Sheltered Annuity (430b plans) approved vendors will provide information on managing finances and investment contributions. Representatives will be available for scheduled one-on-one client meetings.  
The HR Benefits Office is available for scheduled one-on-one employee meetings about this information, but individuals are asked to consider attending these workshops before scheduling appointments.
Visit to register for workshops online.

Digging for Dollars

Monday, Aug. 17, 1-2 p.m., Auburn Room
Wednesday, Aug. 26, 1-2 p.m., Orchard Suite
Thursday, Sept. 3, 9-10 a.m., California Suite
Digging for Dollars (Schedule for one-on-one client meetings)
Monday, Aug. 17, 2-4 p.m., Auburn Room
Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2-4 p.m., Orchard Suite
Thursday, Sept. 3, 10 a.m.-noon, California Suite
Pre-Retirement Planning (Staff and MPP)
Tuesday, Aug. 11, 9-10:30 a.m., Mendocino 1020
Pre-Retirement Planning (Faculty)
Thursday, Aug. 20, 1-2:30 p.m., Forest Suite
Your Benefits When You Separate From CSU
Tuesday, Aug. 25, 1-2:30 p.m., Mendocino 1022
For more information on workshops, contact Human Resources at 278-6213.
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 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:

Joseph Small, Reprographics
Mary Chao, Facilities
Maharisha Belton, Office of University Registrar
Monica Patterson, Mail Services Center    

Lizza Roy, College of Business Administration  


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