Campus Announcements

Campus community participation encouraged in strategic plan discussions
The Strategic Planning Council is inviting the campus community to participate in Phase 2 of the revision of Sacramento State's Strategic Plan. In the spring of 2007, the campus community engaged in a series of discussions of our "core values"—Phase I of the process. Relying on feedback regarding those values and other criteria, the Strategic Planning Council has drafted a set of Foundation Goals upon which our Strategic Plan should rest.

The month of September will be devoted to discussing the Foundation Goals, and most the fall semester to producing a recommended Strategic Plan (goals, implementation, measurement of outcomes, and timelines) for the president's approval. The Plan will then form the basis of strategic planning at the level of the various organizational and governance units that make up the University. The Council will move very rapidly into unit-level planning at the beginning of the spring 2008 semester.

To read the Phase 2 Foundation Goals document and to gain a fuller sense of the process by which the Strategic Plan will be formed over the next few months, please visit SPC's web page at www.csus.edu/spc and click on "Foundation Goals." An announcement of the discussion dates and venues occurring in September will be forthcoming.
Submitted by Academic Affairs

Campus commitment to sustainability outlined on new website
The campus is launching a sustainability effort.  The President’s memorandum to the campus community addressing the campus sustainability effort is located on the Facilities Services Sustainability website.  Please visit the website for more detailed information:
www.fm.csus.edu/Sustainability.htm
Submitted by Administration and Business Affairs

Be prepared
The third annual Emergency Preparedness Fair is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sept. 25 in the University Union’s Redwood Room. The free event teaches how to prepare for emergencies. Participating campus organizations include the Environmental Health and Safety Department, Services to Students with Disabilities, Police Department and Police Department Homeland Security, and the Student Health Center. Other entities taking part include the American Red Cross, Sacramento City Fire, Metro Fire Community Emergency Response Team, the National Weather Service, Sacramento Regional Transit, Office of Emergency Services-Telecommunications, PG&E, United Animal Nations and Power Flare.

Everyone is invited to drop by this free event to learn how to prepare themselves and their families for an emergency.
Submitted by Risk Management Services

Construction update
The Broad Athletic Facility is under construction with masonry walls and structural steel the focus of current work. Construction is scheduled to be completed in March 2008.

The demolition of Foley Hall is completed. Site preparation for the new student housing project is underway with construction planned to start in October.

The Hornet Bookstore and Serna Plaza Phase I improvements are almost completed.

Design of the Recreation Wellness Center is nearing completion. Site preparation is set to start in April 2008 with construction scheduled for the following October.
Submitted by Facilities Services

Funds for projects
Projects being launched by recognized student organizations, faculty or staff may be eligible for funding from University Enterprises, Inc. UEI’s board of directors allocates funds for worthwhile campus projects that benefit students, faculty or staff. Guidelines and submittal forms are available at www.enterprises.csus.edu/projectactivitygrants, or at the Research Administration and Contracts Administration office in Room 2010 of Modoc Hall, 87565. Applications are due by noon, Oct. 1.
Submitted by University Enterprises, Inc.

New fare at restaurant
The University Center Restaurant has added some new items to its lunch-time fare. Soy ginger and Ahi tuna salad, teriyaki beef skewer and spicy grilled prawn salad join long-time favorites of fish and chips, and lasagna on the menu. Seating is available in the dining room or the shaded patio. A private room also is available for meetings and parties. Located at the east entrance of the University Union, the restaurant is open for breakfast from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. this week only, and from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for lunch. Reservations are not required, but are recommended. Call 278-6100 or visit www.dining.csus.edu/area/ucr.html for more information.
Submitted by University Enterprises Inc.

Human Resources

New faculty benefits orientations set for fall
The Human Resources Benefits Office is conducting a comprehensive review of the CSU Benefits Program for new/newly eligible faculty. Individuals who are interested in attending should contact the Benefits Office at 278-6213 to reserve a space. The schedule is as follows:

DATE

TIME

LOCATION

August 29

9–11 a.m.

Orchard II and III – UU

September 5

9–11 a.m.

Orchard II and III – UU

September 7

9–11 a.m.

    Folsom Room – UU

September 18

3–5 p.m.

    California Suite – UU

September 21

9–11 a.m.

    California Suite – UU

October 5

9–11 a.m.

    California Suite – UU

October 17

3–5 p.m.

    Camelllia Room - UU

Topics covered will include healthcare, insurance, supplemental programs, disability, retirement (CalPERS), tax deferred options, and flexible/medical spending accounts. Spouses/partners are invited. Reserve early since these workshops fill quickly. 

Individuals needing special accommodations to attend may contact the Benefits Office at 278-6213 at least five working days prior to the workshop.
Submitted by Human Resources

Catastrophic leave donation program
Sacramento State employees may voluntarily donate to other employees up to a maximum of 16 hours of sick or vacation leave credits each fiscal year in one-hour increments. CSUEU, MPP, Unit 4, Unit 6 and Confidential employees may donate up to a maximum of 40 hours per fiscal year.

If employees are interested in donating time, a donation form can be obtained by going to www.csus.edu/hr/forms.stm#Disability, or by visiting the Human Resources, Disability Leaves Office in Sacramento Hall 162, or by calling extension 83522.

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

*Lien Nguyen, Admissions and Records
Julie Villescas, Photocopy and Technical Support
David Keyser, Facilities Services
*only vacation credits may be donated to this employee

Submitted by Human Resources