September 5, 2006
Sacramento State Bulletin

Campus Announcements

Submitting to Monday Briefing
Items for the Monday Briefing can be submitted to by members of the University’s Administrative Council—which includes deans, vice presidents and associate vice presidents—who will be responsible for ensuring the items are appropriate and come from a legitimate campus source.

Announcements for Monday Briefing should be sent as text files, be no longer than 100 words, and may include website links to more information. They should usually include a contact e-mail, phone number or both. Items are subject to light editing. They should be submitted to a member of Administrative Council no later than the noon on the Tuesday before publication to provide time for review before the items must be sent to Public Affairs by noon on Thursday.

The Monday Briefing is not intended for commercial messages, except by campus-based operations such as eateries. It is also not intended for political messages. Items related to University partnerships with outside organizations will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Monday Briefing is a way for campus units to communicate items related to the campus and campus-related activities. These items can range from policy announcements from the President’s Cabinet to reminders about vacation use to retirement parties. The basic requirement is that the announcement should be of interest to a broad number of faculty and staff members.

USA annual fundraiser
The University Staff Assembly is selling 2007 Entertainment Books for $40. Select representatives throughout campus are selling the books. A portion of every sale goes to the support of University Staff Assembly projects throughout the year. For more information, visit or call 278-2783.

Construction update
The Infrastructure II utilities upgrade project continues in various locations. Sanitary sewer pipe installation will occur south of the Baseball Field. Trucks may be entering and exiting State University Drive West to access site. Work on the steam and chilled water pipe installation may at times disrupt pedestrian/service traffic along Sinclair Road. Detours will be available.

Trucks may also be entering/exiting State University Drive West to access the bicycle path project site. A temporary pedestrian pathway which runs parallel, from the Hornet Tunnel to Sinclair is open.

Human Resources

Annual Employee Benefits Faire planned
In preparation for the California Public Employees Retirement System’s 2006 Health Plan Open Enrollment period (Sept. 1-29), the Office of Human Resources – Benefits Office will host its annual Employee Benefits Faire on the first day of the semester, Tuesday, Sept. 5, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in University Union Ballroom. Individuals who will not be able to attend can either pick up their new health insurance coverage information at the Benefits Office in Sacramento Hall 162 after the fair, request that the information be mailed to them, or attend one of the open enrollment overviews which will be held later in the month.

Representatives from CSU benefit programs will be available to answer general questions and provide new 2006 program literature for their plans. There will also be special 20-minute presentations from health care representatives every hour addressing topics such as: disease management, health education, preventive services, healthy lifestyles, health risk assessment and a variety of other program features designed to help individuals maintain healthy lifestyle habits. There will be giveaways including donations of eatery tickets from Java City and University Enterprises, as well as drawings for prizes every 30 minutes.

All employees are encouraged to stop by at any time from 9 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Spouses/partners are welcome to attend. No reservations needed. Questions regarding the fair should be directed to the Benefits Office at 278-6213.

Comprehensive review of CSU benefits available
The Human Resources Benefits Office will conduct a comprehensive review of the CSU Benefits Program for new/newly eligible part-time faculty. Workshops will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. each day. The schedule is as follows: Sept. 7 in Amador Hall 354; Sept. 19 in Douglass Hall 105; Sept. 25 in Douglass Hall 105; and Sept. 29 in Douglass Hall 105.

Topics covered will include healthcare, insurance, supplemental programs, disability, retirement (CalPERS), tax deferred options, flexible/medical spending accounts, etc. Spouses/partners are invited. Individuals who are interested in attending workshops should contact the Benefits Office at 278-6213 to reserve a space.

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, or by visiting the Human Resources, Disability Leaves Office in Sacramento Hall 162, or by calling extension 278-3522.

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

Randy Morgan, Associated Students
Linda Brufladt, University Media Services
Florie Acio, Facilities Management
Ondria Small, College of Continuing Education
Robert Lobua, Facilities Services
Fred Angell, Mail Services Center
Sharon Kelley, Computing and Communications Services
*Tala York, College of Continuing Education
(*Only vacation leave credits may be donated to this employee)



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