Campus Announcements

Don’t get caught with the flu
Influenza immunizations will be available on campus beginning Wednesday, Oct. 17. A clinic will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. that day on the Library Quad. Beginning Thursday, Oct. 18, flu shots will be available at the Student Health Center from 9 a.m. to noon and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. There is no charge to students. Faculty, staff and open University students will be charged $15 and services are dependent on vaccine supply. No pediatric vaccine is available.
Submitted by the Student Health Center

Designing an assignment
“Writing Across the Curriculum” invites full- and part-time faculty to a workshop on designing successful reading assignments. The session will be held from noon to 1:15 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 17, in the Lobby Suite of the University Union. Reserve a seat with Dan Melzer, University reading and writing coordinator, at melzer@csus.edu or 278-6925.
Submitted by the English Department

MBA information session
Information about the competitive MBA for Executives Program will be presented during a free session from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 17, in Napa Hall. Participants will get to meet program alumni and other prospective students. Students in the Spring ’08 program, which will be held at Intel in Folsom, will learn how to advance their careers and earning potentials. Space is limited and reservations are required for the session. RSVP at www.emba.csus.edu or call 278-5974 for more information.
Submitted by the College of Business Administration

Medieval talk
Wendy Matlock, English, will deliver a free talk on “Topics in the Medieval World: Witchcraft,” at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 23, at the central branch of the Sacramento Public Library. Reserve a seat by calling 264-2920.
Submitted by the English Department

Name change
The former Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies has officially changed its name to the Department of Recreation, Parks and Tourism Administration to better reflect what it does and to help make its work more understandable to students, their parents and the general public. The name of the degree, Recreation Administration, will remain the same.
Submitted by the Department of Recreation, Parks and Tourism Administration

Human Resources

Excess vacation hours
Sacramento State employees are limited in the amount of vacation they can keep as an unused balance. Those hours are reconciled annually and hours in excess of carry-over maximums must be used by Dec. 31 or be forfeited.

To view a vacation balance, go to www.csus.edu, log onto My Sac State using your username and password, and click on View Balances under Leave Accounting. The page will display current vacation balance and maximum vacation carry-over hours and alert you if it is approaching the maximum. Those who do not have access to a computer may request a print-out from the HR Payroll Office at 278-6211.

Exceptions to the carry-over policy must be approved by David Wagner, vice president for Human Resources, prior to the end of the calendar year. The request must include the reasons for the exception and be submitted in writing to the employee’s Program Center manager for a recommendation. If approved, the recommendation must include a plan for using accrued vacation by Dec. 31, 2008. The recommendation must be forwarded to Wagner by Dec. 3, 2007 for approval. For more information, contact Human Resources at 278-6078.

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 278-3522.

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

Mike Mullen, Facilities Management
Marcelino Coelho, Housing and Residential Life
Julie Villescas, Photocopy and Technical Support
*Lien Nguyen, Admissions and Records

*only vacation credits may be donated to this employee