Campus Announcements

Retirement workshop full
The CalPERS Planning for Retirement Workshop scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, Nov. 28, is full. Another session, from 1 to 4 p.m., has been added to accommodate as many employees as possible. Employees who have been scheduled to attend the afternoon session will be notified. If you are unable to attend, please cancel your reservation.

No additional registrations will be taken. In order to obtain maximum room size capacity, no refreshments will be served. Individuals who wish to bring their own refreshments or beverage may do so.

Please Note: The location for the workshops has been changed from the Forest Suite to the Foothill Suite (third floor), University Union. If you have questions or concerns, contact the Benefits Office at 278-6213.
Submitted by the Benefits Office

Life Center open house
The Life Center will hold its Fall Fair and Open House from noon to 2 p.m., Friday, Nov. 30, at the East Portal Park Clubhouse, 1120 Rodeo Way. The event is free and benefits people age 50 and older. It is sponsored by the Sacramento State College of Health and Human Services. The open house will feature informational booths from community service agencies, food and a tai chi demonstration. Call Jennifer Piatt at 278-2937 for more information.
Submitted by Recreation, Parks and Tourism Administration

Retirement celebration
Information Resources and Technology will honor Holly Barrick for her upcoming retirement in December. A reception will be held at 3 p.m., Monday, Dec. 3 in the lower level of the Library, Room 11. Friends are collecting 12-by-12 scrapbook pages in preparation for a memory book and everyone’s invited to arrange a personal page of memorabilia. Pages may be delivered at the party or to the reception desk at the IRT office in AIRC 3010. Gift contributions may be made payable to Deborah Hobbs, IRT, AIRC 3010, zip 6065. For more information, call 278-6862.
Submitted by Information Resources and Technology

Join the party
Information Resources and Technology’s Bob Matthews will be honored with a retirement party at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 6, at the University Center Restaurant in the University Union. A 12-by -12 scrapbook is being assembled and anyone who wishes to arrange a personal page of memorabilia may deliver it at the party or to the IRT office in AIRC 3010 prior to that. Gift contributions may be made payable to Greg Porter, IRT, AIRC 3010, zip 6065. For more information, call 278-6862.
Submitted by Information Resources and Technology


Whitlatch goodbye party
President Alexander Gonzalez and Vice President for Advancement Carole Hayashino invite everyone to honor Frank Whitlatch, associate vice president of Public Affairs, as he embarks on the next stage of his career heading the Public Affairs office at Humboldt State University.

An alumnus of Sacramento State (1998 M.A. Government), Frank rose through the ranks to become associate vice president of Public Affairs in 2005. Since then, he has been instrumental in advancing campus initiatives including the development of the university identity package. He has raised the bar for the university’s media relations, publications, web and e-mail communications and advertising.

Please join us in thanking Frank for all his important contributions to this University at a farewell reception, 3:30 – 5 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 14, in the University Union Ballroom I.

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 Human Resources Payroll Office at 278-6211.

Exceptions to the carry-over policy must be approved by David L. 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
*Bonnie Jarvis, College of Continuing Education

*only vacation credits may be donated to this employee.