Campus Announcements

Federal Reserve symposium
A symposium with representatives from the Federal Reserve will be held from 3:30 to 7:15 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 3, in the Hinde Auditorium. Representatives from the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco will give presentations regarding the Fed’s duties and responsibilities. Students will have a simulated Fed meeting to make recommendations on interest rates. Go to www.csus.edu/indiv/v/vangaasbeckk/courses/FedSymposium.htm for a full agenda. No tickets are needed. The event is co-sponsored by the Center for Economic Education. Call 278-6194 for more information.
Submitted by the Economics Department

Winter Social
The University Staff Assembly is hosting the annual Winter Social from 2 to 3 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 4, in the University Union Ballroom. The event provides an opportunity for participants to take a break and enjoy dessert while visiting fellow staff members. Visit www.csus.edu/usa/winter for more information.
Submitted by University Staff Assembly

Meet the candidates
The campus community is invited to meet the candidates for the Director of the Multi-Cultural Center position on the dates below:

1 - 2 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 5, Library 1010 (Multi-Cultural Center): Ines Ruiz-Huston, director, Community Involvement Program and Hispanic Community Outreach coordinator, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA.

1 - 2 p.m., Monday, Dec. 10, Library 1010 (Multi-Cultural Center): Charlene Martinez, assistant director of Student Activities, Mills College, Oakland, CA.

1 - 2 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 12, Library 1010 (Multi-Cultural Center): Suzanne Brooks, owner/manager/investigator/consultant, Creative Concepts/Systems.

Vitae may be reviewed in the Office of Student Affairs in Lassen Hall 3008 and the Multi-Cultural Center. Written comments should be sent to the Associate Vice President for Student Affairs-Campus Life Edward Jones at jonese@csus.edu no later than noon, Friday, Dec. 14.
Submitted by Student Affairs

Village interest survey
Last week a new survey was announced to help the planning team detail the faculty and staff homes to be built at the Ramona Avenue site.  If you have not already done so, please reply to the survey no later than Friday, Dec. 7, using one of the links below. The survey will help determine who might be interested in a home and what they would want them to look like.

Village Interest Survey or I am not interested in a Village home

Submitted by University Enterprises, Inc.

Workers honored
The Public Safety Department will acknowledge new and recently promoted employees during a special ceremony at 10 a.m., Friday, Dec. 7 in Hinde Auditorium. Employees will be acknowledged for their dedication and willingness to serve as a police officers, dispatchers or support personel with the campus police department. Light refreshments will be served.
Submitted by Public Safety

UEI funding for student, faculty, and staff projects
University Enterprises, Inc. awards $90,000 annually to student, staff and faculty projects through the Project-Activity Grant program. If you are a member of a recognized student organization, faculty or staff and have a project that is innovative, shows demonstrable need and benefits the Sacramento State community, apply now for a grant. Funding guidelines and proposal submittal forms are available at www.enterprises.csus.edu/projectactivitygrants/ or at the Research Administration and Contract Administration office in Room 2010, Modoc Hall, 278-7565. Applications are due Friday, Dec. 7.
Submitted by University Enterprises, Inc.

Entertainment offering
Entertainment books are for sale from the University Staff Assembly for $40 each. The books include savings on travel, hotels, car rentals, cruises, movies and neighborhood venues. Books may be purchased at www.csus.edu/usa/fundraising/entertain.htm (group ID 160001).
They are also available from the following employees:

Stacy Sinz Placer 2003 278-4691
Shari Gonzales Sacramento Hall 215 278-4740
Laurie Wheless Sequoia 334 278-4655
Neysa Bush Riverside 4024 278-6982
Cossette Leos River Front 301 278-7001
Carol Rumley Tahoe 1010 278-7291
Carolann Forseth Tahoe 3104 278-6202

Cash or checks are accepted. Make checks payable to USA.
Submitted by University Staff Assembly

MBA recruitment
The MBA for Executives program is recruiting for its fifth EMBA cohort to be held in spring 2008 at Intel Corp. in Folsom. A free public information session will be held from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 5 at SACTO, 400 Capitol Mall, Suite 2500 (Parking is not provided). Space is limited and reservations are required. RSVP at www.emba.csus.edu or call 278-2894 for more information.
Submitted by CBA Graduate and External Programs

Retirement celebration

Information Resources and Technology will honor Holly Barrick at 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

Art works displayed

Recent works by Laurie Lemmon will be on display in the Witt Gallery at Kadema Hall from noon to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 3-7. A reception will be held Tuesday, Dec. 4, from 6 to 8 p.m. Call 278-6166 for more information.
Submitted by the Art Department

Human Resources

Updated policy available
The updated University ARTP Policy is now available on-line at www.csus.edu/umanual/hr/HRS-0131.htm. The primary changes reflect a new policy on the role of the AA/EOR on Faculty Search Committees (6.06.D) as well as changes required because of the new Collective Bargaining Agreement.

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 the 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 at 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:

Rose Marie Fisher, Office of Graduate Studies
Kandi Sanders, Facilities Management
Linda Brufladt, Computing, Communications & Media Services
Mike Mullen, Facilities Management
Marcellino Coelho, Housing & Residential Life
Julie Villescas, Photocopy & Technical Support
*Lien Nguyen, Admissions & Records
*Bonnie Jarvis, College of Continuing Education
*only vacation credits may be donated to these employees.