Campus Announcements

Construction update
The Infrastructure II utilities upgrade project continues in various locations. Work on the steam and chilled water pipe installation may at times disrupt pedestrian traffic on walkways between Tahoe Hall and AIRC building and between the Parking Structure II and the University Union. Detours will be available.


Traffic may be disrupted along State University Drive West this week to install overflow sewer lines. Traffic in both directions on State University West will be maintained, however lanes will shift due to construction.

Fire alarm system installation will occur in Amador, Capistrano, Lassen, Sacramento, and Yosemite halls this week. Work will mainly be conducted after hours. Work notices will be posted in the building.

Submitted by Facilities Services

Food/Merchandise

Bookstore scholarship date extended to December 15
Faculty: Please announce to your students that the submission deadline for $250 “Books Without Bills” scholarship awards for spring 2007 has been extended to 3:00 p.m. on Friday, December 15t. This first annual Hornet Bookstore scholarship awards $250 for a 250-word (maximum) essay on the theme: "If I were a book, my title would be..." There are multiple scholarships available. Submission rules are available at the Hornet Bookstore or online at www.sacstate.bkstr.com. These scholarships are sponsored by the Hornet Bookstore and University Enterprises, Inc.
Submitted by University Enterprises, Inc.

Special holiday menu
Celebrate the joys of the holiday season with friends and colleagues at the University Center Restaurant's Holiday Buffet, Wednesday through Friday, December 13 - 15. Enjoy lunch on campus with this special menu that includes roast baron of beef, roast turkey, vegetarian Napoleons, mashed potatoes and gravy, cornbread stuffing, sautéed vegetables, pasta salad, potato salad and mixed green salad. Top all this off with an assortment of pies, cakes, cookies, and ice cream. The Holiday Buffet is $11.95 per person plus tax (beverages additional) and is available from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. The University Center Restaurant is located at the west entrance to the University Union across from the Student Health Connection. More information online at www.enterprises.csus.edu/dining/area/ucr.html. Reservations suggested for groups of 5 or more at 916-278-6100.
Submitted by University Enterprises, Inc.

Human Resources

New vision plan insurance carrier
The Chancellor’s Office recently completed a competitive bid process to select the insurance carrier for the employer-paid California State University (CSU) vision plan. As a result, the CSU has awarded a three-year contract to Vision Service Plan (VSP), replacing Medical Eye Services (MES/Blue Shield), effective Jan. 1, 2007. The CSU continues to pay the full monthly premium cost for the vision benefit for eligible employees and their dependents. For details regarding VSP and new benefit enhancements and/or co-payments under the plan, go to the Office of Human Resources Benefits website and click on “What’s New.” A benefit program announcement and a vision plan benefit summary are available for viewing. For more information regarding the VSP Select Network of providers, visit the VSP website at www.vsp.com. VSP’s Customer Service Center is available Monday – Friday, 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Saturday, 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. via their toll-free number: (800) 877-7195.
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 278-3522.

The following employee have been approved for the Catastrophic Leave Donation Program:
Nabor Lopez, Facilities Management

* only vacation leave credits may be donated to this employee
Submitted by Human Resources