Campus Announcements

Summer Hours 2007
This summer, in an effort to conserve energy, we will continue the practice of a modified work schedule with normal business hours for the campus of 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with a 30-minute lunch break.  These hours will be effective on Monday, June 4, 2007, and continue through Friday, August 24, 2007.  As always, authorized supervisors may modify individual work schedules to address special situations as long as these basic hours are covered.  It is important that offices are staffed during these announced hours. 

As in past summers, this schedule enables the University to realize substantial budget savings by reducing energy consumption during the late afternoon hours when energy demand is highest.  We hope that this change will also permit many of you to get the most from the longer summer days. 

If you have any questions or concerns that cannot be answered by your supervisor or manager, please contact Ms. Elizabeth Redmond, Interim Associate Vice President for Human Resources, at 278-4488. 
Submitted by Office of Human Resources

Research and Contract Administration newsletter online
The latest issue of the Research Administration and Contract Administration News is now available online at

The newsletter highlights grant programs and funding trends, announces upcoming events and workshops, features currently funded faculty and their projects and provides information on activities associated with Research Administration and Contract Administration.
Submitted by Research and Contract Administration

Staff Employee Recognition Program nominations due
The President’s Office is pleased to announce that Sacramento State is continuing the Staff Employee Recognition Program. The benefits of being honored by the Staff Employee Recognition Program include a reserved parking space for the quarter in one of several lots (employee’s choice), a congratulatory letter from the President, an award certificate and an article with a photograph on the University’s website.

The final date of submission for this quarter is Friday, May 25. The final selections will be announced in June. Complete details regarding eligibility, criteria, and nomination procedures are available on the website link:
Submitted by the President’s Office

How to Recruit, Retain & Reward Volunteers
Alumni Relations is presenting a leadership workshop titled “How to Recruit, Retain and Reward Volunteers” from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 15 in the Alumni Center. The speaker and facilitator will be Bill Wittich, who taught for 31 years at California State University, Long Beach. He served as the department chair for both the Departments of Film & Electronic Arts and Occupational Studies. He is a speaker, consultant, and coach in the field of leadership, motivation, and nonprofit management.  He has authored seven books in the volunteer management field.

Those interested in attending may be members or leaders of any non-profit volunteer organization, anyone interested in volunteer management or anyone responsible for organizing and maintaining advisory boards or committees.

RSVP to Karyn Domich at 278-2753 or e-mail Refreshments will be provided. The event is free to Alumni Association members and University employees. General admission is $20.
Submitted by Alumni Relations

Graduate business program information session
The College of Business Administration will host an information session for all the business graduate programs from 6-7:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 27, at the Alumni Center. A faculty representative from each of the programs will provide a program overview and conduct a question-and-answer session. Free parking and refreshments are also provided for this event. To register for the event, and for more information about the College’s graduate programs, visit
Submitted by the College of Business Administration

Faculty development retreat
Writing Across the Curriculum invites full and part-time faculty to attend a free full-day faculty development retreat led by Christopher Thaiss focused on improving student writing and critical thinking in any discipline. The retreat will be held from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 27 at the Alumni Center. Complimentary breakfast and lunch will be provided. RSVP to Dan Melzer at or 278-6925.
Submitted by English

Human Resources

CalPERS Retirement Planning and Resources Faire
The 2007 CalPERS Retirement Planning and Resources Fair will be held in the University Union Orchard and Forest Suites on Thursday, May 24. All faculty and staff are invited to the event, and no registration or reservations are necessary.  The fair’s theme is “It’s never too early – It’s never too late.” Resources for retirement planning and other retirement topics will be available.  Visit and click on “Member Information” for event details.
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, 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:

Gary Davis, Facilities Services
Rose Marie Fisher, Graduate Studies
Jose Quinonez, College of Continuing Education
*Mical Shilts, Family & Consumer Sciences
*Pamela Sanger, Communication Studies
Sharla Cook, Criminal Justice

*only vacation credits may be donated to these employees

Submitted by Human Resources