November 8 at 5:30PM - Creative Ways to Give this Holiday Season
Instead of focusing on buying gifts this year, let’s explore alternatives to your usual routine. By focusing on what is meaningful, and not necessarily material, you could have the best holiday season yet. Join us to learn impactful tips to have a more thoughtful and joyous holiday. REGISTER HERE
Missed a recent Patelco webinar? View on-demand!
- Understanding Social Security- WEBINAR RECORDING
- Estate Planning 101 Part 1: Estate Planning Basics - WEBINAR RECORDING
- Federal vs Private Student Loans - WEBINAR RECORDING
- Savings Strategies- WEBINAR RECORDING
- Patelco’s Guide to Discovering Membership Perks- WEBINAR RECORDING
November 9-18 - Catch a show at the Lab: Stupid F##cking Bird, by Aaron Posner
Love. Art. Revolution. Ukeleles. A comedy about tragedy, "sort of" adapted from Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull. Directed by Patrick Russell "Faithful to the spirit, if not the letter, of its source material, Aaron Posner’s irreverent adaptation of Chekhov’s “The Seagull” features modern dress, much direct address...unrequited love, the uncanny feeling that we’re spectators to our own lives, and the discomfiting awareness that art will always have the shapely structure that ordinary life lacks—and that we yearn for." — The New Yorker When: November 9-18 Location: Creative Arts Bldg, The Lab in CA 104 Price Students: $9, General Admission: $12. Get Tickets here (link)
November 16 from 10AM - 12PM - University Budget Committee meeting
The University Budget Committee (UBC) invites all campus members to attend the next meeting from 10am – 12pm via Zoom. Topics are of interest to anyone in the campus community. Find all UBC information on the webpage (link), including slides from past presentations. *Additionally, UBC members who are staff and faculty, will host “UBC Office Hours” on Friday, the day after the meeting (Nov. 17 from 11am - 12pm) where you can share thoughts about budget-related topics or clarify anything heard at meetings. Office Hours also held via Zoom. These virtual meetings and Office Hours welcome persons with disabilities and may provide reasonable accommodations upon request. RSVP to the UBC meeting and/or Office Hours here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nov. 16 from 3PM - 7PM - Free screening of "The 50"
Join Project Rebound for a free campus screening of their latest documentary, “The 50” on Wed., Nov. 16th, 3PM – 7PM at the Cesar Chavez Student Center’s Rosa Parks room. A panel session will follow with the graduates. All are welcome to attend. Also catch their Pelican Bay art exhibit at the Associated Students' Art Gallery on the 2nd floor of the Cesar Chavez Student Center, bringing the original artwork of currently incarcerated artists to campus. The exhibit ends Friday, November 17, 2023. Founded in 1967 by SF State sociology professor John Irwin, Project Rebound matriculates students into San Francisco State University directly from the criminal justice system. Their focus is “Education as an Alternative to Incarceration”. The program now operates at 19 CSU campuses. Read about their recent mural celebration and the Pelican Bay story in Golden Gate Express here:
Dec. 1 from 11am - 12pm - Employee Fee Waiver & Tuition Reduction Program Presentation
The Human Resources Benefits team will host a 1-hour a virtual presentation on the Tuition Fee Waiver Program via Zoom. The program provides an opportunity for eligible employees or their dependents to take classes at a CSU campus at a reduced rate. For employees, this can help with career development, undergraduate or graduate degrees. For your dependent, find out how much you can save with enrollment at any CalState campus. REGISTER HERE for the Fee Waiver Presentation.
(Need info now? The slides are posted to the webpage, top right corner): https://hr.sfsu.edu/employee-fee-waiver-reduction-program
December 14 from 10AM - 12PM - University Budget Committee meeting
The University Budget Committee (UBC) invites all campus members to attend the next meeting from 10am – 12pm via Zoom. Topics are of interest to anyone in the campus community. Find all UBC information on the webpage (link), including slides from past presentations. *Additionally, UBC members who are staff and faculty, will host “UBC Office Hours” on Friday, the day after the meeting (Dec. 15 from 11am - 12pm) where you can share thoughts about budget-related topics or clarify anything heard at meetings. Office Hours also held via Zoom. These virtual meetings and Office Hours welcome persons with disabilities and may provide reasonable accommodations upon request. RSVP to the UBC meeting and/or Office Hours here: email@example.com
January 16, 2024 at 2:00PM - Campus Staff Forum
Staff are invited to attend the first Staff Forum of the Spring semester on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2024, from 2PM - 3PM via Zoom. Meetings are typically held on Wednesday mornings but this January meeting will be on a Tuesday. All campus staff (who are not MPP or faculty) are encouraged to attend. Hosted by Human Resources, this forum welcomes President Mahoney, an update on the SF State Strategic Plan, information from Human Resources and other important updates. RSVP for the Zoom link via Qualtrics HERE.
- Did you miss the last one? Find the presentation shown here: Campus Staff Forums Fall 2022-2023
- These forums are not recorded, due to any personal information shared during comments.
- These forums are offered monthly throughout the academic semester. Spring 2024 dates are Feb. 21, Mar. 20, April 17, May 15)
February 9, 2024 – CPR/First Aid/AED training
The Environment, Health, and Safety Department at SFSU provides First Aid, CPR, and AED training to the campus community 3-4 times yearly. First Aid/CPR/AED course trains participants to provide first aid, CPR, and use an automated external defibrillator (AED) in a safe, timely, and effective manner. First Aid, CPR, and AED training is designed for anyone with little or no medical training or anyone who wants to be prepared for an emergency in any setting. The next CPR session is scheduled for February 9, 2024; contact EHS @ firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
DID YOU KNOW (from Human Resources):
How to access your PayStubs and W2's anytime using Cal Employee Connect
As a California State University (CSU) employee, you are paid through the California State Controller's Office. By using their website (https://cecpilot.sco.ca.gov/), you can download your pay stub or W2. To get started, register a new account on their website . Please refer to the User’s Guide for detailed instructions, as you'll need some information from your HR Self Service portal on our Gateway to access your data. For further questions, please feel free to contact the Payroll Representative for your area.
Find the help you may need anytime, via your EAP (therapy, financial consulting and more)
Did you know your Employee Assistance Program (EAP) offers you (eight) 8 free visits with a local therapist, as well as a bunch of other ways to support you personally? Kickstart your mental wellness by taking advantage of this free benefit. Each person in your family who lives with you is also eligible for their own. Issues brewing at home? Teen angst? Parenting support? Addiction concerns? Depression, anxiety? Let your EAP benefit help you meet with a professional licensed provider. Options available by phone, virtual and in-person. Call (800) 367-7474 or access services on the website (https://hr.sfsu.edu/employee-assistance-program-eap), Password: sfsu. Additionally, EAP offers more for you and your family such as unlimited work/life resources, referrals for childcare/eldercare, financial consulting such as personal budgeting and retirement investment guidance, mortgage, loan and debt management advice, legal consulting related to consumer and family law, traffic citations and estate planning. Use these free services to get what you need this summer. Questions? Contact our Human Resources Benefits team at email@example.com
Connect with our campus employees via our Employee Resource Groups!
Our Employee Resource Groups can help you find like-minded colleagues across campus who share common interests: join the Alumni Assoc., Black Faculty & Staff Assoc., LGBTQ Faculty/Staff/Allies, Parents Club, Chinese American Faculty & Staff Assoc., Staff Council, Raza Faculty & Staff Assoc., Fit Plus and more! Find them all here: https://hr.sfsu.edu/employee-resource-groups,
Nearing retirement? Turning 65 soon? Attend a Medicare Seminar (for CalPERS-eligible employees)
Kaiser Permanente is offering a webinar for CalPERS-eligible employees and retirees. You don’t need to be a Kaiser member to access these seminars. You'll learn how Medicare works: Parts A, B, C, and D, how to know if you are eligible, when to enroll in Medicare or switch plans. If you’re about to retire you’ll also learn about how your coverage can change when you retire and what to do if you plan to keep working after age 65. A question and answer session will be held at the end. A Kaiser Permanente consultant will conduct the webinar. This is open to employees/retirees with any CalPERS health carrier. Please register for workshops here (link) After registration, you will receive an email with log-in information. All webinars are recorded and you will receive a copy to watch on-demand.
Looking for Professional Development?
Check our options here: https://hr.sfsu.edu/professional-development
TRAINING AVAILABLE FROM OUR CAMPUS PARTNERS:
Evacuation Chair training
Evacuation Chair Training is conducted by the SFSU Environment, Health, and Safety Department on a monthly as-needed basis to the campus community. Evac Chairs (Evacuation Chairs) is a universal evacuation solution for a smooth stairwell descent during an emergency. Designed to evacuate the disabled, elderly, pregnant, children, injured, blind, Epileptic, or the mobility impaired. Contact EHS @ firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to schedule a training session.
Financial Services Training Resources
Financial Services offers training on various platforms, as needed for access to job-related specific tasks. Find them here (link)
Stop the Bleed training
STOP the Bleed Training Learn techniques to help STOP THE BLEED (StB) in a bleeding emergency before professional emergency responders arrive. This could help save a life! This training session is being hosted by EHS & OES. Contact EHS or OES @ email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to schedule a training session.
DocuSign Fundamentals Training
Quality Assurance is excited to invite you to the hour-long DocuSign Fundamentals Zoom Training for SF State employees. In this session, you will receive hands-on DocuSign education and learn how to use the tool for SF State transactions. The customized training guide is served as a self learning tool of our virtual training. Access their website here (link).
DRUPAL support from Information Technology Services (ITS)
- Website publishing and hosting: find training materials here: DRUPAL HELP GUIDE
- ITS offers support via Drupal Office Hours: Register to attend Drupal Office Hours
Active Threat Training
The San Francisco State University Police Department provides Active Threat Training to the campus community to better prepare our community in case of an active threat/shooter situation. Please refer to resources found on their website here (link). For more information about the training please contact: email@example.com.
Setting up your Avaya softphone:
Whether you have a phone on your desk or are using the "softphone" version on your laptop, ITS can help you configure how it will work best for you. The Avaya Workplace client is software that can be installed on your computer or mobile device. It provides portable desk phone functionality. Learn more about it here so you can enable your Telecom communications here: (link)
Housing Workshops, thru September, offered by BALANCE
BALANCE currently offers Housing Workshops for clients in San Francisco AND outside of the San Francisco area. For San Francisco clients: Certificate of Homebuyer Education for San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development’s Programs. In order to qualify for the San Francisco Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development’s programs, you must obtain a Certificate of Homebuyer Education. The certificate can only be obtained by completing ten hours of homebuyer education. Information can be found here: https://www.balancepro.org/workshops/
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