Upcoming events/training from HR and others:

February 9 from 11:00AM - 12:00PM - Dealing with Triggers

Offered by Human Resources via our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) LifeMatters, this informative presentation can be helpful to you or someone you love. A trigger is when we react to a current situation with feelings and emotions from a prior negative experience. Learn how to overcome your triggers by addressing, processing, and resolving them. RSVP for the Zoom link here

Content includes:

  • The nine categories of triggers
  • How triggers impact the brain and thus our behavior
  • Three personal areas triggers target
  • Three common feelings that triggers activate
  • The role relationships play in activating triggers
  • Tools for handling triggers

 

February 14 at 5:30PM - Building Generational Wealth

Offered by Patelco: Generational wealth is a method of boosting your financial wellness with an eye towards creating a legacy for future generations and is typically achieved with a combination of financial and educational skills. Together with guest speaker, Erick Bell, CPA, CFF, CFE, we will discuss how to start, build and protect wealth and knowledge for the future. 3 attendees will be selected at random for a $25 e-gift card. Erick O. Bell is an accounting and financial wellness professor. He holds a tenured position at Las Positas College, and teaches at Golden Gate University’s master’s program and the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley . REGISTER HERE

 

February 16 from 1:00PM - 2:00PM - Science, Technology, Society: Reading Group

Come join in a discussion of the article, "Viruses as living processes" by John Dupré* and Stephan Guttinger. All are welcome! Email for article and zoom link.  Location: zoom (email for link), Cost: free. Sponsored by the STS Hub Contact: Julietta Hua jyhua@sfsu.edu

 

February 21, 2024 from 10:00AM - 11:00AM - Campus Staff Forum

Staff are invited to attend the next Staff Forum on Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024, from 10AM - 11AM via Zoom. All campus staff (who are not MPP or faculty) are encouraged to attend. Hosted by Human Resources, this forum welcomes Jason Porth, VP of University Enterprises/Executive Director of UCorp to share campus project updates, DPRC will share information about Employee Accommodations and Ingrid Williams will update on the Voluntary Separation Incentive Program. RSVP for the Zoom link via Qualtrics HERE.

  • Did you miss a forum? Find presentations here: Campus Staff Forums Fall 2022-2024 
  • 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 Mar. 20, April 17, May 15)

 

February 22 from 10AM - 12PM - University Budget Committee meeting

Want to learn about how our university operates financially and plans out its budget for the academic year? You will learn about this and many other topics, such as how student enrollment affects every area of the university, by attending University Budget Committee (UBC) meetings. Each meeting presents the current state of the campus budget and offers presentations from various divisions. UBC meetings are held monthly through the academic year, and all campus members are invited. Meetings are held monthly on Thursdays, 10am – 12pm via Zoom. You might first review the Budget 101 page to understand how the university is funded and learn about some of the terms you'll hear - find it on the Budget dept. website: SF State Budget 101 link, then head to the UBC website to find information about the committee, its members and past meeting presentations here: UBC website link  *Additionally, UBC members who are staff and faculty, will host “UBC Office Hours” on Friday, the day after the meeting (Feb. 23, from 11am - 12pm) where you can share thoughts about budget-related topics or clarify anything heard at meetings. Office Hours also held via Zoom. RSVP to the UBC meeting and/or Office Hours here: ubc@sfsu.edu 

 

February 24 from 1:00PM - 3:00PM - Reflecting on Ruth Asawa and The Garden of Remembrance

Free admission: From February 24 through April 6, 2024, come and enjoy five contemporary artists who have created new work in response to the artist Ruth Asawa and The Garden of Remembrance, a memorial to Japanese American incarceration during WWII that was one of the artist's last public artworks. Featuring: Mark Baugh SasakiTina KashiwagiPaul Kitagaki, Jr., Lisa SolomonTT Takemoto. The catalog will feature essays from Lewis Kawahara, Weston Teruya, and Patricia Wakida. This project is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, The Henri and Tomoye Takahashi Charitable Foundation, the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and SFSU's Instructionally Related Student Activities Fund.  Regular Gallery Hours: 12noon to 4pm, Tuesday through Friday. Saturdays during programming. Check the website for details here

 

February 28 at 12PM and also 5:30PM: 5 Things Every Woman Should Know About Investing 

Offered via Patelco: Please join us as we host Tiffany Dyson, Investments Learning Consultant at Franklin Templeton2, and examine key investment topics for women including setting financial goals, navigating wage gaps, taking ownership of retirement planning, and empowerment through financial knowledge. 12:00pm REGISTER HERE & 5:30PM REGISTER HERE

 

February 29 from 7:00PM - 9:30PM - The Sound of (Black) Music Live on Stage 

The hills are alive with the sound of Black music! Experience the songs from one of the most beloved American musical classics as reimagined through an Afrofuturistic lens, led by a dynamic group of musicians and vocalists, including Brianna Thomas, Chareene Wade, Vuyo Sotashe, and more.  $10 for Students/Faculty, $20 for General Public. First 200 Students/Faculty to reserve a ticket are FREE! Reserve your ticket now to ensure a free seat.  Location McKenna Theatre, Creative Arts Building. See website for details and ticket purchase here: The Sound of (Black) Music Live on Stage website

 

March 13 beginning 5:30PM - 2024 Tax Updates

Offered by Patelco, the economics of 2024 and changing laws could make filing your taxes more complicated this year. In this webinar, we’ll talk about general tax information along with tax changes unique to 2024. Join us in welcoming Timothy Roscoe Carter, local licensed attorney and tax expert, as our guest presenter. Register HERE

 

March 15 from 11:00AM – 12:00PM -- Expanding Your Sphere of Influence

Leadership has less to do with title and position and more to do with your ability to influence others. You can lead others from anywhere in the organization, and when you do, you make the organization better. How can we cultivate influence we when don’t have “manager” in our title? Offered by Human Resources via our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) LifeMatters, RSVP for the Zoom link here

Content includes:

  • Qualities of effective leaders
  • Understanding influence
  • Key traits to expanding our influence
  • Strategies for building leadership skills

 

March 15 from 1:00PM - 2:00PM - Science, Technology and Society: Reading Group

Come join us for a discussion of the article, "On Difference without Separability," by Denise Ferreira da Silva. All are welcome! Find the article here: https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/ON-DIFFERENCE-WITHOUT-SEPARABILIT…   Location:  zoom (email for link). Cost:  free, Sponsor: STS Hub, Contact: Julietta Hua  jyhua@sfsu.edu

 

March 20, 2024 from 10:00AM - 11:00AM - Campus Staff Forum

Staff are invited to attend the next Staff Forum on Wednesday, Mar. 20, 2024, from 10AM - 11AM via Zoom. All campus staff (who are not MPP or faculty) are encouraged to attend. Hosted by Human Resources. RSVP for the Zoom link via Qualtrics HERE.

  • Did you miss a forum? Find presentations here: Campus Staff Forums Fall 2022-2024 
  • 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 April 17, May 15)

 

March 21 from 10:00AM - 12:00PM: University Budget Committee meeting

The University Budget Committee (UBC) invites all to attend the next meeting on Thursday, March 21st from 10AM – 12PM via Zoom. Agenda items include an enrollment update and riskpool costs as they affect the campus budget along with IDC policy updates and more from MBRAC. Members of UBC are staff, faculty, students and administrators, and information on UBC and its work can be found on the website (https://adminfin.sfsu.edu/university-budget-committee-0). Additionally, UBC members offer “Office Hours” on Fridays via Zoom after the monthly meetings to share feedback or ask questions about university budget-related. RSVP to ubc@sfsu.edu to attend or the Staff and Faculty Office Hours on Fridays 11AM-12PM after the meetings.

 

March 27 from 12:00PM - 1:00PM - Estate Planning with Trusts and Wills

Offered by Patelco, join us to discuss the most common questions surrounding estate planning and why it is important to set up a plan to ensure you and your loved ones are covered. This webinar will cover: Join us to discuss the most common questions surrounding estate planning and why it is important to set up a plan to ensure you and your loved ones are covered. Register HERE. This webinar will cover:

  • Why estate planning is so important (and not just for the elderly and wealthy)
  • What it takes to create a legally-binding estate plan
  • The key differences between a Will and Trust
  • How to choose the plan that’s best for your individual needs. 

 

April 4 from 7:00PM - 9:30PM --  Live on Stage: Beyond Babel

Created by Keone & Mari Madrid and Josh & Lyndsay Aviner of Hideaway Circus, Beyond Babel is a critically acclaimed dance theatre show.Inspired by Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, BEYOND BABEL is about the division of families, friends, and a community of people as authorities decide to build a wall between them. We follow two divinely linked lovers as they reconcile with the rising tensions of a populace cut in half. The show is set to a contemporary soundtrack and features a cast of twelve elite dancers. Cost $10 for Students/Faculty, $20 for General Public, Location McKenna Theatre, Creative Arts Building. Check the website for ticket sales and see the trailer here: College of Liberal and Creative Arts website

 

April 5 from 11:00AM – 12:00PM -- Understanding Mental Health in the LGBTQ+ Community

The LGBTQ+ community represents a diverse range of identities and expressions of gender and sexual orientation. In addition to these identities, members of the community are diverse in terms of race, religion, ethnicity, nationality and socioeconomic status. This intersectionality brings strength, diversity of thought, perspectives, and experiences as well as unique challenges. Due to these challenges members of this community are at a higher risk for experiencing mental health conditions and sub­stance use disorders. This presentation is designed to raise awareness to these challenges and provide information to individ­uals in the LGBTQ+ community and their supporters. Offered by Human Resources via our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) LifeMatters. RSVP for the Zoom link here

 

April 8 - SF State night with the San Francisco Giants at Oracle Park!

The Giants are excited to welcome back Gator students, alumni and faculty to Oracle Park for their eighth annual San Francisco State University Night. Join your Gators community and cheer on your San Francisco Giants as they take on the Washington Nationals. Ticket purchase includes:

  • Game Ticket for Monday, April 8 vs. the Washington Nationals
  • SFSU and Giants co-branded Beanie

Please visit sfgiants.com/specialevents ahead of the game for item-redemption location. Purchase your tickets here (link) to choose your seats from one of the two available sections specifically reserved for SFSU students, alumni, faculty, and staff!

 

April 10 at 5:30PM - Financial Foundations: Raising Money-Wise Teens

Presented by Patelco: Whether you’re a born saver or a habitual spender, you can guide your child on the money-smart journey. Discover what core financial skills your kids need to know, how to set up an allowance that grows with your child and what practical strategies you can employ at each age and stage. Our guest speaker, John Lanza, is an expert on youth financial literacy, the author of The Art of Allowance: A Short, Practical Guide to Raising Money-Smart, Money-Empowered Kids and the host of The Art of Allowance Podcast. John and his family financial wellness programs have appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times and The Wall Street Journal. REGISTER HERE

 

April 12 at 1:00PM: Dive into Polynesian Genealogy at the Sutro Library

(this is a virtual event but feel free to drop into the Sutro library to learn about genealogy and more: its located on the top floor of our J. Paul Leonard library). Don't miss the Sutro Library's next virtual genealogy talk on Friday, April 12th at 1 pm. Register now to reserve your spot. Explore the fascinating world of Polynesian family history at the Sutro Library's free virtual genealogy talk on Friday, April 12th at 1 pm! Join speaker Miya Jensen as she discusses the culture of genealogy in Oceania, the variety of records available for researchers, and the wealth of knowledge provided by the Oral Genealogies of the Pacific. Miyamoto Loretta Jensen, of Laie, Hawaii, is a professional genealogist that specializes in Polynesian family history work. On social media, Miya is known as “The Polynesian Genealogist.” A link to attend the event on Zoom will be provided via email after registration. Register at bit.ly/genealogy-0424

 

April 17, 2024 from 10:00AM - 11:00AM - Campus Staff Forum

Staff are invited to attend the next Staff Forum on Wednesday, April 17, 2024, from 10AM - 11AM via Zoom. All campus staff (who are not MPP or faculty) are encouraged to attend. Hosted by Human Resources. RSVP for the Zoom link via Qualtrics HERE.

  • Topics for this Forum include Student and Employee Housing, Information Security and efforts on the Seal of Excelencia. 
  • Did you miss a forum? Find presentations here: Campus Staff Forums Fall 2022-2024 
  • These forums are not recorded, due to any personal information shared during comments.
  • These forums are offered monthly throughout the academic semester. The last one for Spring 2024 is  May 15)  

 

April 17 - Stress management workshop series | (thru May 1)

Do you feel stressed? Are you tired sitting at the computer? Do your eyes get blurry and irritated? Do you experience back or neck pain? Do you get irritated and find it challenging to let go? Are you looking for techniques you can implement right away to improve your health and wellbeing?  You may want to attend the “TechStress to Health” workshop series on Wednesdays starting April 17, noon – 1 p.m., in HSS 306. Registration is not needed. 

Schedule: 

  • Wednesday, April 17: “Posture, Body Presence, Peace” by Elyse Shafarman, lecturer in Recreation, Parks and Tourism. Learn to use the mind and body to stop tension habits, gaining more freedom and control in life implementing the strategies from the Alexander Technique to improve posture, breath and movement. 
  • Wednesday, April 24: “Quick Rescue Techniques When Stressed” by Erik Peper, professor of Recreation, Parks and Tourism. Learn breathing, movement and reframing techniques that can be applied right away to restore balance and regain calmness.  
  • Wednesday, May 1: “Clear Your Vision” by Meir Schneider, lecturer in Holistic Health Studies. Learn about the principles of natural vision improvement: simple strategies to prevent vision degeneration and techniques to improve vision and health.  

This workshop series is sponsored by the Institute for Holistic Health Studies and Department of Recreation, Parks and Tourism.  

 

April 18 from 10AM - 12PM - University Budget Committee meeting via Zoom

Want to learn about how our university operates financially and plans out its budget for the academic years ahead? You will learn about this and many other topics, such as how student enrollment affects every area of the university, by attending University Budget Committee (UBC) meetings. The UBC website has information about the committee, its members and past meeting presentations here: UBC website link  *Additionally, UBC members who are staff and faculty, host virtual “UBC Office Hours” on Fridays, the day after the meeting (April 19, from 11am - 12pm) where you can share thoughts about budget-related topics or clarify anything heard at meetings. RSVP to the UBC meeting and/or Office Hours here: ubc@sfsu.edu 

 

April 20 - Be an ambassador at Explore SF State! 

Explore SF State is the University’s signature spring event for admitted students and their families — a day for them to visit campus, make connections and learn about life as a Gator. You can help them feel that they’ve found their home at SF State by serving as a volunteer ambassador. Explore SF State will take place Saturday, April 20. Ambassador shifts are 7 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Lunch will provided for all who help for the day.  Sign up today to welcome our newest students!

 

April 22, 1pm - 2pm:  Morrison Chamber Music Center presents Dal Niente Concert Hour

New Frontiers in Chamber Music with Ensemble. Dal Niente’s roster of 27 musicians presents an uncommonly broad range of contemporary music. Audiences coming to Dal Niente shows can expect distinctive productions — from fully staged operas to multimedia spectacles to intimate solo performances — that are curated to pique curiosity and connect art, culture, and people. Dal Niente is the 2019 recipient of the Fromm Music Foundation Prize and the 2012 recipient of the Kranichsteiner Musikpreis Darmstadt. Tickets are free - reserve your seat here: (link)

 

April 23 - ‘Stop the Bleed’ training

Registration for the Office of Emergency Services’ last two “Stop the Bleed” courses of the semester is open with only a few seats remaining available (April 23, May 13). This course can be life-saving during emergencies.  Please register via Qualtrics.  

 

April 24 at 5:30PM - Rebounding After a Financial Setback

Presented by Patelco: Americans are still challenged by Inflation, debt, and job instability. Combined with the added stress of a medical crisis or unexpected bills, your everyday finances could tailspin. In this webinar you will gain invaluable insights to navigating how to get their finances on track. The topics covered in this webinar include tools to support staying on budget, student loan debt repayment and replenishing retirement savings. We will support increasing your financial health and capacity into the future. REGISTER HERE

 

May 2  - She Kills Monsters, by Qui Nguyen

Still grieving the loss of her sister, Agnes Evans decides to embark on a journey into the world of Dungeons and Dragons — a world she has no frame of reference for other than her little sister’s love of the game. In an attempt to understand the younger sister she never truly knew or understood, Agnes finds friendship, connection, and a whole lot of monsters to kill. At the heart of She Kills Monsters is a story about family, identity, and finding escape from the harsh realities of the real world. Find other May dates and time, and purchase tickets here (link)

 

May 7 from 11AM - 12PM - Your employee 401k/457b options with Savings Plus

Savings Plus provides California State employee 401k & 457b supplemental retirement savings plan. CalPERS pension, Social Security, and Savings Plus are three main sources of retirement income available to most state department employees. We invite you to join us to learn about your employer-sponsored retirement plans, increase your financial knowledge, and obtain information to achieve your unique financial objective. The webinar will share: • Who is Savings Plus? • How the plan complements CalPERS and Social Security benefits • 401k and 457b plan parameters and features, which is better? • Mitigating taxes with Pre-tax and Roth contribution options. • Overview of investment choices available within plan. • and How to enroll. Its also important to those planning to retire to learn how Savings Plus can be helpful as part of the steps to retirement planning. This 1 hour presentation is offered by Victor Tawn, our Savings Plus Retirement Specialist.  RSVP here:  https://sfsu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9GCUC29dpEJqFFk

 

May 8 from 2:00PM – 3:30PM: CalPERS retirement application review for those considering retirement within a year

If you work for SF State and are enrolled in CalPERS (https://hr.sfsu.edu/calpers-retirement-benefits), when you're ready to consider retirement you'll need to complete the CalPERS application. This presentation will help you learn how to complete the process. You can preview the application here (https://www.calpers.ca.gov/docs/forms-publications/service-retirement-e…) and have it handy so you can bring any questions.  This 1 1/2 hour presentation and will be offered by the Human Resources retirement specialist Mary Saw.  RSVP here:  https://sfsu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9GCUC29dpEJqFFk

 

May 9 - Ready set safety: forum on summer safety

Join Risk and Safety Services for a forum on promoting wellbeing, personal preparedness and outdoor safety on Thursday, May 9, noon – 1 p.m., in Library 286.  Please register via Qualtrics

 

May 9 beginning at 5:30pm- Focusing on Your Health &Wealth: Patelco Membership Perks

Patelco is our campus partner, and offers a variety of financial wellness tools and resources that can help you build, grow, and secure your financial health. Join this webinar and learn more about the many wellness resources Patelco provides, including new checking account features, savings and investing tools, trust and will services, fraud prevention center, auto loan discounts, and more. You will be delighted and surprised by what is available to you! 3 Attendees will be selected at random for a $25 e-gift card. Register HERE

 

May 10 from 11:00AM – 12:00PM -- Managing Multiple Priorities

How do you manage when you have a number of priorities that require your attention? Do you end the day feeling frustrated or overwhelmed because you were not able to complete your tasks? Offered by Human Resources via our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) LifeMatters, RSVP for the Zoom link here   

Content includes:

  • Planning your day
  • Prioritizing tasks
  • Organization tips
  • Managing workload stress

 

May 13 - ‘Stop the Bleed’ training 

Registration for the Office of Emergency Services’ last “Stop the Bleed” course of the semester is open with only a few seats remaining available. This course can be life-saving during emergencies.   Please register via Qualtrics.  

 

May 15 from 10AM - 11AM - Staff invited to the last Staff Forum of the semester 

Staff are invited to the last Staff Forum of the 2023-2024 semester on Wed., May 15th from 10AM – 11AM via Zoom. Forums return in the Fall. Agenda includes remarks from President Mahoney, a campus budget update from CFO/VP Jeff Wilson, and an update on the VSIP program from AVP Ingrid Williams. All campus staff (who are not MPP or Faculty) are encouraged to attend. Hosted by Human Resources, join your colleagues for this last forum with your RSVP here: (link)

 

May 16 from 10AM - 12PM - University Budget Committee meeting via Zoom

Want to learn about how our university operates financially and plans out its budget for the academic years ahead? You will learn about this and many other topics, such as how student enrollment affects every area of the university, by attending University Budget Committee (UBC) meetings. The UBC website has information about the committee, its members and past meeting presentations here: UBC website link  *Additionally, UBC members who are staff and faculty, host virtual “UBC Office Hours” on Fridays, the day after the meeting (May 17, from 11am - 12pm) where you can share thoughts about budget-related topics or clarify anything heard at meetings. RSVP to the UBC meeting and/or Office Hours here: ubc@sfsu.edu  These are the last meetings of the academic semester.

 

May 16 & 17 from 9AM – 4PM: National Association of Behavioral Intervention and Threat Assessment training

Join the Dean of Students and ResLife teams for a 2-day NABITA (National Association of Behavioral Intervention and Threat Assessment) training on “Basic Standards and Best Practices Certification”, at no cost. You may be interested in this training if:

  • You want to better understand the shared language used in behavioral intervention
  • You are unsure of how to gauge the severity of someone’s distressed or disruptive behavior
  • You are unsure how to determine next steps for providing support to students and colleagues who are displaying
  • You want to better understand how the campus is preparing for and navigating distressed and disruptive individuals

This is a two-day training on Thursday, May 16 and Friday, May 17, 9 AM to 4 PM each day, IN-PERSON on-campus at the Towers Conference Center. Lunch will be provided at the City Eats Dining Center. Register here:  https://www.nabita.org/event-registration/f47c67da-0078-cc33-0ae7-0b469976390f

 

May 17 - First Aid and CPR training

First Aid, CPR, AED Certification and Recertification Training. In-person. The course is broken up into two 4-hour sessions and will cover the following: Airway Management, Rescue Breathing, CPR
First Aid, Personal Protective Equipment and Automated External Defibrillator To register: https://ehs.sfsu.edu/ehs-upcoming-events  

 

May 20 from 11AM - 12PM: Savings while-you-work with 401(k), 457(b) and Savings Plus

Join Human Resources on Monday, May 20 from 11AM - 12PM to learn about saving plans via payroll deduction, for your future and your retirement planning.  Savings Plus provides California State employees 401k & 457b supplemental savings plana. This is your employer-sponsored retirement planning that will increase your financial knowledge and obtain information to achieve your unique financial objectives. It’s also important to those planning to retire to learn how Savings Plus can be helpful as part of the steps to retirement planning. This 1-hour presentation is offered by Victor Tawn, our Savings Plus Retirement Specialist.  RSVP here: (link)

 

May 22 beginning 5:30PM - Do's and Dont's of Home Purchasing in 2024

Offered by Patelco: Are you thinking about becoming a homeowner? Curious about the various loan products available? Purchasing a home is a major financial milestone, and understanding the do’s and don’ts is crucial. Join Patelco's seasoned mortgage professionals to learn more about the essential aspects of homebuying. Register HERE

 

May 24 beginning 1:30PM - call for Commencement Ambassadors

Experience the magic of SF State’s 123rd Commencement ceremony on Friday, May 24, at Oracle Park, home of the San Francisco Giants. Please consider signing up as an ambassador — an integral role in the success of this monumental day. Ambassador assignments will be from 1:30 to 9:30 p.m.  As in years past, all ambassadors are asked to: 

  • Receive approval from their supervisor. 
  • Attend at least one informational training via Zoom for their assignment. The training dates are Monday, May 20, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., and Monday, May 21, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. 

Many assignments involve large amounts of walking and standing. Please request any accommodations on the signup form under “Questions or requests.” Your support will help make this a special event for our graduating students, their friends and family members. For questions, please email Dania Russell

 

June 4 from 10:00AM- 12:00PM - CalPERS retirement overview

A CalPERS retirement informational session will be offered on Tuesday, June 4 for all CalPERS-eligible employees. This virtual, two-hour session will be presented from 10AM – 12PM by Human Resources CalPERS Retirement Specialist Mary Saw. RSVP via Qualtrics for the Zoom link here:

https://sfsu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bfTJvgwAnm9DzPE  Need it sooner? Make an appointment with Mary Saw (October through June only), by email to msaw@sfsu.edu

 

June 7 from 11:00AM - 12:00PM -- Personal Resilience
One factor influencing our stress level is how well we manage our energy. The concept of energy management is based on a new way of looking at self-discipline. It challenges the widely held view that time management is the key to work/life balance. Offered by Human Resources via our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) LifeMatters, RSVP for the Zoom link here   Content includes:

  • Paradigm shift
  • Energy management principles
  • Engaged vs. stressed vs. disengaged
  • Developing positive energy rituals

 

June 14, 2024, Friday, from 11:00AM - 12:00PM -- Elder Care: Practical Tips/Resources for Caregivers

Understandably, most older people want to live in their own homes for as long as possible. However, family members have concerns about their safety and security. There are practical tips and resources to make this transition more manageable. Offered by Human Resources via our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) LifeMatters, RSVP for the Zoom link here 

Content includes:

  • Assessing the situation
  • Strategies to adapt home environments
  • Continuum of care options
  • ​How LifeMatters can help
  • Understandably, most older people want to live in their own homes for as long as possible. However, family members have concerns about their safety and security. There are practical tips and resources to make this transition more manageable. Content includes:

 

June 21, 2024, Friday, from 11:00AM - 12:00PM -- Transitioning to Retirement
Many people only think of things like relaxation and financial planning when they think of retirement. There is an emotional aspect to retirement that is important to explore as well. Offered by Human Resources via our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) LifeMatters, RSVP for the Zoom link here 

Content includes:

  • The phases of retirement
  • Mentally preparing for retirement
  • Hazards and opportunities
  • Reaching a rewarding retirement

 

June 28, 2024, Friday, from 11:00AM - 12:00PM -- Building Self-Esteem Through Positive Self-Talk
Positive self-talk can help you in a number of ways, including building self-esteem, managing conflict and handling criticism. Offered by Human Resources via our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) LifeMatters, RSVP for the Zoom link here 

Content includes:

  • Power of self-talk
  • Origin of thought patterns
  • Replacing negative thinking

 

July 2, 2024, Tuesday, from 11:00AM - 12:00PM --   Successful Single Parenting
Families today look different from those most of us grew up with years ago. The number of households headed by single parents has increased more than three times faster than the number of married-parent households. Offered by Human Resources via our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) LifeMatters, RSVP for the Zoom link here 

Content includes:

  • Challenges and joys of solo parenting
  • Common misconceptions
  • Positive discipline
  • Creative life balance

 

July 12, 2024, Friday, from 11:00AM - 12:00PM -- Generational Diversity
For the first time in history there are four different generations in the workplace. Learn how to value new ideas and embrace the change that each new generation brings.  Offered by Human Resources via our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) LifeMatters, RSVP for the Zoom link here 

Content includes:

  • Understanding generational diversity
  • Breaking down generational stereotypes
  • Strengthening work relationships

 

July 19, 2024, Friday, from 11:00AM - 12:00PM -- Workplace Change

Although change happens in an instant, our adaptation to it can be a slow process during which we go through many transitions. Offered by Human Resources via our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) LifeMatters, RSVP for the Zoom link here 

Content includes:

  • Understanding change and its impact on people
  • Becoming a positive influence on the change process
  • Strategies to become more adaptable

 

July 26 from 11:00AM - 12:00PM: Employee Fee Waiver & Tuition Reduction Program Presentation

The Human Resources Benefits team will host a 1-hour 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   

 

DID YOU KNOW (from Human Resources):

Access your PayStubs, W2's and change your yax withholdings 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 benefits@sfsu.edu 

 

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. Options include the CSU Cross-Campus-Collaboration, where you can attend virtual presentations such as Breath and Health, ​Excel Tips and Tricks​, Getting Started with MS OneNote, Weekly Dose of Mindfulness, Self-Coaching 101, Subject Matter Experts & Course Design, Success as 1st Gen Professional, Building Trust in the Workplace​ and others. To register, go to the Chancellor's Office CCC Website. On the website, select the class title, and you will be linked to CSU Learn. Select the Register button, select Add and select Register again. Once complete, you will receive a registration confirmation email with a calendar invitation.

 

 

TRAINING AVAILABLE FROM OUR CAMPUS PARTNERS:

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: upd@sfsu.edu.

 

CPR/First Aid/AED training (all day)

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. Contact EHS @ sfehs@sfsu.edu for more information.

 

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)

 

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 @ sfehs@sfsu.edu 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)  

 

Year-round: Watch Gator Games on campus!

Support our student teams by attending a free home game on campus. Look through the Gator Athletics website here: GatorSports. You can also check out the calendar and sort by your favorite sport, and choose Home to find games played on campus. Check out the Gator SPorts calendar here: GoGators website

 

Housing Workshops 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/ 

 

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)

 

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 @ sfehs@sfsu.edu or oes@sfsu.edu for more information or to schedule a training session.

 

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