Thrive Across America
Ready...Set...Thrive! Well U, the SJSU employee wellness program, and Kaiser Permanente are teaming up to bring staff and faculty the Thrive Across America fitness challenge. Form teams of 4 to 8 and track your physical activity online, or on the Thrive Across America smartphone app. Each day you record 30 minutes or more of exercise, you earn a Thrive Across America star. The more stars you and your teammates earn, the further you travel across America and the higher your score!
Participants of all fitness levels are encouraged to participate in this 8 week challenge. Kaiser Permanente is providing great prizes. Form your team and register on the Thrive Across America website before the program kicks off on February 9th.
So lace up your sneakers and get ready to Thrive Across America! For more information contact Julie Inouye Wong, at (408) 924-2256.
Open Enrollment Health Plan Changes
Any changes made during the Open Enrollment period should appear in your December 2014 pay warrant. If you feel there are any discrepancies with your changes, please contact your benefits representative as soon as possible at (408) 924-2250.
HR Training Calendar
Human Resources offers a wide variety of training classes for faculty and staff. The HR Training Calendar January through February 2015 (PDF) is posted on our website. We have interesting and informative classes coming up, including Stepping Beyond: SJSU Customer Service Training on February 10, Planning Your Retirement by CalPERS on February 12, Intro to Skillport 8.0 on February 25, and Key Conversations on March 18.
Direct Deposit Enrollment Issues
The State Controller's Office is using a new system and is currently experiencing technical difficulties. The Direct Deposit unit is behind in processing documents, with a backlog of three months. They are hoping to have a fix as soon as possible and will process enrollment forms once the system is up and running.