Spartan Service Celebration
Join us as we honor our colleagues reaching milestone years of service to San Jose State University at the 48th Annual Spartan Service Celebration on Thursday, October 29th, at 3:00 pm in the Student Union Ballroom. The university will recognize 95 staff members with 15, 20, 25, 30, and 35 years of service. There will be a program highlighting our honorees’ contributions to SJSU, followed by a celebratory reception. In the spirit of helping and caring, there will be no fees for guests to attend the event.
Spartans Stepping Beyond
Recognize fellow Spartans you see going above and beyond to help others with the Spartans Stepping Beyond program. Spartans Stepping Beyond provides all members of the San Jose State community with the opportunity to recognize those who have demonstrated actions that exemplify the Vision 2017 goal of Helping and Caring. This is an easy way to say "thank you" to someone who makes a difference on campus.
Each Spartan recognized for Stepping Beyond will be recognized on the Human Resources website, receive a certificate, and will be entered into a drawing to receive a special gift.
Our Promise: California State Employees Giving at Work
SJSU is proud to partner with Our Promise: California State Employees Giving at Work to provide employees an opportunity to give back through payroll deduction. "Our Promise" encompasses 29 regional campaigns throughout California and is a commitment to our communities. It has been the single largest effort among state employees to support charitable programs.
Pledge forms have been distributed to all employees on campus. If you do not receive a pledge form, you can still give by downloading the fillable pledge form. Not sure of what organization(s) to support? There are thousands of charities who participate in Our Promise. Find a charity to support. Please send your completed forms to: Michaux Burchard, HR, SJSU.
Join the "Our Promise" Campaign by contributing to help tens of thousands across our community to prosper. Pledge forms will be accepted at Human Resources until November 30th. If you have questions about making a donation or the "Our Promise" campaign, please contact Michaux Burchard at (408) 924-2155 or view the "Our Promise" list of Frequently Asked Questions.
Coming Soon: Ergonomic Stretch Break Software
We all know we're not supposed to remain seated for hours on end. Even the most dedicated workers know they can get more done if they take frequent short breaks to keep their bodies fresh and their minds alert.
Human Resources will be offering a computer based stretch break software program to help employees reduce body aches and pains and prevent injuries associated with working at a computer. Stretch break software reminds computer users to stand up, walk a bit, or stretch at regular intervals.
The program stretches are designed by doctors and focus on parts of the body most likely to be harmed by repetitive strain to the neck, arms, back, legs, wrists and eyes. The types of stretches, frequency and duration can be customized for each user.
This software will be a complement to the existing campus ergonomics program efforts that include workstation evaluations, equipment recommendations, and training.
Since so many employees have a workplace that is computer-based, utilizing a stretch break program in conjunction with an ergonomically sound computer setup can become beneficial to your health. Stay tuned for more information as HR gets ready to roll out this new program to campus.
New Campus Title IX Officer
Please welcome Diana Epps, the new Title IX Officer for San Jose State University!
Ms. Epps’ official start date was September 21, 2015 and she comes to San Jose State with a range of experience that makes her well suited to lead our campus in our Title IX education and compliance efforts.
She most recently worked as a magistrate judge for the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. In that role, she was responsible for applying and interpreting the law on a broad range of topics.
Her experience includes extensive work in multiple contexts including investigations, prosecutions and trials. These cases involved a variety of allegations, including sexual assault, domestic violence, hate crimes, internet violence, stalking and gender based offenses. She also worked concurrently as an adjunct professor at Howard University, School of Law, with a focus on paralegal studies.
This position will report to the Chief Diversity Officer, once that position is hired. As the campus Title IX Officer, Ms. Epps will work with the Chief Diversity Officer to develop and implement campus policies and procedures, as well as following the national landscape on Title IX laws and policies.
Ms. Epps will handle campus wide Title IX education, as well as the administration of complaint processes and procedures. She brings the energy to confront challenges and is a demonstrated consensus builder.
Catastrophic Leave Donation Program (CLDP) Updates:
We have streamlined the donation process for the CSU Catastrophic Leave Donation Program (CLDP). A campus wide email is now sent the first week of each month to collect donations for eligible employees. For ease and confidentiality, the process has also been updated to receive online donations! (You must be logged into SJSUOne to access the online form.)
The CLDP provides employees the opportunity to donate sick and/or vacation leave credits to other employees who have exhausted their own leave credits, and are requesting assistance due to a catastrophic illness or injury.
If you wish to donate, please visit the Catastrophic Leave Donations webpage. This program is voluntary and confidential, and donations are used in the order in which they are received. Your support of fellow employees is greatly appreciated. If you have questions regarding this program, please contact Kim Wilcott, Leave Program Manager at (408) 924-2282.