Human Resources

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Staff Fee Waiver Fall 2016 

The Staff Fee Waiver Program is an excellent benefit for SJSU employees.  Full-time employees and part-time permanent employees are eligible and fee waiver covers 2 courses or 6 units per semester (whichever is greater). Eligible employees can also transfer their fee waiver benefit to a qualified dependent. There are three different types of staff fee waivers:

  • Career Development 
    Employees who have been accepted into a degree program and are matriculated students.
  • Job Related 
    Employees taking courses specifically to improve their performance in their current job or to acquire additional skills needed to perform newly assigned duties and responsibilities. These employees are not matriculated students and are not working toward a degree. Employees taking prerequisites for a degree program they are planning on applying to can also use Job Related.
  • Dependent Fee Waiver 
    Eligible staff employees may transfer his/her fee waiver benefit to a spouse, domestic partner, or dependent child. The spouse, domestic partner or dependent child needs to be matriculated toward a degree or attainment of a teaching credential in the CSU. Dependent children must meet the eligibility requirements outlined in the employee’s collective bargaining agreement.

The deadlines for submitting Fall 2016 staff fee waiver applications are posted on the HR Website on the Application Requirements and Due Dates page. Faculty fee waivers are handled by Faculty Affairs.

Visit the Staff Fee Waiver webpage, or contact Julie Inouye Wong for more information. 

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CalPERS Online Health Plan Statements Coming Soon!

Health Plan Statements and other Open Enrollment materials will be available online to all active and retired members via my|CalPERS starting August 22, 2016. This new feature will allow you to receive customized health information in a confidential and secure method, and provide a convenient, central location for health plan resources. You’ll have 24/7 access to:

  • All components of the CalPERS Open Enrollment packet, including the Health Plan Statement
  • View, download, and print your individual Health Plan Statement
  • Information about changes that may impact your health benefits in the upcoming year

Accessing Your Health Information

If you do not have an account, you can create one by going to the my|CalPERS Log In  page and selecting Register Now.

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Performance Evaluations - One Piece of the Bigger Picture

It's annual performance evaluation time again but it's important to remember that managing performance shouldn't just happen once a year. Performance management is an ongoing process that involves setting expectations, goal setting and planning, and regular feedback, in addition to the formal performance evaluation. Providing ongoing feedback is imperative to the success of every employee and helps fulfill the Vision 2017 goal of helping and caring. 

As a reminder, annual staff performance evaluations (April 1, 2015 through March 31, 2016), including those for confidential employees, must be turned into HR no later than June 15, 2016. Annual MPP evaluations (July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016) must be in HR no later than August 15, 2016.

Forms and guidelines can be found in the Performance Management section of the HR website. If you have any questions, please contact Employee Relations.