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August 2017


Happy Fall Semester!

School is back in session and our more than 30,000 students are once again filling classrooms, reminding us why we’re here. This looks to be another great semester as we welcome more freshmen than ever and many new faculty and staff. Be on the lookout for your fellow Spartans who need extra help navigating our ever-changing campus landscape and finding their way around. 

Also, make sure to check the SJSU Events Calendar regularly, as there are many events on campus. 

Spotlight On The Cabinet:

Director of Athletics, Marie Tuite

We're pleased to shine the spotlight on San José State’s new Director of Athletics, Marie Tuite. Marie has been with the university since 2010 and is excited to bring her vision to Spartan Athletics and its more than 450 student-athletes competing at the highest level. Read on to get to know Marie…

(Photo by: David Schmitz /San José State University)

Q. Where are you from?

A: I was born two blocks from Tiger Stadium in Detroit, Michigan.

Q. What are your hobbies?

A: I’m like most hard-working Spartans in that I don’t have a ton of discretionary time for hobbies, but I do love to exercise and enjoy pretty much anything outdoors.

Q. What is your favorite food?

A: Food isn’t a huge priority for me. But, I would say eating John Poch’s cooking is, by far, my favorite cuisine.

Q. What impresses you most about the SJSU community?

A: We grow the most when we are surrounded by people who are different than we are. I’m impressed each day by the countless people from different backgrounds that come together to support the mission of San José State.

Q. What one thing do you wish everyone knew about SJSU?

A: As a faculty or staff member you get FOUR FREE TICKETS to every home athletic event. Bring your Tower Card, your family and friends and come watch your Spartans!

Q. What is your high-level vision for SJSU in the coming year?

A: I have this vision to integrate and engage Athletics with the entire campus community. Most of our athletic programs are located 1.3 miles south of campus and I want to bridge that gap by becoming part of the fabric of the main campus.

Q: What do you love the most about being the Director of Athletics?

A: Easy question…every single day I get to see and talk to student-athletes. They are motivated, smart, funny, and they keep me young. I care deeply about their experience and I love being a part of their lives. Spartan Up!

Paychecks for New Faculty

As a reminder, new faculty members will get their first paycheck on October 2nd. Continuing faculty will get a check on September 1st. See the 2017 Master Payroll Calendar (.pdf) on our website for pay dates and holidays through December.

See the Spartans for FREE!

As Marie mentioned in her spotlight profile, all faculty and staff can get four free tickets to any Spartan home game during the regular season. Just bring your Tower Card and your friends and family to the designated gate or window and you’re in! Take advantage of this amazing offer to cheer on our more than 450 Spartan student-athletes!

Checkout the Spartan Athletics website for more information and schedules for all sports.

Open Enrollment Begins September 11!

The Annual Benefits Open Enrollment period begins September 11 and runs through October 6. During this time employees can change providers, add/remove dependents, and enroll in Flexible Spending Accounts. All employees currently enrolled in a Flexible Spending Account must re-enroll.

All Open Enrollment transactions must be completed in PeopleSoft by midnight 
on October 6 and all changes to benefits will be effective January 1, 2018. Once Open Enrollment closes, no additional changes can be made. There are no exceptions.

To learn more about your benefits options and meet with representatives from our healthcare providers, join us for the Employee Benefits & Services Fair on September 26, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom.

Summer Fun in the Bay Area!



We asked and you answered. Here are some of the favorite things our employees like to do in the summer in the Bay Area...looks like a great summer to us!

  • Attend community festivals
  • Dance
  • Day trip along Highway 1 to Pigeon Point Lighthouse, Ano Nuevo Beach to see the elephant seals and have lunch somewhere along the way
  • Drive to the beach
  • Free concerts along the Santa Cruz Beach...Eddie Money is the best!
  • Go to Santa Cruz to feel some ocean breezes
  • Listen to music in various parks 
  • San Jose Jazz Festival
  • See the local beaches, walk, breathe, listen, watch, be
  • Spend time with family
  • Strawberry picking at Swanton Berry Farm
  • Sunset dinner at Nepenthe Restaurant in Big Sur
  • Take a drive to somewhere I've never been before
  • Take vacations
  • Travel
  • Visit Banana Crepe and eat shaved ice or enjoy a smoothie
  • Watch Giants baseball at AT&T Park or San Jose Municipal Stadium
  • Weekends at the beach

October is for Flu Shots

We have once again partnered with Kaiser Permanente to provide free flu shots to our employees. Registration will be available soon, and we will email the HR User Group with details, but mark your calendars for October 18 and 19 so you don’t miss out on this great benefit. Your medical insurance does not have to be through Kaiser to participate. 

Nominate Fellow Spartans Who

Step Above and Beyond

We encourage you to participate in this quick and easy-to-use recognition program to nominate Spartans who consistently step above and beyond. This is a great way to tell another Spartan, “Thank you!” or “Job well done!”

What might Stepping Beyond look like?

  • Going beyond what is expected
  • Performing exemplary work in support of others
  • Completing a task in a manner that allows others to more easily complete their work

Recognize a Fellow Spartan Click today!                              

HR Training, Events and Other Important Information

Tue, Sep 19: 1:00 - 2:15 See Something/Say Something (BIT001 #0034)
Fri, Sep 29: 10:30 - 12:00
See Something/Say Something (BIT001 #0035)
Wed, Sep 20: 10:00 - 11:00 Just Do it! Reducing Procrastination (TRSD30)
Tue, Sep 26: 10:00 – 2:00 Employee Benefits and Services Fair
Tue, Oct 10: 10:30-11:30  10 Ways to Green Your Workday (TRGG08 #0003)
Wed, Oct 18 & Thu, Oct 19 Flu Shot Clinic (registration info coming soon)
Fri, Oct 20: 1:00 - 2:15 See Something/Say Something (BIT001 #0036)
Wed, Oct 25: 10:00 - 12:00 Emotional Intelligence (TRSD35)
Wed, Nov 15: 10:00 - 11:00 Stress or Success (TRSD27)
Thu, Nov 16: 3:00 – 5:00 50th Annual Spartan Service Celebration
Tue, Nov 28 10:30 - 12:00 See Something/Say Something (BIT001 #0037)
Wed, Dec 6: 10:00 - 11:00 Conquering Time (TRSD49)




The following jobs were recently opened for recruitment:

  • Student Success Systems Analyst - Institutional Effectiveness & Analytics
  • Manager, Employee Support Services - Human Resources
  • Academic Advisor - CASA Student Success Center
  • Assistant to the Associate Dean - College of Education
  • Police Dispatcher - University Police

The following jobs are currently open to SJSU employees only:

  • Library Tutoring Coordinator - University Library
  • Lead Locksmith - Lock Shop

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