San Jose State University
Homebuying Resources from Landed
Article and Photo by: Landed

Landed helps employees in education by providing up to $120,000 toward a down payment through a shared equity down payment program and by connecting employees to tailored homebuying resources.

Join an upcoming info session to learn more.

Spring Info Sessions: Learn about Homebuying with Landed
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Please note, these services are only available to faculty and staff on the state side, not those in auxiliary organizations.
Article and photo by: Transportation Solutions
Happy Earth Month, Spartans!

Help celebrate Earth Month by choosing to commute sustainably to help our environment. Choosing to commute sustainably helps with personal costs, helps reduce CO2 emissions, and helps improve mental health.

There are two events this month where you can learn more about sustainable transportation and commuting.
  • Between April 8-22, post a selfie of yourself on transit and tag @ts_sjsu. Your post will enter you in a drawing for a chance to win a gift bag that includes a $50 Amazon gift card! For your entry to count, please make it apparent and clear that you are on transit. You can even hold up your transit pass in the picture as well. Maximum of 5 entries. Keep an eye on our social media on April 8 to see more details.
  • On April 20, join us for the Sustainable Transportation Fair! At this event, you learn about sustainable transportation programs and options offered by Transportation Solutions, campus organizations, and our community partners. There will also be a drawing where you can win a $100 VISA gift card along with opportunities for free food, swag, and resources.
We hope you participate in these events. They are sure to be a great time, and you will get to learn more about different resources that contribute to saving our Earth!

For more updates on events and resources during Earth Month, follow our social media! Our handle is @ts_sjsu on both Instagram and Twitter.
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Vaccinated SJSU staff and faculty as well as auxiliary employees and those in volunteer or other unpaid appointments are eligible for on-campus COVID-19 testing. Individuals participating in this program must have a completed vaccination attestation on file in SJSU @ Work. Those who have attested that they are not accessing campus may not participate at this time. Those with approved exemptions will continue to test through the mandatory testing program.

Please note, if you recently tested positive via a PCR test, you should not participate in this testing as the positive result will continue to show up for 90 days.

If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 you should not come to campus and should not participate in this testing. Contact our Leaves Unit for appropriate guidance and direction for next steps at 924-2155, 924-2148), or 924-2243.
Testing Steps and Requirements

You must be affiliated with SJSU to participate.

Voluntary testing will be available Monday - Friday until further notice.
  • TIME: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM each day
  • LOCATION: Event Center
  • YOU MUST BRING: Valid photo ID (SJSU Tower Card is recommended)
Appointments are required. You will be asked to enter your insurance information in order to be tested; there will be no out of pocket cost to you.
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How to Defend Your Eyes Against Digital Eye Strain
Article and Photo by: VSP Vision Care

Without blinking twice, our daily activities could be contributing to digital eye strain. Due to exposure to digital devices, you could be subjected to symptoms like dry eyes, blurred vision, tired eyes, sore eyes, and watery eyes.

Whether we are scrolling through social media, working on a computer screen all day, or even watching TV to wind down at the end of the night, our eyes can be affected.

We conducted a survey surrounding the effects of digital eye strain. We learned that people feel that the top contributors to their eye discomfort are: keeping their smartphone display on full brightness (51%), sitting too close to their TV or computer screen (48%), and watching TV in the dark (44%).

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Eye Exam Helps Identify Multiple Sclerosis 
Article by: VSP Vision Care; Photo by: Canva

“I was stunned and speechless and I just started crying. Yeah, everybody is always surprised to hear that it was an eye doctor that discovered the MS,” said Janna.

After Janna, a writer in Northern California, noticed changes to her vision along with pain in her left eye she decided to go to the eye doctor.

During her eye exam, she was surprised to learn that these symptoms could be signs of Multiple Sclerosis (MS). This was the unexpected beginning of her health care journey that led to a formal diagnosis 18 months later.

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Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (SPSL)

Signed by the Governor on February 9, 2022, SB 114 (SPSL) provides up to 80 hours (10 days) of COVID-related leave through September 30, 2022. The CSU has extended the program's deadline to December 31, 2022, and provides full pay during the leave. SPSL is available now for non-represented, SUPA (Unit 8), and CFRA (Unit 3) employees. CSU is currently in meet and confer sessions with unions. Until these sessions are completed, the extended SPSL (through 12/31/2022) is not available to all other represented employees; however, the state leave program is available (through 9/30/2022).

If you have questions about this or any other leave program, please contact Yazmin Perez, Manager of Leaves, Workers' Comp and Accommodation Programs. She can be reached via email at or phone at 408-924-2155.
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Booster Shot Requirement

Chancellor's Office policy now includes a requirement for faculty, staff and students regarding vaccination and booster shots. Non-represented employees, volunteers, auxiliary employees, all Unit 3 (faculty) and Unit 8 (SUPA) employees who are eligible for the booster and have not had their booster within 30 days of eligibility date and/or updated their SJSU @ Work record with the updated information are not in compliance with policy and may be subject to formal consequences. Deadlines for other represented employees will be announced soon.

Already received your booster shot? Update your Vaccine Attestation Record in SJSU @ Work with the date of the booster and your updated vaccination record. Details on how to do this can be found in the user guide.
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Homebuying Information

Landed: Home buying assistance through shared equity down payment program

Campus Sustainability Reminders 
  • Find more health and well-being resources in MyWell-being on the UP website
  • Email for full complimentary audiological evaluations and counseling regarding hearing conservation
  • SJSU Staff Council encourages staff campus engagement, promotes a positive staff culture and actively participates in University activities

  • Employee Affinity Groups provide opportunities to make identity-specific connections and build community with other employees
  • KinderCare - Save 10% on full-time, part-time, and drop-in tuition for early childhood education or school-age distance learning programs.
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Last Updated Aug 31, 2022