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Kaiser and LifeMatters® by Empathia are CSU vendors.
These courses are optional and all times are PST.
 
 

 
 
CSU - Medicare Retirement Workshop for CSU employees
Determine if you are eligible and when to enroll in Medicare or switch plans.
  • Multiple sessions through Thursday, December 22 - Register now
Cooking with the Whole Family
Learn how to create simple healthy and delicious meals. 
Let’s Take Away the Stress
Learn the body’s stress response and practice new management skills.
Your Skin, Common Myths
Learn about the skin, ways to protect it and to recognize the common types of skin cancer.
 
 

 
 
The Care Model
Learn basic tools to support your team and yourself during tough times.
 
Managing Multiple Priorities
Learn how to organize and prioritize tasks while managing workload stress.
 
 
Please note, these services are only available to faculty and staff on the state side, not those in auxiliary organizations.

For more information call 1-800-367-7474 or visit mylifematters.com (Password: spartans)
 
 
 
 
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10 Facts About Autism in Adults
Article and Photo by: Verywell Health

Most articles and images focus on young children when it comes to autism, making it easy to overlook autism in adults. While it's true that symptoms of autism appear first in early childhood, autism is not a pediatric disorder. Those with the condition, like everyone else, are adults for much longer than they are kids and face lifelong challenges.

So why is relatively little written about autism and adulthood? While there's no absolute answer, here are some educated guesses:

  • Autism manifests before age 3, so most new diagnoses of autism are in children.
  • Most people who actively read about autism are worried-but-hopeful parents or guardians of children who are or may be autistic.
 
 
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6 Parenting Styles to Avoid When Raising a Child With Autism
Article and Photo by: Verywell Health

Bringing up a child with autism can be both challenging and rewarding. Children with autism don't communicate, play, or behave like their neurotypical peers, and their behaviors can be confusing, frustrating, or frankly upsetting to some parents or guardians.

At the same time, children with autism have strengths and abilities that can only emerge when a parent is tuned in and willing to engage in a way that works best for their child. This means that, when you have a child with autism, it's not always best to just go with what feels natural to you as a parent or guardian.

 
 
 
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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 Yazmin.Perez@sjsu.edu/(408) 924-2155, Elizabeth.Munoz01@sjsu.edu/(408) 924-2148), or Melanie.Nguyen@sjsu.edu/(408) 924-2243.
 
 
 
 
 
Testing Steps and Requirements

You must be affiliated with SJSU to participate.

Voluntary testing will be available Monday - Wednesday 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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7 Best Ways to Celebrate Earth Month
Article and Photo by: Inspire Clean Energy

More recently, many have started dedicating the entire month of April to celebrating the strides and continued efforts of the environmental movement.

Click on the link below to learn how you can help create a healthier planet.
 
 
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Earth Day Quiz
Article and Photo by: Conservation.org

From trees to oceans, the Earth needs nature and so do you. Do you know how vital nature is to our daily lives?

For Earth Day, test your knowledge of the facts about the importance of nature.

 
 
 
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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 yazmin.perez@sjsu.edu 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 audiology@sjsu.edu for full complimentary audiological evaluations and counseling regarding hearing conservation
  • 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