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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
Physical & Emotional Health: Everyday Practices to Improve your Wellbeing
Learn daily practices that can help you cope with life’s challenges.
COVID-19 Emotional Well-being and your Workforce
Learn to navigate the rising anxiety from the pandemic, and understand the impacts of change on your workforce.
Managing Anxiety: Using the Senses to Calm Anxious Thoughts
Smell. Taste. Touch. Sight. Hearing. Learn to engage the senses to quiet the nervous system.

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 (Password: spartans)
Happy Bike Month!

May is Bike Month and in celebration AS Transportation Solutions is collaborating with the city of San Jose to host a bike-to-work day energizer station. Stop by the energizer station and get free food from 6:00am - 10:00am. Preregister and take the pledge for a free tote bag from the city at this link! As always, keep up to date with us on our social media (@ts_sjsu) and Happy Bike Month! Our handle is @ts_sjsu on both Instagram and Twitter!
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Nano Tips for Mental Agility and Resilience
Article and Photo by: LinkedIn Learning

Gemma Leigh Roberts, chartered psychologist and well-being expert, shows you how to get in the right mindset to thrive in your career. Learn how to overcome obstacles, manage your energy more effectively, and broaden your perspective. Research shows that your work mindset really matters, all the more so if you’re looking to grow. So why wait? The career of your dreams just might be waiting for you.

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The Art of Getting Effortless Results (Without Burning Out)
Article and Photo by: LinkedIn Learning

Well-known thought leader and bestselling author of Essentialism and Effortless Greg McKeown shares insights and practices that can help you work more effectively and joyfully, so that you don't take on more than you can recover from yet can still deliver stellar results. Greg introduces you to finding the path of least effort, limiting the nonessential, and establishing a steady pace. He dives into ways to simplify by eliminating unnecessary steps and leverage learning and teaching to multiply the impact of your efforts.

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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 - 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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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, CSUEU (Units 2, 5, 7, 9), CFA (Unit 3), APC (Unit 4), SUPA (Unit 8), and ASE (Unit 11) 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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Social Media and Mental Health
Article and Photo by: HelpGuide

Human beings are social creatures. We need the companionship of others to thrive in life, and the strength of our connections has a huge impact on our mental health and happiness. Being socially connected to others can ease stress, anxiety, and depression, boost self-worth, provide comfort and joy, prevent loneliness, and even add years to your life. On the flip side, lacking strong social connections can pose a serious risk to your mental and emotional health.

In today’s world, many of us rely on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, YouTube, and Instagram to find and connect with each other. While each has its benefits, it’s important to remember that social media can never be a replacement for real-world human connection.

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How Parents and Educators Can Support Healthy Teen Use of Social Media
Article and Photo by: KQED

Teens and adolescents rely heavily on their peers as they define their sense of self in the world. The teen brain is wired to socialize with friends over family, but the lockdown imposed exactly the opposite, which is why many have taken refuge in YouTube, Discord, Instagram, Snapchat and TikTok. And, with a steady stream of news that links social media use to mental health issues, cyberbullying, addiction, misinformation and self-harm, parents and educators are worried.

However, media experts caution against casting teen social media use as all doom and gloom. The overwhelmingly negative public discourse about adolescent social media tends to obscure the benefits.

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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
  • 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