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Benefit Fair 2022
 
 
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The Employee Benefits and Services Fair will now take place in-person on Thursday, September 29, 2022 from 10:00am - 2:00pm in the Student Union Ballroom.

As in previous years, our focus will be on the annual Benefits Open Enrollment period, however, this event will also showcase non-health vendors such as credit unions, gyms, SJSU departments, and more. If your department is interested in tabling at the Employee Benefits and Services Fair, please RSVP no later than Friday, August 5, 2022.

Please note, in addition to the in-person fair, the Chancellor's Office is hosting a virtual fair with the health benefits vendors on Wednesday, September 28.

More details on both events to follow!
 
 
Health and Well-being
 
 
Kaiser, Blue Shield 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
CalPERS Sun Safety
Learn about the effects of the sun on our skin as discussed by a Kaiser Permanente Physician who has battled Melanoma twice.
  • TODAY! Wednesday, July 27 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm - Register now
Health Talk: Neck, Back and Shoulder Pains
Learn about various causes of workstation related pain, workstation ergonomics and exercises to improve neck, shoulder, and wrist pain.
  • TOMORROW! Thursday, July 28 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm - Register now
 
 
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Maintaining Proper Posture and Alignment
Learn the value of proper posture, alignment, and the specific ways to improve and maintain a healthy posture especially with technology and the workplace in mind.
  • TOMORROW! Thursday, July 28 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm - Register now
 
 

 
 
Are current events causing you stress or making you anxious?
Has the pandemic left you feeling lonely or depressed?

We have help for you. SJSU has partnered with LifeMatters by Empathia for your counseling and employee assistance needs.

Please note, Empathia courses and services are only available to faculty and staff on the state side, not those in auxiliary organizations.
 
 
LifeMatters Orientation Video
Take a few minutes to learn about the great services available to you and your family through LifeMatters with this orientation video. (Password: spartans)
 
 
 
 
For more information call 1-800-367-7474 or visit mylifematters.com (Password: spartans)
 
 
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 Take this quick ANONYMOUS survey and let us know what course(s) you're interested in.
 
 
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The Lifeline and 988
Article by: 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline; Photo by: Canva

988 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (now known as the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline), and is now active across the United States.

When people call, text, or chat 988, they will be connected to trained counselors that are part of the existing Lifeline network. These trained counselors will listen, understand how their problems are affecting them, provide support, and connect them to resources if necessary.
 
 
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San José’s 311 service
Article and Photo by: SJ Today

You’re working in the library on the community WiFi and it’s acting super spotty. You walk Downtown and notice overwhelming graffiti on the new restaurant that just opened on Santa Clara Street. You’re driving down Capitol Expressway and spot a dead animal on the road.

Who you gonna call? 3-1-1.

In case you didn’t know, San José 311 is your one-stop-shop for all non-emergency, local government information and services in San José and Santa Clara County.

 
 
 
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Run, Hide, Fight Training

The San José State University Police Department provides the Run, Hide, Fight training in an effort to better prepare our campus. Since an active shooter situation is often over within 10 to 15 minutes, before law enforcement arrives on the scene, individuals must be prepared both mentally and physically to deal with an active shooter situation.

Please register to attend one of the complimentary in-person sessions below:

Location: Lucas College of Business (BBC 032)
Location: Sweeny Hall (Room 331)
 
 
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Four Reasons To Take Your Workout Outdoors This Summer
Article by: 24Life; Photo by: Canva

Getting regular exercise has been shown time and time again to help improve both physiological and psychological well-being. Similarly, spending more time in nature (or “green environments”) has been shown to have mood-boosting and immune-strengthening effects.

Worldwide, it’s estimated that at least 1 in 3 adults is mostly sedentary and lacking physical activity. Here are four reasons to take advantage of the warmer weather this summer by taking your workout outside.
  1. You’ll get even more mental health benefits
  2. You’ll feel more “connected”
  3. You’ll prevent boredom and be more motivated to stay active
  4. You’ll decrease your risk for vitamin D deficiency
 
 
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5 Tips to Avoid Vitamin D Deficiency When You Work Inside All Day
Article by: CNET; Photo by: Canva

Vitamin D has a range of benefits, from strong bones to improved immune function. But it's one of those vitamins that's not easily found in high concentrations in many foods. And if you work indoors all day, it's easy to miss out on the one big opportunity to get vitamin D: sun exposure.

Thus, vitamin D deficiency is a worldwide problem. Try these five tactics for getting more vitamin D: 
  1. Open your office, home or car window
  2. Drink your first cup of coffee outside
  3. Replace some meat with fish
  4. Eat the whole egg
  5. Take a lunchtime walk
 
 
 
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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.

Asymptomatic testing will be held on Mondays and Tuesdays now through August 12.
  • TIME: 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
  • LOCATION: Student Wellness Center (SWC) 122
  • 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 all non-represented and represented employees. 

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. All non-represented and represented employees (except Unit 1, UAPD), volunteers and auxiliary 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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Housing 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