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Coping With Migraines at Work
Article and Photo by: Verywell Health

If you have migraines, you know they're never welcome anytime or anywhere. But migraines at work create special problems. Your symptoms may reduce your productivity, or you may not be able to escape pain-worsening elements of your environment, among other things.

You can best cope with migraines at work by learning your migraine triggers, avoiding the most common ones you encounter at work, and implementing a practical, effective action plan to address one when you feel it coming on—or it's already arrived.

Read more to learn how to identify and avoid your work-related migraine triggers.
Computer Screen Headaches
Article and Photo by: Verywell Health

Whether you're prone to headaches or not, spending a lot of time in front of your computer—or any screen, for that matter—can trigger a computer screen headache. This can be due to the eye fatigue that comes with focusing on something at such a short distance, excess illumination, and even poor posture.

A computer screen headache can be dull or sharp. It is just one of the symptoms of computer vision syndrome, also known as digital eye strain. Other symptoms include blurry vision and dry eye.

Learn more about how computer, tablet, and other screens can trigger a headache and what to do about it.

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
Changes for Healthy Living
Learn from those who have made successful changes and are maintaining a healthier life.
  • TODAY! Wednesday, August 24 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm - Register now
Health Talk: Infertility
Join Dr. Nikhil Joshi to learn about Kaiser Permanente's fertility services and the Centers for Reproductive Health.
  • TOMORROW! Thursday, August 25 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm - Register now
Chair Exercise Demonstration
Learn how to achieve a full-body workout using your office chair.
  • TOMORROW! Thursday, August 25 - 12:00pm - 12:45pm - 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 (Password: spartans)
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 Take this quick ANONYMOUS survey and let us know what course(s) you're interested in.
  • Brick Fest Live - Saturday, August 27 - Sunday, August 28 from 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Flu Clinics Sponsored by Kaiser Permanente and Walmart

Flu season will be here before we know it. Every flu season is different, and influenza infection can affect people differently. Millions of people get the flu every year and hundreds of thousands are hospitalized which is why you want to ensure those around you are protected from the flu.

Kaiser Permanente FREE Flu Shot Clinic

Kaiser Permanente will be on campus providing Staff and Faculty complementary flu shots. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, November 2, 2022 so you don’t miss out on this great benefit.

Please note, you don’t have to be a Kaiser member to participate. Additionally, COVID boosters and vaccinations will not be available during this event.

Register Now.

Employer Code: SJSU
Site Close Date: 9:00 am on Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Please note, to allow for additional pre-event processing, the site will close and no longer accept requests for appointments at 9:00am on Tuesday, November 1, 2022. Walk-in appointments will be accommodated on the day of the event if space is available.
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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.

Asymptomatic testing will be held on Mondays and Tuesdays.
  • 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.

Note: You can also inquire with your own health care provider on how to get free COVID-19 tests or order free at-home tests here.
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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 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 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