San Jose State University
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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 from 9:00am - 2:30pm so you don’t miss out on this great benefit.

Please note, you don’t have to be a Kaiser member to participate, but it is highly recommended that you register. Additionally, COVID boosters and vaccinations will not be available during this event.

Employer Code: SJSU
Location: Student Wellness Center Conference Room 122/A

Please note, to allow for additional pre-event processing, the registration 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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Homecoming 2022

This year's Homecoming theme is Reign of Blue & Gold. Homecoming brings together current students, faculty, and staff and welcomes alumni back to campus in celebration of Spartan Pride at San José State University. Homecoming is an annual tradition encompassing a week of fun-filled events all aimed at showcasing school spirit.

In addition to student-focused events, there will be activities for faculty and staff. Join us Monday, October 24 through Friday, October 28 to celebrate and get ready for the homecoming football game on Saturday, October 29. The Spartans will face off against Nevada at 7:30 p.m. in CEFCU Stadium.

Faculty and Staff: remember to show your Tower ID Card at the gate, so you and 3 others can watch the game for FREE!
Deaf Awareness Month: Things to Know About Being Deaf
Article by: HearingLikeMe; Photo by: Canva

Learning and being aware of Deafness, hearing loss, Deaf culture, and Deaf identity can be extremely helpful. You never know when you might run into someone who is Deaf.

Here are a few things to be aware of for Deaf Awareness Month:
  • If someone doesn’t respond to you, they most likely can’t hear you
  • Every Deaf person has their own preferred methods of communication and language
  • Some deaf individuals may not identify as “Deaf”
  • Social situations and various environments may be different for deaf individuals
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How to Learn Sign Language
Article by: HearingLikeMe; Photo by: Canva

In the hearing loss community, sign language is one of the major forms of communication used.

It consists of hand movements, hand shapes as well as facial expressions and lip patterns in order to demonstrate what people want to say.

Sign language is often used instead of spoken language in Deaf communities, as some people with hearing loss have been brought up solely using sign language to communicate with family or friends.

Of course, even those with normal or limited hearing can also learn this wonderful, expressive language.

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
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
Join Olga Rosito, PhD and learn what stress response is and how to reduce it.
  • TOMORROW! Thursday, September 22 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm - Register now
Living Well With a Serious Illness: An Introduction to Palliative Care and Hospice
Join this event to find out what you can do to manage the impact your illness has on your life.
CalPERS Healthy Habits to Protect against Colds and Flu
Sort out the facts about protecting yourself and treating yourself if you experience a cold or flu.
  • Wednesday, September 28 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm - Register now

Mindfulness: The Key to Stress Reduction and Relaxation
Declutter the mind and clear negativity. Learn valuable relaxation techniques to regulate your nervous system.
Sleep Science: Discover Your Best Health With Better Sleep 
Learn how to activate your relaxation response and improve your physical and mental health.

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.
LIVE Open Enrollment Benefits Webinar Series

Beginning now through October 11, the Chancellor’s Office will be highlighting benefits that limit enrollment, changes or cancellations during Open Enrollment. They will be highlighting Dental, Vision, Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts and more.

All CSU employees are welcome to attend this live webinar series and there is no registration required. All sessions will be closed captioned and recorded for future viewing. Click here to go to the page where recordings will be posted one week after the presentation occurs

Click here to view the 2022 Open Enrollment Webinar Series Flyer. 
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Mayo Clinic Minute: Can You Slow Down Age-Related Hearing Loss?
Article by: Mayo Clinic; Photo by: Canva

Are you increasing the volume on the TV or asking others to speak up? You're not alone, especially if you're over age 50.

"Age-related hearing loss is called 'presbycusis.'" The older you get, the more wear and tear you have on your ears says Dr. Gayla Poling.

"That's when we start noticing age-related hearing loss." Dr. Poling says the majority of hearing loss is preventable. Hunters, for instance, are at risk of hearing loss.
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Complimentary Audiological Evaluations

SJSU's Department of Audiology is offering full complimentary audiological evaluations and counseling regarding hearing conservation.

At this time, due to COVID, they are booking appointments for faculty, staff and students only.

If you are interested in an evaluation please email

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All SJSU staff and faculty, as well as auxiliary employees and those in volunteer or other unpaid appointments who access campus facilities are eligible for on-campus COVID-19 testing. Individuals participating in this program must have a completed vaccination attestation on file in SJSU @ Work, including appropriate paperwork if an exemption has been requested and approved.

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.
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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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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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San Jose, CA 95192

Last Updated Sep 21, 2022