University Personnel presents health and
well-being tips for the campus community.
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University Personnel Staff on Zoom/Photo by Carrie Medders

Feeling exhausted from Zoom meetings? You're not alone.
As workers across the globe have transitioned to working from home, replacing in-person meetings with Zoom or something similar, a new phenomenon has emerged: Zoom fatigue. But why are Zoom meetings making us so tired?

A recent BBC article quoted Gianpiero Petriglieri, an associate professor at Insead, who explores sustainable learning and development in the workplace.

"Being on a video call requires more focus than a face-to-face chat. Video chats mean we need to work harder to process non-verbal cues like facial expressions, the tone and pitch of the voice, and body language; paying more attention to these consumes a lot of energy. Our minds are together when our bodies feel we're not. That dissonance, which causes people to have conflicting feelings, is exhausting. You cannot relax into the conversation naturally."

Campus Climate Survey Deadline Extended to May 8, 2020
Have a voice. Share your experiences. Shape the future of our community.

To create and maintain a healthy, welcoming, inclusive campus environment, SJSU wants to understand the experience of all students, faculty and staff members. In spring 2020, San Jose State’s students, faculty and staff were invited to participate in a campus climate study conducted by Rankin & Associates Consulting, an external consultant that has conducted more than 200 similar studies at other institutions across the nation. Take the Campus Climate and Diversity Survey! The deadline to complete the survey is Friday, May 8, 2020.

Visit belong@SJSU for more details about the survey.
COVID-19 Survey: Tell us how we're doing
All faculty and staff are invited to participate in an anonymous survey related to the University's communication and response to the COVID-19 crisis. This short survey was developed by the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) who will use the results from universities and community colleges throughout the state to identify trends and topics for further research. SJSU will also analyze the data to ensure we are communicating to our employees as effectively as possible.

To complete the survey you will be required to log in via your SJSUOne account. However, this survey is anonymous; none of your login information or your name will be provided to UCSD nor will it be paired with your responses to the survey.

Please complete the survey by Friday, May 8, 2020.
COVID-19 Leave Information
We want to remind you of and keep you updated on the various Leave programs available to employees who may not be able to work remotely and/or who have other COVID-19 related reasons why they are unable to work. CPAL provides up to 256 hours of paid leave for those who cannot work remotely. An additional leave program has been established for eligible CSU employees, effective May 1, the Non-Telecommuting Workers Leave (NTWL). This leave provides an additional 304 hours for those who will exhaust CPAL. Information about these leave programs as well as the recently enacted federal leave program, Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), is posted on our News & Announcements webpage. Josh Etherington, our Leaves Manager, is available to answer your questions and assist you with navigating the various leave programs according to your particular circumstances. He may be reached at josh.etherington@sjsu.edu or 408-924-2155.
Last Updated Aug 31, 2022