Human Resources announces change in office hours
Effective Sept. 14, Human Resources, Safety and Risk Management will adjust its office hours to reflect the reduced funding from the California legislature and governor which has necessitated a furlough program (time and pay cut) for the University.
To continue to provide timely, responsive and consistent customer service, the department will open an hour earlier at 8 a.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. The offices will be closed to the public on Wednesdays to maximize the staff's time to review and process personnel transactions and implement required programmatic changes. Staff will check voicemail and e-mail and respond to urgent matters. All other requests for assistance, including those related to paychecks, will be answered on the next business day.
Benefits open enrollment begins Sept. 14
From Sept. 14 to Oct. 9, faculty and staff may enroll in or make changes to health, dental and vision plans, FlexCash, Dependent Care (DCRA) and Health Care Reimbursement (HCRA). Forms must be received by Oct. 9. Changes made during open enrollment will go into effect Jan. 1, 2010. Employees currently enrolled in DCRA and HCRA programs must re-enroll for the 2010 year during this open enrollment period. For more information, contact the benefits and retirement services unit at ext. 8-1875 or visit the Human Resources, Safety and Risk Management Web site at www.sfsu.edu/~hrwww
Faculty retention and tenure sessions scheduled
The Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development has scheduled four informal discussion sessions focused on helping faculty to prepare for retention, tenure and promotion. The sessions will be conducted by Wanda Lee, dean of faculty affairs and professional development, and Nancy "Sami" Reist, chair of the University tenure and promotion committee. The discussions will be held in ADM 460 on:
- Sept. 11, from 10 a.m. to noon
- Sept. 14, from 1 to 3 p.m.
- Sept. 24, from 10 a.m. to noon (faculty applying for tenure and promotion only)
To register or for more information, call ext. 8-2204 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
This week in Insiders: Humanities Lecturer Peter Richardson published a new book and Associate Professor of Theatre Arts Jo Tomalin published an article on theatre movement.
This week in Newsmakers: Assistant Professor of Recreation Parks and Tourism Nina Roberts discusses minority attendance at national parks and Professor of Holistic Healing Studies Erik Peper talks about new research on driving and cellular phone use.
New way to submit events to CampusMemo
CampusMemo will now pick up event listings directly from the University Calendar to streamline the events publicity function for campus units. Departments interested in publicizing an event in CampusMemo simply need to register the event on the University Calendar by 10 a.m. on Wednesday of the previous week. To submit an event, go to http://www.sfsu.edu/calendar/ and click on "Submit an Event" in the left-hand navigation bar. This new procedure saves event sponsors the extra step of entering information specifically for CampusMemo, and the later deadline for submittal allows more time for event sponsors to submit their items to CampusMemo.
Click on the link for each event to view full listing in the University Calendar.
Furlough day: Campus Closed
iLearn Assignments: Provide Students Feedback on Work They Submit: 10 a.m.
DIVA overview: 11 a.m.
iLearn Forums: Create and Facilitate Online Class Discussions: 1:30 p.m.
iLearn Quizzes: 10 a.m.
iLearn Assignments: Provide Students Feedback on Work They Submit : 3 p.m.
Emergency Preparedness Training: 3:30 p.m.
Poets Write Crime: Summer Brenner & Owen Hill reading: 3:30 p.m.
Sept. 11: The 8th Annual Jules Tygiel Memorial Forum on Post-9/11 World Affairs: 3 p.m.
Sept. 12: Second Annual Leadership Symposium: 9 a.m.
Sept. 15: Fall 2009 Japanese Tea Ceremony Workshop Series: 5 p.m.
Sept. 17: San Francisco State Rights Conference: 9 a.m.
Sept. 17: "From Here to There: Truck Drawings" opening reception: 4 p.m.
Sept. 19: "Cartographic Imagination" reception: 1 p.m.
Sept. 24: Planning your retirement with CalPERS: 9:30 a.m.
more upcoming events, see the University