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Live Webinar from LifeMatters, EAP on Autism

March 2nd, 2015 by Julie


This informative webinar will discuss what autism is and how it affects a child’s development and behavior. Parents will learn how to cope and to properly care for a child with autism so that they can grow up to lead healthy and productive lives. It will also discuss the resources and support your Employee Assistance Program, LifeMatters, provides.

Thursday, March 12 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

To register for a webinar:
• Go to and log in using your company password. (Managers add a 2 after your company password.)
• Click on the “Services” tab in the upper right section of your screen. Then with the scroll bar in the lower middle portion of the page find “Webinars” in the menu of LifeMatters services.
• Click on the “Read More” button in the middle of the page to view all the webinars, including Management webinars.
• Click on the link for the webinar you would like to attend and follow the registration instructions.
• You must register prior to the start of the webinar in order to attend.

Important Updates from the Information Security Office

January 29th, 2015 by Shelley PeraltaLeyva


The Information Security Office is focused on ensuring the confidentiality, integrity and availability of SJSU’s information assets. Maintaining the safety of information assets is vital to the educational, research and operational mission of SJSU. This is the place for you to find the tools and information to protect yourself, your computer, and help prevent the unauthorized access to or use of information.

The Information Security Office oversees SJSU’s efforts to:

  • Protect information assets and to comply with information-related laws, regulations and policies
  • Promote quality and integrity of information security throughout the university
  • Build a culture of information security

Please see the Information Security Office website for more information on:

  • Fraudulent Job Postings
  • Alerts on University Employee Payroll and Fictitious Student’s ‘Work-From-Home’ Scams
  • Phishing Attacks Search for YOUR SJSUOne Username and Password

Thrive Across America 2015!

January 20th, 2015 by Shelley PeraltaLeyva


The Thrive Across America kick off is right around the corner! This 8 week fitness challenge is a great way to commit to a healthier lifestyle. Form teams of 4 to 10 and track your physical activity online. Each day you record 30 minutes or more of exercise, you earn a Thrive Across America star. The more stars you and your teammates earn, the further you travel across America and the higher your score! Participants of all fitness levels are encouraged to participate. Kaiser Permanente is providing great prizes for participants. The 8 week challenge will begin on February 8.


The information session is on Wednesday, January 28 at 12:00 in MLK 225/229. You can still participate even if you don’t attend, but attendees will receive tools​ to help them along their fitness journey. It is encouraged that at least one member from each team attend.


The SJSU Thrive Across America website will go live on Monday, January 26. That’s when you can register and start forming your teams. Don’t worry if you can’t find a team, you can still participate and win prize​s​. Please contact Julie Wong at if you have any questions.


Get ready to Thrive Across America!

Holiday Informal Time Off on Wednesday, December 24, 2014

December 17th, 2014 by Shelley PeraltaLeyva


Dear Faculty and Staff,

The Governor has continued the practice of granting time off with pay in celebration of the holidays.

Pursuant to Title 5, Section 42729, I am granting additional informal time off.  Therefore, the University will be closed all day on Wednesday, December 24, 2014. Details about implementation of this time off are provided below.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your outstanding service to the University. My wife and I wish you a very happy and safe holiday season.


Mo Qayoumi



Implementation of informal time off:

Employees currently scheduled to work on Wednesday, December 24 will enjoy the gift of informal time off while the campus is closed.

Managers should handle variations, if any, for individual employees using the guidelines listed below.

Monthly Rate Employees:

Full-time exempt and non-exempt employees required to work on Wednesday, December 24 or who would be scheduled to work but are on vacation, sick leave, or CTO may be granted the equivalent informal time off prior to June 30, 2015. This time shall not be considered CTO and is not compensable in cash. Less than full-time employees should be provided informal time off on a pro-rata basis.

Hourly Employees:

Hourly employees other than those in Class Codes 1150, 1151, 1868, 1870, 1871, 1872, 1874, 1875, 1876, 7171, 7172, and 7930 should be permitted informal time off based on the following table provided that the employee is scheduled to work on the campus’ last work day prior to the observance of the holiday closure (Tuesday, December 23) and is still on the active payroll status on that date (has not or will not be separated with a prior effective date):

Hours Scheduled in December Pay Period                 Hours Off

1 – 43                                                                           1

44 – 87                                                                        2

88 or more                                                                    4

Scheduling of informal time off should be managed in such a way as to minimize disruption to campus operations.

Absence Management: 

Informal holiday time off does not need to be reported in Absence Management. It is the responsibility of individual departments to define how an employee should communicate to their supervisor regarding their request for informal time off on a day other than December 24, 2014.

December 2014 Pay Day:

Human Resources will be open from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm on Friday, January 2, 2015 for employees who wish to pick up their December paycheck. Employees must bring a photo ID and may only pick up their own check. Department contacts can pick up paychecks when the campus reopens on January 5, 2015 from 9:00 am – 11:00 am.

If you have any questions please contact Anita Vasquez, Manager, Payroll and Benefits, at 408.924.2271.

Lewis, Kimberly (University Housing) is Stepping Beyond

December 8th, 2014 by Shelley PeraltaLeyva


“Kimberly has been so very helpful to the students who come into our office to make payments and the parents who call in for information.
She is courteous and patient, confident and efficient when dealing with difficult situations.

For me personally, she ALWAYS has the answer to where I can find the correct information on the various SJSU web sites to help the students and parents. Her commitment and enthusiastic attitude is contagious!
I am very blessed to have Kimberly as a co-worker and friend.” –BettyJo Alexander