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Live Webinar from LifeMatters, Internet Information for Parents

April 27th, 2015 by Julie Inouye Wong

The Internet changes so fast that even tech-savvy parents may have a hard time keeping up. In this webinar we will look at the realities of the internet as well as the benefits. We will discuss the importance of learning the language of the internet and how to identify concerns and risks. Participants will learn strategies to increase safety online with instant messaging, social networking, and chat rooms. A list of resources and monitoring software will be provided.

Thursday, May 14, 2015, 10:00  11:00 a.m.

To register for a webinar:
• Go to and log in using your company password: spartans
• 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.


April 21st, 2015 by Shelley PeraltaLeyva


Human Resources is excited to present our new online newsletter, HR Buzz. Our goal with publishing a newsletter is to help you get to know us better while also providing information about important dates, special events, and upcoming training. We plan to publish the newsletter regularly throughout the year via the HR User Group and will also post links on the HR website.

We’d love your feedback and encourage you to email our webmaster with your thoughts, comments, and/or ideas for future newsletters. Please forward this to your colleagues who may not be members of the HR User Group.

If you received HR Buzz from a colleague and are not a member of the HR User Group, please join today: View/Join HR User Group.

Please be sure to click the ‘View entire message’ link to read all the news!

Spartans Stepping Beyond

April 20th, 2015 by Shelley PeraltaLeyva


“Lisa does all of the preparation work for the Ask Me tables. She schedules locations and set-up/tear-down with FD&O, orders the tents and giveaways, schedules all of the volunteers and then sets up and tears down every day. Student Affairs always receives great feedback about this event but it would not happen without all of Lisa’s work and planning. I really appreciate her efforts!”

Recognize a Fellow Spartan at Spartans Stepping Beyond!

Spotlight on: Workforce Planning

April 20th, 2015 by Shelley PeraltaLeyva


The Workforce Planning unit handles a variety of HR functions to help departments effectively plan and manage the needs of their staff and management employees. Led by Carrie Medders, Senior Director of Human Resources, the entire staff is committed to providing outstanding customer service and is here to help.

The Workforce Planning Analysts manage all classification and compensation requests for staff and management. This includes desk audits, salary analysis, and assistance with finalizing position descriptions. In addition, they collaborate with hiring managers and recruitment committees to manage the recruitment process for staff and management vacancies.

Rosalina Calderon – Workforce Planning Lead
Amanda Frank – Workforce Planning Analyst
Tony Garcia – Workforce Planning Analyst

Please see Your HR Representatives on the HR website to identify your primary contact for Recruiting and Class/Comp needs and when in doubt, reach out.


The On Boarding Coordinators are responsible for all on boarding functions through a new employee’s first day of employment. They work closely with the  analysts, as well as the hiring managers to ensure a smooth start for our new employees. In addition, they manage various aspects of the recruitment process in PeopleSoft and are responsible for all position management changes, as well as temporary and volunteer appointment processing.


Connie Kim – On Boarding Coordinator
Melissa Wright – On Boarding Coordinator

The primary functions of the unit are:

All aspects of staff and management recruitment are managed by the Workforce Planning unit; from the request to recruit process to posting position vacancies to meeting with the hiring committee to screening applications and finally, working with you to make an offer of employment.

On Boarding

On Boarding begins when the offer letter and position description are sent to the candidate. The On Boarding Coordinators act as the primary point of contact for hiring managers and the candidate through New Employee Orientation on the first day of employment.


The Workforce Planning Analysts analyze all classification and compensation requests and work to ensure all positions are properly classified and equitably compensated. In addition, the staff work on campus-wide programs related to classification and compensation and liaise with the Chancellor’s Office on system-wide programs.


Position Management
All PeopleSoft position management functions are managed by the On Boarding Coordinators, including creation of new positions, changes to existing positions and changes in reporting structures.

HR Website

April 20th, 2015 by Shelley PeraltaLeyva


We have launched a few changes to make the site more user-friendly. The Employees menu has been reorganized by HR Function and Resources, which should make navigation more intuitive.

Other changes include:

  • Change in the primary navigation order
  • Calendars are now located under Employee/Resources
  • The Career Opportunities page has been redesigned
  • The HR Functions pages have the contact information for the HR employees in the applicable service group

Check out the new and improved HR Website!