Message about the 2013 Campus Holiday Closure


2013 Campus Holiday Closure

As announced earlier this year when the 2013 Holiday Calendar ( was distributed, the campus will be closed from December 25, 2013 through January 1, 2014. During this period there is one day, December 31, that is not covered by holidays occurring during that time or moved from earlier in the year.
Collective bargaining agreements indicate that employees shall be permitted to use Vacation, CTO, or Personal Holiday when the President closes the campus and there are insufficient holidays to cover the closure. You should work with your manager on how you will use your leave to cover this day.

Non-Exempt Bargaining Unit Employees
If you do not have enough Vacation or CTO and have already used your Personal Holiday, or if you wish to save your leave for a later date, you may choose to be docked. However, if you do not have a enough leave you may also coordinate overtime work with your manager in order to accumulate adequate CTO to cover the closure day.

Exempt Bargaining Unit Employees (other than 12-month Faculty)
If you wish to save your leave for a later date, you will be required to work on the closure day. You must make your intention known to your manager prior to the closure so that he or she can ensure that the assigned work has been completed.

MPPs and 12-month Faculty
You are required to use leave for this date.
If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact Human Resources at 408.924.2250.

–Shawn Bibb


Benefits Open Enrollment & Employee Services Fair



Your CSU benefits are designed to help you live and work healthier. The approaching annual open enrollment period (September 16, 2013 through October 11, 2013) is an opportune time to think about your benefits and what makes the most sense for you and your family.

During open enrollment you can enroll in, change, or cancel the following benefits:

CalPERS Health
Voluntary Benefits Plans
Dependent Care Reimbursement Account (DCRA)*
Health Care Reimbursement Account (HCRA)*

*Flexible Spending (Reimbursement) Account enrollees must re-enroll in order to continue contributions for the 2014 calendar year. If you do not re-enroll your deduction will stop in your November 2013 paycheck.

The CSU is committed to offering benefits plans that provide you with options to choose the right level of coverage to help manage your needs and your family’s health needs. This year, CalPERS is adding four new HMO Providers: Anthem Blue Cross, Health Net, Sharp, and United Health Care.

Even if you wish to keep your current medical plan, we strongly encourage you to visit the CalPERS web site at to obtain detailed information on plan design changes (e.g. what benefits are not covered in 2014, expanded service areas, co-payment, and prescription changes).

Tips to prepare for Open Enrollment:

  1. Verify your mailing address: Prior to the start of Open Enrollment, CalPERS will be mailing you an Open Enrollment package directly to the mailing address indicated in our payroll systems. We encourage employees to update their mailing address through the quick and easy online process available via MySJSU (
  2. Know your benefits: Review your current benefit elections as well as dependents enrolled in each benefit plan through MySJSU (

Employee Services Fair Coming September 24!

To learn more about the new plans and to explore your options, please stop by the Employee Services Fair on Tuesday, September 24, 2013, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Barrett Ballroom inside the Student Union. Health Care vendors will be available from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m..

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact your benefits representative in Human Resources at 408.924.2250. We’re here to help!