Updated Help & FAQ Section on UP Website

The UP website‘s Help section has been updated and is now the Help & FAQs section. We have consolidated all Help and FAQ information in this section, found under Resources (see image below).

image of university personnel website showing navigation to resources, help and faqs

Open or close any section by clicking the arrow on the right side of the accordion (see image below).

image of accordion on help and faq page on the university personnel website

As always, if you aren’t able to find an answer to your question here, you can email university-personnel@sjsu.edu or one of the units within University Personnel – see all department emails here.

If you find a broken link or experience technical issues on the website, please contact up-webmaster@sjsu.edu.

Staff Council Election Announcement

Calling all SJSU staff members!

Are you passionate about making a difference on campus? Do you want to champion initiatives that benefit your colleagues and create a positive work environment?

The SJSU Staff Council is looking for enthusiastic individuals to join its ranks!  They are dedicated to promoting staff well-being, professional development, and recognition on campus.

Why You Should Join:
Make a real impact: Shape university policies and programs that directly affect staff.
Invest in your career: Gain valuable leadership and communication skills.
Build a stronger community: Connect with colleagues across campus and foster a positive staff culture.

They’re currently accepting nominations for the next term (July 1, 2024 – June 30, 2026).  Think you have what it takes, or know someone who does? Nominate yourself or a colleague by May 31st, 2024.

Let’s work together to build a better SJSU!  For more information or to nominate someone, contact us at staff-council-executive-committee-group@sjsu.edu.

Spread the word!  Tell your colleagues about the Staff Council and all the great things they’ve accomplished. 

If you have any questions, please reach out to staff-council-executive-committee-group@sjsu.edu.

Updates to University Personnel Website

Please see below for a summary of recent changes to the University Personnel website. We recommend clearing your browser cache to ensure you see the updated information.

Menu Updates

    • The MyInfo and News menus/pages have been removed
    • The Tools & Resources menu/page has been renamed to Resources
    • A new menu and page, Professional Development, has been created

image of website navigation for university personnel website


Professional Development contains information previously housed under the MyInfo and News menus.

image of professional development menu contents on the university personnel website


The highlighted information in the image below has been moved to MyCareer (previously under MyInfo).

image of mycareer menu contents on the university personnel website; several items are highlighted for emphasis


The information highlighted below has been moved to Resources (previously under News). In addition, a new page called Policies & Guidelines has been added to the Resources menu to make it easier to find various policies and guidelines managed by UP.

image of the resources menu content on the university personnel website; several items are highlighted for emphasis


Additional updates are in the planning stages, and we will let you know when they are complete.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out: up-webmaster@sjsu.edu.


Please feel free to forward this information to others in your department who may be interested.


CSU’s Got Talent Online Webcast Training: Achieving Successful Change Inevitably Means Overcoming Obstacles – Tuesday, July 25

Oz Sanchez reveals how to achieve the winning mindset through mindfulness, emotional intelligence (EQ), meaning making and identity creation and change. Get ready to be inspired and empowered by Oz’s incredible journey! on Tuesday, July 25 from 10:00 A.M – 11:00 A.M PT.

Click here to attend the webcast training.

Questions: Contact Madeline Hsiao, Associate Production Director, at mhsiao@calstate.edu or 562-951-4072 prior to webcast day.

This webcast will take place Tuesday, July 25, 2023 from 10:00am – 11:00am. All CSU Faculty & Staff are invited to attend this free webcast.

DID YOU MISS IT? You are welcome to view all of our previous recordings on the learning portal, CSU Learn.

Spartans Stepping Beyond Update

Spartans Stepping Beyond, our online recognition program, has been an opportunity to recognize or thank a fellow Spartan who made a difference on campus. Since we started the program almost ten years ago, many of you have participated and highlighted the ways your fellow Spartans have stepped up to help you or others on campus.

We would like to take a moment to express our heartfelt gratitude for your unwavering dedication and hard work that continues to drive our Spartan community forward.

As we strive to continuously improve our programs and initiatives, we have made the difficult decision to temporarily suspend our Spartans Stepping Beyond program. We want to assure you that this decision in no way diminishes our appreciation for your exceptional contributions and the value you bring to our community!

We are committed to taking this time to reevaluate and enhance our recognition program, ensuring that it becomes even more meaningful and impactful when reintroduced later this year.

Thank you for your understanding, patience, and ongoing commitment. We appreciate you and look forward to the day we can reintroduce a revamped Spartans Stepping Beyond that truly reflects the outstanding contributions of our exceptional campus community.

If you have any questions, please email stepping-beyond@sjsu.edu.