HR News, Updates, and Timelines
We invite you to read the May, 2013 issue of HR News to learn about important Human Resources information and updates. You can access the May Issue of HR News here. Don't forget, if we can be of service to you, stop by University Hall, Room 165.
2013 Staff Service Awards and Recognition of Excellence Awards Event -
Human Resources is pleased to host the 47th annual CSU Northridge Staff Service Awards and Recognition of Excellence Awards event on Thursday, May 30, 2013. Please visit the Professional Development webpage to view the list of colleagues scheduled to be recognized this year for their service.
University Counseling Center's "The Blues Project" -
The University Counseling Center is pleased to announce a new public service announcement (PSA) developed through CSUN´s The Blues Project - a Campus Peer Education Volunteer Program. The CSUN specific PSA on depression and stigma is a valuable resource for students, staff and faculty. A video option with closed captioning can be accessed at: http://youtu.be/69UvHbwS3QA; a video option that is ADA accessible can be accessed at: http://youtu.be/r3gUqlk9n8U. More information on the Blues Project can be found on the University Counseling Center´s Peer Education website.
Mix It UP! Winners Announced -
Thank you and congratulations to the more than 160 staff and faculty members who formed 25 teams to compete in this year's friendly Mix It UP campus competition sponsored by CSUN and HealthWorks by Kaiser Permanente! We are proud to announce the following winners:
• 1st place team with the most points: Forever23
(Reward: $100 Visa reward card for each team member)
• 2nd place team with the most points: CSUN-LMRY (Reward: $75 Visa reward card for each team member)
• 3rd place team with the most points: Garden Dwellers (Reward: $50 Visa reward card for each team member)
Although the team competition has ended, you can continue to log your activity and using all the fun features in Mix It UP through March 10, 2014. If you have not already done so, please log in and complete the program evaluation — we value your feedback and input in developing future programs.
Timekeepers and Approvers -
Please note the following important Time & Labor and Absence Management dates for the May 2013 Pay Period:
May 2013 Pay Period:
May 1, 2013 - May 30, 2013
Entry Deadline for Time & Absence:
Monday, June 3, 2013 (close of business)
Approval Deadline for Time & Absence:
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 (close of business)
These dates are noted on the University Payroll Calendar and this information is also available on the Human Resources website. Additional processing information is available on the Payroll Administration webpage.
Pension Reform -
The Public Employee Pension Reform Act (PEPRA) of 2012 will became law on January 1, 2013. The Chancellor's Office (CO) is working closely with CalPERS on the interpretation and impact as it pertains to CSU employees. In response to questions received to date, the Chancellor's Office has created a Pension Reform Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). Please note: answers are based on a preliminary review and represent a current understanding of PEPRA; therefore, the information may be subject to change. For more details about pension reform and the impact to CSU employees, visit the CO web site or the CalPERS web site.
2012-2013 Personal & Professional Development Program Schedule -
We are pleased to announce the 2012-2013 Personal and Professional Development Program Line-Up available to all staff and faculty. This year's program offers a wide-array of opportunities including leadership, career enhancement, and personal health and financial wellness sessions, and represents a stronger campus-wide partnership with the Department of Police Services, Environmental Health & Safety, Information Technology and Faculty Development! Please visit the Personal and Professional Development webpage for the complete program schedule with dates, descriptions and enrollment information, as well as the Employee Assistance Program webpage for additional valuable resources.