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Staff Training: August 2009

Published: August 17, 2009

Employee Discount Program
Staff Human Resources and the College of Continuing and Professional Education (CCPE) offer the CSULB Staff Employee Discount Program for UCES Professional Development for non-credit courses and programs. This program entitles CSULB staff employed for six months or more (full-time temporary/permanent or part-time permanent) to a 30 percent discount on select UCES professional development courses and programs.

Covered under this program are the Human Resource Management Certificate program, Professional Meeting and Event Planning program, Global Logistics Specialist program, IT Technology and Engineering courses, AutoCAD and UNIX courses, Forensic Science and the High Tech Crime Certificate programs, Senior Level Human Resource Management Certificate program and on-camera leadership courses. Courses in photography, animation and writing for TV are periodically offered.

Professional Development Grant Program
The Professional Development Grant Program, sponsored by Staff Human Resources, provides financial support for any staff employee who wants to pursue job-related and/or skill-enhancing training opportunities. Matching grants of up to $750 are available. For more information on the program or for grant application, go to the Staff Human Resources forms Web page.

Timekeeper Training
Because of the implementation of the Staff Furlough Plan, salaried timekeepers and ASMs are invited to attend timekeeper training to discuss new procedures on tracking time taken and furlough days in the time entry system. As part of the Staff Furlough Program, the timesheet and adjustment forms have been updated for staff who are scheduled to furlough. These forms are to be used for all staff employees, starting with the August 2009 pay period, through the June 2010 pay period.

Dates and times available are:

– August 24 9-10 a.m., Foundation Building, Room 204
– August 24 2-3 p.m., Foundation Building, Room 204
– August 26 2-3 p.m., Foundation Building, Room 204

Tuesday, August 18 / 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
HAZARDOUS ENERGY CONTROL INITIAL
This course instructs participants on the types of hazardous energy identified within the university, the types of isolation devices used to control or eliminate hazardous energy and the devices used to secure isolation devices. Included are the university’s Hazardous Energy Control Program requirements for de-energizing and re-energizing of machines and equipment as well as the application and removal of lock out devices, locks and tagout devices. To register, contact Gary Pons at 562/985-8893.

Tuesday, August 18 / 10-11:30 a.m.
PURCHASING WORKSHOP
This workshop includes instruction on initiating requisitions, placing and receiving orders, invoice payments, PeopleSoft purchasing, CSU system-wide contracts and other purchasing options.

Thursday, Aug. 20 / 2–4 p.m.
PLANNING YOUR CALPERS RETIREMENT
Presented by CalPERS, in this workshop individuals are shown how to maximize your retirement benefit, how retirement benefits are calculated, the steps you need to take prior to retiring, the retirement application process and options for those not eligible for retirement. All employees are welcome to attend. This workshop is highly recommended for individuals who are eligible to retire. The workshop will take place in the Anatol Conference Room. Reservations are not required; however, seating is on a first-come basis.

Tuesday, Aug. 25 / 10-11 a.m.
YOUR GUIDE TO BEACHLINK
This training provides instructions on how to establish an account, how to post your job, how to track your job posting, and how to send group e-mails to all applicants. In addition, it allows individuals to view BeachLINK from a student’s perspective in order to know how students are viewing your job postings. More importantly, it informs staff and brings awareness to the campus community about this service maintained by the Career Development Center.

Thursday, Aug. 27 / 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
CONFINED SPACE ENTRY AND RESCUE–INITIAL
This course instructs participants on both the Cal OSHA Title 8 Sec 5157 Regulations and the CSULB Confined Space Entry Program. Training includes confined space hazard identification, hazard mitigation, job assignments and their individual responsibilities, preparation of the confined space entry procedure, entry permit, and atmospheric monitoring re-fresher. To register, contact Gary Pons at 562/985-8893.

Classes and events are brought to you by Staff Training and Development, part of Staff Human Resources in Human Resources Management, BH 335. Register online or contact Berta Hanson at 562/985-8798 for more information.