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Staff Training and Development Opportunities

Staff Human Resources and University College and Extension Services (UCES) are launching 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 to a 30 percent discount on select UCES Professional Development courses and programs. A list of covered courses / programs as well as more information are available at either Staff Human Resources (Brotman Hall, Room 335, UCES Registration windows (located in the Foundation Building, 1st Floor), or by calling 562/985-5561.

Thursday, Sept. 6 / 10 a.m.-noon
“Ins and Outs of the Position Description and Classification Processes”
This practical workshop assists managers and staff members in understanding the classification process as well as creating and writing a proper position description. The first half of the program is a discussion of the classification process, with tips for preparing for classification reviews, and the re-classification and classification appeals process. The second half is devoted to understanding, creating, and writing an accurate position description. Please bring a copy of a position description you are currently working on, or one you would like to begin working on.

Friday, Sept. 7 / 9-10 a.m.
“First Friday for Managers and Supervisors”
Facilitated by Tom Angell, Director of Benefits and Staff Human Resources. A fun and informal training session loaded with “need to know” information. Located in the Student Health Center.

Thursday, Sept. 13 / 9 a.m.-noon
“Writing That Works at Work”
This workshop helps employees improve their ability to write effective letters, memos, and e-mails. Participants also will learn to identify and eliminate common mistakes in writing and to recognize the changes and trends in today's e-mail technology that is part of day-to-day business communication. 

Thursday, Sept. 13 / 2-4 p.m.
“Understanding Your CalPERS Retirement Benefits”
This informational workshop provides a brief overview of the CalPERS program and an introduction to the CalPERS retirement information available online. Participants will navigate through the CalPERS Web site and learn how to access the CalPERS online retirement calculator, service credit purchase information, the annual member statement and other information. Computer access will be available for hands-on learning. Additional topics include benefits at retirement and the process for submitting the CalPERS retirement application. This workshop is highly recommended for employees who meet the CalPERS vesting requirement, but all CalPERS members are welcome to attend. This session will be repeated monthly. Contact the Benefits Office for registration information at 562/985-2381.

Thursday, Sept.  27 / 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
“Open Enrollment Health Fair”
Stop by to receive information about the benefits available during the open enrollment period (Sept. 17- Oct. 12), and free information and health screenings from various healthcare organizations. The fair is located on the third floor of Brotman Hall.

Staff Training and Development Workshops are sponsored by Staff Human Resources, Brotman Hall 335. Register online or contact Berta Hanson at 562/985-8798 for more information.