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Vol 57 No. 7 : April 2005
Vol 57 No. 7 | Apr. 2005

Upcoming Workshops for Faculty and Staff

The following is a list of upcoming workshops/classes put on through Staff Personnel Services to assist and inform employees in a variety of areas.

Thursday, April 7, 9-11 a.m.
Demystifying the Classification Process – Facilitated by Ben Boish/Robyn Ames, classification managers from Staff Personnel Services, this workshop is designed to prepare staff going through cycle-review or for others who are interested in the classification and reclassification process. This two-hour workshop will go over the basics of classification, including the objectives of position classification, an explanation of the different types of classification reviews, tips for preparing for classification reviews, the reclassification and classification appeal process, and instructions for preparing position descriptions prior to a classification review.  

Friday, April 8, noon-1 p.m.
Advanced Healthcare Directive – This workshop is sponsored by Talbert Medical Group and in it you will learn how to initiate and complete the Advanced Healthcare Directive. You have the right to direct your healthcare and select a person to carry out your wishes.   

Friday, April 8, 9-10 a.m.

Friday for Managers and Supervisors Photo

First Friday for Managers and Supervisors – Facilitated by Tom Angell, director of Staff Personnel Services, and Leslie Nix-Baker, director of Employee Relations. All managers and supervisors are encouraged to attend this monthly informative meeting. Held on the first Friday of every month, it is a great time to meet other managers, ask questions and stay updated on what's going on around the university. Each month a different management topic is addressed. No need to register online. This workshop is located in the Library East, Room 110.

Thursday, April 14, 9-10:30 a.m.
Understanding the Leave Process – Facilitated by Staff Personnel Services, this session will clarify the leave process and the different types of leave. You will learn more about the following leaves:

  • Maternity/Paternity/Adoption Leave
  • Sick Leave  
  • Catastrophic Leave  
  • Funeral Leave  
  • Military Leave  
  • Industrial Disability Leave (IDL)  
  • Non-Industrial Disability Leave (NDI)  
  • Leaves of absence without pay  
  • Family Care and Medical Leave

Tuesday, April 19, 9-10:30 a.m.
Position Description Workshop – This practical workshop is designed to assist staff members in writing a position description. It will be presented by Staff Personnel Services. Located in Staff Personnel Services' Conference Room, Brotman Hall 327. Topics covered during this workshop are:

  • Why we need position descriptions
  • Who prepares and approves position descriptions
  • When are they prepared
  • What format is used
  • Factors to consider
  • How to structure duty statements
  • Steps in writing position descriptions

Friday, April 22, 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
Building Performance Partnerships: A Fresh Look at Improving Performance Through Evaluation – Sponsored by the Office of System-wide Professional Development, Chancellor's Office, this workshop is designed to assist the manager or supervisor develop true partnerships with employees. You will walk away with the tools to use your employees' past performance to fine tune performance standards and set new goals for the next performance cycle. There is a fee and you may register online.

Wednesday, April 27, 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 contract, and other purchasing options.

Friday, May 6, 1:30-4:30 p.m.
How to Prepare for Performance Appraisals
–  This workshop with Pat Lynch will help you to prepare for the performance appraisal process. Employees will learn how to best present themselves and how to document their performance over the appraisal period.

You may register online for the workshops/classes that require registration, or for more information, contact Berta Hanson at 562/985-8798.
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