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In This Issue - October 4, 2019

New CSU Policy Library

The Chancellor's Office is pleased to announce the creation of the CSU central repository for system-wide policies called the CSU Policy Library.

Last year, a committee with members from all seven divisions of the Chancellor's Office was convened to analyze how we manage and publish system-wide policies. Using information collected from campuses and Chancellor's Office employees, as well as data obtained during a similar study done in 2015, this group determined that policies were published in many formats and locations, and were difficult to find.

 

Over the following months, the committee selected PolicyStat to support a new CSU Policy Library. PolicyStat provides a central repository to search, update, and review current systemwide policies. All aspects of the policy lifecycle will be managed through PolicyStat, increasing efficiency and enhancing quality and compliance management.

 

The CSU Policy Library provides a simple, comprehensive, and powerful way to quickly find CSU systemwide policies and is available now at https://www2.calstate.edu/policies. 

 

If you have any questions about the CSU Policy Library, please email policy@calstate.edu or call (562) 951-4600.

 

Copier Program Pricing Update

Due to a recent 15% increase in the price of paper and materials, the campus Copier Program pricing structure will change beginning on October 1, 2019. Campus Copier program costs include toner, paper, staples, copier maintenance and on-site technician response calls.

You can view a complete list of all pricing and service updates at the Copier Program website.

 

Jet Blue Long Beach Marathon on Campus October 13 - Road Closures

On Sunday, October 13, the Jet Blue Long Beach Marathon will include our campus as an important part of its course. Vehicular access will be very limited during the race so we are requesting that no events or facilities be scheduled on race day between 4am and 1pm, particularly within the marathon route:

 

·       Merriam Way

·       Beach Drive east of Merriam Way

·       West Campus Drive

·       South Access Road

·       East Campus Drive

·       State University Drive

 

The west side of campus will be accessible from the northbound side of Bellflower Boulevard. More details about the event can be found at the Jet Blue Long Beach Marathon website. For questions regarding campus street closures, contact University Police at ext. 5-4101. ​

 

Andrew Calderon is the New Interim Director of Procurement & Contractual Services

We are pleased to announce that Andrew Calderon has accepted the position of Interim Director of Procurement & Contractual Services for Financial Management effective September 16, 2019.  Andrew has a Bachelor of Arts in History and US Government from Biola University as well as a Juris Doctor from Western State University College of Law.

Andrew has been serving as the Campus Contracts Manager for over five years and has worked very closely with the Procurement Office during this time. He has been actively involved in many Procurement & Contracts meetings across campus, so this should be a very seamless transition. Andrew will continue to report directly to Malia Freund in his new role.​  Please join us in congratulating Andrew in his new position!

 

Financial Management Hosts "Finance, What's New?" Seminar 

Financial Management will be hosting “Finance, What’s New?” a look at upcoming changes to processes, services, and requirements of the Financial Management division. This year’s presentation is scheduled for Monday, October 7, 2019 from 10:00am – 12:00pm in the BAAC, Room 223. Sign up here: https://its-svcmgmt01.its.csulb.edu/training/fm/details.php?id=764

 

"Purchasing IT From the Beach" Training Now Available

Beginning October 10th, training for using the online E&IT Checklist will be held monthly. The online E&IT Checklist automatically creates a ticket so requestors can better track the progress of their IT purchases and better communicate with Procurement regarding their purchase.  For additional information please reference the IT Procurement Compliance Review (PCR) Process service page and sign up for “Purchasing IT at The Beach” through the Financial Management Course Catalog.

 

Fall Semester Travel Reimbursement Workshops

There will be three opportunities to attend Travel Reimbursement classes this fall: Wednesday, October 16th at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, November 6th at 9:30 a.m., or Thursday, December 12th at 9:30 a.m.  All classes are held at the Barrett Athletic Administration Center (BAAC) Room 222. Seats for each session are limited. The classes will address business travel with the University and provide an overview of campus travel procedures including policy and forms. If you would like to participate, please register for one of the classes on the Financial Management Training webpage.

 

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