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In This Issue - September 13, 2019

CSU Benefits Enrollment September 9 through October 4, 2019 

Open Enrollment has started—don’t miss out! This is your once-per-year opportunity to make changes to your current benefits elections for yourself and your eligible dependents. New items for 2020 include:

  • Pet insurance for your dogs, cats, small mammals and eligible exotic animals through Nationwide
  • Blue Shield Trio-A new narrow-network HMO available to residents of Los Angeles County
  • Rate changes for most health plans—be sure to check your plan’s updated monthly employee cost.

Join us at the Open Enrollment Benefits Fair on Tuesday, September 17th from 12:00-2:00pm on the 3rd floor of Brotman Hall. Representatives from our carriers will be on hand to respond to your questions.

There will also be Open Enrollment Information Sessions on September 24th at 2:00pm or September 25th at 10:00am in the Barrett Athletic Administration Center Conference Room.

More information can be found at the CSULB Benefits Open Enrollment site beginning Monday, September 9th, including the link to the DocuSign enrollment form or by visiting the CSU Systemwide Benefits OE site (select Long Beach from the drop down menu and log in with your SSO credentials) and the  CalPERS Open Enrollment Information site.

Please note that due to CalPERS and State restrictions, open enrollment requests will not be accepted after 5:00pm on October 4th.

Safe Zone Ally Training-September 20, 2019 8:30am-12:00pm

Faculty, staff and teaching assistants are invited to participate in Safe Zone Ally Training on Friday, September 20 from 8:30am-12:00pm. The training allows participants to learn the proper skills to foster a supportive and safe environment for LGBTQI+ students, faculty and staff as part of a university-wide network of support. Everyone who completes training will receive a CSULB Safe Zone Ally sticker to display. RSVP in BeachSync.

Best of the Beach

Now that the Fall semester is in full-swing, you’ve likely witnessed a staff member who has gone above and beyond.  Recognize and acknowledge the specific contributions of state-side staff employees whose service, professionalism, performance and leadership exemplify CSULB’s mission, values, and strategic priorities. Visit the Staff Recognition webpages regularly to submit nominations and check out the “selfies” from staff who have received recognition recently.  Employees of the Month are also highlighted.  The August Employee of the Month is Kristin Gazdik, an academic advisor with the College of Health and Human Services Academic Advising Center.  She will be recognized at the Employee of the Month ceremony at Friendship Walk, on Wednesday, September 18 at 2:45 p.m.

Parkside North Residence Hall Groundbreaking Ceremony September 27, 2019

Housing and Residential Life and Beach Building Services are excited to celebrate the groundbreaking of two new buildings, the first housing buildings built in over 30 years. In addition to increasing the University’s housing capacity, the new buildings will provide state of the art spaces for our students to build community, collaborate on projects, and truly find their home on campus. Both spaces will maximize the natural elements and will celebrate sustainability. Please join us September 27, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in Parking Lot G10. Light refreshments will be served.

Captain John Brockie Joins University Police

Captain John Brockie joins The Beach team after spending 21 years with the CSU Fullerton Police Department. Captain Brockie’s most recent assignment at Fullerton was as their Support Services Captain. He has ten years of management experience. Over the years he was assigned to patrol both as an officer and a sergeant, crime prevention, investigations sergeant, and administrative and patrol lieutenant. He served on many campus teams to include; Title IX Implementation,  Behavioral Intervention Team, Campus Safety Committee, Workplace Violence Team, Threat Assessment Team and the Clery Compliance Team just to name a few. Captain Brockie served as Fullerton’s Clery Director for 3 ½ years. He earned a bachelor of arts in criminal justice administration from Columbia College and is a member of the Alpha Phi Sigma National Criminal Justice Honor Society.

From Past News & Notes Editions...

Building Marshals Needed

The CSULB Building Marshal Program is a critical component of our Emergency Preparedness, Operations, and Recovery Plan. Building Marshals are campus employees who work in regularly occupied buildings and volunteer to perform essential activities, such as building evacuations, during a campus emergency or drill. New Building Marshals attend an initial half-day training to prepare them for their role. The next trainings will be held on September 26 and October 2.  To sign up to become a Building Marshal please visit the UPD website.

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Assisted Parking Available for the First Eight Weeks of Fall

Parking & Transportation Services will be offering an Assisted Parking option to those parking in designated General (G) Lots as a way to provide overflow parking in the first eight weeks of the Fall semester. This option will be available for free to all users with a valid permit. 

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