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Staff Training: March 2009

Published: March 16, 2009

Employee Discount Program
Staff Human Resources and University College and Extension Services (UCES) are pleased to 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.

Tuesday, March 3 / 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
A representative from the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) will be present to discuss retirement benefits, and enhancements to the CalPERS retirement resources available online through MyCalPERS, in the Karl Anatol Center, AS-110. Seating is limited and is offered to employees who are eligible for a CalPERS Service Retirement (have a minimum of five years of earned service credit in the CalPERS system and are at least 50 years of age). If you plan to attend this workshop, register by contacting Benefits Services at, or call 562/985-2381.

Wednesday, March 4 / 9–11:30 a.m.
This course will provide information on work related injury and illness reporting and the mechanics of the workers’ compensation program. To register contact Gary Pons at 562/985-8893.

Friday, March 6 / 9–10 a.m.
In the University College and Extention Services’ executive conference room, Foundation Building, Room 204. Facilitated by Tom Angell, Director of Staff Human Resources. A fun and informal training session loaded with “need to know” information.

Tuesday, March 10 / 9–11 a.m.
This introductory session of Excel 2007 will provide the basic tools needed to use this software program. To register contact

Tuesday, March 10 / 1–3:30 p.m.
This course instructs the participants on the possible locations of ACCM, the health hazards of asbestos. To register contact Gary Pons at 562/985-8893.

Thursday, March 12 / 9 a.m.–noon
Topic: “Employment Law / Non-Discrimination.” Facilitated by Tom Angell, Director Staff Human Resources and Perrin Reid, Director Equity and Diversity. Attendance by invitation only.

Friday, March 13 / 7:30 a.m.–3:30 pm
This course instructs the participants on both the Cal OSHA Title 8 Sec 5157 regulations and the CSULB confined space entry program training also 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.

Tuesday, March 17 / 9 a.m.–noon
Topic: “Resume Writing/Interviewing Skills.” Facilitated by Karen Kerr, Staff Human Resources. Attendance by invitation only.

Tuesday, March 17 / 2-4 p.m.
This workshop will take place in the Karl Anatol Center, AS-110 and is open to all faculty and staff employees. It will be presented by the Social Security Administration and will provide information on Social Security benefits, Medicare Parts A and B, and eligibility. Participants will be able to ask questions and receive valuable information. No registration required.

Thursday, March 19 / 7:30 a.m.–3 p.m.
This course instructs the participant on the types of hazardous energy identified within the university and the types of isolation devices used to control or eliminate hazardous energy, as well as 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 tag out devices. To register contact Gary Pons at 562/985-8893.

Thursday, March 19 / 2-4 p.m.
Benefits Services will be conducting workshops in the ITS Lab in Brotman Hall, First Floor on “Understanding Your CalPERS Retirement Benefits” for CSULB CalPERS members. The workshops are two hours in length and are presented by Benefits Services. Subjects to be covered include the following: Introduction – A brief overview of the CalPERS program and an introduction to information available on their Web site; Understanding CalPERS – Participants will be guided through the navigation of the CalPERS Web site and assisted in accessing the CalPERS online retirement calculator, service credit purchase information and the annual member statement. Information also will be provided on benefits at retirement and the CalPERS retirement application process. The workshops will be presented in a computer lab setting for hands-on learning. Due to limited seating, reservations are required and are on a first-come first-served basis. To register, contact Benefits Services at 562/985-2381 or e-mail at

Tuesday, March 24 / 9–11 a.m.
Facilitated by Stephanie Wright and Neil Iacono, Employee Relations. One of the most challenging roles for managers involves handling employees with behavior or performance-related problems in the workplace. This workshop is designed to familiarize managers with the tools available to them, and how to properly apply these tools in dealing with challenging types of situations. Open to HEERA managers only.

Thursday, March 26 / 9 a.m.–noon
Topic: “Safety and Risk Management.” Facilitated by Gary Pons and Barbara Sasser, Safety and Risk Management. Attendance by invitation only.

“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.