Welcome to University Personnel's Newsletter!
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New Name, New Faces!

To better serve the campus population, CSUMB Human Resources and Academic Personnel are now University Personnel. Our goal is to ensure that the University attracts, develops, engages, and retains a quality workforce in support of the University’s mission.

University Personnel

Tide Hall
(831) 582-3389
(Combined site is under construction)

Welcome new UP employees!

(Clockwise from top left)
Ben Boish - Classification and Compensation Manager
Mark Alabanza - Assistant Director for Academic Personnel
Melissa Bland - Academic Personnel Assistant
Toni Uribe - Office Coordinator

Faculty & Staff Appreciation Breakfast

On January 25, 2016, staff and faculty were recognized for the work and dedication they provide to the university. Over 40 staff and faculty members were acknowledged for their years of service to the university. This year, five employees received their 20-year service pin (see photo below). Congratulations and thank you for all of your hard work!

Two faculty members also received special recognition. Associate Professor Enid Ryce was recognized as a nominee for The Wang Family Excellence Award. Professor Yoshiko Saito-Abbott was recognized as a nominee for the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) U.S. Professor of the Year Award. We are excited to celebrate these well-deserved nominations.

Click here to see the full list of all CSUMB employees who received service recognition.

Thank you for your 20 years of service!

(From left)
Susan Alexander, Jeffrey Froshman, and Martha Strolle

(Not pictured)
Lilly Martinez and Tim Riggs

Many thanks to all who helped organize the resources and make this recognition possible. We hope to continue this event annually to acknowledge the contributions that our staff and faculty provide to our university and our students.
Congratulations to CSUMB's All-Star Awards Nominees!

The 2016 CSU Human Resources All-Star Awards honors individuals and teams within the California State University community who have provided outstanding service, demonstrated significant program improvement, and/or worked in a collaborative manner to solve problems and improve processes. Campuses submitted nominees through a campus-determined process and a system-wide committee selected the honorees. The awards will be presented during the inaugural All-Star Awards Dinner held in honor of this year’s recipients and nominees.

Our campus has nominated one team and one individual for this award:
(From left) Nancy Rogers and Melissa Manivanh for their work on implementing our new online recruitment system (PeopleAdmin). Yvonne Chambers for her work in the areas of recruitment and New Employee Orientation. We are excited about this opportunity to recognize the excellent work of our colleagues and look forward to being inspired by their accomplishments. 

University Personnel Receives HR Innovation Award

The Chancellor's Office solicited proposals from the 23 CSU campuses for the development and implementation of innovative human resources practices and processes. The proposals were reviewed and scored based on criteria for innovation, positive impacts, and scalability at other campuses. We are proud to announce that University Personnel's proposal, "Standardized Pre-Employment Computer Skills Testing", was approved and will be funded by the Chancellor's Office. These funds will allow us to pilot pre-employment testing for job applicants in the upcoming months and hopefully provide a model for other campuses to follow.

Employee Resources

Sustaining a Positive Work Environment

It is with great pleasure that we announce the launch of the CSU Workplace Environment Resources Website. The Workplace Environment Resources Website addresses the issue of abusive conduct (or "bullying") and includes “best practices” from CSU campuses, other higher education institutions, and noted experts in the field.  The website offers resources such as articles, presentations, and links to other websites to help support CSU employees who may be experiencing these types of issues. The Workplace Environment Resources Website will also provide examples and inspiration as CSU campuses strive to address this important issue within their workplace environments.

TSA 403b Changes Effective April 1, 2016

Need information about major changes to the Tax Sheltered Annuity (TSA) plan administered by Fidelity? Speak with a rerpresentative to help plan your financial future. Contact them at 1-800-642-7131 or
Important Upcoming Dates
April 19, 2016 - Five Buckets Principle "Live" Webinar
April 20, 2016 - What's UP/What's Hot Workshop for Admin & Finance Managers
April 22, 2016 - What's UP/What's Hot Workshop for Academic Affairs Managers
April 27, 2016 - Savings Plus Program - Lunch & Learn/One-on-one financial planning
April 28, 2016 - FERPA Q & A with LeRoy Rooker - World Theater and Library - Hall 1170 (For more information, email
April 29, 2016 - Workplace Walk-off Challenge Awards
May - June 2016 - Connections Quality Service Training Workshop Series
May 2 - 6, 2016 - One-on-one Financial Planning with Fidelity
May 21, 2016 - Commencement (Congratulations graduates!)
May 30, 2016 - Memorial Day
May 31, 2016 - End of semester
June 10, 2016 - New Employee Orientation (NEO)
June 30, 2016 - End of Fiscal Year
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