April 15, 2020 Bi-Weekly Update



Sent to all campus employees on 4/15/20 at 4:20 p.m.




I encourage you take a moment to watch a brief, video message I recorded with information and updates you may find useful:

Video message from the Vice President for Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion: https://youtu.be/oILrtbocRZsOpens in new window  


Update on Campus Access

As we work to maintain operations, we need to take measures in light of new federal guidelines to promote the health and safety of these employees.

Effective immediately, the only employees permitted on campus are those who have been specifically designated as essential by their managers/appropriate administrators. The University will provide these employees with documentation authorizing their presence on campus, either in the form of an identification badge or a letter from HRDI. Employees who come to campus infrequently to perform an essential function must request access to campus from their managers/appropriate administrators. If approved, these employees can go to the Office of Environmental Health & Safety to receive a single-use pass to be on campus for a specific and limited period of time.


While on campus, all employees are highly encouraged to wear face coverings and gloves and also to continue to maintain social distancing, wash hands, practice cough/sneeze etiquette, and all other recommended preventative measures. The University will provide face coverings and gloves for those employees visiting campus who do not have their own.


We’ve updated the faculty/staff FAQs on the main campus coronavirus site at http://coronavirus.fullerton.edu/Opens in new window .


University Awards Program

University Awards is going virtual! Join us on April 29th at 10:00 am. A link to the virtual broadcast will be available soon. Visit the University Awards webpage for more information.


Recognizing our Titans   

#ItTakesATitan Social Media Challenge

In honor of Titan Recognition Week, we want to take a moment to celebrate the Titan community remotely and recognize how we’ve empowered each other at CSUF. Enter the #ItTakesATitan social media challenge by recognizing an employee who has made a difference and share your story for a chance to win weekly prizes April 6th – 28th. Visit our website for challenge rules/details.



Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Programs (DIEP)


CSUF Virtual Lunch

April 22nd at 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Social isolation got you down? Join DIEP for a virtual lunch engagement. Enjoy your lunch virtually with other Titans and share your experience during this transition. Click here to join via Zoom on April 22nd.Opens in new window


Titan Family Engagement Day – Save the Date!

April 23rd at 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

California State University, Fullerton will be offering an opportunity for our campus community to engage with each other by inviting our employees to a virtual Titan Family Engagement Day. We want a day to showcase and celebrate all the great work that our employees do and how each individual is an integral work part of what makes our campus a great place for student success and a great place to work. Look out for the Titan Family Engagement Day Event Guide next week.





Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

We are in unique times and they may be challenging for some. Our Employee Assistance Program is here to assist you. LifeMatters by Empathia offers an array of services. Benefits can be accessed by employees, and their family members, via internet, a 24-hour telephone helpline and/or face-to-face meetings with consultants. Please visit LifeMattersOpens in new window ® and use the code “Titans” or call (800) 367-7474.


Total Wellness Zoom Sessions –

Please join the Total Wellness Team on the Total Wellness Z-Cam. We have exciting events planned for you. All Zoom broadcasts have a limit of 250 viewers, so log on early. 


Desk Yoga (new)- Namaste Titan family. If getting outdoors is a bit of a s-t-r-e-t-c-h, join us for desk yoga. This segment will help reduce tension and improve your concentration and ability to focus so that you can return to your tasks feeling refreshed. The broadcast will air Friday, April 17 at 3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. – join hereOpens in new window .


Mini Me-  Please note the event time has changed to 1:30 p.m.

Are your children itching to release some of that energy after being cooped up all day? Well put on their favorite song and have them show of their talents! Our “Mini Me” is a segment where employees can feature their Mini Me's singing, dancing, doing gymnastics and anything they would like to share in a three-minute segment. The broadcast will air Monday, April 20, 2020 from 1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - join here.Opens in new window


Fur Friends- This segment called "Tuffy's Fur Friends" will feature your pets! If you have a pet and want to share the love between you and your pet. The broadcast will air Monday, May 11, 2020 from 12:00-12:30pm - join here.Opens in new window


WW (Weight Watchers) members

WW meetings have gone virtual on Tuesdays at 12:30pm. If you are a member and have not received a Zoom invite, or would like to learn how to find a WW Virtual Workshop, please notify Alexandra Keyes at alkeyes@fullerton.edu .


10K-A-Day Walking Challenge

We are half way through. Don't stop now, keep walking to reach your health and fitness goals! We are still watching the numbers.


Fidelity (1:1) Phone and Virtual Consultations

Fidelity is still offering 1:1 consultations, by phone and virtually. To sign up, please visit  getguidance.fidelity.comOpens in new window and reserve a time that works best for you. You may also contact Christian Frost at Christian.frost@fmr.com or (657) 236-8901 or contact the main office at (800) 343-0860.


St. Jude Resources

The St. Jude Wellness Center is offering online opportunities to meet your mind, body and spiritual needs including videos on fitness, nutrition, healthy cooking, restorative and mental health videos you can follow from home. 

  • Visit the St. Jude websiteOpens in new window
  • Enter your email in the pop-up box for email updates and click the “Videos” tab for a variety of fitness, nutrition, restorative and mental health videos you can follow from home
  • Also, follow them on Facebook at St. Jude Wellness Center or Instagram @stjudewellnesscenter for daily tips, videos and inspiration! They also have a free 30-minute mini classes on healthy cooking, mindfulness and a variety of fitness sessions are released weekly. Must receive the weekly newsletter for the links to join. They also have virtual consults, both private and group, available to schedule. Just email stjudewellness@stjoe.org



HR Related Questions?   

HRDI is here for you.  If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to us at (657) 278-2425 or  hr@fullerton.edu .   


COVID-19 Resources  

This is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation. Accurate and up-to-date information about COVID-19 is available from the following agencies:  

Orange County Health Care Agency  Opens in new window    

California Department of Public Health  Opens in new window  

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  Opens in new window  

World Health Organization  Opens in new window    


Again, the University will continue to monitor the spread of COVID-19 and issue additional communication if and when necessary. Information is available and will be regularly updated on the University’s website at  http://coronavirus.fullerton.edu/  Opens in new window  


COVID-19 Related Questions?  

Please contact  coronavirus@fullerton.edu  if you have any questions or concerns regarding COVID-19.