April 9, 2021 News & Updates


Sent to all campus employees on 4/9/21.


General Updates 


COVID-19 Vaccine and Testing Information

Effective April 1, all California residents 50+ are eligible for the Coronavirus vaccine. On April 15, all CA residents 16+ will be eligible. If you missed the Chancellor’s Office live broadcast of "An Overview of the Various Vaccinations and their Benefits" from Dr. Rott at Kaiser Permanente, you can view the recording on the Titans Return: Vaccine and Testing webpage.


CSUF now offers confidential testing to all employees by appointment at the Student Health Center. To schedule testing appointments, please refer to the appointment instructionsPDF File . Scheduled testing will be available weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9:30 am – 4 pm. Find more updates and the latest information on the Titans Return: Vaccine and Testing webpage.


Fall Planning Forums for Employees

Join one-hour monthly fall planning forums for employees for updates about health and safety guidelines, the campus’s planning for the future, and space for employee questions and concerns to help improve the campus’s planning process. Info on staff/management forums can be found on the HRDI Coronavirus webpage. Join the next forums on:


Staff/Management Fall Planning Forum

Presented by HRDI

Date: Thursday, April 15, 2021

Time: 4 pm – 5 pm


Faculty Fall Planning Forum

Presented by Academic Affairs

Date: Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Time: 4 pm – 5 pm


COVID-19 Benefit Leaves Update

Governor Gavin Newsom recently signed SB 95, which provides COVID-related leave for employees to use between January 1, 2021 and September 30, 2021. These benefits went into effect on March 29, 2021 and will be retroactive to January 1, 2021. The Chancellor’s Office has announced plans for an additional program of COVID-related leave benefits available to employees, which can be found in the letter from Chancellor Castro.PDF File For more information, visit the campus Titans Return website.


HRDI Customer Satisfaction Survey– Now Open

HRDI invites campus employees to participate in the second annual HRDI Customer Satisfaction Survey. The survey is now open through May 7. Visit the HRDI Customer Satisfaction Survey webpage to take the survey and be entered into an opportunity drawing to win a pair of Apple Airpods, a JBL Go 2 Portable Speaker, a Hydro Flask water bottle, or a CSUF hat.


Titan Recognition Week

Don’t miss Titan Recognition Week, April 12 - 16 for special events, discounts and perks, and giveaways for CSUF employees all week long. The week-long event will culminate with the main event, the University Awards Program on April 15. 


University Awards Program

Tune into the virtual University Awards Program on Thursday, April 15 at 10 am, celebrating faculty and staff years of service, earned degrees, University awards and Titan Excellence Awards. Watch the UAP webpage and your email for the broadcast link, coming soon.




Diversity, Inclusion & Equity Programs (DIEP)


Titan Table Talks Series - Civic Engagement: The Power of the Female Vote

Join the next event, Titan Table Talk Civic Engagement in APIDA Communities on April 14 at 11:30 am – 1:00 pm. The dialogue will feature local community members, CSUF alumni, and others as they discuss civic engagement in the Asian Pacific Islander Desi American communities. Register here for the 4/14 Titan Table Talk to receive a link to the webinar and have a chance to engage with the panelists during the live event. Visit the Titan Table Talk webpage for event details, current schedule, and past event videos.


Critical Conversations: Allyship to Action

Violence and harassment towards the APIDA community has risen 150% in the country since COVID-19. With harmful rhetoric like the "perpetual foreigner" myth has risen to the levels of physical and verbal violence and harassment. The purpose of this critical conversation is to provide ways to transform allyship in racial equity into action. Participants will have space to share dialogue on what allyship means to them and ways that they have taken action towards allyship. Register to attend on Friday, April 16, 10:30 am – 12:00 pm.


Titan Family Engagement Day 2021

Save the date for the second Titan Family Engagement Day on April 22, 2021! Last spring, many of us suddenly found ourselves telecommuting and our children attending school from home. We all quickly shifted to a very virtual world. While in 2019 CSUF brought Bring a Child to Work Day to campus, given the shift to a virtual environment, we transformed the event into Titan Engagement Day. This day is aimed at engaging every member of our Titan Family. As we find ourselves at home again this year, we can still bring Cal State Fullerton to your home and your kids! Look out for more details about the day's events.


DIEP April 2021 Newsletter

Check out the DIEP April newsletter for upcoming events, programs, and learning opportunities to take advantage of this month.





Total Wellness



Paperless Forms Launch – Total Wellness Forms

As we enter the first phase of the HRDI paperless forms launch, all Total Wellness eForms (related to benefits, leaves, etc.) in MyWorkplace have transitioned to the new Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) portal, effective today, Friday, April 9. Visit the HRDI Forms page for access to the forms, instructions on how navigate AEM and more information on future phases.


HCRA/DCRA Benefits Update

The COVID-19 pandemic caused the temporary closure of medical offices, schools, and daycares. Fortunately, the Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) of 2021, approved December 27, 2020, offers various COVID-19 related benefit plan relief including claims extensions for employees participating in the HCRA (Health Care Reimbursement Account) and DCRA (Dependent Care Reimbursement Account) Plans in 2020. For further information regarding these extensions please visit the CSYou benefits portal.


10K-A-Day Walking Challenge is back

Join us for the second 10K-A-Day Walking ChallengePDF File , a wellness program designed to help you and your household members reinforce healthy habits by increasing your daily steps through walking challenges. Registration opens April 12, 2021 and closes April 26, 2021. The official program start date is April 19, 2021. Visit csuf.10kaday.com to register for the program.


Virtual Spring Wellness Sessions

Join us for upcoming virtual wellness sessions in April, ranging from virtual yoga, retirement planning, financial education, physical wellness and healthy eating discussions, and mental health strategy sessions. Visit our upcoming events webpage for the full listing and event details.



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 


Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is always here to assist you. LifeMatters by Empathia offers an array of services for employees and their family members. Please visit LifeMatters® and use the code “Titans” or call (800) 367-7474. Visit the EAP webpage on our website for more information on the program.


COVID-19 Self-Reporting Form

The University requests that any employee or student who tests positive for COVID-19 or becomes aware that they may have been in close contact with someone who either has tested positive for or is suspected to have COVID-19 report the positive result or exposure using the   CSUF COVID-19 Self-Reporting Form. CSUF’s Infectious Diseases Response Team reviews and verifies COVID-19 confirmed cases and responds to concerns from the campus community on COVID-19.


St. Jude COVID-19 Rehabilitation and Wellness Programs

Learn more about rehabilitation and wellness programs being offered by St. Jude in response to COVID-19 recovery on our websitePDF File .


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 Titans Return: COVID-19 Recovery websiteOpens in new window .


COVID-19 Related Questions? 

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