December 11, 2020 News & Updates


Sent to all campus employees on 12/11/20.


General Updates 



2020 Holiday Closure Attendance Guidelines

The campus will be closed from Friday, December 25, 2020 through Friday, January 1, 2021 for the University’s scheduled holiday closure. These dates can be found on the 2020 holiday calendarPDF File . In addition, please review the 2020 holiday closure attendance guidelinesPDF File for additional guidance.


W-2 Wages and Tax Statement Mailing Address

Your 2020 W-2 will be mailed to the address listed in the Cal Employee Connect portal. You can find your listed address in the profile section. Cal Employee Connect is the new self-service portal available to California State University employees that allows you to access your direct depositing earning statements, update your address, and electronically obtain your W-2s. A change of address must be completed by December 14, 2020, for your W-2 to be mailed to the new address. If you have not registered for Cal Employee connect, please view the Cal Employee Connect Instructions on our website.


Help for the holidays -Titan Emergency Fund for Faculty/Staff

Having trouble meeting essential expenses, especially with the financial demands of the holiday season? You may be eligible to receive assistance from the CSUF Titan Emergency Fund for faculty and staff. The fund provides financial assistance for employees who are  experiencing hardships related to COVID-19.

For eligibility and application information, please visit the Titan Emergency Fund webpage on the HRDI website. If you are able, please join us in pledging your support by making a charitable contribution to The Titan Emergency Fund.





Diversity, Inclusion & Equity Programs (DIEP)


DIEP Winter 2020 Newsletter

Be sure to check out the DIEP Winter newsletter for upcoming events, programs, and learning opportunities to take advantage of this winter. Stay tuned for the next DIEP newsletter in February 2021 for more happenings in the spring semester.


Navigating Difficult Conversations with Family & Friends

If you missed the Critical Conversations: Having difficult conversation with family and friends workshop in November, you can watch the full video here and view the resource guide herePDF File . Dr. Bey-Ling Sha, Dean for the College of Communications discusses ways to help navigate difficult conversations about politics and election results that may come up over the upcoming holiday break.




Total Wellness


Total Wellness Zoom Sessions

Join the Total Wellness Team on Zoom for some exciting virtual events. Check this page for the most up to date schedule and Zoom links.

  • Healthy Meals: Holiday Traditions- Join us for the last installment of the Healthy Meals segment: Holiday Traditions, where we celebrate the diverse backgrounds, cultures, and ways of life we all come from. Our chefs will showcase meals and desserts that are a part of their Holiday Traditions. Join us on Wednesday, December 16 at 12 pm.


Systemwide Human Resources Wellness Challenge

Do you remember the CSUF Walking Challenge we had last March? Well, Systemwide Human Resources is hosting a similar 6-week virtual challenge starting December 28, sponsored by Kaiser Permanente. This time you will compete with all 23 campuses and the Chancellor’s Office. Kaiser will host several wellness webinars to talk more about the program. Please note you do not have to be a Kaiser member to participate.


COVID-19: Updates on the Latest Science Webinar

Hosted by Kaiser Permanente, learn more about scientific realities of coronaviruses and COVID-19, control measures, the human impact, and Kaiser Permanente’s response. This webinar will focus on updates and trendsInsights on the current state of the pandemic, including treatment and testing, and emerging vaccine developmentsrelevant information regarding the development, FDA review, and distribution of recently approved COVID-19 vaccines. Register to join us on December 16 at 10 am – 11 am


Kaiser Permanente Member Flu Shots

KP members, in addition to getting your flu shots at drive-thru and walk-up clinics at KP medical centers, now through December 31, members can get a flu shot at no additional cost from select retailers, including Walgreens, CVS, Vons, Ralph’s, Costco, Walmart and more. You will need your member ID card and a photo ID. No co-pay, no hassle, yes, flu protection! You can find out more by visiting in new window .


Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

CSUF’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is always here to assist you. LifeMatters by Empathia offers a variety of support services for employees and their family members. Access support online, by phone 24-hours a day, or one-on-one meetings with consultants. Please visit® and use the code “Titans” or call (800) 367-7474. Visit the EAP webpage on our website for more information.





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  


COVID-19 Resources 


Guidance for  Guidance for the Holiday Season

As many people in the United States begin to plan for the holiday season and related travel, the state and CDC offer the following considerations to help protect individuals and their families, friends, and communities from COVID-19. View CDC guidance for holiday celebrations and small gatherings.


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.


COVID-19 Symptoms

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea


This list does not include all possible symptoms. CDC will continue to update this list as we learn more about COVID-19.

Accurate and up-to-date information about COVID-19 is available from the following agencies: 


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 if you have any questions or concerns regarding COVID-19.