February 12, 2021 News & Updates


Sent to all campus employees on 2/12/21.


General Updates 


COVID-19 Vaccine Update

As the COVID-19 vaccine becomes more widely available to targeted populations, the University will provide information from the Orange County Health Care Agency (OCHCA) related to availability, phases, notification and how to schedule a vaccination appointment. View the latest update COVID-19 vaccine updatePDF File , sent to all campus employees on Monday, February 8.  Please note , if you live in another county that has opened Phase 1B, Tier 1 an employee verification letter will be sent to you via email from HRDI. Once Orange County Phase 1B, Tier 1 opens, HRDI will send employee verification letters to OC residents. Please continue to monitor the Titans Return: COVID-19 Recovery website and be sure to watch President Virjee’s latest video message  on the campus’s plan for fall return.


Homebuying Down Payment Program

Landed, Inc. offers a down payment program to assist you in your homebuying journey by helping you reach at least a 20% down payment. Find program details herePDF File .


University Awards Program – Call for Nominations and Earned Degrees

Do you know a member of the Titan family who makes a difference, dedicates themselves to the mission and values of the University and to the success of our students? If you know a colleague or team who exhibits the spirit of Cal State Fullerton, nominate them for one of the awards below! In addition, employees who have earned a college or university degree during the 2019/20 academic year are eligible to be recognized at the event and listed in the program, submit your earned degree here. Nominations and earned degrees will be accepted until 5 pm on Tuesday, February 16, 2021.

Visit the UAP website for more information.

  • Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity Award
  • Teamwork and Collaboration Award
  • Titan Excellence Award






Cal Employee Connect – View W-2/Pay Statements Online

2020 W-2 Statements are now available on the Cal Employee Connect (CEC) portal. 2020 W-2 Forms were mailed to all CSU employees on or before January 31, 2021. If you have not already registered for CEC, please take a moment to register today to view important earning statements in lieu of the now discontinued printing of employee direct deposit advices. For additional guidance, review the CEC registration instructions on our website.





Diversity, Inclusion & Equity Programs (DIEP)


Titan Table Talks Series: Civic Engagement in Black Communities

Join the next event, Titan Table Talk: Civic Engagement in Black Communities on February 16 at 11:30 am – 1:00 pm. The dialogue will feature local community members, CSUF alumni, and others as they discuss civic engagement in Black Communities. Register here for the 2/16 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. Titan Table Talks will coincide with monthly cultural heritage month celebrations so be sure to check back for upcoming dates and event information in the months ahead. 


Inclusive Champion Certificate Program

The CSUF Inclusive Champion Certificate Program (ICCP) supports the Titans Together: Striving for Justice, Equity, and Inclusion initiative by adding to the options for campus-wide education and awareness regarding racial equity and justice. The ICCP is a certificate program that all members of the CSUF community can participate in as a means to learn tools for becoming a 'Champion of Inclusion' on campus. ICCP coursesPDF File provide opportunities for self-reflection, increase cultural competency and awareness, and offers tangible application to participants' current campus roles.


Participants of the Inclusion Champion Certification Program will:

  • Learn shared definitions of common diversity, inclusion, and equity language.
  • Understand foundational knowledge of equity practices as it relates to racial equity in their role on campus.
  • Engage in practical opportunities to expand their cultural awareness and those around them.
  • Gain skills necessary to embed equity-minded practices to their everyday work.
  • Build community through learning communities and engagement opportunities.


Social Justice Week


Social Justice WeekPDF File is a week-long virtual conference filled with events and activities designed to engage the entire campus community in learning about social justice. The conference will culminate with a keynote speaker that will also serve as the final speaker for the Titans Together Speaker Series. Campus partners ASI, DIRC, MSI, SLL, WARC, DSS, and FDC have collaborated to ensure activities are engaging for faculty, students, and staff within the Titan Community. The conference will be held beginning March 15 and closing on March 19.





Total Wellness


Virtual Spring Wellness Sessions


Join us for any one of the upcoming virtual wellness sessions scheduled for the coming semester. Click on the session title link below to join the session on the listed date and time and visit our upcoming events webpage for more events coming this year and the latest details.

Tuesday Wellness Talks

Tuesdays at

12:30 pm - 1 pm


For anyone interested in their health. Join the weekly conversation as we share tips and tricks for healthy living and eating habits.


Special Offer from Solera Health:  Take a short quiz at SOLERA4ME.com to see if you qualify for a lifestyle change program (including programs such as WW at Work and more). Those who qualify may be eligible to receive a Fitbit at no cost.

Virtual Yoga

Fridays at

10 am – 10:30 am

Virtual Yoga sessions are back. Join us on Friday mornings for yoga at the convenience of your desk. Increase your flexibility, muscle strength, improve your respiration, and energy.

Kaiser Permanente COVID-19 Webinar: Vaccines and a new national strategy

Wednesday, February 24

11 am – Noon

Dr. MaryAlice Ambrose & Dr. Ryan Knueppel will discuss updates on our nation’s COVID-19 strategy and address several of the most frequently asked questions received related to the vaccine.

Budgeting 101

Thursday, February 25

11 am – Noon


A SchoolsFirst specialist will discuss budgeting and how to reach your financial goals and/or retirement. Learn how to build a budget, decrease debt, build credit, increase savings, plan for the future, and much more.

Savings Pre-Tax vs Roth and
What to Consider

Wednesday, March 3

11 am – Noon   


Learn about the CSU 403b offered at Fidelity and tips for choosing between the pre-tax and/or Roth 403b. The discussion will be followed by a Q & A session.


Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is always 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 LifeMatters ® and use the code “Titans” or call (800) 367-7474. Visit the EAP webpage on our website for more information on the program.




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 


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