October 9, 2020 News & Updates


Sent to all campus employees on 10/9/20.




General Updates 


Annual Drug-Free Workplace Notice

Cal State Fullerton is committed to promoting the health of its campus community members by creating an environment free from drug and alcohol abuse. All campus community members should be aware that the unlawful possession, use, manufacture, dispensation, or distribution of alcohol or drugs on University property or as part of any University-related activity is prohibited by both law and University policy. In accordance with CSU Executive Order 930, the annual notice for a Drug-Free Annual NoticePDF File outlines the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse in the workplace; drug and alcohol counseling, treatment, or rehabilitation programs available to employees; and penalties that may be imposed for drug and alcohol abuse violations occurring on University property or as part of a University-related activity. 


General Election 2020 & Employee Time Off to Vote

As a reminder, the General Election is Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Titan employees are encouraged to use their voice and vote. For more information and resources on the 2020 election, visit the CSUF General Election website. Some collective bargaining agreement provisions provide employees time off to vote. For more information on eligible collective bargaining units/agreement provisions, view the general election 2020 employee time off to vote memoPDF File .


HRDI Begins Effort to Implement Common Human Resources System

Cal State Fullerton has been selected by the Chancellor’s Office to implement the Common Human Resources System (CHRS).  HRDI has partnered with IT to begin the work effort to launch CHRS, which is scheduled to go live in late 2021. CHRS will consolidate Human Resource systems and data throughout the entire CSU.  Instead of 23 campuses and the Chancellor’s Office using a variety of HR systems and databases, we will all use a single, common system and database with standardized data and business processes.

It is a privilege to have been chosen, along with Stanislaus State, as one of the first two campuses to lead the long-anticipated CHRS project to fruition! Please visit the CHRS website for details, a timeline, FAQ’s, and a message from the project’s sponsors.




Diversity, Inclusion & Equity Programs (DIEP)


DIEP October 2020 Newsletter

Be sure to check out the DIEP October newsletter for upcoming events, programs, and learning opportunities to take advantage of this fall semester.


Titan Table Talks Series

Join the new Titan Table Talk series– a monthly dialogue event in which panelists are invited to speak on their personal and professional experiences as it relates to the selected theme. Utilizing the “narrative change” aspect of the Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation Framework, these events will help educate participants on the impact of various social justice issues on certain cultural identities to promote racial equity on campus.

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. Visit the Titan Table Talks webpage for the most up to date schedule of events and past event videos.


Introducing the Inclusion Champion Certificate Program (ICCP)

The Inclusion Champion Certificate is a program designed to help all members of CSUF engage in the inclusion and equity-minded efforts on campus through courses that provide opportunities for self-reflection, increase of cultural competency and awareness, and application to social, professional, and personal roles. View the ICCP Requirements and Course CatalogPDF File .





Total Wellness


2021 Open Enrollment Ends on October 16

Open Enrollment ends on October 16. This is your annual opportunity to review benefits and make changes for the upcoming year, effective January 1, 2021. Follow the HRDI Open Enrollment webpage for resources and updates and visit the CSU Open Enrollment webpage for additional information from the Chancellor’s Office. HRDI is one more virtual informational session to assist employees with open enrollment questions in person on Tuesday, October 12 at 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Visit the HRDI Open Enrollment webpage for registration and Zoom information.


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.


  • Health Conscious?- Join our conversations as we navigate eating and exercising in this “new normal”. We discuss eating habits, exercise, and goal setting. Learn what current WW at Work members are doing to stay on track. Non-WW at Work members are welcome. Join a session here on Tuesdays at 12:30 pm. To learn more, contact Alexandra Keyes at alkeyes@fullerton.edu.


  • Yoga Stretch and Strength-Namaste Titan family. Did you know that Yoga increases your flexibility, muscle strength, improves your respiration, energy and vitality, aids in weight reduction, cardio, and circulatory health? It is a physical, mental, and spiritual practice. If you want to improve in these areas, join us on Thursdays at 3:00 pm through December 17. Yoga mat or not, we will stretch and build on strength, reduce tension, and improve your concentration. Join a yoga session here on Thursdays at 3:00 pm.



Perks at Work: Weekly Virtual Class Offerings

The CSUF Perks at Work Program is a free savings program available to employees, their friends and families. Members can also take advantage of free live classes and videos to maintain a healthy work/life balance covering topics such as fitness, wellness, craft/DIY, parenting, kids’ activities and more! New classes are added weekly– view the schedule here and be sure to create your CSUF account on the CSUF Perks at Work Program webpage to take advantage of Perks at Work offerings.


Join the 2020 Recreation Movement

The Student Recreation Center is joining the 2020 Recreation Movement, which allows students, faculty, university staff and alumni to participate in free online workout classes from 100+ different colleges and universities across North America. Digital fitness and recreation are great ways to have people connect, engage, and stay healthy during these evolving times. Sign-up with your CSUF email, choose your class, and log your minutes!


Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

We are in unique times and they may be challenging for some. Our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) 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 LifeMatters ® and use the code “Titans” or call (800) 367-7474. Visit the EAP webpage on our website for more information on the program.


Fidelity (1:1) Phone and Virtual Consultations

Fidelity continues to offer 1:1 consultations, by phone and virtually. To sign up, please visit getguidance.fidelity.com and reserve the 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.





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 

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: 


Orange County Health Care Agency 

California Department of Public Health 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 

World Health Organization 


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 website.


COVID-19 Related Questions? 

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