September 11, 2020 News & Updates


Sent to all campus employees on 9/11/20 at 9:22 am. 




General Updates 


Video message from the Vice President for Human Resources, Diversity & Inclusion: 

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New Re-designed HRDI Website – Now Live!

Check out HRDI’s re-designed website and new look. Find all the same services, support, and Human Resources information, plus even more resources to guide you through your career at CSUF. Visit our website at


HRDI First Annual Customer Satisfaction Survey Results

The first annual HRDI Customer Satisfaction Survey was established earlier this year to analyze our service to the campus community and identify clear areas for improvement. The results of the survey data provide valuable feedback, insights into the employee experience, and allow our division to identify opportunities for improvement, areas of success, and how to prioritize the needs of our customers. Our team appreciates all of those who completed the survey and contributed to these findings. The 2020 survey outcomes are now available on our website.


Payroll Tax Deferral - Update

On August 8, 2020, President Trump issued a Presidential Memorandum directing the IRS to allow the deferral (not waiver) of withholding, deposit, and payment of payroll tax obligations for certain employees effective September 1, 2020. IRS guidance provided on August 28, 2020, clarifies that employers can, but are not required to, participate in this program. After evaluation and consideration of the IRS guidance, the State of California and the State Controller’s Office decided not to participate in the Federal Tax Deferral program proposed.


Titans Return: COVID-19 Recovery Website

For more information on campus re-entry plans, employee and student FAQs, safety protocols, and resources, please visit the updated Titans Return: COVID-19 Recovery websiteOpens in new window . Continue to check the site regularly for additional updates from the University as well as state and local response.


How to Report COVID-19 Cases or Exposure at CSUF

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 Student/Employee COVID-19 Self-Reporting FormOpens in new window . Visitors and Vendors may report using the CSUF Visitor/Vendor COVID-19 Self-Reporting FormOpens in new window . CSUF’s Infectious Diseases Response Team reviews and verifies COVID-19 confirmed cases and responds to concerns from the campus community on COVID-19.




Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Programs (DIEP)


DIEP September 2020 Newsletter

Check out the revamped DIEP September newsletterOpens in new window for upcoming events, programs, and  learning opportunities to take advantage of this fall semester.


Save the Date! Conversation with The Book of Unknown Americans author Cristina Henríquez

Join the author and other readers of this year’s One Book, One CSUF program on Thursday, October 8 at 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm. Engage in conversation while exploring the unforgettable story of two families, brought together by love and tragedy, each struggling to find their place in a new country. In addition to this main event, the author will offer a writing-based workshop earlier in the day. More details to come! Complete this quick surveyOpens in new window to receive a free copy of the book!






Total Wellness


2021 Open Enrollment is September 21 – October 16

Open Enrollment is September 21 to October 16. This is your annual opportunity to review benefits and make changes for the upcoming year, effective January 1, 2021. This year, a new virtual solution has been created for accessing benefits resources.  Find up-to-date information on the CSU Open Enrollment webpageOpens in new window and tune into the Virtual Benefits Fair, on Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, where you can chat with providers and the benefits team. You must register here Opens in new window to get access to the CSU open enrollment webpage, which will also host the virtual benefits fair. Registration is now open. Follow the HRDI Open Enrollment webpage for this and information and other updates.


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.


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. 


  • Quick & Easy Healthy Meals- Running out of recipes or just want to learn a new one? Join the Total Wellness Team and your colleagues each week as they demo one of their favorite healthy recipes. This segment takes place Wednesdays at 12:00 pm through September 23. Join a Healthy Meals session here on Wednesdays at noon.


  • 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


  • 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.


Fidelity (1:1) Phone and Virtual Consultations

Fidelity continues to offer 1:1 consultations, by phone and virtually. To sign up, please visit in new window  and reserve the time that works best for you. You may also contact Christian Frost at 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  



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