Our employees' safety and well-being is our campus' top priority. We are committed to being available during this time of uncertainty to support you.
Please email your appropriate OHR staff member and they will respond as quickly as possible. In addition, the HR main line (760) 750-4418 and email account (firstname.lastname@example.org) will continue to be monitored.
Per the new systemwide California State University Chancellor's Office policy, the COVID-19 vaccine will be required for all students, faculty, and staff this fall in order to access campus facilities or participate in in-person classes and activities. The policy is being implemented without waiting for any further action by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration due to concerns with the Delta variant and reflects existing immunization requirements for measles, hepatitis, chickenpox, and others.
Faculty and staff must be fully vaccinated (two weeks after their final dose) or submit a medical or religious exemption by September 30, 2021. Employees represented by CSUEU will need to complete the certification process by October 27, 2021. Employees represented by APC will need to complete the certification process by December 22, 2021.
For additional information on vaccination resources and the interim policy, please visit https://www.calstate.edu/coronavirus/employee-resources/Pages/vaccination-resources.aspx.
The requirement covers all faculty and staff who intend to be on campus for any period. Vaccination will be required at CSUSM to access campus facilities or participate in in-person classes and activities.
Please visit the county's website to make an appointment or to find a convenient location.
Employees may submit their vaccination documentation through the Employee Vaccine Certification Program (VCP).
The vaccination requirement allows for employees to seek an exemption based on medical or religious grounds.
Medical Exemption: due to a medical (including mental health) condition for which an approved vaccine presents a significant risk of a serious adverse reaction. Any medical exemption must be verified by a certified or licensed healthcare professional and submitted to the university.
Religious Exemption: due to either (i) a person’s sincerely held religious belief, observance, or practice, which includes any traditionally recognized religion, or (ii) beliefs, observances, or practices which an individual sincerely holds and that occupy a place of importance in that individual’s life, comparable to that of traditionally recognized religions.
Period of use: January 1 - September 30, 2021
Hours: 80 hours for full time and prorated for less than full time.
Eligibility: All employees (except rehire annuitants and in part for work study students).
For more information, visit the Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (SPSL) website.
Employees must request to replace leave accruals used for reasons cited on the COVID Related Leaves website. Hours will not be automatically adjusted.
Employees must complete the appropriate form and email Melanie Hobbs at email@example.com to request an adjustment of hours.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you require an accessible version of the request form.
The CalPERS Regional Offices are currently closed, but members can still contact the CalPERS Center at (888) 225-7377 to schedule a phone appointment or ask questions. As long as employees remain in active pay status, they will continue to accrue service credit as usual. Any changes to the employee's time base will impact the service credit accrual rate.
Employees who are planning to have already submitted their retirement applications to CalPERS can move forward with their retirement as planned. Please contact HR with any additional questions via email@example.com.
CSUSM is committed to supporting our employees in navigating these challenges. We are deeply grateful to you for the work you are doing to help us continue to serve our students and maintain operations in a time of uncertainty and anxiety
Our Employee Assistance Program, Empathia, provides well-being and counseling support 24/7 and can be reached at 800-367-7474 or online at www.mylifematters.com (password: cougars).