11-21-22 Staff Update
In this message:
- Sign up to work Football Zero Waste this Saturday 11/26
- Environmental Center office closed this week
- Timesheet due next Monday 11/28
- Be a Zero Waste goalie at Right Here Right Now Global Climate Summit
- EcoVisits hiring for Spring Semester
And other Resources for student staff such as schedule of pay days, paid sick time info, staff contact list, and more.
Read on for details…
Fall Break: Join the Zero Waste Football Crew
This Saturday November 26th
Last home football game of the season! Keeping game and fan waste from the landill depends on lots of hands - Special pay rate of $18 - $20 for your zero waste work. Staff also get a free wristband to attend the game. Sign up here!
Environmental Center office closed for Fall Break
The Ecenter is closed this week - staff will be working remotely on Monday 11/21 and Tuesday 11/22. Wednesday through Friday are campus holidays and buildings are closed.
Timesheets are due Monday 11/28
Submit your work hours for the period 11/13 - 11/26 by end of day Monday 11/28.
Zero Waste Goalies needed for Right Here Right Now Global Climate Summit
Friday 12/2, Saturday 12/3 and Sunday 12/4
EcoVisits Team hiring for Spring Semester
The EcoVisits Team is a group of E-Center students dedicated to improving sustainability lifestyle habits among their fellow college students. Through peer to peer education, this team provides education and tools to help others immediately reduce their environmental impact! You can expect team work and peer to peer interactions with your fellow students who live on and off campus. $15/hr to start. 5-15 hours per week. Apply here.
More Environmental Center events listed on our online calendar.
Pay Dates for the Fall 2022 semester
|Two-Week Work Period||Time sheet Complete and Submit Deadline||Friday Pay Day (2 weeks after work period ends)|
|Aug 7 - Aug 20||Monday, Aug 22||September 2|
|Aug 21 - Sept 3||Monday, Sept 5||September 16|
|Sept 4 - Sept 17||Monday, Sept 19||September 30|
|Sept 18 - Oct 1||Monday, Oct 3||October 14|
|Oct 2 - Oct 15||Monday, Oct 17||October 28|
|Oct 16 - Oct 29||Monday, Oct 31||November 11|
|Oct 30 - Nov 12||Monday, Nov 14||November 25|
|Nov 13 - Nov 26||Monday, Nov 28||December 9|
|Nov 27 - Dec 10 **||Monday, Dec 12||December 23|
|Dec 11 - Dec 24
** Last Day graduating seniors can work is Thursday Dec 8
|Monday, Dec 26||January 6, 2023|
E-Center Staff Contact List
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Sick leave - Paid time off for CU student staff
All CU student employees accrue paid sick leave to help when you have to miss a work shift (for any work since Jan 1, 2021).
- Always reach out to your supervisor with advance notification of any work you have to miss.
- For every 30 hours you work (beginning Jan 1, 2021), you accrue 1 hour of paid sick leave (.034 hr leave for every 1 hour worked).
- Sick leave balances can be viewed on a tile in the MyCUinfo portal, under CU Resources, My Info and Pay.
- Hours worked across all jobs at CU are eligible for leave that can be taken at any CU job.
- Sick leave may be used for physical illness, mental illness, health condition, medical treatment or diagnosis, preventative medical care, or non-work injury, or to care for a family member. It can also be used when an employee or family member has been the victim of domestic abuse, sexual assault, or harassment and needs to be absent from work. There are some other instances when sick leave can be used, which can be viewed here.
- You can only request as much paid time as you have accrued - any time off beyond your sick leave balance will be unpaid.
- To request paid sick leave for an Environmental Center shift that you have to miss, select "Sick (part time) Paid Time Off" from the Program drop-down list in your Quickbooks Time/TSheets timesheet, then enter the amount of time you want to take (within your balance available). For sick time to be used at other CU jobs, check with your supervisor or departmental payroll administrator at that job to find out how to request sick time off. Note that the sick leave balance in TSheets is an estimate and may not accurately reflect your balance if you work other CU jobs.
- Questions? Reach out to email@example.com
Work-Study: What is it? Are you Eligible?
Work-Study is need-based financial aid that allows students to earn money for college expenses by working a part-time job. Work-study jobs are funded by the federal and state government and include both on and off-campus positions. Work-study is a program that benefits both the employee and employer: Students earn a pay check, as with any job, but a majority of the wages are paid by financial aid funds rather than the employing department. When students with work-study awards work with the Environmental Center, our staffing budget goes further and we can hire more students!
Are you eligible for a work-study award? First you have to submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). CU Boulder receives a limited amount of work-study funding from federal and state sources each year. Not all eligible students receive a work-study award. If you think you might be eligible, please check with the Student Employment office to find out more!
Ergonomic Recommendations for Healthy Work Habits
When you work on a computer for hours at a time, proper office ergonomics — including correct chair height, adequate equipment spacing and good desk posture -- can help you and your neck, shoulders, wrists, and back stay comfortable and healthy over the long term.
The goal is for your shoulders, neck, back, arms and wrists to be relaxed and not stressed, reaching, or at angles.
- The top of your display monitor should be straight in front of you or *slightly* below eye level
- Use a laptop stand or books, box, etc on a table, to prop display up to correct level
- Use remote keyboard and trackpad/mouse, preferably on your lap, so that you are not reaching up onto a table or out in front of you, or bending your wrists to type/ point
- When sitting
- feet should be flat on the floor or on a footrest
- back should be straight and supported by the back of your chair
- Vary positions throughout the day. Stand sometimes, sit sometimes.
- Take lots of breaks. Get up and walk around.
- Give your eyes a break too: Every 20 minutes, take 20 seconds and focus on something 20 feet away.
More info and visuals available at: https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/adult-health/in-depth/office-ergonomics/art-20046169
- If you are a student and are living in the Boulder area see updates at https://www.colorado.edu/volunteer/food.
- CU Student Government food resources
- You're also invited to 'Free Food on Campus' on GroupMe. Join GroupMe.
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Campus Financial Aid & Payment Assistance
- Apply for financial aid
- Accept any offered federal loans
- Tuition and fee payment plans
- Other options for paying for college
- Financial options for international students
Health & Well-Being
- Mental health counseling sessions and other services
- Support for temporary medical conditions
- Other wellness resources
- And, anyone on the E-Center staff can provide you with information and resources if you or your family/friends/roommates etc. are struggling or sick and need help. We are here for you! Email staff individually or at email@example.com.
University of Colorado COVID Updates and resources
Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)
Explore AASHE resources and programs to find materials to support campus sustainability leadership, and ways you can develop and prepare yourself for entering the workforce.
Environmental Center Student Staff Handbook
A summary of best work practices and expectations for student staff
Environmental Center Job Postings
Environmental Center New Hire Information
Info for new student hires at the Environmental Center, including new hire forms, instructions for Direct Deposit, timesheets, required trainings, and more
Past E-Center staff weekly updates