Enterprise Risk Services has developed a new program to assist departments with funding of qualifying of items to be used towards safety improvements, such as equipment and training, or other safety related items. The program is aimed at increasing employee safety and a reduction of injuries and workers’ compensation claims. For more information on this Safety Purchase Assistance program, program documentation (which includes information on qualifying purchases) and to request funding through our online application form, please visit http://ehs.oregonstate.edu/osu-safety-purchase-assistance-program.
The following message is sent to you as a manager on behalf of Patrick Hughes, J.D., CRIS, Chief Risk Officer, Oregon State University
New Safety Purchase Assistance Program from Enterprise Risk Services
Enterprise Risk Services has developed a new program to assist departments with funding of qualifying of items to be used towards safety improvements, such as equipment and training, or other safety related items. The program is aimed at increasing employee safety and a reduction of injuries and workers’ compensation claims.
For more information on this Safety Purchase Assistance program, program documentation (which includes information on qualifying purchases) and to request funding through our online application form, please visit http://ehs.oregonstate.edu/osu-safety-purchase-assistance-program.
Patrick Hughes, J.D., CRIS,
Chief Risk Officer
Oregon State University
3015 SW Western Boulevard
Corvallis, OR 97333
Monthly Archives: July 2017
Eclipse Partial Campus Closure
Members of the university community,
As you likely know, a total solar eclipse will occur on Monday morning, Aug. 21, passing directly over the Willamette Valley and through Central Oregon on its way across the nation. As a result, Oregon is expected to attract hundreds of thousands of eclipse visitors from throughout the world. In anticipation, federal, state and local public agencies are preparing for significant traffic congestion and engaging in detailed advance safety plans.
Meanwhile, our Corvallis and OSU-Cascades campuses have extensive eclipse festival events planned for Aug. 19-21, including showcases of OSU Space Grant programs, as well as the innovative science and teaching conducted at the university. These eclipse activities include musical performances, public accommodations in our residence halls, and eclipse watch events.
With the travel safety of our students, employees and the public in mind, OSU leaders have decided to limit university operations on Aug. 21 to those providing basic services to the visiting public and those essential to maintaining campus safety and security.
As a result, classes will not be held, Monday, Aug. 21, and most OSU operations and campus buildings will be closed that day.
University divisions located on the Corvallis campus that will be open and have extensive eclipse day plans include:
- Department of Public Safety and Oregon State Police
- Student Health Services
- University Housing and Dining Services
- Memorial Union
- Intercollegiate Athletics
- University Relations and Marketing
- Parking and Transportation Services
- Facilities Services
Meanwhile, OSU-Cascades classes will be cancelled, however all campus buildings will remain open for eclipse programming. The following OSU-Cascades departments should report to work as assigned:
- Public Safety
- Housing and Dining Services
- Marketing and Communications
- Facilities and Operations, including Transportation
- Business Office
- Information Technology
If you are an OSU employee who is not working that day – as a result of this partial closure – please work now with your manager to prepare for your schedule for the week of the eclipse and/or discuss your leave usage for this closure day. For safety and security reasons, employees who typically work in campus buildings that will be closed on Aug. 21 should not seek to work from that campus location on the day of the eclipse closure and are encouraged to use leave or work from home as appropriate.Below is general employee information regarding the eclipse closure. Additional employee information and workplace FAQ’s will be added to the OSU eclipse web page this week.
- Unclassified non-exempt employees may take paid leave (vacation or comp time); work from home, if appropriate; request leave without pay; or work with their supervisor or manager to organize their schedule to work a full week over the remaining four days of that week.
- Classified employees may take paid leave (vacation, personal or comp time); request leave without pay, or work with their supervisor or manager to request an irregular or flexible work schedule for that week. An Irregular or Flexible Work Schedule Request form is not required to be completed for the week of Aug. 20 to accommodate the closure on Aug. 21, but may be referred to for conditions of employment (http://oregonstate.edu/admin/hristeam/irrflex.pdf).
- Unclassified exempt employees, who are scheduled to work at any time during the week of Aug. 20, do not need to take leave on Aug. 21. If an employee is scheduled to be off (such as for vacation) for the entire week of Aug. 20, the employee would record appropriate use of leave (such as for vacation) on Aug. 21.
If you have questions about scheduling or leave usage, please contact Employee Relations for assistance at Employee.Relations@oregonstate.edu.
I also encourage you to engage with the many university employees and students, who are making plans for OSU Space Grant Festival activities in Corvallis, the Bend Eclipse Experience and the Orange & Black Eclipse Festival in Central Oregon. These events will serve as a launch to OSU150 – the university’s celebration of its 150th anniversary as a public university.
Interim Vice President
Finance and Administration
Residents of Gilbert Hall and Gilbert Addition,
Information Services has planned a network outage for Gilbert Hall and Gilbert Addition on July 31st from 5pm to midnight to install new single mode fiber. Cosine would like to take this opportunity of the planned network outage to move Gilbert Hall and Gilbert Addition over to the New Core network.
Find more information about the New Core network here: https://cosine.oregonstate.edu/new-core-network. The link also includes a request form for those needing public IP addresses for network devices; please read the Q&A for details.
Benefits of the new core migration are:
- Improved speed to desktops. Currently, connections have a 100MB bandwidth, which will increase to 1GB.
- Added security & protection from the internet. All IPs are private (public IPs provided via request form).
- Added redundancy and improved network routing. On the old core, if hardware fails in another building, the failure has the potential to impact network traffic across campus.
- Network isolation adds the ability to separate sensitive devices (cameras, sensors, printers, etc.) from the workstation network.
- All network gear will be replaced, which in some cases is over 10 years old.
- Floor switches will have 20GB aggregate (2x10Gb) links to the Gilbert core router. Gilbert buildings will then be connected to the campus backbone at 40Gb.
On Tuesday, August 1st, if you do not have an internet connection, please restart your computer before contacting the helpdesk for assistance. And in rare cases, if you are unable to print after the network outage because your printers are added via IP, you will need to re-add printers; contact the helpdesk for instructions or refer to our documentation here: http://cosine.oregonstate.edu/faqs/printing.
If you have comments or concerns, replying to this email will create a ticket.
Please distribute this message to your colleagues in Gilbert.
Helpdesk Supervisor, Cosine IT Services
Division of Arts and Sciences
Oregon State University
541-737-5574 | Cordley 1003
We have an Incubator that came from John Westall’s Lab. It has not been used in 8 years and is just being stored. Before I send this Incubator to University Surplus, I want to offer it to any other PI’s in the Department.
Please contact Rusty Root If you are interested in this Equipment.
Seeking Adjunct Professor
NCU is continuing to seek an adjunct instructor for our Fall 2017 CHEM 321 Organic Chemistry course. This includes lecture on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm, from August 31st thru the end of the semester on December 15th. The CHEM 321L lab was taught by me the last time the course was offered, but the lecture adjunct could teach the Monday lab, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, as we if so desired.
We would greatly appreciate it if you could broadcast this call for an adjunct to appropriate parties and request that they follow the application process athttp://www.nwcu.edu/employment/adjunct-instructor-pool/.
Oregon State University has an institutional subscription to GrantFoward – An excellent resource to search for funding opportunities. Contact Research.Development@oregonstate.edu if you need assistance with creating a profile.