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September 2016
Embracing the New Campus Carry Law...The safety and security of our campus is of the upmost importance and has been made our top priority when it comes to the new campus carry law that went into effect this past August 1, 2016.  As a result, Human Resources and University Police worked closely with our faculty, staff, and students to provide training and educational resources in order to familiarize the campus of the in's and out's of this new law.  To learn more, watch this awesome video.
Did you know...
Facilities Management processed approximately 4200 work orders this summer. More than a quarter of those work orders, 1086 to be exact, were processed during the week right before school started.  Mind blowing right?  Our Facilities guys have been crazy busy this summer so the next time you see them on campus, give them a big pat on the back.  They deserve it!
In the late 1960's shortly after becoming a four-year institution, ASU had its biggest building boom. Which building was constructed during this time? 
A.)  Rassman Building
B.)  Texan Hall
C.)  Carr Hall
D.)  Porter Henderson Library

Continue reading for the answers... 
Travel's Top 5 Helpful Hints
5.  Got Receipts?  In order to insure their safe arrival, remember to tape those charming little slips to a piece of paper before sending our way.
4.  When reserving your rental vehicle(s), it's always good to verify that they have the correct form of payment and are aware your rental is under a state contract.
3.  Are you staying overnight?  If so, be sure to include your hotel tax(es) under incidental expenses on your Travel Authorization Request Form.
2.  Be a Smooth Operator.  When requesting those travel advances, remember to send those requests over at least five (5) days prior to your trip.  
1.  It's okay to ask questions.  We are always here to help and if you need more travel training, know that we offer classes monthly for you to attend.  Next class is Tuesday, October 18th.  Sign Up Here.
That's Impressive...
We have definitely kept our Accounts Payable Department exceptionally busy this past fiscal year.  Can you believe they processed a total of 19,182 invoices?  That's over 1,600 more invoices than last fiscal year.  Way to go AP!
Have you heard the buzz... This past May, the US Department of Labor issued some changes in the overtime rule.  The salary threshold for white collar exemptions from overtime was increased from $23,660 to $47,476.  So what does this mean for the University? While a large portion of our employees will remain exempt under the teacher exemption rules, beginning November 1, 2016, those employees earning below the new salary threshold will likely become hourly and eligible for overtime pay.  If you are one of these employees, we encourage you to attend one of our weekly training sessions as there are some unique characteristics that everyone at ASU should be made aware.  FMI on rules/training sessions... 
Danke schön... Environmental Health, Safety, and Risk Management would like to send a huge Thank You to all who have renewed their driver authorizations.  If you're unsure of who has been approved in your department, please take a minute to review the Approved Driver List.  Any drivers you feel should be on the list who are not will need to complete a Driver Approval Request Form; and if driving carts or vans will also need to complete those trainings, which are coordinated through the EHSRM Office
It's Jabber Time!  Is that infernally long meeting keeping you from asking your coworker a quick question? How do you have a conversation without interrupting your boss letting him know that this meeting is contributing to your early death?  Well, the Information Technology Department has the application to help you share these important moments with your coworkers.  I am, of course, talking about the instant messaging application Jabber.  If you are interested in learning more about Jabber, or are interested in using Jabber in your office, you can find out more here...
Catering gets an upgrade... Catering has revamped and hit a whole new level.  Chartwells is now offering an easy to order, user friendly way to place your orders with CaterTrax.  This new system is an online website where you place your catering orders with a simple click of the button.  Just go to the website, create an account, and order away.  Easy as one, two, three. FMI Contact Chartwell...    
It's a Blue and Gold Metamorphosis...  If you haven't noticed, our Facilities Management folks have been very busy upgrading our campus this summer.  From the ASU Spirit Banners on the buildings, to the blue and gold classrooms, to the refreshing facelift of our campus landscaping.  Pictured above is our most recent transformation of the fountain area that once surrounded ASU's Ram and Ewe statues in front of the Junell Center.  So, if you haven't had an opportunity to see these enhancements, then you should definitely take a stroll around campus before it gets "too cold".

Upcoming University Holidays

November 24-25, 2016
December 23-30, 2016
January 16, 2017

Full Holiday Calendar
Built in 1954, the Hardeman Building was named after the former Mayor of San Angelo and Texas Legislator Dorsey B. Hardeman.
Congratulations to Martha Cox for being named the 2016 Homecoming Honoree for Outstanding Staff. 
Basketball Season Tickets go on sale starting October 10th! Let's have a sellout crowd cheering on our athletes!  Come see us at our new location over in the Foster Field at 1st Community Credit Union Stadium.
In order to be in compliance with SB 20, ASU along with other TTUS Institutions composed a contract management handbook which established guidelines for processes and best practice recommendations. Please review before making your next purchase.
The Budget Office has made some updates to their form.  Here is the NEW Operating Budget Adjustment Request Form.
D.) Porter Henderson Library - 1967
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