Covered California Education Coming to CI!

Starting January 2014, most Californians are required to have some type of health insurance. Covered California (CC) is the State’s new insurance marketplace that allows you to compare and choose affordable plans. CI has arranged for a United Way Covered California Certified Educator to visit campus in November to answer questions about health insurance. The Educator can explain what this new requirement means to you.

Learn more…..attend one of the following:

Group Presentations:

  • Santa Cruz Village, G1 Lounge: Tuesday, Nov. 5, 10-11:30 a.m.
  • Student Union (SUB) Meeting Room A (2021): Tuesday, Nov. 5, 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Anacapa Village Commons: Tuesday, Nov. 12, 6-7:30 p.m.

One on One Sessions:

  • SUB Coville Conference Room (1080): Wednesday, Nov. 20, 10-11:30 a.m.
  • SUB Meeting Room A (2021): Wednesday, Nov. 20, 5-6:30 p.m.

If you are unable to attend one of the sessions above, you may also contact Catherine Pedrosa at or call 805-485-6288 ext. 270. Or connect with Covered California at/on:; 1-888-975-1142; Twitter @coveredca;; and Google+ /

For more information, contact Deborah Gravelle, Assistant to the Dean of Students, at ext. 3177 or

CalPERS Annual Member Statements

CalPERS Annual Member Statements (AMS) will be available online for active members on Oct. 28. This supports CalPERS’ ongoing efforts in reducing costs and supporting a green community. You can access your AMS online by logging into your myCalPERS account at.

If you have not registered for an account, you will need to register first. The AMS will include your accumulated service breakdown of contributions and interest, name of employer(s), and retirement formula as of June 2013.

If you have questions about your AMS, contact the CalPERS Customer Contact Center at 888-225-7377.

For more information, contact Diana Enos, Human Resources Manager, at ext. 8426 or

Window Washing Initiative

Facilities Services (formerly known as Operations, Planning & Construction) recently accomplished an important milestone by implementing a structured and scheduled window cleaning program. The first campus-wide window cleaning was completed this summer thanks to the dedication of the Facilities Services staff and the help of newly acquired equipment. New, ultra-light carbon fiber equipment makes the process quicker while the use of deionized water eliminates the need for chemicals.

A team of custodians cleaned all the interior windows throughout campus and Danny McDougald, a lead custodian, dedicated two months to washing all the exterior windows including unoccupied buildings. The improved process and increased frequency of campus-wide window washing is just one example of the efforts put forth by members of Facilities Services to enhance the campus.

For more information, contact Austin Eriksson, Sustainability & Operations Analyst for Facilities Services, at ext. 3507 or

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© Wavelength October 31, 2013

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