Professor of Management Ronald Purser was featured on Radio New Zealand's show Saturday Morning to discuss his book and personal mindfulness philosophy.
Purser explains to Kim Hill, host of Saturday Morning, how mindfulness has been used as a one-size-fits-all solution for stress in the workplace. However, he believes that the way corporate wellness initiatives have been co-opted from mindfulness practices render them ineffective. "In other words," he says, "stress is in many ways a public health issue, it's generated by structural and material conditions, but those aren't really examined within the mindfulness communities."
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Under the general supervision of the Director for Disability Programs & Resource Center, the Accessible Procurement Analyst (AA/S I) coordinates accessibility reviews for campus purchases and/or acquisitions of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in accordance with the Accessible Technology Initiative (ATI). This position works with campus requesters, campus partners, vendors, and members of the Accessible Technology Services team at the Disability Programs and Resource Center (DPRC) to ensure compliance with applicable laws and policies. This position also provides departmental administrative support in the areas of purchasing, travel, business continuity, employee accommodations, technology, and completion of annual ATI reports.
ATI Procurement Coordination
- Review each Information and Communication Technology (ICT) purchase request submitted via the campus ticketing system and determine impact to campus community based on information provided by requestor and/or third-party vendor as appropriate.
- Review accessibility documentation provided by the vendor, such as a Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) or Accessibility Conformance Report (ACR), to determine accessibility level of product.
- Communicate with vendors that need further guidance on completing VPATs/ACRs and attend vendor demonstrations of products. Consult with Program Manager for Accessible Technology Services (ATS) and Web Accessibility Coordinator as appropriate.
- Distribute accessibility testing results of vendor products to requester and/or vendor.
- Work with ATS Program Manager and various departments to develop Equally Effective Alternate Access Plans (EEAAPs) for products that are not fully accessible. Work with vendors to create Accessibility Road maps as appropriate.
- Maintain a database of product accessibility that affords documentation, aggregation, management, and transfer-ability of purchases at SF State.
- Provide training to campus requestors on the Accessible Procurement Process.
- Serve as accessibility representative on campus-wide RFP committees for technology products.
- Under the oversight of the ATS Program Manager, participate in the strategic planning process for campus ATI, making annual recommendations for campus-wide implementation of procurement-based access initiatives.
- Actively participate in appropriate CSU ATI system-wide discussions (e.g. CSU Procurement Community of Practice) and procurement related campus-wide committees that focus on providing disability access to technology.
- Collaborate with other CSU campuses and the Chancellor's Office to identify approaches and best practices for compliance with accessibility requirements that pertain to procurement. Oversee efforts to implement these practices on campus, when appropriate.
- Consult and collaborate with SF State's Procurement, IT Security, and Purchasing Card offices to develop policies and procedures for procurement practices that comply with federal, state, and CSU regulations regarding accessibility.
Department Administrative Functions
- Upon referral by the Employee Accommodations Program, coordinate the installation and training of assistive technology for employees with disabilities by working with ATS Program Manager and Accessible Media Program Coordinator. Document all interactions with employee accommodations program.
- Under the oversight of the ATS Program Manager, prepare annual ATI reports reflecting all goals and deliverables achieved in the areas of instructional materials, web accessibility, and procurement. Gather and store evidence for these reports and assists in submission of these reports to the CSU Chancellor's Office.
- Serve as a back-up for departmental procurement functions that include office supplies, technology, and general purchasing.
- Serve as a back-up in providing assistance to department colleagues with completion of travel forms and travel expense reports.
- Under the oversight of the ATS Program Manager, annually maintain and update the DPRC Business Continuity plan.
Other Duties as Assigned
At All Times
- Demonstrate behaviors that are in line with the User Friendly Principles (P530C) and Principles of Conduct for a Multi-Cultural University (P30D).
- Demonstrate safe work practices for oneself, others and the office environment.
Entry to this classification requires general knowledge and skills in the applicable administrative and/or program field with a foundational knowledge of public administration principles, practices, and methods. This foundation would normally be obtained through a bachelor's degree and/or equivalent training and administrative work experience involving study, analysis, and/or evaluation leading to the development or improvement of administrative policies, procedures, practices, or programs.
- Working knowledge of, and the ability to apply standard theories, principles, practices, and techniques that are applicable to the program and/or administrative specialty in order to develop conclusions and make recommendations.
- Thorough knowledge of policies, procedures, and outside regulations pertaining to the applicable program and/or administrative specialty.
- Working knowledge of operational and fiscal analysis and techniques.
- Ability to take initiative and independently plan, organize, coordinate, and perform work in various situations where numerous and diverse demands are involved.
- Skill in the research, development, and evaluation of policies and programs, including skill in the collection, evaluation, and interpretation of data, to develop sound conclusions and make appropriate recommendations.
- Expertise in investigating and analyzing problems with a broad administrative impact and implication.
- Ability to anticipate problems and address them proactively.
- Demonstrate ability to effectively interpret, organize, and present information and ideas in written and/or presentation form.
- Ability to train others on new skills and procedures and provide overall direction.
Bachelor's degree, or equivalent professional experience with technology.
- Five years of professional experience in working with technology.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
- Prior knowledge reviewing product accessibility documentation, such as Voluntary Product
Accessibility Templates (VPATs) or Accessibility Conformance Reports (ACRs).
- Highly proficient in working with databases and spreadsheets.
- Ability to train others on new skills and procedures.
- Thorough knowledge of and ability to apply extensive expertise to complex programs and/or
- Ability to work with third party vendors and representatives from public and private entities.
- Prior experience working with students with disabilities in a post-secondary education setting.
- Core Competencies - embody the following competencies:
- Bias toward collaboration and teamwork.
- Effective oral, written and nonverbal communication skills.
- Customer/Client Focus with an emphasis in problem solving and resolution.
- Personal effectiveness and credibility as demonstrated by interpersonal and professional
- Diversity and inclusion
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