Tips and Tricks

Sometimes work can be challenging. Software gets updated, processes changed or templates redesigned. This is where Corporation employees can find tips for getting work done efficiently and tricks when something gets changed.

How to Bake an Award-Winning Pie

This December brought, among many fun events, the inaugural Cal Poly Corporation Holiday Gathering Pie Contest. This festive gathering brought CPC staff together to bear witness to a Mad Max-style bake off between six confident bakers and their creations, lobbying...

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How to Budget for the Holidays

The holiday season is right around the corner, and though it promises fun celebrations, it also promises lots of spending. It is easy to get stressed during this time, especially when finances are at stake. But worry not, accounting team members from throughout CPC...

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How To Use Your Personal Day Before It Expires

Have you used your personal day yet? Cal Poly Corporation employees work hard every year, and as a little benefit they get a personal day to use whenever they feel like it. These personal days do expire in January, so make sure that you use yours by the end of the...

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How to Make Changes During Open Enrollment

Open enrollment has arrived! Once every year, Cal Poly Corporation employees have the opportunity to change their health benefits. From Sept. 19 to Oct. 14, they can make changes to their medical, dental and vision, life and other insurance plans. This is also the...

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How to Get Your P-Card Questions Answered

Do you have questions about your P-Card? Are you curious about card activation, cardholder procedures, reconciling your statement, allowable purchases or any other information about the P-Card program? The P-Card page on the CPC website has all of the answers. Be sure...

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How to Travel Cyber-Safely this Summer

It’s time to unwind and unplug and, oddly enough these days a smartphone or other device are often companions on these ventures. Whether it’s travel for business or pleasure, ITS has some simple tips on how to travel cyber-safely. Quick note: if you are traveling with...

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How to Avoid FOMO (Fear of Missing Out)

It inevitably happens to the best of us. The team meeting rolls around and everyone is talking about the latest happening or newest announcement and you have no clue what they’re talking about. Then, the fear of missing out starts to creep into your life. FOMO, as the...

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How to Be More Mindful

Mindfulness is the practice of being fully present. This means being more aware of your feelings and sensations in any moment. Living presently can help foster a sense of contentment and ease. The conscious effort to be more mindful comes with countless benefits. It...

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How to Get IT Support

The Cal Poly Corporation IT department recently merged with university ITS as part of the larger IT centralization. But worry not, CPC still has a dedicated technician who is onsite, easy to contact and quick to respond. There are many ways to request support. ...

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How to Throw a Cornhole Bag

The corporation’s Cornhole Tournament is just around the corner and based on the results of the last tourney, some tips on how to throw are in order. Apparently, it’s all about the grip. The humble scribe behind Pro Tip went above and beyond to research some tips on...

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How to Get Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests

Free at-home COVID-19 test kits are available and are simple to order online through the United States Postal Service.  The website covidtests.gov/ is taking orders for the free tests. Each household is eligible for four free tests.  Simply follow the link and fill...

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How to Receive W2s and 1095s Electronically

Cal Poly Corporation employees can opt-in for faster, safer and environmentally friendly, electronic delivery of W2’s and 1095’s tax forms through Doculivery. Staff can access the Doculivery website via the Cal Poly Portal through the CPC Paycheck section....

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How to Use Grubhub

Last year, to help create a safer experience for staff and customers, Campus Dining went to a Grubhub-only purchasing process. This year Grubhub is still the preferred process. Not only does it create a contactless experience, it also limits your time standing around...

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