Human Resources


Financial Wellness Topics Presented by Patelco - January: Check out: Are you Financially Healthy? (January 11th); Budgeting Made Easy (January 12th); Credit Card Makeover: Getting Out of Debt (January 21st); and Smart Moves to Pay Off Debt (January 26th). 
Lobo Seawolf Annual Performance Evaluations: A reminder to all managers that annual performance evaluations, covering your employees’ performance from July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021, are due in HR by August 1, 2021.
Empathia Monthly Promotional Content - January: Check out: The Power of Meditation; Responding with Empathy After a Loss; and The LifeMatters® App
CalPERS January Webinar - Social Security and Your CalPERS Pension: Join CalPERS for an informative webinar on January 12th at 11 a.m. to learn about the two provisions that can affect your Social Security benefit: the Windfall Elimination Provision and the Government Pension Offset.
Cal Employee Connect: The State Controller’s Office (SCO) has produced a tool that will allow employees to view their earnings statements and W-2’s, along with personal information. Learn more on how you can be a part of the program.
CSU Supplemental Retirement Plan 403(b) Program: See plan features for 2022.
Know Your Retirement Benefits: To understand the various retirement benefits available to State employees please review this comparison worksheet. Additional information about all the retirement plans can be found on our website
CalPERS Virtual Resources: Access your myCalPERS account to verify your account balance, learn how to run retirement estimates, and generate a verification of income or member account balance letter.

Human Resources

The HR Department at Sonoma State celebrates the intrinsic value of each individual and the power that’s harnessed when we work together. We recognize our role as cultural architects on campus, and we are committed to supporting, transforming and bridging all of life’s employment transitions from recruitment to retirement and everything in between. Everything matters. We are committed to creating a collaborative work environment that promotes high-performing teams and supports Sonoma State’s mission to prepare students for an exciting future. We are experts in our fields and genuinely care about employees and their success. You can count on us to provide thoughtful, integrated solutions that are crafted with integrity and vision.


Our mission is to help employ, develop, motivate, and retain a diverse and engaged workforce. We are committed to meeting the needs of the University through the highest level of consultation, responsiveness, and accuracy in our service delivery. We don’t just believe in service excellence – we celebrate it!  Our collaborative, results-oriented approach helps to build healthy partnerships, successful outcomes and high-performing teams throughout the Sonoma State campus community.  


The Human Resources Office reports under the Vice President for Administration and Finance and provides a variety of services to the campus community, including:

  • General Employment
  • Benefits
  • Class/Compensation Administration
  • Employee Relations & Compliance
  • Payroll
  • Title IX Compliance
  • Grants/Contracts
  • Student Employment
  • Training/Development