Human Resources


Save the Date - Open Enrollment 2021: Mark your calendars! Open Enrollment begins on September 20th, and ends October 15th. Plan changes and new rates for 2022 can be reviewed on our Open Enrollment site.
Financial Wellness Topics Presented by Patelco - October: Check out: Retirement Planning (October 22nd); Keeping More of What You Earn: Tax Free Investing (October 27th).
2021 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave (SPSL): Download SPSL form
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 - October: Check out: Cancer Warning Signs; Suicide Awareness; and The LifeMatters® App
CalPERS September Webinar - Open Enrollment: Join CalPERS for an informative webinar on October 13th at 11 a.m. to learn about your retirement estimate and payment options. Employees will be guided through the key steps in preparing for retirement and they'll go over recent update
Patelco SSU Sweatshirt Campaign: Open a membership between now and December 31, 2021, and get a Sonoma State Sweatshirt! Visit the Rohnert Park Branch of Patelco Credit Union, 985 Golf Course Drive, while supplies last!
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 2021.
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