Human Resources

Announcements

Summer 2022 Employee Wellness Program: The current schedule of activities can be found here.
Working Advantage June Highlights: Check out special offers from Working Advantage to plan your summer vacation including theme park tickets, hotels, and rental cars. Get savings on the latest in health and fitness for National Employee Wellness Month or find the perfect gift for the grad or dad in your life.
Patelco Credit Union Special Enrollment Offer: Join Patelco with a free checking account by June 17th and receive a $50 opening bonus. See flyer for full details.
Fiscal Year 2022-2023 Payroll Calendars: Updated payroll calendars for the new fiscal year are now available.
Annual Performance Evaluations: A reminder to all managers that annual performance evaluations, covering your employees’ performance from July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022, are due in HR by August 1, 2022.
Upcoming Summer Bridge Appointment Dates: 1874 bridge student assistant hiring dates are 06/01/2022 - 08/18/2022
June's National Health Observance - Men's Health: Health Tip Flyer of the Month, Men's Health, sponsored by United Healthcare Wellness.
Direct Deposit for the May 2022 Pay Period: The Direct Deposit posting date for the May 2022 pay period is Wednesday, June 1st.  Please refer to the 2022 posting dates for the remainder of the year.
Financial Wellness Topics Presented by Patelco - June: Check out: Savings Strategies (June 8th); Splash Into Summer (June 10th); Repaying Student Loans (June 14th); and 5 Things Every Woman Should Know About Investing (June 22nd). 
Empathia Monthly Promotional Content - June: Check out: Vacationing on a Budget; and A Healthy Sleep Routine. As a reminder, you may download The LifeMatters® App for convenient access to materials.
CalPERS June Webinar - Leaving Your CalPERS Employer: Gain a better understanding of your options for your CalPERS contributions and benefits if you leave a CalPERS-covered employer before retirement. Join CalPERS on Wednesday, June 15th at 11:00 a.m. to learn about the effects of separating. 
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.

Mission

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.  

Services

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