Human Resources

Announcements

Financial Wellness Topics Presented by Patelco - December: Check out: Car Buying Decisions (December 10th) and Understanding Credit (December 15th). Take a break and join Patelco for some holiday fun with Reindeer Games with Patelco! (December 17th) to play some virtual games and chances to win prizes!
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 - December: Check out: Holiday Spending; Family Conflicts and the Holidays; and The LifeMatters® App
CalPERS December Webinar - Pre-Retirement Survivor Benefits: Join CalPERS for an informative webinar on December 15th at 11 a.m. to learn about the benefits your survivors and beneficiaries may be eligible for if you pass away before you retire.
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.

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