Payroll and Benefits


Fiscal Year 2022-2023 Payroll Calendars: Updated payroll calendars for the new fiscal year are now available.
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 - May: Check out: Market and Economic Update (May 11th); The Sandwich Generation (May 13th); Understanding Credit (May 25th); and Patelco Investments Professionals Panel Micro Session (May 20th). 
Empathia Monthly Promotional Content - May: Check out: the Spring Newsletter: Thriving in Uncertainty. As a reminder, you may download The LifeMatters® App for convenient access to materials.
CalPERS May Webinar - Your Online Service Retirement Application: Skip the stamp or office visit by applying for your service retirement online. Join the 20-minute Your Online Service Retirement Application webcast on Wednesday, May 11th at 11:00 a.m. Follow along while CalPERS shows you how to submit your application in your myCalPERS account.
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.

Our mission is to deliver quality services to you, to ensure the accurate and timely provision of your compensation and benefits.

We are a team committed to working in partnership with you for continuous improvement in the delivery of services.

Employees will find information on Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, leave benefits, payroll, savings plans, retirement plans, taxes, forms to complete, and helpful web sites.

Things to Know

  • Employee Assistance Program - The employee assistance program (EAP) is designed to provide professional assistance to state faculty, staff and their families (dependents and permanent household members) in assessing and resolving personal problems that may be affecting well-being or job performance.
  • Employee Wellness - Sonoma State promotes a culture of wellness amongst faculty and staff to encourage personal and professional productivity, physical and mental well-being, and promote a healthy lifestyle. 
  • Ergonomics -  The Ergonomics Program supports employees by providing training, ergonomic evaluations, recommendations and planning for the office and the trades.
  • Tuition Waiver -  Fee waiver (or tuition assistance) entitles eligible CSU employees (and in some cases their spouse, domestic partner or dependent child) to enroll in courses at any CSU campus and have fees waived or reduced.
  • Employee Discounts -  There are several discounts available to employees, including savings off the price of admission tickets to amusement parks, museums, and more.