Human Resources


Open Enrollment is September 19 - October 14: The annual open enrollment website is live! Attend the in-person fair on September 20th from 12-2 in the Student Center, or join the CSU Virtual Fair on September 28th from 10-1. 
First Payment for Academic Year 22/23: The first payment for faculty working the new academic year is for the September 2022 pay period. Payday will be Friday, September 30th. For direct deposit posting dates or to review the academic calendar please visit our website.
Fall 2022 Employee Wellness Program: The current schedule of activities can be found here.
Working Advantage September Highlights: This month, check out the September Highlights Flyer. September marks the start of a new school year. Enjoy savings on everything to get a head start on the semester. It’s also National Women’s Health and Fitness Day this September 28th. We’ve got offers on fitness, nutrition, and well-being to celebrate all month long and beyond.
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
September's National Health Observance - Childhood Obesity Awareness: The Childhood Obesity education presentation will highlight the importance of making healthier lifestyle choices and provide tips that may help to improve the state of your family's health, as childhood obesity impacts many children and families in the United States today; sponsored by United Healthcare Wellness.
Direct Deposit for the September 2022 Pay Period: The Direct Deposit posting date for the September 2022 pay period is Monday, October 3rd.  Please refer to the 2022 posting dates for the remainder of the year.
Financial Wellness Topics Presented by Patelco - September: Check out: Estate Planning (September 14th); Public Service Loan Forgiveness - PSLF (September 16th); Kickoff to Open Enrollment (September 23rd); and Protecting Your Loved Ones (September 28th).
Empathia Monthly Promotional Content - September: Check out Backup Pet Care; and Suicide Prevention. As a reminder, you may download The LifeMatters® App for convenient access to materials.
CalPERS September Webinar - Open Enrollment for CalPERS Health Benefits: Join CalPERS on Wednesday, September 7th at 11:00 a.m. to learn about Open Enrollment and important publications and resources.
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
  • Student Employment
  • Training/Development