Human Resources

Announcements

Summer Student Rehires: Spring semester student employment ends 5/30/24. Students continuing into the summer require a Student Employment Form (available on the Forms page).
Graduating Student Assistants: Students graduating this spring semester may work up until the day before the Fall term begins 8/18/24.  
Upcoming Summer Bridge: Summer bridge period begins 5/31/24 and ends 8/18/24. 40 hour work week begins 5/26.
2023 OSHA Form 300A: The Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses for 2023 is now available.
Graduating Student Assistants: Students graduating this fall semester may work up until the day before the Spring term begins 1/17/2024.
Spring 2024 Employee Wellness Program: The current schedule of activities can be found here.
Working Advantage May Highlights: Check out Working Advantage this month. Check out the May offers with Working Advantage for summer adventures, including hotels, flights, and rental cars. Celebrate Mother's Day on May 12th with discounts on gift baskets and floral arrangements. Don't forget about health-focused products and services during Physical Fitness and Sports Month and Mental Health Awareness Month.
Annual Performance Evaluations: A reminder to all managers that annual performance evaluations to be completed as follows: Staff review period (July 1 - June 30), due on August 1 MPP review period (July 1 - June 30), due on September 1
Financial Wellness Topics Presented by Patelco - May: Check out: Focusing on Your Health and Wealth: Patelco Membership Perks (May 9th); and Do's and Don'ts of Home Purchasing in 2024 (May 22nd). Missed a recording? View the following past webinars on-demand! - Budgeting Like a Boss; Paying Down Debt; Building Generational WealthUnderstanding Social Security; Estate Planning 101; Federal vs. Private Student Loans; and Savings Strategies.
Empathia Monthly Promotional Content - May: This month's promotional content includes the Spring Newsletter which addresses Managing Stress with Exercise, Reframe Negatives to Build Resilience, Reduce Summer Cooling Costs, and how to Break Unhealthy Spending Habits. Upcoming webinars for 2024 can be found here. As a reminder, you may download The LifeMatters® App for convenient access to materials. 
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: Review plan features for 2024.
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
  • Student Employment
  • Training/Development