Human Resources


Summer 2024 Employee Wellness Program: The current schedule of activities can be found here.
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.
Graduating Student Assistants: Students graduating this fall semester may work up until the day before the Spring term begins 1/17/2024.
Fiscal Year 2024-2025 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 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
Empathia Monthly Promotional Content - July: This month's promotional content includes Avoiding Scams; and Keep Your Child Busy with Summer Learning. Upcoming webinars for 2024 can be found here. As a reminder, you may download The LifeMatters® App for convenient access to materials. 
CalPERS July Education Video - Understanding Your Retirement Benefit Options: The retirement payment option you choose determines the monthly amount you'll receive as a retiree and what your beneficiaries may receive after your death. Having a clear understanding of the retirement payment options is a vital part of planning your retirement. Join CalPERS on Wednesday, July 10th at 11:00 a.m. for an informative video that will provide step-by-step instructions on how to use the myCalPERS service retirement estimate calculator and the different retirement options available to you.
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.


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