Human Resources

Announcements

2023 OSHA Form 300A: The Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses for 2023 is now available.
Direct Mailing of 2023 W2 Form: The W2 form for the 2023 tax year will be mailed by the State Controller's Office (SCO) in late January. Employees that opted-in for the paperless W2 feature in Cal Employee Connect are now able to view and download their tax statement.
2023 1095-B and 1095-C Forms: Want to know more about the 1095-B and 1095-C forms?  Review the FAQs to help answer your questions about these tax documents which are required as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirements.
Notice of Student Assistant Election: Notice of Student Assistant Election has been posted on the Labor Relations Page.
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 April Highlights: Check out Working Advantage this month. Check out the April offers with Working Advantage and discover rejuvenating discounts for Stress Awareness Month. Featured deals include tickets to water parks, summer getaways on cruises, and a range of wellness products and services. April is also Financial Literacy Month, so seize the opportunity to save on financial management solutions and secure last-minute tax preparation services before April 15th!
Annual Performance Evaluations: A reminder to all managers that annual performance evaluations, covering your employees’ performance from July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023, are due in HR by August 1, 2023.
April National Health Observance - Stress Awareness: Check out this month’s Health Tip Flier on Soothing Stress (English & Spanish), as well as a presentation on stress in the workplace. The goal of the presentation is to increase your knowledge and awareness of everyday stress. It will provide an opportunity for you to examine your personal and workplace sources of stress and review strategies that you may utilize to help cope and manage stress in your life.
Financial Wellness Topics Presented by Patelco - April: Check out: Raising Money-Wise Teens (April 10th); and Rebounding After a Financial Setback (April 24th). Missed a recording? View the following past webinars on-demand! - Tax Time: Your Guide to Navigating Tax PreparationBudgeting 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 - April: This month's promotional content includes Mental Health Awareness and Cutting Back or Quitting Alcohol Use. Upcoming webinars for 2024 can be found here. As a reminder, you may download The LifeMatters® App for convenient access to materials. 
CalPERS April Education Video - Preparing for a Regional Office Visit: Join CalPERS on Wednesday, April 10th at 11:00 a.m. for an informative video that discusses how to make an appointment and tips for how to be prepared for a visit with a CalPERS benefit counselor.
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