Human Resources


2022 OSHA Form 300A: The Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses for 2022 is now available.
First Payment for Spring 2023 Semester: The first payment for faculty working in the Spring semester will be the February 2023 pay period. Payday will be Wednesday, March 1st. For direct deposit posting dates or to review the academic calendar please visit our website.
Spring 2023 Employee Wellness Program: The current schedule of activities can be found here.
Working Advantage February Highlights: Check out Working Advantage this February for excellent deals on Valentine’s Day gifts such as candy assortments and flower arrangements. Plan your next awesome spring vacation with savings on domestic and international travel destinations and hotels. Save time and money with simple tax preparation tools and services. Plus, don’t miss out on our curated collection of artists, brands, and experiences that celebrate, honor, and share in the joy of Black culture in recognition of Black History Month.
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
February's National Health Observance - National Heart and Dental Health Month: Check out this month’s Health Tip Fliers on DASH Eating Plan and Healthier Dental Habits; sponsored by United Healthcare Wellness.
Direct Deposit for the January 2023 Pay Period: The Direct Deposit posting date for the January 2023 pay period is Wednesday, February 1, 2023.  Please refer to the 2023 posting dates for future pay dates.
2022 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.
Direct Mailing of 2022 W2 Form: The W2 form for the 2022 tax year will be mailed by the State Controller's Office (SCO) in Sacramento in January. It is important that your address be up to date, therefore we ask you to please update your mailing address in self-service no later than December 9th. As a reminder, employees are able to view their current and past W2 forms (up to three years) via Cal Employee Connect (CEC)
Financial Wellness Topics Presented by Patelco - February: Check out: Fraud Prevention & Internet Safety (February 8th); Using Credit Cards Wisely (February 14th) and Financial Aid for College-Bound Students (February 22nd). 
Empathia Monthly Promotional Content - February: Check out the Winter 2023 Newsletter. As a reminder, you may download The LifeMatters® App for convenient access to materials.
CalPERS February Webinar - Pension Reform & Your CalPERS Benefits: The California Public Employees' Pension Reform Act (PEPRA) from 2013 changed the way retirement and health benefits are applied to many CalPERS members. Join CalPERS on Wednesday, February 8th at 11:00 a.m. where they explain the benefit differences between a "new" and a "classic" member, such as your retirement formula, health vesting, and final compensation.
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 2023.
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