Human Resources


Graduating Student Assistants: Students graduating this fall semester may work up until the day before the Spring term begins 1/17/2024.
Upcoming Student Assistant 40 Hour Work Week: Student assistants can begin working 40 hours per week starting 12/21/23 through 1/17/2024. 
Concerted Activities Information: Additional information regarding CSU and SSU bargaining related news can be found here: Concerted Activities Information
Fall 2023 Employee Wellness Program: The current schedule of activities can be found here.
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.
Upcoming Summer Bridge Appointment Dates: 1874 bridge student assistant hiring dates are 06/01/2022 - 08/18/2022
December National Health Observance - Healthier Ways for the Holidays: Check out this month’s Health Tip Flier on Financial Well-being (English)/(Spanish), as well as a presentation on Healthier Ways for the Holidays to review helpful tips that may make holidays healthier and cover healthier holiday eating. They will also discuss coping mechanisms that may help with holiday-related stress, as well as how to address financial and family stress during the holidays.
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 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 8th. Employees that opted-in for the paperless W2 feature in Cal Employee Connect will be able to view and download their tax statement at an earlier date (TBD). 
ScholarShare Holiday Promotion : ScholarShare, California’s state-sponsored 529 college savings plan, is offering a holiday promotion: between December 6th and December 15th, State employees who open a new account with at least $50 and set up recurring contributions of $50 or more for 6 consecutive months, will receive a $50 Target gift card.
Empathia Monthly Promotional Content - December: This month's promotional content includes Change and the Holidays, and Mindful Gratitude. Upcoming webinars for 2024 can be found here. As a reminder, you may download The LifeMatters® App for convenient access to materials. 
CalPERS December Education Video - Retiree Refresher: Join CalPERS on Wednesday, December 13th at 11:00 a.m. for an informative video overview of several common retiree questions regarding retirement checks, CalPERS health benefits, the CalPERS Special Power of Attorney, and more.
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