Human Resources


Summer 2023 Employee Wellness Program: The current schedule of activities can be found here.
Working Advantage June Highlights: Check out Working Advantage this June for hot deals on all things health and wellness in recognition of Employee Wellness Month. Start planning your summer vacation with special offers on flights, hotels, rental cars, and even cruises plus don’t forget gifts for grads and dads.
Fiscal Year 2023-2024 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, 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
June's National Health Observance - Men’s Health and National Safety Awareness Month: Check out this month’s Health Tip Flier on Ergonomics; and learn about preventative healthcare tips for men - sponsored by United Healthcare Wellness.
Financial Wellness Topics Presented by Patelco - June: Check out: Becoming a Homeowner, Tuesday, June 13th at 10:30 a.m.; or Thursday, June 23rd at 5:30 p.m. Missed a recording? View the following past webinars on-demand! - Economic Update; Scholarship Writing; and Raising Money-Smart Kids.
Empathia Monthly Promotional Content - June: This month's promotional content includes: LGBTQIA+ Resources; and Decreasing Vacation Costs. As a reminder, you may download The LifeMatters® App for convenient access to materials.
CalPERS June Webinar - Your Online Service Retirement Application: Join CalPERS on Wednesday, June 14th at 11:00 a.m. to learn what you need to do prior to submitting your retirement application. CalPERS will also provide a step-by-step tutorial of how to complete it and discuss what happens after an application is submitted.
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