Payroll and Benefits


Fall 2023 Employee Wellness Program: The current schedule of activities can be found here.
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.

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We are a team committed to working in partnership with you for continuous improvement in the delivery of services.

Employees will find information on Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, leave benefits, payroll, savings plans, retirement plans, taxes, forms to complete, and helpful web sites.

Things to Know

  • Employee Assistance Program - The employee assistance program (EAP) is designed to provide professional assistance to state faculty, staff and their families (dependents and permanent household members) in assessing and resolving personal problems that may be affecting well-being or job performance.
  • Employee Wellness - Sonoma State promotes a culture of wellness amongst faculty and staff to encourage personal and professional productivity, physical and mental well-being, and promote a healthy lifestyle. 
  • Ergonomics -  The Ergonomics Program supports employees by providing training, ergonomic evaluations, recommendations and planning for the office and the trades.
  • Tuition Waiver -  Fee waiver (or tuition assistance) entitles eligible CSU employees (and in some cases their spouse, domestic partner or dependent child) to enroll in courses at any CSU campus and have fees waived or reduced.
  • Employee Discounts -  There are several discounts available to employees, including savings off the price of admission tickets to amusement parks, museums, and more.