Payroll and Benefits


Summer 2024 Employee Wellness Program: The current schedule of activities can be found here.
Working Advantage June Highlights: Discover the unbeatable savings awaiting you with Working Advantage throughout June, showcasing fantastic discounts on health and wellness products in celebration of Employee Wellness Month. Get ready for your summer escape with special offers on flights, hotels, rental cars, and cruises, and don't forget that perfect gift for the recent grad or dad in your life.
Fiscal Year 2024-2025 Payroll Calendars: Updated payroll calendars for the new fiscal year are now available.
Empathia Monthly Promotional Content - June: This month's promotional content includes Stay Prepared This Safety Month; and Make Your Next Move a Success. Upcoming webinars for 2024 can be found here. As a reminder, you may download The LifeMatters® App for convenient access to materials. 
CalPERS June Education Video - Power of Attorney: What would happen if you became unable to act on your own behalf? A CalPERS Special Power of Attorney allows you to designate representatives to perform important duties as it relates to your CalPERS business. Join CalPERS on Wednesday, June 12th at 11:00 a.m. for an informative video that will provide step-by-step instructions on how to fill out the Power of Attorney, as well as the duties and limitations your representatives may have.
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.

Our mission is to deliver quality services to you, to ensure the accurate and timely provision of your compensation and benefits.

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.