Payroll and Benefits


Fall 2022 Employee Wellness Program: The current schedule of activities can be found here.
Working Advantage December Highlights: Check out Working Advantage for a wide selection of spectacular savings throughout the holiday season on electronics, gifts, health and wellness services, and so much more! Plus, save now on your holiday travel plans on both domestic and international flights.
December's National Health Observance - Healthier Ways for the Holidays: Check out this month’s Health Tip Flier on Healthier Ways for the Holidays; sponsored by United Healthcare Wellness. In addition, this month's education presentation will review helpful tips that may make your 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 Deposit for the December 2022 Pay Period: The Direct Deposit posting date for the December 2022 pay period is Tuesday, January 3rd.  Please refer to the 2022 and 2023 posting dates available now.
Direct Mailing of 2022 W2 Form and 1095-C : The W2 form and the 1095-C 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). Please note the 2022 W2 form will be uploaded at a later date and the announcement will be updated at such time it is available to be viewed.
Financial Wellness Topics Presented by Patelco - December : Check out: Reindeer Games with Patelco! (December 9th); and Financial Resilience During the Holiday Season (December 14th). Interested in joining Patelco? Join now with a minimum $100 deposit and earn $50 when you open a new checking account using referral code R6B9FNGR.
ScholarShare Holiday Promotion : ScholarShare, California’s state-sponsored 529 college savings plan, is offering a holiday promotion: between December 7th and December 16th, State employees who open a new 529 account with $50 and set up an Automatic Contribution Plan of $25 or more for 6 consecutive months, will receive a $50 digital gift card.
Empathia Monthly Promotional Content - December: Check out the following handouts on Family Time; and Grief, Depression, and the Holidays. As a reminder, you may download The LifeMatters® App for convenient access to materials.
CalPERS December Webinar - Community Property: Your CalPERS benefits may be affected by a separation, divorce, or termination of domestic partnership. Join CalPERS on Wednesday, December 14th at 11:00 a.m. for important information about how community property may affect your retirement. You will learn the methods available for division of your CalPERS account or retirement check, the CalPERS filing process, 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 2022.
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.