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Please click on the tabs below which will provide additional information concerning benefits, pay, campus life and professional development at Chico State.

On behalf of the Human Resources Service Center and Faculty Affairs, welcome to Chico State! Please follow the steps below to complete your new hire documents.

Step 1 - Complete required documents:

Please complete the following forms, print, and bring with you to your initial meeting with Employment Services.

Blank forms are available for those new employees who do not have access to a computer.

Step 2 - New Employee Paperwork Checklist:

Confirm you have completed all the required documents using the New Employee Paperwork Checklist.

Step 3 - Meeting with Employment Services:

NOTE: To help you become familiar with the history of the University, its mission, goals, values and objectives, the University's organization and administration, and expectations for conduct, a half-day Employee Orientation will be scheduled after your first day on campus.

Eligibility for the various benefits plans depends upon your appointment.

If eligible, you have 60 days from your date of hire to elect benefits. An offer to attend a benefits orientation will be sent to your personal or CSU email address. New employees should contact our Benefits Unit, (530-898-5436) if the e-mail has not been received.

Please click on the links below for further information:

Benefits FAQs

Payroll Information

  • Paychecks and Direct Deposit.  A Payroll representative will be attending your New Employee Orientation to help answer any questions.
  • Pay dates are once a month at the beginning of the month (dates may vary).
  • To learn more about your pay plan, review your appointment letter or visit the Payroll website by clicking on the following link- Staff/MPP pay plans.
  • Faculty: To learn more about your academic pay plan, review your appointment letter or visit the Payroll website by clicking on the following link- Faculty pay plans.

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Chico State offers multiple ways to keep your knowledge and skills current.

Fee Waiver

  • Many of our employees are eligible for the Employee Fee Waiver program.  The program allows eligible employees to attend CSU courses at a reduced rate or transfer the waiver to an eligible dependent.

Training and Professional Development

  • Interested in on-campus workshops?  Employees can enroll in on-campus professional development classes.  Workshops are listed in the Campus Calendar.
  • The DTS offers online courses - simply login and browse the course catalogs.  Employees are automatically enrolled in required on-line trainings during their first month in their new position.  The DTS will notify you via email to take this training as soon as your account is activated.
  • The Faculty Development Center offers consultation, workshops, learning communities and grant opportunities throughout the year. They also sponsor the yearly Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT) Conference and the summer Academy eLearning. Watch for email and campus announcements or drop by Meriam Library 458.

eLearning Courses and ebooks

  • The CSU offers in-depth training hours towards certificates, notes and videos that complement courseware, and the system tracks your progress and completion of courses.
  • Complete a course to meet your professional development goals or use course notes for training or meeting discussions.  Use the courseware to increase your skills and knowledge or for personal self-development.  As a CSU Chico state employee, all fees have been paid—so it’s free to you!

Wildcat Cards

  • The Wildcat ID Card is the official CSU, Chico identification card for students, faculty and staff.  View the Wildcat Card FAQ's for more information.
  • After you have completed all of your new hire paperwork and you are active in the campus payroll system, you will be provided with instructions on how to obtain your Wildcat Card or your supervisor will take you to the Wildcat Card office.


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  • Unit 3 CFA: You are represented by the California Faculty Association, a union of more than 28,000 professors, lecturers, librarians, counselors and coaches who teach in the California State University system. In classrooms on the 23 CSU campuses, CFA members work hard to teach our students. To join, as an active member with rights to vote and engage fully on behalf of yourself and others, go to:
  • Unit 4 APC: You are represented by the Academic Professional of California, a union of approximately 3,000 academic support staff employed at CSU's 23 campuses.  As your union, APC negotiates with CSU about your wages, hours of work, and other terms and conditions of your employment.  Join us as an active emember with the right to vote on the collective bargatining agreement and other union issues!  To do so, please go to:
  • Unit 6 Teamsters 2010: You are representated by Teamsters 2010, our Union consist of 15,000 higher education employees supporting the missions of California Universities.  As your Union, we help support and bargain for wages, hours, and conditions related to your employment.  Take time to join Teamsters 2010, so you may have the opportunity to receive pertinent information related to your employment.  You can find more information at the following website or contacting your local representative.

Our Community

The City of Chico is located in the Northern Sacramento Valley with the Sierra Nevada Mountains to the east and the Sacramento River less than 5 miles from the city limits. It was founded in 1860 by General John Bidwell and it has grown to a population of approximately 100,000. Chico is home to Bidwell Park, one of the largest municipal parks in the United States with miles of hiking and biking trails and swimming holes.

Many well-known companies have planted their roots in Chico. These include the insulated bottle company Klean Kanteen, the online home improvement website, the compact reusable bag company Chico Bag, clothing website Lulus, and restaurant and brewery Sierra Nevada Brewing Company.

To learn more you may visit the Choose Chico website that has a wealth of information on life in Chico.

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