Human Resources Service Center

New Employee Resources

Congratulations and Welcome!

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 Academic Personnel, welcome to Chico State! Please follow the steps below to complete your new hire documents.

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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(opens in new window), ( 530-898-5436) if the e-mail has not been received.

Please click on the links below for further information:

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!

LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning(opens in new window) is an online library of courses on software tools and skills and is provided free for all faculty, staff and student employees. To learn more, we suggest that you watch How to use LinkedIn Learning(opens in new window).

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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(opens in new window), the online home improvement website Build.com(opens in new window), the compact reusable bag company Chico Bag(opens in new window), clothing website Lulus(opens in new window), and restaurant and brewery Sierra Nevada Brewing Company(opens in new window).

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