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!

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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.

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  • 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 additional training opportunities? Check out the Campus Calendar or the Staff Development Calendar for upcoming sessions and times. Employees are highly encouraged to enroll in on-campus professional development opportunities.
    • Employees are automatically enrolled in mandatory compliance training courses offered through CSU, Learn during their first month in their new position. An email invitation from training@csuchico.edu will be sent to your campus email address with links to complete the assigned trainings.
    • 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.
  • Resources for New Administrative Support Staff (AAS, ASC, ASA)
    • Administrative Support serve a critical component on our campus for Academic, Business and Student Services department.  The Administrative Support (AAS/ASC/ASA) Resources site provides information support staff may need to help them to be successful in their position.
    • A course catalog of training opportunities can supplement your growing knowledge and skills, including training on campus processes.  Be sure to check with your supervisor prior to attending training and let us know if you need an accommodation.
  • eLearning Courses and ebooks
    • The CSU offers through CSU, Learn(opens in new window)free in-depth self-paced training opportunities. The system will track 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.

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