Professional Development

New Employee Welcome Orientation -

Welcome to Cal State Northridge!

We are happy to have you join our CSUN team and wish you the very best as you begin your career here.

New Employee Orientation is held monthly. New employees are automatically signed up for attendance. If you missed your scheduled orientation or would like to confirm your participation, please contact Heather Kennedy in the Office of Human Resources at (818) 677-6566 or email

New Employee Orientation is open to all CSUN staff and faculty members. If you have been here for many years and aren't sure about what's new on campus, or if, perhaps, you don't know how to access information about CalPERS and your other benefits, you'll find this informative session quite helpful. Professional development opportunities and the various retirement plans available to CSU employees are among the many topics reviewed. If you're a current employee and would like to attend the next orientation program, please ask your supervisor for permission.

Upcoming Sessions:

  • Friday, March 6, 2015
  • Friday, April 17, 2015
  • Thursday, June 4, 2015

The following are among the topics that are addressed at New Employee Orientation:

  1. Cal State Northridge Overview
  2. Police Services and Emergency Preparedness
  3. Employee Benefits:
  4. Payroll
  5. The functions of the Offices of Human Resources; Employee Relations; Equity and Diversity; and the Department of Environmental Health and Safety
  6. Professional Development & Employee Enrichment
  7. Police Services
  8. The Student Rec Center (SRC)
  9. Matador Athletics
  10. Information technology at CSUN

In addition to the above information which we believe you will find interesting, NEWO provides information that each employee is responsible for knowing, including the university's emergency preparedness and zero tolerance policies.

On behalf of the entire California State University Northridge community, welcome to CSUN!