Employee Notices

The following notices are provided to both current and prospective employees.

Alcohol & Drug Free Workplace Policy

It is the policy of California State University, Northridge to maintain a workplace free of illegal drugs. California State University, Northridge employees and students are expected to comply with campus rules and regulations which expressly prohibit the unlawful manufacture, use, sale, purchase, transfer or possession of dangerous drugs or narcotics, as those terms are used in federal statutes. This includes marijuana, cocaine, heroin and morphine, as well as barbiturates and amphetamines.

In addition, campus regulations prohibit employees and students from being under the influence of alcohol and/or any legal or illegal drug while engaged in work on or off campus. Legally prescribed medications which do not adversely affect the employee’s or student’s work ability, job performance, or the safety of that individual or others, are an exception to this policy

Complete text of the Drug-Free Workplace Policy and procedural guidelines may be viewed at: Alcohol & Drug Free Workplace Policy.

Information on Potential Health Risks, Penalties, and Resources for Help may be viewed at: Alcohol & Drug Free Workplace Policy Information. 

Annual Crime Awareness & Security Report (ASR) & Annual Fire Safety Report (Clery)

A copy of the California State University, Northridge Annual Crime Awareness & Security Report (ASR), and Fire Safety Report (Clery) is available and can be obtained by contacting the Department of Police Services (DPS) at (818) 677-3224 or by accessing the Department of Police Services website. The report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning crimes that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the University, and on public property within or immediately adjacent to the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, reporting of crimes, sexual assault, fire safety, and other matters.

Annual Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses

California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act - CANRA

The California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act, California Penal Code §§ 11164-11174.3 ("CANRA" or the "Act"), identifies certain groups of employees as "Mandated Reporters" of child abuse and also imposes various obligations on and extends certain protections to those Mandated Reporters as well as their employers. As a covered employer, the California State University (CSU) is required to comply with the Act.

Apart from the legal obligations the Act imposes, it is the policy of the California State University to require all Management Personnel Plan employees and all volunteers, and to strongly encourage all other members of the CSU community who are not designated under the Act, to report child abuse and neglect occurring on CSU premises or at an official activity of, or program conducted by, the CSU.a

You will be notified by Human Resources if you are a "Mandated Reporter".  As such, you must complete the acknowledgement form provided to you.  For additional information on CANRA, please visit:


COVID-19 Policy

The California State University (CSU) is committed to safeguarding the health and well-being of our students, faculty, staff, administrators, and the communities we serve, as well as maintaining higher education access and attainment for our students. The CSU embraces a comprehensive strategy designed to reduce the likelihood of transmission of the COVID-19 virus.

The CSU strongly recommends that all individuals who access any in-person program or activity (on- or off-campus) operated or controlled by the University follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications and comply with other safety measures established by each campus.

Other safety measures that the campus president may recommend or require may include any action that decreases the likelihood of COVID-19 transmission or illness and allows the core mission and activities of the campus to continue. These measures include asymptomatic (surveillance) and symptomatic testing; physical/social distancing; wearing face coverings or personal protective equipment; frequent hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette; improving ventilation of indoor spaces; and isolation or quarantine when warranted; among others.


Electronic Information Privacy

California State University Northridge’s Office of Human Resources website may track IP address information to improve functionality and content, and to monitor the site’s performance. Data is used to provide answers to specific questions about the usage and performance of the website or individual web pages. At no time is IP address data shared with parties external to the University.

Some pages within the Office of Human Resources website require personal information in order to provide online services, including applying for employment with the University. Personal information is gathered and stored in a secure manner to prevent monitoring or interception. The Office of Human Resources and its designated online service providers do not share personal information with third parties.

Employee References and Letters of Recommendation

The CSU Policy Governing the Provision of Employee References outlines the procedures of such references and aligns with our guiding principles to demonstrate integrity in all matters and not provide positive references for employees who have engaged in significant misconduct, including serious CSU policy violation.  Key provisions of the policy notate:

  • Before providing an official CSUN letter of recommendation or a reference, either verbally or in writing, you must confirm the individual for whom you are providing the reference has not had a finding against them and that there are not currently any pending investigations/appeals.  Please complete this form and allow up to 72 hours for review and a response.
  • Employment verifications (confirmation of work dates and job title) must be directed to Human Resources at
  • Personal references are permissible provided it is clearly noted the reference is being provided in an individual capacity and not on behalf of CSUN or the CSU. 

Please review the detailed policy at:Viewing (

Should you have any questions please reach out to HR Employee Relations at or Faculty Affairs at

Employment Eligibility

The University will conduct interviews, reference checks, fingerprinting and other selection activities for the purpose of determining an applicant's qualifications. All offers of employment to new employees are contingent upon presentation of documents demonstrating the appointee's identity and work authorization consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

Equal Opportunity Employment

CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion or religious creed, nationality, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran or military status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in the CSU Nondiscrimination Policy. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Recruitment Services at 818-677-2101.

Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces Federal laws that protect you from discrimination in employment. If you believe you’ve been discriminated against at work or in applying for a job, the EEOC may be able to help.

You can access a printable copy of the following poster here.

Lactation Accommodation Policy for Employees

CSUN is committed to promoting a family-friendly environment by providing programs and services to help employees achieve success at the university and in their personal lives. In supporting a family-friendly environment, CSUN recognizes the importance and benefits of breastfeeding for both mothers and their infants.

To view CSUN's Lactation Accommodation policy and access nursing mothers' resources, visit:

Outside Employment Disclosure Requirements for Management Personnel Plan (MPP) & Executive Employees

In accordance with Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations (Section 42740), full-time MPP and Executive Employees are required to disclose all outside employment for the identification of and to preclude any conflict of commitment.

1. Definition of Outside Employment:

For the context of this policy, outside employment refers to any employment not compensated through the CSU payroll, including CSU foundation and CSU auxiliary employment. Volunteer work does not apply to this policy.

2. Disclosure Requirements:

MPP and Executive employees are expected to report any and all outside work for which the employees are being compensated. In addition, requests for written disclosure may also be made when the appropriate administrator deems it necessary to ascertain that the employee’s outside employment does not conflict with normal work assignments or satisfactory performance.

In the event that an administrator requests the disclosure of outside employment from a current employee, the written disclosure is to be provided to the administrator within 10 days.

3. Reporting Requirements:

  • At the Time of hire or Appointment — Prospective MPP and Executive employees must disclose all current outside employment as a precondition of hire.
  • Annually – All MPP and Executive employees must submit an annual disclosure by July 15 of each year, reporting on outside employment held the previous calendar year (January 1 through December 31).
  • Within 30 Days of Accepting Outside Employment – Employees must advise their supervisor of the outside employment opportunity within 30 days of accepting any outside employment.
  • Upon Request – Employees shall provide any requested information within 10 days of an appropriate administrator's request.

4. More Information:

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision

As a Federal Contractor, CSUN will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

If you have any questions regarding this matter, please feel free to contact Employee Relations at (818) 677-6566.

PERB Compliance Notice(s) | No Current Notices

No current notices available at this time.

Reasonable Accommodation

If you require a disability accommodation pertaining to the application process, please contact Recruitment Services at

CSUN engages in the interactive process, a good-faith, ongoing dialogue with employees, to determine if a reasonable accommodation would enable the employee to perform the essential functions of the job safely and fully.

Smoke- and Tobacco-Free Campus

California State University, Northridge adopted smoke- and tobacco-free guidelines across its campus at the start of the Fall 2015 semester.

The use, sale, distribution or advertising of tobacco products is prohibited on the campus. In addition, no organization sanctioned by the university will be able to accept money or sponsorships from companies or other entities engaged in the manufacturing of tobacco products; and the university cannot accept gifts or grants from tobacco companies. Also, university publications can’t accept any form of advertising of tobacco products.

Tobacco products and devices include, but are not limited to, the following examples:

  • Cigarettes
  • Cigars
  • Pipes (including hookah)
  • Electronic smoking devices such as e-cigarettes
  • Smokeless tobacco and nicotine delivery systems (e.g., chewing tobacco, snuff and SNUS)
  • Simulated tobacco products that imitate or mimic tobacco products (e.g., herbal, cloves, bidis and kreteks).

For more information about the policy/guidelines, the benefits of quitting, or tools for quitting, please visit:

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Whistleblower & Whistleblower Retaliation Complaints

The Office of Human Resources has been designated by the President to receive complaints from Employees, Former Employees, and Applicants for CSU employment who wish to report alleged Improper Governmental Activity and/or Significant Threat to Health or Safety has occurred or is occurring at CSUN

Employees and Third Parties, including applicants, who wish to submit a complaint are encouraged to visit:

You can access a printable copy of the following poster here.