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Faculty and Staff

The health and safety of the CSUN community is of paramount importance. We advise that you refrain from coming on campus for non-essential matters and to connect with us online or by phone. If you must come to campus, please review the campus employee safety protocols and complete this Employee Screening Survey before each visit.

As part of CSUN’s community of talented and innovative faculty and staff, you are the pillars of tireless dedication leading the Matador community during unprecedented times.

In addition to resources throughout this site, information specific to faculty and staff can be found below.

Reporting COVID Cases and/or Potential Exposure to COVID-19

Please go to the https://www.csun.edu/csunasone/health-and-safety web page to report any suspected/confirmed COVID cases and/or potential exposure to COVID.

Employee leaves

COVID specific leaves such as COVID 19 Paid Administrative Leave (CPAL) and Federal Families First Coronavirus Leave (FFCRA) both expired on December 31, 2020.

CSUN employees are still eligible for leaves under their respective collective bargaining agreements and may explore flexible work schedules with their respective manager. For more information on leave eligibility please refer to https://www.csun.edu/benefits/leave-absence-programs and/or contact Karyn Cote, Leave of Absence Specialist, at Karyn.Cote@csun.edu.

Additionally, full time faculty may have the option to request a voluntary reduction in time base through the Voluntary Reduced Time Base (VRTB) program. The deadline to apply for participation in the VRTB program for spring 2021 was December 21, 2020. For more information on the VRTB program, please contact michelle.kilmnick@csun.edu and for information on alternate faculty leave options, please contact Faculty Affairs at faculty.affairs@csun.edu.

Workers’ Compensation

Per Senate Bill 1159, the campus has been reporting positive COVID-19 test results for employees who work physically on campus to our Workers’ Compensation carrier. This reporting does not open a Workers’ Compensation claim. It does result in notification of any outbreaks or work-related exposures on campus. Upon an investigation conducted by our Workers’ Compensation carrier, if it is determined that you have been exposed to COVID-19 in the workplace, applicable Workers’ Compensation benefits may apply.

If you have questions and to obtain more information, please contact Karyn Cote, Leave of Absence and Workers’ Compensation Specialist, at Karyn.cote@csun.edu.

Employees working on campus

We deeply appreciate the work of faculty and staff members who are continuing to provide necessary and critical functions on campus during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please refer to the following safety protocols and steps the university is doing to mitigate risk.


As a reminder, all employees coming to campus are required to complete the Returning to Campus Training in CSU Learn, and before each visit, complete the Employee Screening survey, and receive approval of their supervisor.

Mental health resources for employees

As a CSUN employee, when you or your family members (your dependents and permanent household members) need helpful guidance, problem assessment, short-term counseling, and/or referral to local resources, our Employee Assistance Program (LifeMatters) is available to assist you. Please refer to the following webpage for more information:https://www.csun.edu/benefits/lifematters-eap


Employees parking on campus will need to have a parking permit. Parking permit deductions will not be automatically initiated for all employees. Any employee who is interested in obtaining a parking permit should view the CSUN Parking & Transportation Services webpage.

Pay Warrant (paycheck) information

Information on live pay warrant (paycheck) distribution is available on the HR Virtual Service Highlights webpage.

Information on how to electronically view pay warrant/direct deposit advices and W-2 statements is available here.

Telecommuting/working remotely

CSUN will continue to be primarily virtual for the Spring 2021 semester.

The transition to working virtually involves gaining new skills sets to be effective and successful. We are here to support you in this transition by providing resources that cover a range of remote-working topics, including getting settled, setting up your remote workstation, digital communication and setting healthy boundaries and habits. With on-demand courses, articles, podcasts, checklists and books, our resources will provide you with information, action items, and tips you can implement today to gain confidence in your remote working capabilities and ensure you feel valued, connected, and have the tools to be successful.

Please view the following webpage on helpful tips and resources: https://www.csun.edu/hr/resources-telecommuting

Employee Interest Groups and Social Circles

As a way to help employees connect and engage in activities of interest to one another, we have developed interest groups and social circles. Please visit the following webpage for information on these groups and when they meet: https://www.csun.edu/hr/resources-telecommutinge.