Welcome to Human Resources -
Hello! On behalf of over 40 experienced and engaged members of the Office of Human Resources, welcome to the California State University, Northridge Human Resource’s web page.
As a group we are committed to our mission of providing excellent human resource programs and services to support the creation and maintenance of an outstanding teaching and learning environment where all people are valued. We fulfill this mission by creating partnerships with our campus colleagues to develop creative systems to attract, retain, develop and engage a diverse and talented group of staff, administrators and faculty.
As a University, we employ more than 4,000 faculty and staff, enroll over 40,000 students, and rank 10th in the nation in bachelor degrees awarded to underrepresented students. While you read these pages you will see that this is a great place to work because of our genuine commitment to people as we incorporate a “culture of caring” into all that we do and in how we do it.
In our written material and in the people you interact with, you will see that we emphasize: personal competence, professionalism, personal engagement, creativity, personal accountability and the value of diversity in the workforce. If you have trouble finding the information you are looking for within these pages, please contact us, or, when we all return to campus, stop by Valera Hall, Room 165.
We invite you to learn, engage, and connect with your colleagues by taking advantage of the many training and development opportunities available through the Professional & Personal Development Program.
Thank You for Participating in the Annual Benefits Open Enrollment
Thank you to those who participated in the CSU virtual Open Enrollment Benefits Fair. We had hundreds of CSUN faculty and staff join their CSU colleagues for the third year of this 100% virtual event as well as participate in the in-person and virtual appointments!
We invite you to email us at with any feedback or comments.
As a reminder, you can view your current Benefits Summary and Dependent Coverage in the CSUN Portal. If you submitted changes as part of the annual Open Enrollment period, you can view those changes in the portal by changing the date field on those pages to "01/01/2023". Changes made during Open Enrollment (which closed October 14, 2022) will be effective January 1, 2023.
Introducing Calm - for CSUN Employees
Human Resources is pleased to introduce the Calm app as our newest wellness resource! Whether you have 30 seconds or 30 minutes, Calm’s diverse content library offers resources to suit your schedule and needs. Explore guided meditations and specialized music playlists to help with stress and focus, mindful movement video and audio, relaxing Sleep Stories, tailored content for children, wisdom-filled masterclasses led by experts, and much more.
Employees with Kaiser Permanente as their health plan provider already have access to Calm and may sign-up directly through Kaiser.
All other state-side employees, including student employees, should visit our Calm webpage and simply follow the instructions to gain full access to Calm - the #1 app for mental fitness.
Employee Assistance Program - Life Matters Resources
In light of the on-going COVID-19 pandemic and unrest in the world, CSUN faculty, staff and their family/household members are reminded that they have access to your Employee Assistance Program - LifeMatters. Employees can call LifeMatters at 1-800-367-7474 or visit www.myLifematters.com (password: Matadors), 24 hours/7 days a week for information and helpful resources.
Remember, if you feel that you are struggling--at any time--with what you are hearing, seeing, or reading, help is available. Reach out to a loved one or friend for support and connect with your assistance provider to discuss your options and locate a professional who can provide the guidance and reinforcement needed to help you address your concerns.