Becoming a Destination Workplace

California State University, Northridge continues to be a destination workplace as evidenced by the marked increase in applications received for staff positions posted in the 2015-2016 fiscal year.  CSUN employees benefit from a number of programs, benefits, and services that draw exceptional candidates to our campus.  

2015 Benefits Wellness FairBenefits & Wellness Fair

The Benefits and Wellness Fair is a wonderful way to get ready for open enrollment and learn about the many on and off-campus health and well-being resources available to faculty and staff.  Held on September 22, 2015the interactive event was attended by over 300 employees and featured over 25 vendors and health care providers. 

Fee Waiver & Reduction Program

California State University, Northridge proudly promotes career and professional development for employees - particularly through the University’s Fee Waiver and Reduction Program. This program allows eligible employee members to “learn while they earn,” and attend classes at CSUN or other CSU campuses for greatly reduced rates. CSUN employees who want to complete a bachelor’s or graduate degree, enhance job skills, or even prepare for a future career, are encouraged to participate in this program.  This great benefit can be passed to employee's eligible dependents.

More than 1,400 members of CSUN's current employees are "Home Grown" in that they have earned a degree from CSUN!  During the 2015-2016 Academic Year, 885 eligible staff, faculty, and management state employees, an increase of 185 over 2014-2015, registered to take advantage of this program.

Professional and Personal Development

HR partnered with faculty, staff, and departments throughout campus to provide a strong and varied collection of 2015-2016 programming. There were 105 Workshops offered throughout the year, with 55 in Fall 2015 and 50 in Spring 2016.  A complete listing of programs offered can be viewed at:


California State University, Northridge’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides confidential services at no cost for faculty and staff.  During 2015-2016, Life Matters became available to Campus Auxiliaries on July 1, 2015. In addition, the mobile application for Life Matters was launched in April 2016, and allows employees greater access to the services provided as part of EAP. For More information, visit the Webpage at:

Work/Life Balance

HR continued with a robust wellness program and further expanded on work/life balance initiatives by including new programs through partnerships with:

  • Student Recreation Center - Lunchtime Express exercise classes.
  • Institute of Community Health and Wellbeing - Finding Joy through Mindfulness and Walkability Wednesday.
  • Maxim Health Systems - Worksite Wellness Event featuring on-site biometric screenings. 
  • Facey Healthcare -  Workshops on Childhood Obesity, What you Need to know about Diabetes, and Coping with Stress.
  • Marilyn Magaram Center and the Institute of Community Health and Wellbeing - Cooking on A Budget for Kids and Families workshop including a cooking demonstration.
  • Klotz Student Health Center - Steaming it up at HOME: Engaging your children in Science, Technology, the Arts, and Math workshop. 

Staff Service & Recognition of Excellence Awards

In June 2016, Human Resources hosted the 50th Annual Staff Service Awards and Recognition of Excellence Event.  Over 310 employees were recognized, representing more than 4,290 years of combined service to the University.

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