Payroll Basics

Here at California State University, Northridge, we know that your pay is important to you. We want to provide some basic information about the payroll process for State employees.

Payroll Administration is a unit within the Office of Human Resources, located in University Hall, Room 165. Our mailing address is:

Payroll Administration/Office of Human Resources
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street      
Northridge, CA 91330-8229

We are a service-oriented department committed to assisting employees and administrative departments. We are dedicated to processing accurate and timely pay for all faculty, staff and student employees. At the same time, we adhere to University guidelines and federal and state regulations. Working in collaboration with your department, we process pay eligibility and maintain employee leave records.

  1. Receiving & Understanding Your Pay Warrant

  2. Payroll Deductions

  3. Payroll Taxes & Withholding

  4. Estimating Net Pay

  5. Outdated Pay Warrants

  6. Reporting a Lost, Stolen or Destroyed Pay Warrant

  7. Direct Deposit

  8. W-2 Forms

  9. Updating Personal Information

  10. Accruals: Finding Sick Leave & Vacation Balance Information

  11. Time & Attendance

  12. Contacting Payroll Administration

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