Human Resources

Human Resources

Human Resources (HR) at California State University San Marcos recruits, retains, and develops a quality staff which supports the teaching and diversity mission of the University and offers effective human resource services and programs.


OHR Open House 8/25/15

Join the Office of Human Resources in celebrating the end of the paper PAN and the opening of our new lobby on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 from 9 - 11 am!

For more information and to RSVP, please click HERE

New Background Check Requirements

The CSU has developed a new system wide Background Check policy HR 2015-08 which becomes effective August 3, 2015.

The Office of Human Resources will coordinate background checks for MPPs, Staff, Non-Unit 11 student employees, Volunteers, and Special Consultants.

The Office of Faculty Affairs will coordinate background checks for Unit 3 employees and Unit 11 employees.

The UARSC Human Resources Department will coordinate background checks for Auxiliary employees.

Volunteers, Non-Unit 11 Student Employees, Special Consultants

MPP/Departments are responsible for consulting with Human Resources BEFORE recruiting/advertising for student employees or bringing on volunteers or Special Consultants. If individuals in these categories will be performing sensitive work which would subject them to background checks, they must successfully complete a background check BEFORE they are hired or begin volunteering for the university.

Please note: Departments that hire student employees are strongly encouraged to post for these positions via CougarJobs. HR is working with Career Services to ensure that the postings for sensitive student assistant positions include language regarding any required background checks.

For more information please see the New CSU Background Check Policy

Upcoming Instructor Led Training - August 2015

Managing Stress

August 5, 2015
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Kellogg 3010

To be truly healthy, it's important to take care of both your emotional and physical health. This presentation helps you understand the causes and effects of stress, ways to manage it, and the importance of restful sleep.

Savings Plus Program - What is SPP and What's New for 2015

August 6, 2015
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Kellogg 3010

"Savings Plus" the CSU's 401(k) and 457 plans, helps employees save toward retirement by investing pre-tax contributions into tax-deferred investments. Advisor/educational specialist Curt Seifert will discuss how to build a retirement savings account using automatic payroll deductions to invest in a diverse Savings Plus fund lineup. Topics include ARP, PERS, Social Security, Service Credit, and more! Come learn how to make the most of your SPP contributions and what is new for 2015.

Approaches to Decision Making

August 12, 2015
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Kellgg 3010

Join us as we review problem-solving techniques that give meaning to "thinking outside of the box." Topics include: decision levels; planning for decision making; defining consensus; developing a team approach; overview of decision-making steps; requirements for creative thinking; stages of creative problem solving.

To see full course descriptions and to register, please visit the Employee Training Center (ETC) at, click the "ETC Portal Login" button and log on using your campus ID and password; then click on the "Schedule" link under "My Menu" on the left-hand side of the page, click on the workshop title on the calendar and select the "Register" button located in the upper right-hand corner of the box. Upon successful registration, you will receive an enrollment confirmation email, containing all of the details of the workshop as well as a link that will add it to your Outlook calendar.

(Last updated 07/31/2015)

HR Contact Information:
Phone: (760) 750-4418
Fax: (760) 750-3141
Location: Craven Hall, Suite 1200
Mailing Address: Human Resources
                      California State University San Marcos
                      333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road
                      San Marcos, CA 92096-0001

Hours of Operation:

  • Our standard hours of operation are Monday through Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM.
  • We are closed on all campus holidays.
  • We are closed on Saturday and Sunday.

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