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CSUSM Student Employment Application in PDF 

NOTE:  If completing the form online, the most current version of Adobe Acrobat is required. Please contact the Student Technology Help Desk if you have questions regarding Adobe Acrobat.


CSUSM New Student Employee Sign-In:

As a new employee, you must complete the new hire sign in process. Please bring the following documents with you in order to check in:

  • Student Assistant Information Sheet or Academic Student Information Sheet (your department will provide this to you, either electronically or via hardcopy)
  • Original Social Security Card (To meet Federal Internal Revenue Service and California State Franchise Tax Board requirements, employees are asked to provide their actual social security card for verification of their name.  Employees are required to sign onto the state payroll system with the name that appears on their social security card.  If incorrect, employees will be sent to the Social Security office to have it corrected).


  • Any document that satisfies Form I-9 requirements. All employees, citizens and noncitizens, hired after November 6, 1986 and working in the United States must complete the Form I-9.  The purpose of this form is to document that each new employee is authorized to work in the United States. Review acceptable documents for Form I-9 from the USCIS.

The check-in process is legally required and ensures you are paid in a timely manner. It is essential that you sign in with The Office of Human Resources on or before your first day of employment.

Hours:  8:00 am to 1:00 pm, Monday through Thursday
Cal State San Marcos Office of Human Resources
333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road
San Marcos, CA  92096
Craven Hall, Room 1200

For CSUSM Departments Only:
Student Employment Information (October 14, 2010)
Student Sign-In Check List (October 14, 2010)