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Student Employee Sign In

All student employees must complete the Sign In process to be placed on University payroll.  This process is legally required and ensures you are paid in a timely manner. It is essential that you complete your new hire paperwork on or before the first day of employment

In addition to the required paperwork below, you will also need to provide:

  • Original Social Security Card: It is required that your name and Social Security Number are reported exactly as stated on your Social Security card to the Internal Revenue Service and California Franchise Tax Board. This satisfies California State Payroll requirements.  If incorrect, you will be asked to request a new social security card from the Social Security Administration Office website to have it corrected. State law requires that the name you use to sign onto the University payroll matches the name on your social security card. Please be prepared to submit a copy of your  original social security card when you sign onto the University’s payroll.


  • Any document(s) that satisfy Form I-9 requirements (List of Acceptable Documents) 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.

**Please note that documents must be original and unexpired identification.**

Student Assistants (SA) & Instructional Student Assistants (ISA)

Teaching Associates (TA) & Graduate Assistants (GA)

Reference Documents (for you to keep!)

Contact Us

If you have previously worked on campus, or if you have questions regarding the sign in process, please contact Chelsea Cross at

If you were hired as an Instructional Student Assistant, Teaching Associate, or Graduate Assistant, please contact Faculty Affairs at

CSUSM Office of Human Resources

333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road
San Marcos, CA  92096
Craven Hall, Room 1200

Phone: (760)750-4418


In light of the evolving nature of COVID-19, and out of care and concern for our faculty, staff, students and community, California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) urges social distancing to minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus, as recommended by the California Department of Public Health. As a practical method of achieving social distancing most CSUSM offices are currently closed and our employees will be working remotely. 

The Office of Human Resources remains here to support you during this time, and are thankful for your understanding as we work with you virtually.

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