Cal Poly Humboldt Human Resources & Payroll Newsletter - March 2024

March 1, 2024

This month inside Cal Poly Humboldt Human Resources & Payroll Newsletter

Challenge Accepted - by Dr. Anthony Casas - For a moment, I had considered starting with a related quote about change, but after reviewing more than a few, I realized none were right and many were over shared. This quarter’s newsletter starts then by simply saying HR and Payroll continue to evolve with the primary focus being to improve services while also navigating the change.


  • Updates - April 1st 2024 will mark our official “Go Live” for self-service entry for all hourly professional staff. 
  • Pay Period Beginning and End Dates - Please reference the campus Green & Gold calendar when entering and approving absences and when approving student time entry. 
  • Docking Pay - If there is a need to take unpaid time off in any given month, you will want to make sure to self-report this time as “Dock” in the absence management system by the 15th of each month. 

Administrative Coordinator

  • An Ode to Dependent Employee Verification - A poem to remind us about DEV deadline.

Benefits, Employee Relations, Compensation and Classification

  • Departures and Welcomes - We say farewell to Ariel Aaron and Adrianna Kaplan as we say welcome to Kristina Hunt and Laura McKasson.
  • Compensation and Classification FAQs - We answer some of your Submissions and Complete submissions questions
  • Second Annual Health and Wellness Series - We’ve decided to split the six sessions into two; Spring and Summer. As we did last year, everyone who registers and attends the wellness series will be entered into a drawing to win a Cal Poly hoodie! 
  • Do You Have an Influx of Student Employees Onboarding? - We have created an efficient process that will satisfy our new hire requirements for a large number of students.

Recruitment, Compliance & Training

  • New HR and Payroll Org Charts - To help the campus identify who to contact in Human Resources and Payroll, we have developed an expanded organizational chart. This chart covers the major functional areas and activities and provides contact information for those people having the knowledge to help.
  • Emergency Hire Changes - The emergency hire process has been shifting a lot recently, and these changes into and through CHRS/PageUp provides the university with a means to maintain consistency and accuracy in our hiring practices.
  • Search Committees - Search committees are required to submit finalized interview and reference check questions to the HR Representative for review and approval. New drop-in hours to answer your questions.
  • Tips for Positive Communication in the Workplace - 5 tips to communicate better with your peers, and the world in general.
  • Cross Campus Collaboration Webinars - This month take any of the interesting classes available from several CSU campuses.

Please visit our March 2024 Newsletter