New Employee Process & Forms


From the whirlwind of changes within a post-COVID-19 work environment, the new KRONOS HR Ready Module officially launched August 2nd, 2021 to help maintain efficiency with appointments and hiring as the world transitions to find a new normal.

SPF has re-oriented our onboarding process and phased out paper appointment and hiring documents to adopt an exclusively digital and semi-automated system within KRONOS. The HR Action module will function as a module for hiring and appointment changes. For new and existing employees alike, we want to maintain safety and wellness as well as save paper and time while individuals are hired to new projects and go through appointment changes. 

We want to sincerely thank any and everyone who helped with beta testing our KRONOS HR Action system. Since going live in 2021, your feedback has allowed us to identify corrections needed, adjust security settings, and overall get the new dashboard working properly. Though there’s still much work to be done, we’re grateful for all of your patience and ability to adapt to this big process change.

With the majority of our PI’s and Timekeepers now trained and successfully using the system, paper appointment packets/forms are officially phased out as of September 1st, 2021. 

Any future submissions that fall within the following areas must be completed digitally in KRONOS:

In order to ensure that HR Actions submitted on behalf of your employee(s) are processed accurately, HR actions should be completed correctly and timely. To aid with this, it is imperative that all PIs and/or hiring managers (aka Timekeepers) participate in training using the links above to receive clear directions on how to use this new module. Please reach out to to request additional help with HR Actions.


Required Trainings for all SPF Employees

Every person working for SPF, whether staff, faculty, or student employee, is required to take a basic set of courses that are assigned based on their job position. For the most part, these courses have to be taken within the first 30 to 60 days of employment. Other courses are assigned by supervisors based on the job requirements. These may be required to be taken in the first week of employment. Most of the courses have to be retaken every year or every two or four years.  A few of them have to be taken only once.

Visit to view a list of the basic required courses, frequency, a link to the course's page, and more details. This list is for reference only and you may be required to take courses not listed here. Your specific courses will appear in the "Assigned Learning" section of CSU Learn.

Additional Resources for SPF Benefit Eligible Employees

Student Pay Schedule

2024 pay ranges for Humboldt students are as follows:

  • Undergraduate Students - $16.00-$22.25 per hour   
  • Graduate Students - $16.00-$24.00 per hour 

*Effective January 1, 2024, the CA minimum wage increased to $16.00 per hour


SPF Benefit Rates - Effective July 1, 2023

Click Here for the new employer-paid benefit and tax rates for fiscal year 2023/2024. Click Here for the new employee monthly cost sheet. The overall premiums for health insurance increased by 12.5%  for HMO and 10.9% for PPO. Overall premiums for dental insurance, vision insurance and life insurance premiums remain the same. 

FlexCash (a cash in lieu of benefits program) will again be offered to employees who have coverage outside SPF at the rate of $128/month to waive medical coverage and $12/month to waive dental coverage. We will also continue to offer employees the following voluntary, employee-paid plans: Critical Illness, Accident Insurance, and Hospital Indemnity.

SPF Open Enrollment will run from May 18th - June 15th this year, with all changes to be effective July 1, 2023. Benefit eligible employees will be receiving separate notifications regarding Open Enrollment through EaseCentral.

Please note, the minimum wage for student pay rates is $15.50 per hour for the period of July 1 – December 31, 2023.  Effective January 1, 2024, the minimum wage increases to $16.00 per hour. The rate for workers’ compensation has reduced to .54%. Please continue to underscore the importance of safety practices to your employees, and provide appropriate training when necessary in order to minimize the risk of a work-related injury or illness. If you have any questions, please contact Ariel Aaron, Cal Poly Humboldt Benefits Manager at