Human Resources

Your First Few Weeks

Purchase a parking permit

If you’ll be parking a car on campus, you’ll need a parking permit. To obtain a pre-tax advantage on your parking permit, visit the University Police Department’s Parking Services Office and submit a Payroll Authorization Form to purchase a parking permit through payroll deduction.

Complete your required training

There is some training required of all new employees and some that is specific to particular positions/functions. Your supervisor will discuss your required training on your first day. Some of the training needs to be taken just once, some is renewed on a given cycle. You may receive email notification from various departments on campus regarding required training.

Most required compliance related training is provided by CSU Systemwide Professional Development and accessed via Skillport. These trainings should be completed during work hours. Please feel free to access the "Catalog" tab for other training opportunities.

Attend New Employee Orientation

The New Employee Orientation (NEO) is a day-long event designed to introduce new employees to CSUMB. All staff and management are automatically enrolled in a NEO based on their hire date and expected to attend within their first 2 months of employment. You will receive an invitation to attend from Human Resources via email.

Familiarize yourself with your resources

Consider the following training and resources to get you ‘up and running’ as soon as possible.


The Dashboard is used by staff, faculty, students and alumni to exchange email, schedule meetings, chat, and create and share documents online. Resources are available through the IT website. The Dashboard page is your portal to the campus intranet and where you’ll find out about Campus News and many important notices.

CMS Student/HR training

Through CMS Student/HR Self-Service, you are able to view and/or update your emergency contact information, update your address, view your elected benefits and dependent information, and register for professional development seminars. Your log in is your CSUMB username and your password has initially been set as your birthdate (monthddyyyy). We suggest you reset your password immediately. Please visit and the Tools & Databases section of the Employee Resources website for further information.


The CSYou website of the Chancellor’s Office is your portal to information and resources for employees of the California State University. Enter via https// and explore! Click on "Training and Development" and see what training is available there.

Technology training

Video tutorials on a variety of computer applications are available through Atomic Learning. Visit the Center for Academic Technologies (CAT) webpage for more information.

Familiarize yourself with the campus

It will be helpful to familiarize yourself with the campus physically. We encourage you to take a campus tour within your first 30 days of employment.

You will learn the majority of our business information is available electronically, so taking time to familiarize yourself with the CSUMB website will be helpful.

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