University Personnel

Employee Development

CSUMB is committed to the personal and professional development of our staff and faculty. As an institution of higher education, we support and promote lifelong learning for our employees. You may be able to take advantage of the following professional development opportunities:

  • Complete a degree with fee waiver for yourself or dependent
  • Take a work-related CSUMB course
  • Participate in online and in-person employee development courses

Pursuing your personal and professional development goals may be easier than you think. As you familiarize yourself with these opportunities and find you have questions, please contact University Personnel at ext. 3389.

Employee Appreciation Virtual Celebration

The Staff and Faculty Appreciation Event was held the afternoon of January 19th, 2021, and for the first time, it was virtual! With 329 faculty and staff in attendance, three of our employees were honored with the President's Award. The President's Award Winners were Henry Simpson (MPP); Ms. Janine De Leon (Staff); and Dr. Henrik Kibak (Faculty). We celebrated 178 employees for their 1970 years of service, including:

  • 82 Recipients with 5 Years of Service
  • 32 Recipients with 10 Years of Service
  • 27 Recipients with 15 Years of Service
  • 18 Recipients with 20 Years of Service
  • 19 Recipients with 25 Years of Service

In addition to the awards’ presentation, five employees confirmed they completed degrees; we played a few rounds of Bingo; and all attendees had the opportunity to join breakout rooms to discuss ideas for returning to campus events. Stay tuned for updates on this.

Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to all those in attendance!

Online Training

Mandatory Online Training

Depending upon your role at CSUMB, you may be assigned mandatory online training through SumTotal. You will receive an e-mail if you are required to take the following course(s):

  • Data Security/FERPA
  • CSU's Discrimination Harassment Prevention Program for Non-Supervisors and Supervisors
  • Injury Illness Prevention Program
  • Mandated Reporters of Child Abuse
  • Searches and Recruitment (If you participate on a Search Committee)
  • Gender Equity and Title IX
  • Safety in the Workplace During Covid 19
  • Hazardous Communications
  • Understanding the Clery Act

Suggested online training

CSUMB staff and faculty have access to free online professional development courses, books, and videos through SumTotal. There's a wide variety of topics available from customer service, communication, and teambuilding to very technical professional and IT certification courses. Review the Skillchoice information in the Related documents & forms for more information.

Managers/Department Chairs - Work with your staff to identify courses, such as the Administrative Support Curriculum or the Desktop courses, to enhance their work skills. Update and expand your management and leadership skills through the Management and Leadership Curriculum and 24x7 books and videos.

Staff - Discuss with your manager the courses you would like to take to enhance your work skills. Courses approved and assigned by your manager should be taken during work hours. Print and forward the certificate of completion to your manager. Use your personal time for personal development courses and 24x7 books and videos.

For help using or logging into SumTotal, visit our online training assistance page, or email us at

For questions about online mandatory or professional development training, contact University Personnel at ext. 3389.

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CSU Fee Waiver Program

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

The EAP offers employees & their families information on hundreds of health and wellness topics, as well as confidential face-to-face counseling