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The Benefits of Working at Cal Poly Humboldt

Our benefits program is just one way Cal Poly Humboldt is committed to your success and well-being. The following benefits and services are available to full-time and some part-time employees: 

  • A selection of health plans with HMO and PPO options, 
  • Dental coverage, 
  • Vision coverage, 
  • Income protection benefits including life insurance and disability, 
  • Retirement programs and voluntary investment options (403(b), 457, 401(k)), 
  • Voluntary pre-tax health and dependent care reimbursement accounts, 
  • Voluntary pre-tax parking deduction plan, 
  • FlexCash in lieu of health/dental with proof of other coverage, 
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program.

Benefit Forms

The proper paperwork is crucial to making sure you are receiving all of your Cal Poly Humboldt benefits. Links to University benefits forms are available at the following site.

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Health Benefits

Humboldt Health Benefits include medical, dental, and vision coverage, along with various other options including FlexCash, flexible spending accounts (FSAs), Health Care and/or Dependent Care reimbursement accounts.

Leave, Disability, and Workers Compensation

There are multiple options to cover you in case of the unexpected. Our leave programs allow you peace of mind during sickness, injury, and/ or other personal needs.

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Retirement Plans


California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) is the retirement system for all eligible employees of Cal Poly Humboldt. Full-time appointments that exceed six months and half-time appointments averaging 20 hours per week for one year or longer require membership in CalPERS.

Part-Time Retirement Program

The Part-Time, Seasonal, Temporary (PST) Retirement Plan is a mandatory retirement plan for non-CalPERS eligible employees. The plan is administered by the California Department of Human Resources (CalHR) under the Savings Plus Program (457), and the employee's contribution is 7.5% of the gross monthly salary.

Voluntary Retirement Programs

Humboldt provides the option of various supplemental retirement plans to help you save for your future. 

Other Benefits

Life Insurance

The Standard Life Insurance Company (The Standard) is the CSU’s insurance carrier for employer-paid basic term life and accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance. Eligibility required.

Employee Assistance Program

Employees can call LifeMatters 24/7/365 to speak with a licensed counselor about issues related to mental well-being, including job stress, financial issues, person relationship issues, substance abuse concerns, or anything else that you may need to talk through. 

Fee Waiver Program

Eligible employees have the opportunity to attend Humboldt classes at a reduced rate. The program is designed to assist employees with career development and job-related employee training.