Basics for Me

Basics for Me

New Employee - Basics for Me

Our benefits make up a substantial part of the compensation we receive from CSUDH. Visit this page for details about the benefits to which we are entitled.

Local Area Info

Food Services

Health and Safety
The intent of the Office of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) is to minimize losses by creating and providing a safe and healthy environment for students, faculty, staff, and campus visitors through specially designed programs and services. Additionally, EHS assists campus operations and projects in minimizing environmental impacts, surpassing regulatory requirements, and practicing environmentally sound methods.


The information on this page applies to state employees only. It does not apply to employees of university auxiliary organizations, such as Loker Student Union, Foundation, or the University Bookstore.

Payroll Basics:

  • It's not a check, it's a warrant.
    The State Controller calls your paycheck a pay warrant.
  • It comes from the state.
    Payroll warrants are not produced on campus; they are issued from the State Controller's Office (SCO) in Sacramento, mailed to the campus then distributed by the Cashiers Office.
  • It's issued monthly.
    Regular faculty and staff are paid at the end of the month; student assistants and special categories (intermittent hourly, special consultants, overtime, etc.) are paid around the 12th of each month Payroll Services.
  • It is not mailed.
    Pay warrants must be picked up at the Cashiers Office by the authorized Check Handler. Eligible employees may apply for direct deposit to their bank accounts, through Payroll Services.
  • It's only good for a year.
    Pay warrants are valid for one year from the date of issue.
  • It's all on the stub.
  • For most regular faculty and staff, your current leave accounting balances (sick leave, vacation, etc.) are reported right on the statement of earnings that accompanies your pay warrant.

Training & Development
As staff employees are the backbone of the University community, staff training and professional development are priorities for the University Administration. Every attempt is made to provide professional and technical training opportunities for staff employees.

Human Resources Management designs and implements training and development programs. Throughout the year, a variety of workshops, training sessions and motivational programs for staff are made available. Employees are encouraged to participate in workshops that help improve job skills. Personal growth programs are also offered, and employees are encouraged to attend with their supervisor's approval. Please visit the Staff Professional Development & Training website for more information:

Public Transportation

South Los Angeles County/Long Beach:

  • 127 - CSU Dominguez Hills/Alondra Bl./M.L. King Jr. Transit Center/Compton Bl./Bellflower Bl.
  • 53 - Central Av./CSU Dominguez Hills
  • 130 - Artesia Bl.
  • CA A - Cal State Dominguez Hills
  • T6 - Artesia Metro Rail Station/Del Amo Center Terminal via CSU Dominguez Hills