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Why Work at Sacramento State?

Guy West Bridge


Working for CSU

Sacramento State, affectionately called Sac State, is an outstanding comprehensive university within the 23 campus California State University system. Classrooms, labs, offices, and other facilities are nestled in a 3,500-tree urban forest alongside the American River. Sacramento is the state capital of California and is one of the most diverse cities in the nation.

Sacramento, the Capital of California

Sacramento is considered one of the most ethnically diverse and livable cities in the country, with a population of 480,000. More than 1.4 million people live in Sacramento county. The region's mild
Mediterranean climate produces hot summer days and cool nighttime Delta breezes. Winters are chilly
and sometimes cloaked in the Central Valley's famed tule fog. There's always something to do in

Diversity and Inclusion

Sacramento State is dedicated to access, academic excellence, and inclusion. Diversity among our students and employees enriches intellectual discussion inside and outside the classroom, promotes understanding across differences, and better enables the University community to respond to the needs of an increasingly diverse workforce and society. Sacramento State is committed to fostering in all its members a sense of inclusiveness by providing equal access to educational opportunities and a welcoming environment. We embrace each other’s strengths and differences through building campus unity. Sacramento’s exceptional cultural, artistic, and leisure opportunities help to enrich the city’s quality of life, contributing to a vibrant metropolitan region.


Our benefits program is just one way the CSU demonstrates its dedication to your success and well-being. We want you to rest assured knowing you and your family's health and future are being looked after. Comprehensive and flexible coverage options allow you to choose a plan that best suits your needs.

CSU Benefits

  • An array of health plans that include prescription drug coverage
  • Your choice of dental plans
  • Vision coverage
  • Income protection benefits including life insurance and disability
  • CalPERS retirement
  • Investment options for future financial security (403(b), 457, 401(k))
  • Pre-tax health care and dependent care reimbursement accounts
  • Pre-tax parking deduction plan
  • FlexCash
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • CSU Fee Waiver & Reduction Program
Additional Benefits and Services
  • Up to 24 vacation days per year
  • 14 paid holidays per year
  • 12 sick days per year, with unlimited accrual
  • Parental leave
  • CalPERS Long Term Care
  • CSU Learn and LinkedIn Learning professional development courses and learning opportunities
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Qualified Employer
  • Inclusive Community Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)
  • Auto/Home Owners Insurance
  • Voluntary Benefits Programs

Employee Benefits Summaries

The CSU offers comprehensive benefit packages based on individual bargaining units. Review the specific job posting to obtain the applicable bargaining unit. View CSU Employee Benefits Summary. The CSU Total Compensation Calculator is a tool that demonstrates the significance of your CSU benefits package and how it is an important complement to your salary.