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Humboldt State University Sponsored Programs Foundation

Employment Information

Before any employee starts work on a grant, trust, or any SPF related project they must complete an Appointment Packet a.k.a hiring packet. Each time a new project number is issued, a new appointment form must be completed for employees working for that project. Appointment Packets should be submitted at least 2 weeks prior to submitting your first timesheet on that project.

It is also important to remember that P.I.’s must “appoint” themselves to all projects they work on. To lessen the paperwork burden, we created the Multiple Project Form to allow P.I.’s to appoint themselves and their existing employees to more than one project at a time. All forms can be found on our website.

The SPF Personnel Manual (PDF) provides a general summary of HSU SPF personnel policies, work rules, and benefits.

This is not a legal document and is rather intended to highlight topics relevant to employment with HSU SPF. Foundation management may from time to time take actions which affect administrative matters that are described in this publication and may amend these policies and procedures at any time. Accordingly, inquiries can be made to the appropriate contact to determine if specific descriptions are current.

***NOTE: This manual is currently under revision and changes may be updated frequently***

Workers' Compensation Information


Discrimination and Reasonable Accommodation Information


The California State University (CSU) establishes reasonable limits on the total amount of employment an individual may have within the CSU system. Additional Employment refers to any CSU employment that is in addition to the employee’s primary appointment. Additional employment limitations are based on time-base, not salary. A maximum of 125% time-base is allowed under certain circumstances. For more information Click Here.


Job Opportunities


403 (b) Information

Employees of Humboldt State University Sponsored Programs Foundation (HSUSPF) are eligible to contribute to a voluntary tax-sheltered annuity plan. The voluntary tax sheltered annuity 403(b) program allows HSUSPF employees to save toward retirement by investing pre-tax contributions in tax-deferred investments in either annuities or mutual funds, under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 403(b).


Health Insurance Marketplace

One of the provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires employers to distribute an information notice to all employees. This notice informs employees of the availability for health insurance coverage through the Covered California marketplace. Covered California is targeted to individuals that are not eligible or do not have access to health insurance benefits. Click Here to view.

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