PeopleSoft Human Capital Management (HCM)


Accessed through myHumboldt, PeopleSoft HCM is one element of the California State University Common Management System (CMS). CMS is an information technology infrastructure that integrates the critical administrative functions of Human Resources, Finance, and Student Services across all 23 CSU campuses plus the Chancellor's Office. The other element is PeopleSoft Finance.

The software behind CMS is provided by Oracle Corporation's PeopleSoft Enterprise, and is housed in a secure data center facility in Salt Lake City managed by Unisys on behalf of the CSU.

Who's it for?

System Configuration

The following OS/browser combinations are certified for use with PeopleSoft HCM:

  • Windows Vista (32-bit)
    • Firefox 3.6/7
    • Internet Explorer 7/8/9
  • Windows Vista (64-bit)
    • Firefox 7
    • Internet Exploerr 7/8/9
  • Windows 7 (32-bit)
    • Firefox 7
    • Internet Explorer 8/9
  • Windows 7 (64-bit)
    • Firefox 3.6/7
    • Internet Explorer 8/9
  • Windows 2008 R2 (64-bit)
    • Firefox 3.6
    • Internet Explorer 8/9
  • Mac OS X 10.4 (Power PC)
    • Firefox 3.6
    • Safari 3.0/4
  • Mac OS X 10.5 (Intel)
    • Firefox 3.6/7
    • Safari 3.0/4/5
  • Mac OS X 10.6 (Intel)
    • Firefox 3.6/7
    • Safari 4/5
  • Linux x86 Oracle Linux 5
    • Firefox 3.6
  • Linux x86-64 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
    • Firefox 3.6/7
  • Linux x86-64 Oracle Linux 5
    • Firefox 7
Additional Information

Anyone with access to PeopleSoft HCM must change their HSU password every 120 days for security reasons.

Classes and job aids relating to the use of PeopleSoft HCM can be found on the Training and Professional Development website

Faculty and Advisors – go to Faculty Center Help (also available through myHumboldt) for more information on what PeopleSoft HCM provides for you.

Students – go to Student Center Help (also available through myHumboldt) for more information on what PeopleSoft HCM provides for you.

Additional PeopleSoft HCM product information is available on the Oracle website.

Accessing This Service

Access to PeopleSoft HCM is online through myHumboldt.

Like any other online service at HSU, you'll need your HSU User Name and Password to log into PeopleSoft HCM.

Access to PeopleSoft HCM is automatically created or removed in a nightly process based on certain activities, including the availability of a signed confidentiality agreement, for people in the following roles (all Student Center and Faculty Center links should be accessed through myHumboldt):

  • Instructors and advisors assigned to current- and next-term courses. Access is through the Self Service option in the Faculty Center and is removed eleven months after term start date.
  • Students (1981-present) can access PeopleSoft HCM through the Self Service option in the Student Center
  • Applicants (1981-present) can access PeopleSoft HCM through the Self Service option in the Student Center
  • Active faculty may access their compensation history through the Self Service option in the Faculty Center until such time as they are no longer employed by HSU

Non-teaching faculty, staff, and student workers must have a signed confidentiality agreement on file with Human Resources and formal permission to access the relevant databases.

To request access, complete the Access Request Form and have your manager forward with their approval to The entire process should take no longer than five business days.

You'll receive an email from CMS Access Request once access has been granted. You can then log into PeopleSoft HCM using your HSU User Name and Password. If you're a student worker, you'll need to add "_CS" (without the quote marks) to your HSU User Name to access PeopleSoft HCM through myHumboldt to ensure you're granted the appropriate permissions.

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Using This Service

You can view a comprehensive list of all production and non-production databases and associated activites on the Instance Management page. This will help you to find the database most suitable for your needs.

PeopleSoft HCM (and myHumboldt itself) is protected by a time-out period which logs you out of the application if you have not accessed it for 45 minutes. You'll see a warning message before the system logs you out, at which point you can choose to stay logged in. 

Think security when you log out of an application or myHumboldt and be sure to close your browser to fully quit or exit the application.

Frequently Asked Questions

Access to Human Resources and Financial databases is governed by policies covering protected data issues, as well as the more general CSU Responsible Use Policy.

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