Student Services Building, Room 6381

Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Phone (323) 343-3680 | Fax (323) 343-6477


Payroll Services strives to ensure that all California State University, Los Angeles employees are paid in a timely and efficient manner by analyzing all available data prior to processing. To enhance our efficiency, payroll technicians are continually learning new methods and procedures. Payroll Services is the liaison between the State Controller's Office and our customers. For an general overview of our services, review the payroll overview PowerPoint slides.


On August 8, 2020, President Trump issued a Presidential Memorandum directing the IRS to allow the deferral of withholding, deposit, and payment of payroll tax obligations for certain employees effective September 1, 2020. IRS guidance provided on August 28, 2020, clarifies employers can, but are not required to, participate in this program.

After evaluation and consideration of the IRS guidance, the State of California and the State Controller’s Office (SCO) has made the decision to not participate in the Federal Tax Deferral program. Since the SCO is our pay agent, we will by default opt-out of the program.

How To:

How to Cancel Your Charitable Contributions (PDF)

How to: Payroll Warrant Mailing Request (PDF)

Cal Employee Connect

The State Controller’s Office (SCO) is the Payroll “system of record” for the CSU. The SCO released Cal Employee CONNECT, the SCO’s Employee Self-Service Portal application.

  • Access the latest earnings statements
  • Access the last four years of W-2s

Registration is easy and only takes a few minutes. Upon successful validation, you will be asked to enter your email address and create a user name and password.

Direct Deposit

Direct deposit is a convenient method to automatically deposit all of your net earnings into the financial institution of your choice. Once you enroll, all your payments issued by the State Controller’s Office are transferred to your financial institution. It takes 4-6 weeks to process your direct deposit form because final processing is done with the State Controller’s Office. To enroll in direct deposit, use your Cal State LA employee e-mail account to e-mail [email protected]. A payroll technician will review your request and send you a secure link to complete the form via DocuSign.

Payroll Personnel

Wendy Xiong
Assistant Director, HR Data Operations and Payroll System

Jennifer Chu
HR Manager, Payroll Systems

Delia Sanchez
CMS Payroll Analyst

Maria Thoemmes
Payroll Technician

Nerissa Verzani
Payroll Technician

Alex Truong
Payroll Technician