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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 a general overview of our services, review the payroll overview PowerPoint slides.

How To

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.


Wendy Xiong

Assistant Director, HR Data Operations & Payroll System
Phone/Ext: 3-3690
[email protected]

Jennifer Chu

HR Manager, Payroll Systems
Phone/Ext: 3-3698
[email protected]

Delia Sanchez

CMS Payroll Analyst
Phone/Ext: 3-3686
[email protected]

Nerissa Verzani

Payroll Technician
Phone/Ext: 3-3695
[email protected]

Maria Thoemmes

Payroll Technician
Phone/Ext: 3-3688
mthoem[email protected]

Alex Truong

Payroll Technician
Phone/Ext: 3-3680
[email protected]