Benefits at a Glance

California State University, Fullerton offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. From our health plans and continuing education opportunities to our flexible spending accounts, survivor protection, leave programs and competitive retirement/savings plans, the CSU offers benefits that matter to you at each stage of your career.

Health Benefits

Employees have medical, dental, and vision plans from which to choose coverage. They may cover themselves, their eligible spouse or registered domestic partner, and eligible dependent children.

View all Health Care Benefits and Plans offered at CSUF.


  • FlexCash — for employees who waive CSU medical and/or dental coverage
  • Health Care Reimbursement Account (HCRA) Plan
  • Dependent Care Reimbursement Account (DCRA) Plan
  • Pre-Tax Parking Deduction Plan

Retirement program

CalPERS Retirement Plan - CalPERS is a defined benefits plan, which provides a retirement benefit based on the employee’s applicable retirement formula, age at retirement, years of service credit, and compensation.

Part-Time, Seasonal, and Temporary (PST) Retirement Plan - Employees who are not eligible for CalPERS retirement are required to participate in the PST Plan administered by CalHR in lieu of Social Security.

View all Retirement savings plans.


  • The CSU 403(b) Tax Sheltered Annuity (TSA) Plan
  • The State Savings Plus 401(k) Thrift Plan
  • The State Savings Plus 457 Deferred Compensation Plan
  • CalPERS Supplemental Contribution Program

Income Protection Benefits 

California State University, Fullerton provides a variety of disability and life insurance program options.

Paid Leave Programs 

The CSU offers a variety of paid and unpaid leave options for CSUF employees. Please click on each link below to learn more.

Survivor Protection Benefits 

Disability, Life Insurance and Voluntary Plans

  • Employer Paid Life Insurance Benefits
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Voluntary Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance
  • CalPERS Pre-Retirement Death Benefits
  • Critical Illness Insurance

Benefits by Employee Category or Plan

Below is a listing of each bargaining unit. Each position’s bargaining unit can be found at the top of the job posting under the Categories section. View more information on employee benefits via the links below for staff and faculty.

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Faculty Benefits by Collective Bargaining Agreement

  • Confidential (C99)
  • Management Personnel Plan (MPP)
  • CSUEU (Units 2, 5, 7, 9)
  • Skilled Crafts (Unit 6)
  • Physicians (Unit 1)
  • Academic Support (Unit 4)
  • Public Safety (Unit 8)