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.


  • 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.


  • 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 

  • Non-Industrial Disability Insurance (NDI)
  • Industrial Disability Leave (IDL)
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Long-Term Disability (LTD) Insurance

Paid Leave Programs 

  • Holidays
  • Vacation
  • Sick Leave
  • Funeral Leave
  • Catastrophic Leave
  • Parental Leave
  • Organ Donor Leave Program
  • Jury Duty

Survivor Protection Benefits 

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

Additional Benefits 

  • Tuition Waiver
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Legal Plan
  • Home and Automobile Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Credit Union

RETIREE BENEFITS — Medical/Dental and Vision coverage available for employees who retire with CalPERS within 120 days of separation.

Compare Benefits by Employee Category or Plan 

  • Confidential (C99)
  • Management Personnel Plan (MPP)
  • CSUEU (Units 2, 5, 7, 9)
  • Skilled Crafts (Unit 6)