Work Environment

Equal Opportunity

California State University, Fresno (Fresno State) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, race, religion or lack thereof, sex, sexual orientation, transgender, or protected veteran status consistent with applicable federal and state laws. This policy applies to all Fresno State students, faculty, staff, programs and activities. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and other federal and state laws, prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in all education programs and activities operated by the university (both on and off campus).

Fresno State provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with self-disclosed disabilities.

Links for additional information:

Equal Opportunity is the Law 

President’s Statement

Eligibility to Work

In accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Fresno State requires proof of employment eligibility and identification at the time of hire.  You can find a list of acceptable documents for I9 processing here:

Staff and Management Positions

  • Fresno State is not a sponsoring agent for staff positions and may only hire individuals who are legally able to work in the United States.
  • Within three days from the date of hire, candidates must provide proof of identity and proof of U.S. citizenship or eligibility or authorization to work in the United States.

Tenured & Tenure-Track Faculty

  • Faculty Affairs provides assistance and support for full-time, tenure-track faculty to obain work authorzation.  (Usually H1b and Permanent Residence.)
  • Fresno State does not sponsor non-tenure track (temporary) faculty members.
  • Faculty Affairs does not provide legal advice.
  • No person can be guaranteed approval of immigration status or change in status.
  • Contact the Faculty Affairs at 559-278-3027 for assistance.

Confidentiality of Personal Information

The CSU has an obligation, under various laws and CSU systemwide policy, to protect personal employee information and to maintain the confidentiality of that data.

Conflict of Interest

A Fresno State employee shall not make, participate in making, or attempt to use his or her official position to influence a CSU decision in which he/she has a financial interest.

Drug-Free Workplace

Fresno State is committed to maintaining a workplace free from unlawful manufacture, possession, distribution, dispensation, or use of a controlled substance. Violation of this policy may result in disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal.

Health and Safety

It is the policy of Fresno State to ensure a safe work environment. All employees are responsible for following common safety practices to protect themselves and their fellow employees from work-related injuries and illnesses. The prevention of work-related injuries and illnesses is of primary importance. Employees and supervisors share equally in the responsibility to achieve this goal. 

Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect

The California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act is intended to protect children from abuse and neglect. Executive Order 1083 became CSU policy on January 1, 2013.

Outside Employment Disclosure Requirements for MPP and Executive Employees

Under Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations, full-time MPP and Executive employees are required to disclose all outside employment for the identification of and to preclude any conflict of commitment.


Fresno State’s commitment to student success extends beyond the classroom, and we strive for a safe and healthier environment for which students, faculty, staff, and visitors can learn, teach, work and think. Thus, Fresno State is now a 100% tobacco-free, smoke-free and vapor-free campus.

Whistleblower Protection
Disclosure of Improper Activity

Employees and applicants for employment may make reports to the campus Director of Human Resources or the Vice Chancellor for Human Resources per the CSU Systemwide Policy.

Workplace Violence

Fresno State is concerned about the personal safety and security of its students, employees, and guests. University policy does not tolerate violence, threats of violence or acts of aggression against members of the University community or visitors. It is the responsibility of our faculty, staff, and students to report acts or threats of violence to the Fresno State Police Department and/or to appropriate supervisory personnel. Any student, faculty or staff who engages in behavior which violates this policy will be subject to appropriate university disciplinary actions and may be subject to applicable civil or criminal legal action as well.