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Sustainable Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

Sustainable Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

Fresno State is committed to equal employment opportunity for all, regardless of age, color, disability, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation or veteran status. As one of 23 campuses in the California State University system, Fresno State offers employees a work environment that supports human rights, supported by system-wide policies and procedures governing the workplace environment. Recruitment, hiring and compensation practices are guided by state and federal guidelines and, as applicable, system-wide and campus specific procedures. Employees are provided a number of leave and accommodation benefits to support them and their families. 

Fresno State Labor Initiatives

Originally established at one of our sister campuses and implemented at Fresno State, Project Rebound provides support for students and potential students who were formerly incarcerated. The program focuses on reducing recidivism and victimization by helping establish pro-social pathways.

The Veterans Resource Center assists veterans, reservists, National Guard, active-duty service members and dependents to receive their educational benefits and academic and wraparound support throughout the college experience.

The Renaissance Scholars program is dedicated to being a one-stop shop offering services and referrals for current or former foster youth, unaccompanied homeless youth, orphan youth, and other independent youth attending Fresno State. 

The Office of Environmental Health and Safety and Risk Management (EHS/RM) serves to ensure the protection of the health and safety of all members of the University community through the effective mitigation of University risk hazards.

Fresno State provides employees with a copy of the Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP), the umbrella safety program that details how the organization will protect employees from hazards in the workplace.

The Campus Health and Safety Committee was established to assist in complying with provisions of the California Labor Code, California Code of Regulations, California State University Environmental Health and Safety Program Development and Administration Guide, and the California State University, Fresno Injury and Illness Prevention Program. The committee meets monthly to review safetyrelated incidents and share safety updates to promote a safe campus environment for employees and students.

Fresno State provides a Workers' Compensation Program to support workers who are injured in the workplace.

Fresno State is committed to equal employment opportunity for all, regardless of age, color, disability, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The University's Strategic Plan recognizes that the entire campus is strengthened by attracting, developing, and retaining talented and wellqualified individuals to support and broaden Fresno State's cultural richness and enhance its vitality and reputation.

The recruitment process for employees at Fresno State incorporates federal and state regulations, CSU collective bargaining agreements, CSU system policies and University policies. Many components of the recruitment process are mandated by these regulations and policies.

As a federal contractor, California State University, Fresno develops a written affirmative action program for women and minorities in compliance with Executive Order 11246 ("EO 11246"), for disabled veterans and Vietnam-era veterans ("Veterans") in compliance with the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974 (38 USC 4212), as amended ("VEVRA"), and for individuals with disabilities in compliance with Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 ("Rehab Act").

Employees are offered a variety of health benefit plans and an Employee Fee Waiver Program.

Fresno State is committed to providing a supportive work environment. To ensure equal access and opportunity, Fresno State provides reasonable accommodations to employees and applicants with disabilities.

The Fresno State Police Department is operational 24 hours a day, year-round, to provide assistance and to serve the campus community. The department's 27 sworn officers have full peace officer powers in the State of California and are sworn to uphold the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics.

Fresno State contracts with vendors who use fair labor practices. As outlined in the CSU General Provisions for Service Acquisitions, by accepting a contract with CSU, the Contractor certifies that no equipment, materials, or supplies furnished to CSU pursuant to this Contract have been produced in whole or in part by sweatshop labor, forced labor, convict labor, indentured labor under penal sanction, abusive forms of child labor or exploitation of children in sweatshop labor, or with the benefit of sweatshop labor, forced labor, convict labor, indentured labor under penal sanction, abusive forms of child labor or exploitation of children in sweatshop labor. The contractor further must certify that it will adhere to the Sweat-free Code of Conduct as set forth on the California Department of Industrial Relations website located at, and Public Contract Code Section 6108.

Staff positions are placed into compensation classifications based on a review of the job's duties and responsibilities in relation to established criteria. Employee-initiated and/or manager-initiated requests for adjustments to the compensation (whether it be within or between classifications) are made according to requirements and procedures established through the collective bargaining process. 

In an effort to make the onboarding process as smooth and stress free as possible, California State University, Fresno Faculty Affairs Office has implemented an onboarding forum as well as a resource portfolio for new faculty. It contains all the information a newly hired faculty member might want: frequently asked questions, campus policies and procedures, benefits and training opportunities, etc.

All California State University, Fresno employees are able to participate in its Employee Fee Waiver Program. The program allows employees to continue their education or transfer the fee waiver to a dependent. The fee waiver may be used to fully waive a maximum of two (2) courses or six (6) units, whichever is greater per term. 

The Center for Faculty Excellence gives faculty access to tools and resources related to professional development and technology. With resources like Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) Certificate Program, faculty are able to further their education and gain new insights that they can introduce into their classroom. 

The Office of Organizational Excellence (OE) was created in 2014 in order to provide resources and professional development opportunities for employees. Programs like the Wellness Program were developed to promote mental health and physical activity among employees. The OE office has also created a High Five program which allows colleagues to celebrate each other by recognizing them for their hard work. 

Fresno State's Career Development Center is a full-service center that provides students resources to help with choosing a major that lends itself to students future career goals, as well as career assessments, resume training in writing and interview skills and internship and career opportunities. In an effort to capitalize on student success, the Career Development Center also holds job fairs, recruiting events and professional networking events. These are conducted both on a university-wide as well as college-specific levels.