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Employment Information

Before any employee starts work on a grant, trust, or any SPF related project they must complete an Appointment Packet a.k.a hiring packet. Each time a new project number is issued, a new appointment form must be completed for employees working for that project. Appointment Packets should be submitted at least 2 weeks prior to submitting your first timesheet on that project.

It is also important to remember that P.I.’s must “appoint” themselves to all projects they work on. To lessen the paperwork burden, we created the Multiple Project Form to allow P.I.’s to appoint themselves and their existing employees to more than one project at a time. All forms can be found on our website.

The SPF Personnel Manual (PDF) provides a general summary of HSU SPF personnel policies, work rules, and benefits.

This is not a legal document and is rather intended to highlight topics relevant to employment with HSU SPF. Foundation management may from time to time take actions which affect administrative matters that are described in this publication and may amend these policies and procedures at any time. Accordingly, inquiries can be made to the appropriate contact to determine if specific descriptions are current.

***NOTE: This manual is currently under revision and changes may be updated frequently***

Workers' Compensation Information


Discrimination and Reasonable Accommodation Information


The California State University (CSU) establishes reasonable limits on the total amount of employment an individual may have within the CSU system. Additional Employment refers to any CSU employment that is in addition to the employee’s primary appointment. Additional employment limitations are based on time-base, not salary. A maximum of 125% time-base is allowed under certain circumstances. For more information Click Here.


403 (b) Information

Employees of Humboldt State University Sponsored Programs Foundation (HSUSPF) are eligible to contribute to a voluntary tax-sheltered annuity plan. The voluntary tax sheltered annuity 403(b) program allows HSUSPF employees to save toward retirement by investing pre-tax contributions in tax-deferred investments in either annuities or mutual funds, under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 403(b).


Health Insurance Marketplace

One of the provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires employers to distribute an information notice to all employees. This notice informs employees of the availability for health insurance coverage through the Covered California marketplace. Covered California is targeted to individuals that are not eligible or do not have access to health insurance benefits. Click Here to view.


Job Opportunities

POSITION: Director, Tech Futures Group (TFG Director)
LOCATION: San Francisco, CA
HOURS: NEGOTIABLE: 28 - 40 hours/week
SALARY: $80,000 - $110,000 DOE


Norcal SBDC’s Tech Futures Group (TFG) propels technology companies to succeed through no-cost impact-driven mentorship. TFG works with tech companies in verticals including software, hardware, mobile, internet, telecom, life sciences, clean tech, and bio tech. Accepted clients have access to experienced Advisors who specialize in pitching to VCs, IP law, financial projections, and SBIR/STTR grants. Since launching in June 2012, TFG has helped 25 companies to raise just under $30 Million in funding by leveraging our unique ecosystem. The TFG Director provides leadership for development, implementation, and daily operation of the Tech Futures Group programs and activities; develops, enhances and maintains partnerships with corporate associates and collaborators in the business, technology and venture capital communities; and supervises and directs SBDC TFG staff and consultants as appropriate to meet objectives and program goals. This position is actively involved in resource development. The TFG Director reports to the Northern California Small Business Development Center (Norcal SBDC) Region Director. Norcal SBDC is the fiscal host to TFG.



Ability to:


Required Experience

Qualified applicants should submit via email a letter of application, résumé and three professional references to: The deadline for applications is May 2, 2014. This position is open until filled.

Tech Futures Group receives SBA funding from Northern CA SBDC. Northern CA SBDC is funded by the federal Small Business Administration to provide business assistance services to entrepreneurs and businesses located throughout thirteen counties of Northern California including the entire San Francisco Bay Area.

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