Benefits & Retirement Services

We support Human Resources' mission to provide a comprehensive array of services for our multicultural workforce. We are here to provide service as a one stop shop for your Benefits & Retirement needs. Our goal is to provide our employees with a variety of resource and assistance during any life changing events from the time of hire to the time of separation. To afford our staff and faculty more flexibility, many of our frequently asked questions and information are available on our webpage. Timely service and issue resolution for all employees is our goal.
Unit Responsibilities
  • Health, Vision and Dental Benefits Information/Enrollment
  • Disability Planning & Consultation
  • Retirement Services & Financial Planning
  • New Employee Orientation
  • Training/Workshops
  • TSA/Deferred Comp
  • Liaison between all State Agencies & Campuses
  • Paid & Unpaid Leave Programs
  • Fee Waiver
  • Appointments & Separations
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

There are three ways to obtain assistance with Benefits related inquiries:


Robin Bates

Associate Director, Benefits & Retirement Services


Bernadette Lopez Benefits Analyst (A-L) 415.338.7152
Lola Thomas Benefits Analyst (M-Z) 415.338.2865  

Mary Saw

Office Hours:

Retirement Specialist

Tue. 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Wed. 8:30 am – 5:00 pm


Benefits Helpline Benefits & Retirement Services