How to Register with CEC

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To register with Cal Employee Connect (CEC), you will need your social security number, date of birth, and information from your pay stub. You will not be able to register until you have received your first pay stub in the mail.

  1. Visit and click "Register".
    CEC Login Screen
  2. Read the statement and click "Continue".
    registration splash page
  3. Read the user agreement and click "Accept".
    Agreement notice screen shot
  4. Select CSU, San Diego, type 250 for the Agency Code, complete the reCAPTCHA, and click "Submit".
    department selection and captcha
  5. Enter your Social Security Number, Date of Birth, Earnings Statement Number, and Total Deductions.
    SSN screen shot
  6. How to find your Earning Statement Number (When using the paycheck number from PeopleSoft, add a 0 to the beginning and a dash[-] after the first number [e.g. 01-234567]):
    1. Direct Deposit
      Direct Deposit earning statement
    2. Paper Warrant
      Paper Warrant Earnings Statement
    3. PeopleSoft View Paycheck - NOTE: When using the paycheck number from PeopleSoft, add a 0 to the beginning and a dash after the first number (e.g. 01-234567). Instructions on how to view your paycheck in PeopleSoft are next.
      Peoplesoft view screen shot
    4. To view your paycheck on PeopleSoft, log in to PeopleSoft and navigate to Main Menu > Self Service > Payroll and Compensation > View Paycheck.
      PeopleSoft menu layout
  7. How to find your Total Deductions:
    1. PeopleSoft View Paycheck: For Total Deductions, subtract Net Pay from Gross Earnings (in this example, Total Deductions would be $1,000)
      Peoplesoft deductions view
    2. Paper Warrant
      Paper warrant Deductions
  8. Complete the registration with your personal email. Create a username and password, then click "Submit".
    Email creation
  9. Enter the email verification code that was sent to your email account.
    Email confirmation code entry
  10. Registration is now complete. You can log in.
    Successful completion screen shot