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Staff at Stanford work in hundreds of different types of positions, and number approximately 10,000. General employment policies are in Chapter 2 of the Administrative Guide (bargaining unit members should refer to their respective contracts).

Questions related to your employment are typically directed to the local (school or business unit) human resources contact except for Benefits, which is handled centrally by UHR. For school and unit HR contact information, see Contacts.

News & Announcements

  • The Faculty Staff Help Center (FSHC) office in the Mariposa House is relocating to the Keck Science Building on the main Stanford campus, 380 Roth Way, 1st floor, on Friday, August 22, 2014.

  • Negotiations between Stanford and the SEIU Higher Education Workers Local 2007 have begun, with the goal of finalizing the contract by the end of August, when the current contract expires. 

Events & Important Dates

Stay informed, engaged and up to date with Stanford's only employee calendar.

August 20 Mind, Body, Spirit Moms (series)

Please join Jaclyn Long, MFT, for a free 7-week program designed to promote the health and well-being of moms with kids of any age. Moms come together to nurture their minds, hearts and bodies in a supportive community through the practice of mindfulness meditation, gentle yoga, authentic sharing and community building exercises. 

Co-sponsored by HIP and the WorkLife Office. BeWell Berry available for eligible employees. 

Dates: Wednesdays, July 9–August 20

Location: Escondido Village Center (AKA Rainbow Nursery School),
Common room, 140 Comstock Circle. (see campus map»)

NOTE: Registration is now full.

August 20 Beautiful Living from the Inside Out

Our relationship to our space is a powerful, often neglected aspect of being human. When we are in an unconscious relationship with our space, our homes may mirror things that no longer serve us: outdated versions of ourselves, unhealthy priorities, stuck-ness, and unhappiness.  Creating a conscious relationship with the space around us opens a whole new world of nurturing support in our lives. Change your space. Change your life. Harness the power of creating a conscious relationship with your home.

In this experiential workshop you will:

  • Explore your space as a metaphor for your inner world.
  • Understand how your space impacts your life and identify any core blocks.
  • Learn 5 keys to creating a home that truly supports you.

Location: 3160 Porter Drive, Pacific Ocean Conference Room (campus map»)

RSVP: Please register by contacting the Help Center at 650-723-4577 or

About the Speaker: Rebecca McLoughlin is an interior coach who helps clients get their home in alignment with who they are, so their space can support not only where they are now, but also where they are going next.

Free and open to all faculty, staff, postdocs and retirees of Stanford University, LPCH and Stanford Hospital and clinics; eligible dependents may also attend. “Be Well Berries” available for eligible employees. Workshop co-sponsored by Stanford’s WorkLife Office and Faculty Staff Help Center.

August 21 Leading Effective Meetings

Surveys show that the average American worker spends 5.5 hours a week in meetings, and that 71% of meetings are unproductive! Is the solution to eliminate meetings? Not necessarily. A better solution is to run effective meetings!
This workshop will teach you to run meetings that are on-task, on-time and focused on actionable outcomes. You'll learn facilitation skills to run meetings that are efficient and inclusive, and to manage typical "derailers" with control and respect. Through games, exercises and practice, this workshop sets you up for success in leading your very next meeting.

Location: Poplar Modular, Training Room, 215 Panama Street, Bldg C.
Enroll in course TOD-7540 through STARS.