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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 2014 Winter Close is scheduled Monday, December 22, 2014 through Friday, January 2, 2015. Use this checklist for actions to complete before the closure.

  • Open Enrollment, which begins today, is the annual opportunity for benefits-eligible employees and retirees to change health care plans and to add or drop eligible dependents from coverage. (Benefits can only be changed during the year if there is a qualifying life event – the birth of a baby, an adoption, marriage or divorce – or a change in employment status.)

Events & Important Dates

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

December 31 Online W-2 Form Opt-In Deadline

To receive electronic delivery of your W-2 form:
Enroll in Axess and verify your email address in StanfordYou by Dec. 31. (Online W-2 form to arrive starting Jan. 15.)

To receive your printed W-2 form:
Verify your mailing address in StanfordYou by Dec. 31. (Printed W-2 form to arrive starting Jan. 31).

More Information: Please see "How To: Elect / Cancel Online W-2 Form Delivery" on Fingate.

January 01 Holiday: New Year's Day

View the listing of all designated university holidays:

January 05 Welcome Center Orientation

The Welcome Center combines completion of important required start-up steps with an enhanced, full-day orientation session.

HR Professionals should enroll new hires by completing required enrollment form and emailing to Please review deadlines if you are an HR representative enrolling a new hire.

Location: Cardinal at Work Welcome Center
3160 Porter Drive, Palo Alto, 94304 (campus map)