A new set of Frequently Asked Questions is posted online for the Job Classification Initiative, with questions gathered in recent months by the project team. Useful to all non-academic, non-bargaining unit staff affected by the FY15 initiative, the FAQs are the start of increased communications to help employees understand the changes to the job classification system.
University Human Resources (UHR) observes the winter close between 12/23/13 and 1/3/14. UHR will close the afternoon of Friday, 12/20/13, and resume normal operations on Monday, 01/06/14 at 8:00 am PST. Information on services available is provided below.
The adoption of a new hiring practice to strengthen the university's secure work environment includes a background check program for many types of non-professoriate jobs. Read more for an overview of the program, who is subject to a background check and who is not, and to gather viewpoints of those who have been participating in the program since it launched in 2012.
Beginning in January, employees eligible for the university's matching retirement funds--but who are not currently contributing at the rate needed to obtain those matching funds--will be auto-enrolled to the 4 percent contribution rate. When employees contribute 4 percent to the Stanford Contributory Retirement Plan (SCRP), the university provides a maximum Match Contribution of 5%. This program will help employees save for their futures with pre-tax contributions to their retirement fund.
The Faculty Staff Help Center website has been redesigned to increase usability and visual appeal through streamlined content organization and implementation of Stanford Web Services' new university-branded web templates.