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The Cardinal at Work Insider is a newsletter solely focused on providing service updates, tools to manage and lead teams, benefits changes, upcoming events, and opportunities to connect with colleagues for faculty and staff.

Stanford Quad
July 30, 2020 | Posted In: Working at Stanford
Dear colleague: I hope this message finds you in continued good health. This week has been a challenging one for our community as we had to make difficult decisions to establish a new steady state for the university’s operations. These choices are never easy and they affect each of us. I encourage...
medical plan assistance
July 30, 2020
The Medical Contribution Assistance Program (MCAP) subsidizes the cost to cover dependents on a Stanford medical plan. If you participated in this program during 2020, you must re-apply for 2021. The deadline for applying is Aug. 31, 2020. A reminder was emailed on July 31 to employees whose base...
July 27, 2020 | Posted In: WorkLife
A message to the campus community was sent from Provost Persis Drell and VP for Human Resources Elizabeth Zacharias providing an update on Stanford's on-site child care operations and information on resources and programs for all families seeking to formalize care arrangements over the coming...
IDEAL Engage
June 26, 2020 | Posted In: Engage
On May 29, in response to the national outcry over racial injustice, Provost Persis Drell called out systemic issues of racism and inequality and asked the Stanford community to come together to seek “racial justice and an end to the brutality that oppresses and traumatizes Black communities." The...
June 26, 2020 | Posted In: Engage
Two of our staff affinity groups, the Black Staff Alliance and Stanford Staffers, teamed up to record a session with Law Professor Robert Weisberg. The session took place on June 5, 2020, and is intended to share Professor Weisberg's insights about the complex legal issues, and the criminal justice...
June 23, 2020 | Posted In: Benefits & Rewards, Health
Under new IRS guidance issued in May, and the CARES Act issued in March, Stanford has temporarily adjusted some benefits plan administration to help you navigate unexpected financial and health issues as a result of the pandemic.  Here's an update on accessing or changing your Stanford benefits in...
illustration of bills for living expenses
June 19, 2020 | Posted In: Benefits & Rewards, Working at Stanford
The Employee Emergency Assistance Fund (EEAF) launched June 15 to provide grants for benefits-eligible Stanford employees who are experiencing a short-term financial emergency or hardship.
Stanford quad
June 15, 2020 | Posted In: Working at Stanford
Dear colleague, The tragic events of the past two weeks have taken a toll as we struggle with making sense of anti-Black racism, injustice and violence in our country. With these concerns being some of society’s most profound, we want to emphasize the importance of taking time to heal, reflect upon...
May 29, 2020 | Posted In: Learning at Stanford, Engage, Working at Stanford
Summer is approaching—a season many of us look forward to for the longer days, sunshine and getaways. This summer, though you may be unable to experience some of your typical routines and traditions, and may be confronted with a challenge - how can you use your time well this summer? Stanford is...
house image inside tooth
May 29, 2020 | Posted In: Benefits & Rewards
Stanford’s dental plan has partnered with an app called Toothpic to help connect you with a licensed dentist for in-home dental advice. Dental health is an important part of your overall health, and one you may overlook when scheduling in-office care is difficult. If you’re experiencing a specific...