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November 1, 2020 | Posted In: Benefits & Rewards
A new portal and a new partner will usher you through the steps for taking a leave of absence, including short- and long-term disability and paid family leave.   When Stanford employees can take care of themselves and their families, they can bring their best selves to work. And sometimes, what...
October 30, 2020 | Posted In: Working at Stanford
The annual shutdown of university operations starts earlier than normal this year. Our list of year-end reminders has some new items this year, as well as some deadlines that have been adjusted due to the earlier start of the closure. Winter closure is scheduled for Monday, Dec. 14, 2020, through...
October 30, 2020 | Posted In: Benefits & Rewards, Retirement
Save for the retirement you want to have and maximize your contributions within the IRS limits for 2021. The IRS has increased your overall contribution limit for this next year, but not the limit for what you can contribute in before-tax dollars and your Roth. 
Paid time off for voting update
October 2, 2020 | Posted In: Benefits & Rewards, Working at Stanford
Updated on 10/16/20 On Friday, October 2, Vice President for Human Resources Elizabeth Zacharias shared an update with benefits-eligible employees about the interim policy for paid time off for voting, as well as other resources to encourage participation in November's election. Below is the...
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October 1, 2020 | Posted In: Benefits & Rewards
Stanford Benefits and BeWell are providing a digital experience where you can connect with vendors, learn more about your benefits and design a plan that prioritizes your well-being.  No matter where self-care landed on your To Do list as you faced the challenges of 2020, this fall brings a new...
September 30, 2020 | Posted In: Working at Stanford
COVID-19 has altered nearly every aspect of our workplace. Whether you are working from home or have been asked to return to on-site work, this guide was designed to help you navigate the changes in policies, and provide easy access to resources and support. The COVID-19 Workplace Guide provides...
trees covered with ice and snow
September 24, 2020 | Posted In: Working at Stanford
An extension to the upcoming Winter Close for 2020/2021 was announced today by Elizabeth Zacharias, Vice President for Human Resources, and on behalf of the university's leadership team. The text of the mailing sent to employees is below. Subject: Winter Close Extension, 2020/2021
FSA button on a keyboard
September 11, 2020 | Posted In: Benefits & Rewards
TASC, Stanford's partner in administering flexible spending accounts, is migrating existing users to a new platform on Sept. 29. Note that there will be a short blackout period where the site -- and your FSA debit card -- will be unavailable. In a note to FSA account holders on Sept. 11, 2020, TASC...
COVID-19 testing kit
September 8, 2020 | Posted In: Working at Stanford
If you are asymptomatic and approved to work on-site at least one day per week, you may be eligible to participate in Stanford's surveillance testing program with the company Color. As the program expands in the coming weeks, eligible employees will receive an email from University HR with more...
2021 desk calendar
September 4, 2020 | Posted In: Benefits & Rewards
Official university holidays have been posted for 2021. Note that winter close dates for 2021-2022 will be announced next spring. Review your paid holidays