The steps below will assist you in recruiting and hiring a temporary, casual and/or student employee. If you would like assistance with this process, contact your local HR Team. To use a simpler process, use the Cardinal Temps system, in which the vendor manages background checks, salaries, timecard instructions, worker's compensation, etc.
|Employee Type||Description||Additional Information|
Employees on the university payroll or an external agency appointed at 50% FTE or more for no longer than six consecutive months and work no more than 980 hours during the six-month period for all job assignments.
If duties are technical, maintenance, or service, employees may be appointed at 50% FTE or more for no longer than four consecutive months.
CardinalTemps is the preferred one stop solution for hiring temporary labor at Stanford through an external agency.
The program is administered in partnership with ZeroChaos, a managed service provider (MSP), that oversees the requisition and candidate fulfillment process.
*Introduced in April 2018, this new program does not affect temporary workers hired directly onto Stanford's payroll or independent contractors (hired directly or through a temporary agency).
Graduate or undergraduate Stanford students who are hired for part-time work.
These students are hired into Peoplesoft using an “SU” job code.
Administrative Guide Memo 10.1.1 (Undergraduate Students)
Administrative Guide Memo 10.2.1 (Graduate Students)
Employees on the university payroll appointed less than 50% FTE and work no more than 980 hours during the calendar year for all job assignments.
If performing technical, maintenance or service duties, the employee may be appointed less than half time for four consecutive months or longer.
|Administrative Guide Memo 2.2.1|
See your HR manager or representative for assistance with temporary and casual employee compensation. He or she can help you interpret staff compensation guidelines set forth in the Administrative Guide Memo 2.1.5: Compensation of Staff Employees.
Present a verbal offer to the final candidate. Inform the final candidate a written, contingent On Assignment Letter will be extended upon acceptance of the verbal offer.
On Assignment Letters are accessible by your local HR Team only. Contact your local HR Team to obtain the offer letter to send to your final candidate. Once the On Assignment Letter is sent, ensure your local HR Team receives the signed copy for the new hire's personnel file.
A background check can only be initiated after a written conditional job offer is made. Continue to work with your local HR Team to launch the background check.
Most student employees do not require a background check. If hiring a student employee, please verify with your Human Resources manager if a background check is required.
Birth date and SSN are needed for new hires only, and not required if the candidate was previous employed at Stanford. Do not have them send this information by email. Instead, please instruct the final candidate to complete the Stanford Secure Hiring Privacy Portal to collect the birth date and social security number.
Student and Work-study Student hires are excluded from this step.
Resume and SU Employment Application are not required for student or work-study student employees.
Depending on your local policy, ensure that either you or your local HR Team completes the Employment Eligibility Verification (I-9) for the new employee within three days of the date of hire.
The completed I-9 form and the supporting documents need to be sent to Payroll (ID Mail Code 8440) within the three day time frame to meet the Homeland Security compliance deadline.
This is needed for all new hires and rehires (if there is a break in service).
Student and Work-study Student hires are not excluded from the I-9 requirement.