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Important Administrative Guide Policies

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The Administrative Guide is Stanford's collection of guidelines for non-research university activities that govern workplace interactions, approaches, and processes from financial administration and computing to guiding policies and health & safety.

With ever-evolving processes and the development of new policies, staying informed is important. To be notified of updates, subscribe to the Administrative Guide Update list.

Each year, the annual policy update is distributed to all employees, temps and casuals; stay informed about the policies the university identifies each year as highly important.

Important Administrative Guide Policies

Guiding Policies & Principles

  • 1.1.1 University Code of Conduct: As a member of the Stanford community, you are responsible for sustaining the highest ethical standards of this institution, and of the broader community in which we function. In that spirit, this Code (the "Code") is a shared statement of our commitment to upholding the ethical, professional and legal standards we use as the basis for our daily and long-term decisions and actions. The university values integrity, honesty and fairness and strives to integrate these values into its teaching, research and business practices.
  • 1.5.2 Staff Policy on Conflict of Commitment and Interest: When university staff members, or members of their immediate families, have significant financial interests in, or consulting or employment arrangements with other business concerns, it is important to avoid actual or apparent conflicts of interest between their university obligations and their outside interests.
  • 1.5.4 Ownership and Use of Stanford Name and Trademarks: Stanford registered marks, as well as other names, seals, logos and other symbols and marks that are representative of Stanford, may be used solely with permission of Stanford University. The purpose of this policy is to ensure appropriate use of Stanford's names and marks.
  • 1.7.1 Sexual Harassment: Stanford strives to provide a place of work and study free of sexual harassment, intimidation or exploitation. Where sexual harassment has occurred, the University will act to stop the harassment, prevent its recurrence, and discipline and/or take other appropriate action against those responsible.

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Health & Safety

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