Stanford offers a wide variety of resources to help members of the University community address questions or issues that may influence your experience at Stanford.
Workplace concerns can take many forms and, when not addressed, can detract from your success and fulfillment as an employee. Take advantage of the many resources to assist you in understanding the policies and procedures at Stanford, or in resolving matters that may affect your success at Stanford.
Options to Report
- The first step in resolving workplace issues is usually a discussion with the supervisor or a representative from the local Human Resources office.
- Employees may also discuss any of their workplace concerns, including discrimination or harassment, with a member of University Human Resources, Employee & Labor Relations (UHR-ELR) at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 650-721-4272.
- Concerns regarding sexual harassment may also be reported to the SHARE Title IX Office at email@example.com or 650-497-4955.
- Concerns may be submitted anonymously through the Ethics and Compliance Helpline.
The resources above are available to assist employees, and the individuals representing these offices will handle your information with sensitivity and discretion. They will take reasonable steps to maintain confidentiality. However, Stanford supervisors, faculty, and administrators may have an obligation to report or follow up on certain workplace concerns, such as (but not limited to) sexual harassment, discrimination, and allegations of illegal activity.
A Note About Non-Retaliation
It is important that people feel comfortable raising concerns and cooperating in investigations, and the university has policies that protect individuals who in good faith report or provide information during an investigation. Retaliation violates Stanford’s policies. Please see Administrative Guide Memo: 1.1.2: Non-Retaliation Policy.
What to Expect After Reporting a Concern
Once you report a concern to one of the offices listed above, an initial assessment will be conducted to determine the next appropriate steps. In some circumstances, a formal investigation may be conducted. If you are asked to participate in a workplace investigation involving the conduct of a staff member, you can find more information about the process here.
These additional resources are available to support and assist you with your concerns. Further information about these resources are below. Discussing your concerns with the offices below will NOT put the University on notice of the content of the communication, nor will it create a record of your concerns with the University.1
- The University Ombuds and the School of Medicine Ombuds
- Faculty Staff Help Center
- Office for Religious and Spiritual Life
1 Unless under limited circumstances. Please see each office’s website for further information regarding confidentiality.