Hybrid Work Arrangement Policy
“Hybrid” means a role that the University determines is suitable to be performed to some varying extent off-site and for which a Stanford employee requests and is approved by Stanford to work in different locations - for example, Stanford’s main campus some days and the employee’s home other days.
Each employee in a hybrid arrangement has a Primary Stanford Work Location designated by the university, which may be the Stanford Campus or a satellite/hub location such as Stanford Redwood City, SLAC, Stanford Research Park, Hopkins Marine Station, the Newark satellite HUB, etc.
Hybrid roles require a regular presence at the employee’s Primary Stanford Work Location. Expectations for that regular presence are determined by the employee’s department or school/unit and are typically set as two, three, or four days per week (or an equivalent amount of time each month). Managers are generally expected to arrange their in-person work so there is adequate staffing on-site.
When operations warrant a regular cadence for hybrid that is less than an average of two days per week or less than a similar amount of time monthly, managers should seek approval from their Dean, Vice Provost, or Vice President (or their delegate) as well as the local senior HR Manager.
- For eligibility, requirements and procedures, review Administrative Guide Memo 2.1.20: Hybrid (Telecommuting) Work Arrangements.
- Travel between an employee’s telecommuting worksite (e.g. home) and their Primary Stanford Work location is considered part of an employee’s normal commute and associated expenses are not reimbursable. For more information, see Flexible Work Equipment and Expense Guidelines.
For guidance on submitting the corresponding work agreement that records an employee’s Hybrid Work Arrangement, please consult with school/unit HR.
- Flexible Work Equipment and Expense Guidelines