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Flexible Work Project Timeline and Committee

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Implementation Timeline and Key Milestones

The flexible work implementation is a phased approach with limited return to on-site work in the spring, pilots and experimentation in the summer and fall, with increased return to on-site work in the fall. The various phases of the process will run in parallel. It will be a time of experimentation and iteration, and based on our learnings, it is expected to evolve as we re-imagine Stanford’s work experience and culture throughout FY22.

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Flexible Work Committee and Workstreams

The recommendations are being implemented by the Flexible Work Committee, made up of members of our HR Community in partnership with Land, Buildings & Real Estate (LBRE), External Relations and Business Affairs, and in alignment with research and education priorities.

Executive Sponsor Strategy/Facilitator Project Coordinator
Elizabeth Zacharias, VP for Human Resources Sandip Darji, AVP, Business Affairs Ellie Ayala, Business Affairs


Project Workstreams Leads
Guiding principles, framework, standard evaluation criteria and decision guide Sumitra Krishnan, Chief HR Officer, Humanities & Sciences
Change management and communications Melissa McVicker, AVP, HR Communications
Compensation, benefits and HR policy implications Michelle Jaross, AVP, Benefits, Compensation & Global HR
Enterprise system enhancements Cindy Martin, Sr. Director, UHR Client Services
Leo Volkov, Director, Student & HR Services, UIT
Space sharing and collaboration tools David Lenox, University Architect & Executive Director of Campus Planning, LBRE
Paula Cruz Quintero, Space Management, LBRE
Early adopters and ongoing transition support Phyllis Stewart Pires, AVP, Employee Support Programs and Services

Share your ideas with the workstream leads

During the pandemic, many schools/units have conducted pulse surveys or have asked for employee sentiment on workplace flexibility preferences and experiences. If you have comments or ideas to share with the Flexible Work workstream leads, please use the Flexible Work form.

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