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Our comprehensive policies support an effective employee experience by identifying workplace and conduct expectations, resources for answering questions, and legal compliance.

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Emergency Essential Roles Policy

For staff positions, learn the duties and responsibilities associated with essential functions during an emergency and/or full or partial administrative closure.

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Human Resources Policies at Stanford

Policy and guidelines collections cover a range of topics important to our workplace excellence and that support our culture of compliance and ethics; view the Administrative Guide, the Faculty Handbook,  Health and Safety procedures, and Research policies.

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Labor Relations & Collective Bargaining

We have a partnership with the SEIU Local 2007 Higher Education Workers as well as the Stanford Deputy Sheriff's Association, and work collaboratively with both unions; contractual agreements govern the policies, benefits and compensation for employees whose jobs are represented by each union.

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Workplace Processes

Our workplace processes and procedures range from bi-monthly timecards to paid time off to performance management. Schools and units may have local practices that reflect their, which align with university-wide policies.

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Protection of Minors

Learn about Stanford University’s Protection of Minors Policy, which establishes safeguards for children under the age of 18 who participate in Stanford programs and activities on campus, or under the authority and direction of the university at other locations.

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Interim Policies

Learn about the latest interim policies designed to support Stanford's workforce.

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Annual Policy Reminder

Each year, employees are reminded of our key policies, along with updates to existing policies that are noteworthy or have recently changed.

View the most recent Annual Policy Reminder