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Annual Policy Reminder

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Please take the opportunity to review important information and key policies in Stanford’s Administrative Guide.

Key Policies

The following are some of the key employment-related policies and resources that should be reviewed.

University Code of Conduct

All members of the University Community are responsible for sustaining the high ethical standards of this institution, and of the broader community in which we function. The University values integrity, diversity, respect, freedom of inquiry and expression, trust, honesty and fairness and strives to integrate these values into its education, research, health care and business practices.

View University Code of Conduct Policy: AGM 1.1.1

Non-Retaliation Policy

Stanford University is committed to providing a place of work where individuals can raise workplace concerns regarding possible violations of University policy or local, state, or federal law without fear of retaliation. 

View Non-Retaliation Policy: AGM 1.1.2

Discrimination, Harassment, and Consensual Relationships Policies

Stanford University strives to provide a workplace free of discrimination and harassment.

View Equal Employment Opportunity, Non-Discrimination, and Affirmative Action Policy: AGM 1.7.4

View Sexual Harassment Policy: AGM 1.7.1

View Consensual Sexual or Romantic Relationships in the Workplace and Educational Setting Policy: AGM 1.7.2

View Resources to Address Concerns

View the SHARE Title IX Office Website

Violence in the Workplace

Stanford University strives to provide employees a safe work environment; therefore, the university does not tolerate violence or threats of violence in the workplace.

View Violence in the Workplace Policy: AGM 2.2.4

Protection of Minors

Stanford University has adopted a policy for Protection of Minors to establish safeguards for children under the age of 18 who participate in Stanford activities and programs on campus or under the authority and direction of the university at other locations.

View Policy for Protection of Minors: AGM 1.8.1

View Information on Protection of Minors

Controlled Substances and Alcohol

The unlawful manufacture, distribution, dispensation, possession and/or use of controlled substances or the unlawful possession, use or distribution of alcohol is prohibited on the Stanford campus, in the workplace or as part of any of the university’s activities.

View Controlled Substances and Alcohol Policy: AGM 2.2.8

View Information About Preventing Alcohol and Drug Abuse 

Electronic Information, Network Usage and Information Security Policies

These policies define privacy guidelines, appropriate use and security measures for the university’s networks and electronic information. 

View Privacy and Access to Electronic Information Policy: AGM 6.1.1

View Computer and Network Usage Policy: AGM 6.2.1 

View Information Security Policy: AGM 6.3.1

Staff Policy on Conflict of Commitment and Interest

It is important for staff to avoid actual or apparent conflicts of interest between their university obligations and their outside interests. In addition, external activities should not result in inappropriate conflicts of commitment, i.e., conflicts regarding allocation of time and energies.

View Staff Policy on Conflict of Commitment and Interest: AGM 1.5.2

Purchasing Cards and Business and Travel Expenses

The policies below outline the use of Purchasing Cards and the guiding principle and reimbursement policy for business- and travel-related expenses.

View Purchasing Cards Policy: AGM 5.3.3

View Business and Travel Expenses Policy: AGM 5.4.2

Important Information and Resources

In addition to the above policies, below are links to information on other important work topics.

President's Reaffirmation of Equal Employment Opportunity

Stanford University prohibits discrimination and harassment and provides equal opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, reproductive health decision-making, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military status, veteran status, or any other trait or status protected by applicable law.

View President’s Reaffirmation of Equal Employment Opportunity

Resources to Address a Workplace Concern

Stanford University offers a wide variety of resources to help employees understand the policies and procedures at Stanford and to address questions or resolve issues that may influence their experience at Stanford, including informal and formal review processes.

View Resources to Address Concerns

Ethics and Compliance Helpline

All employees are able to confidentially or anonymously report concerns about conflicts of interest, workplace misconduct, environmental health and safety concerns, sexual harassment, theft or fraud, accounting irregularities, athletics compliance, violations of law, contract or university policy by contacting the Ethics and Compliance Helpline.

View Ethics and Compliance Helpline Website

Veteran and Disability Designation and Race and Ethnicity Self-Identification in Axess

To create an inclusive, accessible, diverse and equitable university, Stanford requests that employees designate their veteran and disability status, as well as their race and ethnicity information. Log into Axess>Employee>Employee Center>Personal Information section to click the applicable links to submit or update your Veteran Status, Disability Status, or Race and Ethnicity Status.

View Veteran, Disability, and Race and Ethnicity Status in Axess

Notice on Asbestos-Containing Materials in Stanford Buildings

State law (Connelly Act) requires employers to notify employees of known asbestos-containing construction materials located in buildings constructed prior to 1981. This notification is provided to new Stanford employees and distributed to all employees on an annual basis.

View Notice on Asbestos Containing Materials in Stanford Buildings

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act)

Stanford's Department of Public Safety compiles an annual report to keep the campus community informed about crime statistics, fire incident statistics, and safety policies, allowing individuals to make informed decisions about their personal safety and enhance the safety of others. The information is used to assess and identify ways to strengthen emergency planning university-wide.

View the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act)

Mandated Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect

California laws and Stanford policy requires certain individuals at Stanford, called Mandated Reporters, to report known or reasonably suspected child abuse or neglect to the authorities. Mandated Reporters are required to review the training and submit an acknowledgement in STARS.

View Mandated Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect