Important policies and procedures are in place to ensure guidelines of day-to-day operations for faculty, staff and students. They make up the fundamental infrastructure of our operations. For your convenience, we've highlighted critical and commonly requested information.
The Administrative Guide is Stanford's official manual for administrative policies. Contents include chapters on Organization, Personnel, Accounting, Gifts, Procurement, Computing and Services. For information about employment policies, visit chapters 2 and 12.
Guiding Policies & Principles
The University's Guiding Policies & Principles can be found in chapter 1 of the Administrative Guide. Topics include the University Code of Conduct, Conflict of Interest, Sexual Harassment , Protection of Minors, Privacy policies and more.
Review our a high-level overview of the hiring process to help you find the right talent while staying compliant. Consult your HR partner to confirm local practices within your department or workgroup as well.
Leaves of Absence
Information about the Business Affairs performance cycle and ratings system is provided for your reference.
Relocation resources are available to help with a new employee's transition.
For your reference, there are University policies on subjects ranging from research, environmental health & safety, human resources, communications, and more. Individual departments may also have a set of standard, local practices, however, those do not override these university-wide policies.