Welcome to Stanford Law School!
I’m delighted that you have decided to join our community. You are now part of one of the nation’s leading institutions for legal scholarship and education. Our alumni are among the most influential decision makers in law, politics, business, and high technology. Our faculty members argue before the Supreme Court, testify before Congress, produce outstanding legal scholarship and empirical analysis, and contribute regularly to the nation’s press as legal and policy experts. SLS has established a new model for legal education that provides rigorous interdisciplinary training, hands-on experience, global perspective, and focus on public service, spearheading a movement for change. Our students are the leaders of tomorrow. And, our wonderful staff make this all possible.
M. Elizabeth Magill
Richard E. Lang Professor of Law and Dean
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Welcome to Stanford Law School! We hope you will find the information on this page helpful as you start your career at SLS. Watch this video for helpful tips and to get to know some of your colleagues!
Your To-Do List
Things to Do in the Next 30 Days:
We’ve put together a list of reminders for you not to forget since we know how busy and time consuming starting a new position can be. You can find the list of items below.
- Request your SUNet ID (Stanford University Network Identifier)
- Make your enrollment elections for benefits. You have 31 calendar days from date of hire.
- Obtain your Stanford ID Card
- Set up Voicemail
- Purchase a parking permit or look into commuter options or incentives if you are not driving to campus.
- Sign up for all appropriate new hire trainings – especially the Sexual Harassment Prevention training!
- Complete Payroll Forms on Axess.stanford.edu – Employee Information:
- A new employee MUST! Read over and submit the Patent and Copyright Agreement, which is located on the Employee Information tab in Axess. See the Legal section located on the bottom right hand of the page.
- Enter your emergency contact information in Stanford You and setup your AlertSU.
New Employee Required Training
All University employees are required to take the following training courses:
- Attend The Cardinal at Work Welcome Center – Contact Molly Pahkamaa.
- Harassment Prevention Training
- Employee Information Security Awareness
- General Safety & Emergency Preparedness (Stars course code: EHS-4200).
- Administrative Guide Acknowledgement (Stars course code: TOD-3161)
- Financial Systems Confidentiality Statement – for employees whose job it is to work with confidential financial data or systems.
- Ergonomics: Computer Workstation, if you use a computer at work (Stars course code: EHS-3400).
- Computer Security Awareness, if you use a computer a work (Stars course code: ISO-0001).
- Stanford University Acknowledgement of Mandated Reporter – for employees whose job it is to interact with minors (under 18 years of age). (Stars course code: OGC-0001-WEB).
Payroll and Information About Time Off
You will need a SUNet ID and password to access the Axess portal. Your SUNet ID is a unique identifier, specifically for you to use to access many online services at Stanford. For more information, please click here.
The University provides useful information for new employees on their new hire website – please make sure to review this site as well.
- Pay dates fall on the 7th and 22nd of each month. If those dates fall on a holiday or weekend, you will be paid on the business day prior.
- Direct Deposit
- Federal and State Withholdings
- Paycheck Modeler
- Axess Timecard
- Policies on using your accruals
- Designated University Holidays
- Winter Closure 2017 – University shut down dates
- Information about the Family Medical Leave Act can be found here. Employee Rights and Responsibilities FMLA
- Information about Paid Family Leave, also called Temporary Family Disability can be found here.
Benefits and Resources
Benefits and Perks
- Educational Assistance Programs
- Staff Training Assistance Program (STAP)
- Staff Tuition Reimbursement Program (STRP)
- Tuition Grant Program (TGP)
- Stanford-Mobile Phone Service Discount
- Stanford Federal Credit Union
- Health Improvement Program
Employees who are relocating may want to explore the following resources for housing options in the area:
- Average costs for rentals in the area
- Housing Resources including Craigslist
- Information about Stanford surrounding neighborhoods
- Stanford Rental Resources
- Robinson & Company
- Colonnade Apartments
- Stanford West Apartments
- Welch Road Apartments: Contact the on-site rental manager.
If you have suggestions for ways we can add value to this site, please let us know by emailing Human Resources.