New Employee Information

Welcome to Stanford Law School!

Jenny S. Martinez
Richard E. Lang Professor of Law and Dean of 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. 

Again welcome!

Jenny S. Martinez
Richard E. Lang Professor of Law and Dean of Stanford Law School

Welcome Video

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.

New Employee Required Training

All University employees are required to take the following training courses:

  • Attend The Cardinal at Work Welcome Center – Contact the HR office
  • Harassment Prevention Training
    • Harassment Prevention at Stanford for Non-Supervisors (Stars course code: SHP-2000).
    • State mandated Harassment Prevention training for all supervisors and managers – contact Angela Antia to enroll.
  • Employee Information Security Awareness
  • General Safety & Emergency Preparedness (Stars course code: EHS-4200).
  • Administrative Guide Acknowledgement (Stars course code: HRC-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).
  • File Storage Security, this video provides security awareness relevant to sharing files at Stanford.  This is a requirement for all staff and faculty. (Stars course code: IPSO-1000-WEB).
  • 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).
  • COVID-19 Hygiene Best Practices (Stars course code: EHS-2470-WEB)
    • *Must be completed before any on-site visits*

Payroll and Information About Time Off is your “employee portal” to manage your payroll and training portfolio at Stanford.  Click here to see the different payroll items you can review and manage on Axess.

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
  • Non-Exempt Employees and Breaks:
    • A non-exempt employee must be provided with an unpaid meal period of at least 30 minutes after no more than five hours of work, and a second meal period of at least 30 minutes after no more than ten hours of work.
    • In addition, the university provides non-exempt employees a 15 minute paid rest period for each four hours of work or “major fraction” of four hours of work. A 15 minute rest break should not be added to extend a 30 minute meal break and should not be taken at the very beginning or end of shift. You do not need to record the 15 minute rest break in your timecard.
    • If for some reason you have not been able to take your rest break, please notify your supervisor.  
  • Policies on using your accruals
  • Designated University Holidays
  • Winter Closure 2021 – 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.

Housing Information


Employees who are relocating may want to explore the following resources for housing options in the area:

If you have suggestions for ways we can add value to this site, please let us know by emailing Human Resources.