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Members of the University HR Service Team.

Members of the University HR Service Team are available to help employees and retirees

University Human Resources includes several departments and groups that provide employee support. In addition, each school and VP area has a HR manager or a group of HR professionals to provide local support.

University Human Resources

University Human Resources Location:
3160 Porter Drive, Suite 250, Palo Alto, CA 94304
Mail Code for interdepartmental mail: 8443

Need to talk with a specialist in the University HR Service Team about a benefits-related issue? Reach them online, over the phone or with an appointment for individual help.

School and VP Area HR Managers & Groups

Printable Listing of School/VP Area HR Managers and HR Associates (PDF)

Departments and Groups within University HR


Department Name

Primary Services and Programs

How to Contact

Office of the Vice President Our office provides leadership of the human resources priorities for Stanford's workforce. Contact Elaine Eggen, Executive Assistant: or (650) 723-4205
Background Checks We manage university-wide coordination of background checks for new hires.

Contact or (650) 725-9079

View online information about background checks on this website.

Benefits/University HR Services Team:

  • Medical/Health
  • Disability Leaves
  • Life insurance
  • Retirement savings
  • Tuition & Training Assistance Programs

We manage all medical and retirement benefits, as well as disability leaves and tuition/training programs offering financial assistance:

  • health/medical plans
  • vision insurance
  • health savings plans
  • dependent care savings
  • disability leaves
  • life insurance
  • accidental death & dismemberment
  • retiree medical
  • retirement savings plans, programs and services
  • tuition and training assistance programs (STAP, STRP, TGP)

University HR Service Team: (650) 736-2985 or 1-(877) 905-2985 (toll-free) or login to My Benefits to do Live Chat or to request an individual appointment to speak with a service team member.

View online information about employee benefits options, compensation, wellness, holidays and paid time off on  the Cardinal at Work website, Benefits & Rewards section.

Disability Leave Services See the Benefits/University HR Service Team listing

See the contact information for the University HR Service Team.

View online information about disability benefits on the Cardinal at Work website.

Employee & Labor Relations We are a resource to university staff on work-related matters and meet regularly with representatives of local bargaining units. We provide assistance in the interpretation and application of university policies and collective bargaining agreements.

Contact or (650) 723-2191

View online information about workplace processes and policies and resolving workplace issues on the Cardinal at Work website.

Executive Compensation Our group administers pay programs of senior level faculty and staff and serves as the liaison between University Schools/VP organizations and the Board of Trustees' Committee on Compensation. Call (650) 721-2997
HR Communications We communicate with employees, retirees and prospective employees/applicants so they understand all Stanford has to offer. Email
HR Global Programs We provide guidance, benefits and leave administration to hiring officers around the globe.


View online information about benefits, wellness and retirement savings plans for global staff and affiliates on the Cardinal at Work website.

HR Systems Solutions
part of Operations & Systems
We support a full suite of human resources applications to facilitate efficiency and effectiveness for a range of human resources business processes. Submit a HelpSU request or email: View online information, including resources for each of the systems, on this website in the Systems section.
HR Transactions
part of Operations & Systems
We manage all records in the HR Management System and the ongoing maintenance of changes to records. Submit a HelpSU request to HRTS. View online information about our services on this website in the Systems section.
Learning & Organizational Effectivess We provide professional development opportunities for Stanford employees and organizational effectiveness consultation for Stanford departments and work groups and support University-wide initiatives to make Stanford a better place to work.

Contact or (650) 723-4635.

View online information about career services (career navigation and career guidance) and to view professional learning opportunities on the Cardinal at Work website.

Learning Solutions Group
part of Operations & Systems
We support the Stanford Training & Registration System (STARS) and provide support and services to all learners, course developers and learning organizations on campus.

Submit a HelpSU request to Learning Solutions Group. View online information related to learners and manager resources on the Cardinal at Work website, Learn & Grow section.

View online information related to course administration, course development and reporting on this website.

Postdoctoral Benefits We administer health benefits and leaves for postdoctoral scholars.

Contact or 650-724-9490.
Disability & Leave Services email: or 650-723-7766.

View online information about the benefits, leaves and wellness programs administered for postdoctoral scholars, please see the Postdoc Benefits website.

Staff Compensation We manage the university's staff compensation program, for academic, non-academic, temporary and casual staff employees and provide guidance to HR Managers on compensation-related decisions.

Submit a HelpSU to Staff Compensation.

View online information related to staff compensation programs on the Cardinal at Work website, Staff Compensation section.

View information for managers related to pay administration on the Cardinal at Work website, Manage & Lead section.

Staffing Services We provide internal, full-service recruiting services for hiring managers and Human Resources managers to fill a regular staff vacancies or to hire temporary help.

Contact  or 650-723-1888.

View online information about the range of recruiting, screening, evaluating, testing, applicant status services and more, visit the Cardinal at Work website, Manage & Lead section.

WorkLife Office We support every stage of life to help employees manage the competing demands of work, school, family and personal responsibilities. We also manage the university's child care centers and provide referrals to community services.

Call (650) 723-2660 or submit an online request.

View online information about the work-life programs and support available on the Cardinal at Work website.

Affiliate Group for Employee Support: Faculty Staff Help Center

Another important resource is available to faculty, staff and their families; the Faculty Staff Help Center offers confidential counseling, consultation and training for both personal and workplace issues. Workshops and peer support groups are also offered that address a variety of issues, as well as facilitation services for difficult conversations. Contact: or (650) 723-4577.

University HR Internal Listing

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