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SLAC Payroll Integration Success

March 15, 2014

The SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC) has a unique relationship with Stanford University. Operated by the university under the programmatic direction of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science, SLAC is effectively an independent entity with its own governance, directives, and administrative infrastructure.

Over the last few years, SLAC has been looking to update its central administrative systems. As part of this effort, a project was undertaken in 2013 to integrate SLAC's payroll function into the central university payroll system. The goal: consolidate SLAC’s payroll administration and management of external benefits into Stanford’s PeopleSoft-based system.

The complex technical project involved months of careful planning and development, with close collaboration among AS, the Controller’s Office (Payroll), Human Resources Information Systems, and SLAC. The SLAC/Stanford payroll integration went live in December 2013.   

As a result of the project, SLAC takes advantage of the university’s more up-to-date implementation and standardized processes, while also eliminating the risks associated with operating its own in-house payroll. And SLAC employees now use the Axess portal to view pay statements and manage their direct deposit and W4 elections.

Contact Sameer Marella if you'd like to learn more about the SLAC Payroll integration.