By now you should have received an initial package of information from your department's faculty affairs administrator (FAA), including the following particulars. If you have not received this, you may want to request it right away from your department contact.
- Who's who in your department: a list of important faculty and staff, including departmental leadership as well as people who manage finance, space, computing, and grants.
- Benefits information: including the Tuition Grant Program, medical coverage and retirement information; where and when to sign up, and how to find a benefits orientation.
- Identification: how to get your SUNET ID, which uniquely identifies you for email and secure access to many Stanford websites; your campus ID card, hospital (or other building) badge and card key.
- Work/Life: the Parking and Transportation website and group; the PE, Recreation and Wellness organization; and the Family Matters brochure that introduces the family-friendly policies of the University. More information on Stanford's Work/Life office and policies is available here.
- Physician information: for faculty with clinical duties, how to obtain medical staff privileges at the hospitals, and information on physician billing and malpractice coverage.
- Required training: HIPAA compliance, sexual harrassment training, laboratory safety, and how to determine what training is required for you.
- Home and family: relocation services; the University's Faculty/Staff Housing office; resources for dual-career families (e.g. finding employment at the University or elsewhere for a spouse or partner).