The University Benefits website lets you sign up for health benefits (you must sign up within thirty days of your start date at the University as a benefited employee. Enrollment can be done online or by phone and requires your Stanford ID and PIN.
Stanford ID – see your Stanford ID card and use the last 8 digits, or request this number from your Human Resources administrator.
PIN – your temporary PIN is the month and year of your birth (MMYYYY). Otherwise it is the PIN you selected the first time you called the Benefits office or logged in on their website.
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 grants, finance, space, and computing.
Benefits information: faculty benefits 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).
In order to welcome new faculty to Stanford, Associate Deans of Academic Affairs will meet with new Assistant Professors. This meeting is an opportunity to meet school leaders, ask questions about getting started at Stanford, and learn about resources available to you.
If you are interested in meeting with an Associate Dean but have not been contacted, please contact the Office of Academic Affairs.