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Stanford employees enjoy the sun and camaraderie as they participate in the annual Cardinal Walk.

Stanford staff play a vital role in our mission to forge a better tomorrow, with contributions that advance the university’s ability to create positive change in the world.

Staff lead or support programs and services that enable the university’s learning and research priorities to flourish, and that support the highest level of operational effectiveness.

The university supports staff in various aspects of their experience with special benefits, community events and learning resources.

In 2021

15,750* staff members supported teaching, learning, research and core operations at Stanford
This includes:
11,336** managerial and professional staff
1,703 administrative and technical staff
1,108 service and maintenance staff
1,603 staff at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

* Non-Teaching employees as of 10/31/2021. excludes faculty, graduate students and contingent workforce.
** Includes clinical educator and research staff.

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