Overview: Hiring Temporary Workers

There are two ways to hire temporary workers at Stanford.

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CardinalTemps

CardinalTemps is a one-stop solution for managing the temporary labor process. CardinalTemps, a managed service provider, mitigates risks associated with hiring temporary workers by ensuring consistent background checks, appropriate classification of workers, proper insurance for placed workers, and enforcement of Living Wage policies. CardinalTemps interfaces with the iProcurement system.

For additional information about CardinalTemps, see:

Refer to the Administrative Guide Policy 2.2.2 (Temporary Employees) regarding Stanford's definition of this classification of employees as well as the limitation to the number of hours a temporary or casual employee can work in a calendar year.

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Self-Service by Hiring Manager / Local HR

Working with their local HR representative, Stanford managers have the option of sourcing their own temporary employees and may hire them directly onto the Stanford University payroll in a temporary / casual capacity. The hiring manager maintains full responsibility for managing all aspects of this process.

Refer to the Administrative Guide Policy 2.2.2 (Temporary Employees) regarding Stanford's definition of this classification of employees as well as the limitation to the number of hours a temporary or casual employee can work in a calendar year.

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Comparison Chart
  CardinalTemps Self-Service by Hiring Manager
Fees None None
Mark-up on Invoices No mark-up No mark-up
Servicing
  • Consistent background checks
  • Appropriate classification of workers
  • Proper insurance for placed workers
  • Enforcement of Living Wage policies
  • Standardized central requisition and candidate fulfillment process
  • Timecard and invoice submissions
  • Affordable Care Act (ACA) compliance requirements
  • Interfaces with iProcurement system
Self-service
Conversion Fees
  • 20% of pending assignment (length of the engagement)
  • 0% if hiring date is 90 days after initial assignment start date
None
Benefits for Employees Benefits vary depending on agency

Sick time in accordance with California law, healthy Workplace Healthy Families Act of 2014 (AB 1522). See Admin Guide Policy 2.1.21 for more information.

Currently, employees working over 30 hours per week on average are eligible to purchase health insurance through the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Eligible to open and contribute to a Tax-Deferred Account through Stanford Contributory Retirement Plan (SCRP). Ineligible for employer contributions.

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