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Alex Gurza
Alex Gurza, Associate Vice President

UHR-ELR provides guidance on and handles complex employment issues to promote and contribute to a fair, respectful, diverse, and high-performance culture. Our services include:

  • Being a resource to employees for workplace concerns, including discrimination and harassment complaints
  • Consulting with managers and local Human Resources offices to navigate and resolve issues related to employee performance, conduct, workplace accommodations, and other issues
  • Interpreting, revising, developing, and answering questions about workplace policies and procedures
  • Negotiating, interpreting, and administering the university’s collective bargaining agreements with SEIU Higher Education Workers Local 2007 and Stanford Deputy Sheriffs’ Association
  • Managing other university programs and processes, including workplace investigations, background check adjudications, staff grievances, the Protection of Minors policy, mandated reporter processes, as well as involuntary terminations and layoffs
  • Handling Title IX matters involving staff and postdoctoral scholars

Please note that all concerns of discrimination and harassment (including hostile work environment) based on a protected category relating to the conduct or actions of staff must be reported to UHR-ELR.

Contact or 650-721-4272.

For more information about resources regarding employee concerns, please see Address Concerns.

Formal grievance/appeal procedures may also be available; please see Grievance/Appeal Processes.