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Gina Argus, Assistant Vice President, Total Rewards
Gina Argus, Assistant Vice President, Total Rewards



We manage the relationships with plan providers to ensure faculty, staff and retirees have access to quality programs and services that support their health and retirement savings goals.

Health & Life + Voluntary Benefits

Health & Life manages the programs and vendors related to the health and life benefits offered to full and part-time benefits-eligible employees. These include medical, dental, vision, flexible spending accounts, health savings accounts and life insurance. Compliance with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the requirement to offer medical coverage to eligible contingent workers is also managed by this group. A suite of voluntary/optional benefits are also overseen by this group, including free identity theft protection, pet insurance, and more.

Retirement Savings Programs

Retirement savings supports employees by ensuring a variety of investment strategies and resources are available throughout their Stanford careers. This group leads the planning and execution of all retirement programs (SCRP, SRAP and 457(b)) and manages the vendor partnerships.


Staff Compensation

We manage the university’s staff compensation program, for non-academic and temporary/casual staff employees and provide guidance to HR Managers on compensation-related decisions. We also are responsible for university-wide staff service recognition programs.

To contact Staff Compensation, please email:

View staff compensation program information and pay administration information for managers on the Cardinal at Work website.

Executive Compensation

We administer pay programs for senior-level faculty and staff and serve as the liaison between schools/units and the Board of Trustees' Committee on compensation. To contact Executive Compensation, please email or

Global HR 

We provide guidance, benefits, and leave administration to hiring officers around the globe. Email View details about offerings for global staff and affiliates on the Cardinal at Work website.