Stanford University
Postdoctoral Scholars

Office of Postdoctoral Affairs - PeopleSoft Postdoc Web Forms Project

Department managers request PeopleSoft authority for their postdoc staff by submitting a HelpSU ticket.


The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs moved to PeopleSoft Web Forms as of August 12, 2011.  This process replaces the submission of appointments, extensions, funding changes, leave requests and other transactions which were done via paper forms and email.  The new system uses Workflow and a security setup that is akin to what is in place for other PS modules.  All campus staff users require prior training in order to receive authority to access the system.

Why did we do this?   View a presentation of the project scope and rationale.

Required PeopleSoft Training:
University staff who administer postdoctoral scholar paperwork are required to complete PeopleSoft training to receive PeopleSoft access. 

PeopleSoft Concepts and Compliance (online course)

Required Postdoc Web Forms and Policy Training:
Training classes for Postdoc Policy and Web Forms are held on the first Friday of every month at the Postdoc Open Lab (time and locations noted in Postdoc Open Lab section below).

Postdoc Open Lab (not PeopleSoft/GFS):
For anyone who needs a little one-on-one help with a question or problem, or in-person training in postdoc policy and web forms module in PeopleSoft. The lab is an unstructured format; first come, first served, and are staffed by OPA Staff.  Please bring your real work with you for help in real-time.

Please bring your laptop if you wish, computers are not provided at these facilities.

PeopleSoft GFS Help:
NEW! PeopleSoft Open Labs for GFS and GFS BI Reports have changed to 1:1 BlueJeans Sessions

Updated 04/12/2017

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