Cardinal Chronicle

With the new year under way and offices taking a look at the work that lies ahead, hiring managers might find that they will soon need an extra set of hands. But given the financial challenges we all currently face, funding another full-time employee probably isn't in the budget right now. Enter StanfordTemps, the university's on-campus temporary-staffing service. Run by the Office of Staff Employment, StanfordTemps can draw from its pipeline of candidates that include alumni, returning employees and local community members. Besides being able to place "Stanford-ready" individuals, StanfordTemps' flat-fee price structure is especially cost effective for longer-term hires, according to NANCY DUNCAN, the office's manager. The self-supporting office specializes in administrative and finance positions, and placements can range from a few days to several weeks to temp-to-hire arrangements. And, of course, money paid to StanfordTemps remains at Stanford. For rates and more information, go to http://ose.stanford.edu.

In last year's national college competition Recyclemania, Stanford ranked at or near the top in categories that measured the sheer amount of waste recycled, whether it was paper (5th place), bottles and cans (10th place) or total weight (1st place). And out of 45 schools that threw down in the category of recycling of food service organics, Stanford placed 8th. "But where we really lose is in waste minimization," said recycling manager JULIE MUIR. "We recycle a lot, but we also trash a lot." In the waste-reduction column, Stanford ranked 90th out of 95 competing campuses. So Muir is reminding everyone to find ways to not create trash in the first place. The 10-week Recyclemania competition starts back up on Jan. 19, and so far, more than 300 campuses are signed up. Once it begins, standings will be updated at http://www.recyclemania.org. Questions or comments before and during the contest can be sent to Muir at juliem@pssi.stanford.edu.

LADORIS CORDELL has elected to take an early retirement, effective today, after serving seven years as the Special Counselor to the President for Campus Relations. Most recently, Cordell successfully led the NCAA recertification process for the campus. "We are grateful for her dedicated service to the university and wish her well," said JEFF WACHTEL, senior assistant to the president.

Write to Michael Peña at michael.pena@stanford.edu or mail code 2245.