Northwestern University School of Education and Social Policy Faculty and Staff Resources

Human Resources

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Contact Us

Melissa Weidman
Director of Administration
ph 847/467-1228

Annie Kerins
Director, Business and Finance
ph 847/491-6161

University Policies & Procedures

Northwestern University Human Resources Policies and Procedures

New Employee Information

It is important to follow the information laid out in your offer letter. Additional information can be found at these Human Resources links:

Current Employee Information

Update your emergency contact information, change your address and manage direct deposit at myHR.

Hiring a Temporary or Student Employee

The University requires that all non-NU-student employees, even temporary ones, get a background check prior to working. This means that it’s more important than ever to leave as much time as possible before the employee’s start date.

Before hiring a temporary or student employee, you will need to know the following:

Bring that information to Carrie Gibson in 254 Annenberg Hall.

The most important part is that your employee cannot begin work until part one of the I-9 is completed. Part two must be completed within three days of hire.

Please do not engage an employee to do any work (i.e., do not "hire") before seeing the Dean’s Office for information.

See the University’s policy on volunteers and interns before bringing in any unpaid visitors.

It is important to note that a visitor from another country staying for less than 90 days still needs a visa. This will ensure your guest has a Net ID and is also compliant with University policy. Please see Annie Kerins if you have questions, or to invite someone to campus.

Click here to view Electronic I-9s and E-Verify.

Paid Sick Ordinance

The Chicago and Cook County Paid Sick Ordinance passed in July 2017. This ordinance requires employers in Chicago and Cook County to provide qualified individuals at least one hour of paid sick leave for every 40 hours worked after the employee has worked at least 80 hours within a 120 day period. This requirement covers non-benefits eligible staff and student workers including part time staff, temporary staff, college work-study and some graduate students with paid positions not related to their academic studies. Below are links to resources that will explain the requirements and the systems for tracking and taking time.