Manager FAQs

  1. How do I request a temporary employee?
  2. When can I expect to hear from you after I have submitted my Temporary Requisition form?
  3. How much notice do I need to provide the NU Temporary Staffing Center that I need a temporary employee?
  4. What is the cost of a temporary employee?
  5. Do you meet the applicants you are referring to me?
  6. Do you conduct criminal background checks on referrals?
  7. How long can my temporary employee work in my department?
  8. Do you provide any training for temporary employees or applicants?
  9. May I use an outside vendor to help me fill my temporary employment need?
  10. Can you help me with the hiring process if I have identified a candidate without using the NU Temporary Staffing Center or an outside vendor?
  11. Can I hire a former Northwestern employee as a temporary employee?
  12. Can my temporary employee obtain a WildCARD and use the NU shuttle service?
  13. How do I contact you with additional questions?
  1. How do I request a temporary employee?

    Complete the Temporary Requisition Form MS Word Document and email it to us.

  2. When can I expect to hear from you after I have submitted my Temporary Requisition form?

    A representative from the NU Temporary Staffing Center will acknowledge receipt of your Temporary Request Form by email.  You may also receive a telephone call to clarify any of the information on the Temporary Requisition form.

  3. How much notice do I need to provide the NU Temporary Staffing Center that I need a temporary employee?

    We maintain a pool of qualified administrative applicants who are available to start work immediately.  However, if your needs are more specialized it may take up to two or three weeks to recruit the appropriate candidate.

  4. What is the cost of a temporary employee?

    In addition to the employee’s hourly rate of pay you will be charged an additional $3 per hour by the NU Temporary Staffing Center as an administrative fee.

  5. Do you meet with applicants you are referring to me?

    Yes, we conduct an in-person interview with all applicants before they are referred to a hiring manager.

  6. Do you conduct criminal background checks on referrals?

    We conduct criminal background checks on all temporary applicants who are hired.

  7. How long may my temporary employee work in my department?

    A temporary employee may work for the University up to 1000 hours in any twelve month period.  A Temporary Staffing Center representative can advise you if your temporary employee or applicant has already worked some of those 1000 hours in another department.

  8. Do you provide any training for temporary employees?

    Yes, we can offer your temporary employee or applicant free PC software training materials. Contact the NU Temporary Staffing Center to learn what is available.

  9. May I use an outside vendor to help me fill my temporary employment need?

    Please advise us that you wish to do this and we will provide you with a list of approved outside vendors to help with your temporary employment needs.

  10. Can you help me with the hiring process if I have identified a candidate without using the NU Temporary Staffing Center or an outside vendor?

    Yes.  Please complete the Temporary Requisition Form - Direct Temp MS Word Document and submit it with the applicant’s resume.  We will contact your applicant and complete all of the new hire onboarding, including reference checks and a criminal background check as a free service to your department.

  11. Can I hire a former Northwestern employee as a temporary employee?

    Yes, you can hire a former Northwestern employee as long as they left the University in good standing.  We will work with you to confirm the employee’s standing.

  12. Can my temporary employee obtain a WildCARD and use the NU shuttle service?

    Temporary Employees will not be issued WildCARDs, however may be able to obtain a NU Contractor ID.  If your employee is required to work on both the Evanston and Chicago campuses please contact us to see if they are eligible to receive a shuttle pass.

  13. How do I contact you with additional questions or issues?

    Call our offices in Chicago, 312-503-1234, or Evanston, 847-467-1048, or email us at tempcenter@northwestern.edu. We’re happy to help you.