Kronos Time Entry System

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Notice
 New Kronos Code for Emergency Close of University
A new earnings code has been established to record time off related to closure of the University due to the extreme weather. Earnings code EME (Emergency Close of University) must be used to record time off for Monday January 6 and Tuesday January 7. All regular non-exempt and exempt employees, both full-time and part-time, will have this date populated with their scheduled hours. Please check your timecard to make sure that any pre-populated amounts are correct.
Payment will be reflected in the Hours and Earnings section of your pay statement under the description “Emergency Close of University”.
If you have any questions regarding this new code or completing your timecard, please contact the Kronos Help Desk for assistance at 847-467-7606 or mytime@northwestern.edu.

Kronos is the University's official time entry system of record.

Kronos is used by biweekly-paid regular staff, temporary employees, and student employees to log hours each pay period. Monthly-paid staff, librarians, and postdocs use Kronos to record vacation, sick, and other leave time each month.

Kronos is accessible from any on-campus wired or wireless computer. To use Kronos from off-campus or University housing, you must connect to the NU VPN first.


Link  See all documentation, forms, and quick steps

Link  Read our Frequently Asked Questions

Link  Learn more about our recent upgrade


Kronos Deadlines


  • Biweekly/Temp Employee Time Entry: 5:00pm, last Friday of the pay period
  • Supervisor Approval of Biweekly/Temp Time: 1:00pm, the Monday after the end of the pay period
  • Monthly Staff/Librarian Leave Entry: 6th day of the following month
  • Supervisor Approval of Monthly Leave: 12th day of the following month
Note that deadlines may occur earlier around University holidays or when monthly deadlines fall on a weekend.

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Instructions & Troubleshooting

See our Frequently Asked Questions and Documentation. If you are experiencing Java problems, try using the Non-Java/Mac link to access Kronos.  

For additional help troubleshooting your browser or Java security messages, refer to the Kronos 6.3 Troubleshooting GuidePDF

Kronos Training

If you are a new employee or supervisor, attend a training for a brief system overview. Click here to see the schedule and register.

Open Labs

Drop by a weekly open lab for one-on-one assistance or to use a Java-compatible computer.

Contact Us

Kronos Help Desk
Phone: 847-467-7606 / Email: mytime@northwestern.edu
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm