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Note: Some policies in the Staff Handbook, including those related to time off from work, have been revised. Any content on this website regarding individual policies (see the menu at the left) supercedes the older content within the Staff Handbook PDF document.
If you have a question regarding HR/Payroll policies that is not answered in the Staff Handbook or existing web pages, please contact HR Services at 847-491-7507 (Evanston) or 312-503-8481 (Chicago).
The following HR-related policies are hosted outside of the Office of Human Resources:
For information regarding Northwestern University's Conflict of Interest policy for research, faculty, and staff, please visit the NUCOI website.
For information regarding Northwestern University’s Drug and Alcohol policy, please view the complete Policy on Drugs and Alcohol .
University policy prohibits the taking of any retaliatory action for reporting or inquiring about alleged improper or wrongful activity. For complete policy information, please visit the Office of the Provost's Policy on Non-Retaliation.
For information regarding how to report suspected child abuse and neglect, please view the complete Policy on Reporting Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect. Additional information is available on the HR web site.
A comprehensive list of most University policies can be found on the University Policies website.