HR Staff Handbook

The Office of Human Resources is pleased to introduce an updated Staff Handbook effective February 1, 2015. This Handbook contains policy and program information that defines the responsibilities of staff members and the University’s commitments to the staff of Northwestern University. For more information regarding major changes in this udpate, see the Staff Handbook February 2015 Update MemoPDF  

Download the NU Staff Handbook Click here to view, download, or print a copy of the Staff Handbook PDF

If you would like a printed copy of the Staff Handbook, you may visit the Office of Human Resources in Evanston (720 University Place) or Chicago (710 North Lake Shore Drive).

Attesting to the Staff Handbook

Each staff member (including Postdoctoral Fellows, Research Associates, and Faculty Librarians) is required to attest within the Self Service Portal that he or she has received the Staff Handbook. This confirmation of receipt will be retained by the University.

Click here to access the Self Service Portal and complete the process.


Please contact or your Human Resources Consultant with questions regarding the policies and programs within the Staff Handbook. The Office of Human Resources can assist you in identifying your assigned HR Consultant (847-491-7507 in Evanston, 312-503-8481 in Chicago).

For technical trouble completing your attestation online in the Self Service Portal, please contact the FASIS Help Desk at or 847-467-4800.