HR Staff Handbook

Download the NU Staff Handbook Human Resources is pleased to introduce an updated Staff Handbook, issued April 1, 2016. This Handbook contains policy and program information that defines the responsibilities of staff members and explains Northwestern's commitments to its staff.

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

Attesting to the Staff Handbook

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

Click here to access myHR and complete the process.


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

For technical assistance with completing your attestation online in myHR, please contact myHR Help at or 847-467-4800.