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Human Resources

We support each member of our community


Why Northwestern?

A mission-driven workplace.

At Northwestern, we talk about our Northwestern Directions – journeys that each one of us creates and defines. For our staff this means becoming an integral part of an innovative, collaborative, and multidimensional community. Everyone’s Northwestern Direction is unique: What will be yours?

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Our Mission

The mission of Human Resources is to promote an innovative and inclusive workplace where all individuals thrive and collaborate to advance our Northwestern directions.


Announcements & Events

Find the latest updates & upcoming events.

Recent Announcements

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Updated Staff Handbook Now Available Online

Human Resources is pleased to announce the updated Staff Handbook. The Staff Handbook is reviewed annually to ensure we continually provide you with the most current information on our policies and programs. View the Staff Handbook to learn more about this year’s updates. 

Employee Assistance Program

The EAP SupportLinc is available to faculty, staff, and household members and provides 24/7/365 free and confidential access to a variety of mental health and well-being services and resources, including short-term counseling.


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Employee Matters Newsletter

Discover the latest HR news and announcements in the HR newsletter Employee Matters. Delve into past newsletters for an archive of valuable insights.

Northwestern Caregiving Resources

Explore the specific resources available to Northwestern community members. We offer a broad range of support to help you integrate your professional and personal lives.


Careers at Northwestern

Learn more about job opportunities and why employees choose Northwestern