Partner Assistance Program
Partner fact sheet
Arizona University offers dual-career incentives for you and your legal partner
to aid in successful recruitment and retention.
are eligible if you can present evidence of your marriage, in the form of a
marriage license. Alternatively, you may present evidence of three of the
- reciprocal wills
- a co-habited
- a joint banking
or savings account
- naming one
another as primary beneficiaries of life insurance policies, pension, or
partner assistance program does not guarantee employment. Only qualified
candidates will be considered and hired for open positions, and the
university’s equal opportunity and affirmative action goals will not be
hires will be made only with the approval of the hiring department or unit.
must follow the following procedures to be considered.
- You and your
partner will need to submit the Partner Assistance Program Request Form and the Partner Fact Sheet to a Partner
Assistance Program representative.
representative will review your form to make sure you and your partner are
eligible for the program before forwarding it to the Office of Equity and Access.
- Upon approval
from Equity and Access, the office sends a letter to the partner stating
that the partner is a participant in the program. This letter may be
attached to University applications for employment, and may also serve as
a letter of introduction to other offices where partner benefits may be secured.
representative will also offer assistance to the partner with their job
search, or to offer other assistance as appropriate.
- If partners are
accepted into the program, they will be eligible to participate in all
Northern Arizona University job postings, including internal postings.
benefits for participants
Arizona University will provide the following services and benefits to all
participants in the Partner Assistance Program:
- Cline Library
privileges equivalent to those given to the partner
- staff parking
privileges (fees apply)
- access to the Employee Assistance and Wellness Office: partners covered under an NAU benefit plan may access counseling services; all partners may access the EAW wellness series.
- access to
on-campus housing, when required for the primary employee’s job
- access to
recreation and other university facilities
Service for partners
with academic qualifications
those partners who have academic or faculty qualifications, the university may
consider the following if appropriate and subject to the needs and approval of
the affected department/unit:
faculty status in the appropriate department/unit
renewable teaching-research fellowships
or lecturer line
to full time tenure track position
the Partner Assistance Program
The Partner Assistance program will:
- facilitate communication between upper
administration, departments, and units and the employee/potential employee
- be administered by the Human Resources
Department with the advice of the Equity and Access Office
- coordinate with other Flagstaff area
employers and formalizing relationships with them to facilitate sharing of
- ensure that information about the
Partner Assistance Program is made available to selection committees as