Policies

The Northern Arizona University Human Resources Policy Manual contains personnel policies and administrative procedures for the employees of Northern Arizona University. Each policy specifies the employee group(s) to which the policy applies. Throughout the manual, any reference to the Northern Arizona University incorporates the Arizona Board of Regents, which is the constitutional body responsible for directing all Northern Arizona University affairs. 

While some policies contained herein also apply to faculty, the Faculty Handbook also contains policies (some personnel related) that apply to the faculty employees covered in that Handbook.

Other University policies processes and procedures, as well as links for students and prospective students searching for information concerning academic and campus life, accessibility, accommodation and safety, business services and student conduct can be accessed on the University policy website.   In the event of an inconsistency or conflict, applicable law and the Arizona Board of Regents’ policies supersede university policies and university policies supersede college, department or lower unit bylaws, policies, or guidelines.  

A few key policies to know

This is not an all-inclusive list and may change periodically.


The university may alter, eliminate, correct or add to any of the provisions of the manual at any time and for any reason, and such alterations, eliminations, or additions shall apply to all pertinent situations from the time of the policy approval date.   NAU Human Resource policies that are under review or that have changed with in the last year can be accessed on the Employee Policies Review page.