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Northeastern Illinois University Policy Library

Northeastern Illinois University's Policy Library was created to allow the University community easy access to University policies, procedures, guidelines and forms. Please be aware this site does not contain all University policy information. Individual departments throughout the University may also have internal policies specific to their office. Please use the navigation menu on the left of this page to access University policies.

Policy History

In 1995, President Gordon H. Lamb established the Administrative Memorandum Series (AMS) as a means of documenting University policy, procedures and guidelines. In 2011, Northeastern adopted the Formulation and Issuance of University Policy that established a template to standardize University policy. Since then, each document in the AMS has been or will be reviewed and revised for consistency and cohesion to ensure that it is current and accurate. Please visit the Administrative Memorandum Series web page through the menu on the left to access those AMS documents which still serve as official University policy.

Policies for Review

As part of the policy development process, the University will post final draft policies to this web page for comments from the University community. The deadline to submit comments is 30 days from the final draft posted date. Please send an email with any questions or comments regarding University policy to

The following policies are open to comments and edits from the University community as of 1/5/2015. If you would like to share your comments/feedback on these policies, please send an email to policy@neiu.eduThe public comment period for these policies will end Thursday, February 5, 2015.

     Reasonable Accommodations for Employees and Applicants with Disabilities

     Reasonable Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

     Reasonable Accommodation of Religious Observances for Students and Employees

     Learning Management System

     General Facility Use

     Responsibility for Use of University Facilities

     Fees and Charges for Facility Use

Once the public comment period is over, the comments and feedback will be considered by the author before final approval by the Policy Working Group. For more information on the University's policy process, please see policy G1.1 Formulation and Issuance of University Policies which can be found under the Governance category in the menu to the left of this page.

New Policies Posted

Two new policies have been approved and posted to the policy library. They are E1.03.1 Additional Pay for Temporary Assignments and I1.02.3 Software Applications Security. These policies can be found in their respective categories in the menu on the left.

Please Note: The Additional Pay policy has new forms that are required for approval and payment of Additional Pay. These forms will replace the Lump Sum Payment form and are available on the Employee Tab on NEIUport under Employee Forms. For approval, a Project Assignment Pre-Approval form will need to be submitted to the Office of Human Resources with all the appropriate signatures prior to the commencement of any work. Once the project is complete, a Request for One-Time Payment form must be submitted with all the appropriate signatures to the Office of Human Resources.

Policy Categories

To facilitate tracking and maintenance, each University policy is coded upon final approval to fall into the following categories that correspond with the menu on the left. Please use the menu on the left to access University policies. If you are unable to find the policy you are looking for, please send an email to

A1 Advancement

Policies related to alumni relations, development, public relations, and publications.

A2 Academics

Policies related to academic curriculum, faculty, library, research, and general academic functions.

E1 Employment/Hiring

Policies related to employee benefits, compensation, ethics, grievances, student employment, records, job postings, and civil service employment.

E2 Environment, Health, Safety, and Security

Policies related to University safety and emergency protocol.

E3 Enrollment Management

Policies related to registration, financial aid, recruitment, and admissions.

E4 Event Planning and Space Management

Policies related to University events and non-academic space management.

F1 Finance

Policies related to accounting, budget, disbursements, grant administration, payroll, purchasing, sponsored programs, and travel.

F2 Facilities Management

Policies related to facilities management.

G1 Governance

Policies related to business ethics, and risk management.

G2 General Administrative

Policies related to all other general administrative functions.

I1 Information Technology

Policies related to acceptable use, data security, electronic communications, neiuport, world wide web, voice communications, and technical training.

S1 Student Affairs

Policies related to student activities, student services, campus life, and the student union.

S2 Student Financial Aid

Policies related to student financial aid.


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