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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. Policies contained in this library are developed and approved through the process established by G1.1 Formulation and Issuance of University Policies. 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. 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 policy@neiu.edu.

At this time, there are no policies posted for public comment.

If you would like to share your comments/feedback about any of the policies previously posted, please email them to policy@neiu.edu.  For more information on the University's policy process, please see Formulation and Issuance of University Policies.

New Policies Posted

December 2, 2016 -
Two policies have been approved and posted to the policy library.  E1.02.2 Administrative Affiliate Appointment and F1.06.2 Use of University Gift Cards can be found under their respective categories in the menu on the left.

October 5, 2016 - 
Two policies have been approved and posted to the policy library. E4.4 Selling and Serving of Food and F2.2 Mitigation of Pest Introductions can be found under their respective categories in the menu on the left.

August 18, 2016 -
One policy has been approved and posted to the policy library.  A2.03.3 Course Fees can be found in its respective category in the menu on the left.

March 8, 2016 -
One policy has been approved and posted to the policy library.  A2.05.1 Research Misconduct can be found in its respective category in the menu on the left.

January 20, 2016 -
One policy has been approved and posted to the policy library. F1.08.2 Group Travel Involving Students can be found in its respective category in the menu on the left.

December 1, 2015 -
Two policies have been approved and posted to the policy library.  They are F1.08.1 Travel Regulations and G2.03.4 Vehicle Services Policy.  These policies can be found in their respective categories in the menu on the left.

October 9, 2015 -
One policy has been approved and posted to the policy library. A2.02.3 Removal of Department Chairs can be found in its respective category in the menu on the left.

August 28, 2015 -
One policy has been approved and posted to the policy library. G2.1 Preferred First Name can be found in its respective category in the menu on the left.

July 20, 2015 -
Five policies have been approved and posted to the policy library. They are E2.3 Smoke-Free University Policy, E2.12 Arrest by Outside Law Enforcement on Campus, E2.13 No Trespass Restrictions and Warnings, F1.03.2 Non-Travel Related Business Expenses and Reimbursement, and I1.06.1 Learning Management System. These policies can be found in their respective categories in the menu on the left.

May 4, 2015 -
Three policies have been approved and posted to the policy library. They are E2.7 Hot Work Permit, E2.8 Laboratory Standards and Chemical Hygiene, and E2.10 Confined Space Entry Program. These policies can be found in their respective categories in the menu on the left.

April 17, 2015 -
Three policies have been approved and posted to the policy library. They are I1.02.4 Identity Protection, S1.3 Reasonable Accommodations for Students with Disabilities, and E2.11 Transportation for Medical Care. These policies can be found in their respective categories in the menu on the left.

March 12, 2015 -
Three policies have been approved and posted to the policy library. They are E4.1 General Facility Use, E4.2 Fees and Charges for Facilities Use, and E4.3 Responsibility for Use of University Facilities. These policies can be found in their respective categories in the menu on the left.

February 20, 2015 -
Two policies have been approved and posted to the policy library. They are G1.11 Reasonable Accommodations for Employees and Applicants with Disabilities and G1.12 Reasonable Accommodation of Religious Observances for Students and Employees. These policies can be found in their respective categories in the menu on the left.

Revised Policies Posted

December 7, 2016 - 
The Background Checks policy has been revised to update the policy statement and purpose and language to include background checks on special appointments has been added. The policy may be found under the Employment/Hiring section of the library in the menu on the left.

October 10, 2016 - 
The Courtesy Appointments policy has been revised to include background checks. The policy may be found under the Employment/Hiring section of the library in the menu on the left.

October 5, 2016 - 
Three approved policies have been revised and posted to the policy library. E4.3 Use of Reserved University Facilities and Spaces (formerly Responsibility for Use of University Facilities), F1.04.1 Time and Effort Reporting, and F1.08.1 Travel Regulations can be found under their respective categories in the menu on the left.

July 19, 2016 -
The Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment policies have been combined into one policy for efficiency and named Sexual Misconduct. The policy can be found in the Governance category in the menu on the left.

June 23, 2016 -
The Targeted Announcements Policy has been revised and posted to the policy library with language added to address death announcements; announcement attributions; updated list of prohibited announcements.  The policy can be found in the Information Technology category in the menu on the left.

April 1, 2016 -
The Non-Travel Related Business Expenses and Reimbursement Policy has been revised and posted to the policy library with language added to address the purchase of supplies for business meetings.  The policy can be found in the Finance category in the menu on the left.

October 13, 2015 -
The Acceptable Use of Information Technology Resources Policy has been revised and posted to the policy library with changes to Section 2: Unauthorized Use and Section 5.1: Privacy and Confidentiality.  The policy can be found in the Information Technology category in the menu on the left.

May 15, 2015 -
The Background Check Policy has been revised and posted to the policy library with the additional requirement of background checks for the reappointment of faculty and staff following a break in service of more than twelve consecutive months. The policy can be found in the Employment/Hiring category in the menu on the left.

February 20, 2015 -
The Direct Payment Voucher Policy has been revised and posted to the policy library with changes to the approval and signature requirements.  The policy can be found in the Financial category in the menu on the left.

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 policy@neiu.edu.

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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