Policy on Temporary Non-Student Employees

Policy Number: 410

Human Resources

The permanent link for this policy is: https://policies.northeastern.edu/policy410/

I. Purpose and Scope


On occasion, managers may seek to hire a temporary employee to work on a specific short-term project, job or assignment. This policy sets forth the hiring parameters for such temporary employees.

II. Definitions


For purposes of this policy,

A temporary employee is a part-time, non-benefits eligible employee hired for a specific short-term project, job, or assignment. Students cannot be hired as temporary employees.

III. Policy


Temporary employees who are hired to work on a specific short-term project, job or assignment should not exceed a maximum of six months in one calendar year unless approved by a Senior Vice President.

IV. Additional Information


Individual departments are responsible for, hiring and managing temporary employees including conducting reference checks and verifying employment history, and following all other applicable university policies.

    V. Contact Information


    Human Resources: 216 Mass Ave; 617-373-2230; hrst@northeastern.edu

    Responsible Office/Department(s)

    Human Resources

    Related Procedures



    Temporary Employee Policy and Procedure


    Temporary Employee; Temporary Non-Student

    Version History

    Last Revision Date: December 1, 2022

    Issued: January 1, 2005