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Newly Added Policies

Digital Accessibility Policy

Added: May 25, 2021; effective: September 1, 2021

The Digital Accessibility Policy is established to enable digital access and improve the user experience for individuals with disabilities when accessing University websites and other digital content, conforming with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

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Policy on Acceptance of Gifts and Hospitality

Added: May 25, 2021; effective: July 1, 2021

The policy on Acceptance of Gifts and Hospitality from External Parties provides guidelines on accepting Gifts and Hospitality from external sources when that offer could be perceived as seeking favor, or creates even the perception that a University business decision was biased by personal gain.  In addition the Policy, FAQs were developed to provide example scenarios.

Note: This Policy does not apply to charitable gifts to the institution managed by Alumni Relations and Development.

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Diverse Candidate Slates

Added: May 25, 2021; effective: June 14, 2021

The Diverse Candidate Slates policy was established as a component of broader social justice initiatives at Northwestern. This policy establishes procedures that support equitable and inclusive recruitment processes, broaden existing sources of talent for recruitment across the University, and mitigate the historic adverse impact of bias on Underrepresented groups in the recruitment and selection process.

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Policy on COVID-19 Alternative Work Arrangements

Updated April 29, 2021

The Policy on COVID-19 Alternative Work Arrangements has been updated.  The revised policy includes information about a phase-out period for the policy beginning June 20, 2021, with an end date between July 31 and September 3. 

A new Policy on Alternative Work Strategies has been posted, and is effective July 6, 2021.

Further information regarding alternative work arrangements is available on the COVID-19 and Campus Updates website

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