Onboarding, training, & professional development
Once selected, it is the hiring supervisor’s responsibility to ensure your student employees have been onboarded (fill out hiring paperwork) and trained (select training is required by NAU) before they can be paid or have access to additional professional development opportunities.
Once students have been selected for employment, NAU Human Resources provides onboarding resources for new employees, including:
Hire Xpress and ePAR Accordion Closed
New student employees are required to complete an online hiring packet, initiated by their hiring manager, where they will fill out personal information and federal tax forms, as well as presenting employment authorization documents to Human Resources. Hiring managers will also need to initiate an ePAR or FWS Hiring Form, using appropriate job codes for the position.
Background check and fingerprints Accordion Closed
Background check and fingerprint requirements are determined by whether or not the position is Safety-Security-Sensitive (SSS).
- SSS Student Employment positions require a background check and fingerprints. Students can register for fingerprinting online.
- Absent a disclosure, non-SSS Student Employment positions do not require a background check or fingerprints.
Contact Human Resources for additional questions regarding background checks and fingerprints.
Minors, International- or Out-Of-State students Accordion Closed
Departments wishing to hire minors, international students or out-of-state student employees must follow additional steps and provisions.
Human Resources provides links to required training for NAU employees, including student employees, which must be completed within 30 days of the employee’s start date. These required trainings for student employees include:
New Employee Orientation Accordion Closed
All new student employees must complete the three online, interactive modules, which can be found on the New Employee Orientation (Online Training) website.
Harassment and Discrimination Prevention and Accommodating Disabilities trainings Accordion Closed
Northern Arizona University requires all faculty, staff, and student employees to complete the Preventing Harassment & Discrimination (approximately 45 minutes), Building Supportive Communities: Clery Act and Title IX (approximately 45 minutes), and Accommodating Disabilities (approximately 60 minutes) trainings to help create a safe working environment and to prevent workplace harassment and discrimination. In addition to information about your rights and responsibilities under the law and university policies, the trainings also provide information based in research-informed best practices for communicating and maintaining healthy relationships with your colleagues and students. New employees are required to complete both training courses within 30 days of their hire date.
**Please understand that every training may not be available until up to two weeks after your actual hire date. If you don’t have immediate access, please try again. If after two weeks you still don’t have access, then please contact EAOTraining@nau.edu for assistance.
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Information security essentials Accordion Closed
This mandatory online training is designed to educate employees about secure access to the relevant data they need to conduct university business. It covers the essentials needed to help prevent unauthorized access to systems, data, and networks which can lead to misuse of, or damage to computer assets or data. The Information Security Essentials Training is found on the Information Security page at ITS.
Loss prevention training Accordion Closed
The goal of NAU administration is to protect the health and well-being of our students and employees in all their efforts and to protect the NAU property and resources that comprise our institution. It is the expectation that every NAU employee will be an active participant in programs designed to prevent loss. The online NAU Loss Prevention Manual has been written with that goal in mind.
Conduct, ethics, reporting, and transparency (CERT) Accordion Closed
In order to protect the public trust and the integrity of the university, NAU requires all employees and volunteers to complete this annual disclosure form which helps to identify, manage, reduce, and if possible, eliminate any potential conflict of interest.
This training can have a delay of up to 2 business days after your start date. Additionally, you will need to complete all of your new hire paperwork, and your ePAR will have to be fully approved before you can do the training. If you receive an “employee not found” error, it is possible that our database has not updated yet or your paperwork is not complete.
Kognito training Accordion Closed
This 40-minute, interactive, online training will provide you with skills and strategies to assist others experiencing mental health distress or thoughts of self-harm and/or suicide. In this training you’ll learn:
- Common warning signs of a mental health or substance use problem
- How to talk to someone in distress using helpful conversation skills
- Relevant online and campus resources
While completion is tracked, your answers and survey responses are completely anonymous!
Kognito for Students:
- Visit the NAU.Kognito.com to access the training
- You will be prompted to register a user profile. This is to track completion of the course.
- PLEASE NOTE: If you are here to complete your mandated training as NAU Student Staff, please select STUDENT as your profile designation. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Health Promotion office at 928-523-8320 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) training and other trainings may be mandatory for some employees, and are highly recommended for all.
FERPA training (required for many) Accordion Closed
Northern Arizona University is a community unto itself. As such, the university is the repository for various types of information about the members of the community. The sharing of that information is governed by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). FERPA became law in 1974 and provides requirements for the proper release of information pertaining to students’ educational records.
The law stipulates the conditions for the release of information to others, both within and outside the university. FERPA training for staff and faculty is available in an online session at FERPA online training.
Zone Training and Awareness Accordion Closed
IMQ educates the Northern Arizona University community on issues relevant to the students it serves through our Zone Training Series. The Zone Training Series includes:
- Inclusion Zone 101 & 102: a foundational training intended for NAU students, faculty, and staff that functions to facilitate understanding of frequently used concepts such as diversity, equity, and social justice through the lens of inclusion
- DREAM Zone 101: an interactive workshop that serves to introduce NAU students, faculty, and staff to issues and challenges facing the undocumented community through contexts of terminology, history, policies, and procedures.
- Safe Zone 101 & 102: an interactive training designed to provide a foundational approach to LGBTQIA+ allyship.
- TRANSparency Zone 101 & 102: an introductory training program aimed to enhance awareness of the transgender community, engage with topics impacting the community, and create steps toward a more inclusive climate.
- Unconscious Bias: a targeted, interactive, facilitator-led training program designed to help participants identify and begin to override their biases and rewire their brains to be more inclusive and productive.
Emergency, safety, and fire evacuation Accordion Closed
The NAU Police Department provides resources for emergency preparedness and safety on campus. Students and supervisors can learn more about fire emergency procedures and evacuation protocol for their areas on the Fire Safety Evacuation Plans website.
Student Employment program staff deliver professional development workshops, tailored to student employee groups, at the request of on-campus supervisors. Complete this workshop request form to schedule professional development for your student staff.
NAU Career Development hosts 35 self-enrolled Career Steps training modules for all students to gain professional knowledge and skills. Student Employment at NAU has tailored these lessons for student employees to use in the on-campus job search process and transition to the workplace. Successful completion of a course generates a certificate that can be presented to supervisors.