Working at Princeton

A Handbook for Administrative & Support Staffs

The Office of Human Resources periodically updates the handbook Working at Princeton. Hard copies of issued to newly hired staff members at New Hire Orientation. Below are links to each of the four sections contained in the printed book. 

If you would like a hard copy, please send us an e-mail or call 8-3300.


  • From the Vice President for Human Resources
  • About This Handbook
  • Statement on Diversity & Community
  • Equal Opportunity Policy
  • Nondiscrimination Statement
  • A Short History of Princeton University
  • Table of Contents

Part One: Starting Work at Princeton

  • New Employee Paperwork
  • Employment at Princeton
  • General Information

Part Two: Resources at Princeton

  • Office of Human Resources
  • Other Resources

Part Three: Working at Princeton

  • Standards of Conduct
  • Attendance, Punctuality, and Absences
  • Benefits and Compensation
  • Time Off From Work
  • Conflict of Interest
  • Reporting Potentially Illegal Activity
  • Institutional Compliance
  • Employment Policies
  • Staff Development
  • Problem Solving, Discipline, and Grievance Procedures

Part Four: Policies and Regulations

If you have questions about any HR communications, please feel free to call or e-mail us. We welcome your feedback and suggestions!