Human Resources is reminding service professionals and administrators that six-month contracts begin Jan.1, even though a paper contract will not be issued.

Contracts issued July 1 contained language saying that the secondary six-month period begins automatically unless notification is given by Dec. 31.

NAU President John Haeger approved the “6 plus 6 option” to allow NAU more flexibility to respond to its uncertain and frequently changing budget situation while preserving a greater period of certainty for the affected employees.