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Enterprise Employee Referral Award Program Policy
Northrop Grumman rewards eligible employees for referring qualified candidates who are subsequently hired for a referral-eligible position within the company. Employees are required to submit referrals through the Careers website. If an employee does not have access to the Internet or available kiosks, a Recruiter or PeoplePlus+ ERAP administrator can assist with the submittal on the employee's behalf.

Candidate referrals submitted through the PeoplePlus+ ERAP are maintained in the Northrop Grumman Applicant Tracking System.


Eligible Requisitions:

  • Each company element determines which of its positions will qualify for an employee referral award.
  • Requisitions eligible for a referral award will be identified on the Careers website—look for “Referral Bonus Eligible: Yes” on the job listing.
  • Referral bonus amounts associated with posted positions are determined by the company element that approves and opens the associated requisition.
  • Company elements have the option to display referral bonus amounts within the internal requisition description.

Employee Eligibility:

All Northrop Grumman employees are eligible for this program with the exception of:

  • Corporate Policy Council members and individuals participating in the Annual Incentive Plan (AIP). Eligibility requirements may vary between company elements. For questions regarding eligibility, employees should contact the cognizant ERAP Administrator. See CO No. H212, Annual Incentive Plan, for more information.
  • Managers or individuals involved in the hiring process or hiring decision for the job seeker.
  • Summer hires, interns, casual employees, and other temporary employees.
  • Employees whose referrals were identified through their participation in recruiting programs (e.g. job fairs, college recruiting events).
  • Employees who work within any Northrop Grumman Human Resources and Administration department.
  • Employees who terminate from Northrop Grumman prior to the time of award payout, with exceptions as indicated under Award Eligibility.
  • Employees who are specifically prohibited from participation in the Employee Referral Award Program as a result of any labor agreements or other such circumstances.

Candidate Eligibility:

The following candidate referrals are not considered eligible for the program:

  • Referrals previously submitted by another employee within the last 12 months.
  • Referrals of temporary agency or contract employees who worked for Northrop Grumman within the past 12 months.
  • Referrals of former employees who worked for Northrop Grumman within the last 12 months, or currently work for Northrop Grumman in the following categories:
    o Co-op
    o Intern
    o On-call
    o Consultant
    o Contractor
    o Temporary employee
    o Full-time employee
    o Part-time employee

Award Eligibility:

  • Both the employee and the referred candidate must be active employees of Northrop Grumman at the time of award payout. Exceptions include referring employees who left active payroll after referring candidate due to the following:
    o Retirement
    o Medical leave of absence
    o Military leave of absence
    o Educational leave
    o Reduction in force
  • Recruiting activity must have been initiated within one year from date of submittal. Note: If a candidate is already in the ATS (candidate database) and is hired due to any action/activity that took place prior to being referred, the bonus award is not applicable even if the hire takes place during the one-year ownership period.
  • There is no limit to the number of employee referral awards earned.
  • Employees are eligible for referral awards offered by any Northrop Grumman Sector.

Award Processing:

  • Payment processing is initiated by the hiring company element's PeoplePlus+ ERAP administrator upon hire of the candidate once all eligibility requirements have been verified.
  • If a company element runs a special PeoplePlus+ ERAP campaign offering non-monetary awards, processing of such awards will be in accordance with the guidelines of the campaign.


  • An employee remains eligible for the referral for a period of 12 months from the date of submittal.
  • There is no limit to the number of referrals that an employee may submit.

Dispute Resolution:

All PeoplePlus+ ERAP eligibility requirements are verified upon hire of the referred candidate. In the event of a dispute, Talent Acquisition reserves the right to determine award eligibility.

Quick Reference Guide

Click here to view and download the Employee Referral Quick Reference Guide.