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  • Retirement Application Processing Sessions

    Friday, 03/14/2014

    Human Resource Services will be hosting retirement application processing sessions for individuals who have already set their retirement date and last day worked and need assistance completing their SURS applications. Individuals attending must have already had a retirement counseling session. The dates and additional information regarding these sessions, as well as retirement procedures, are available at http://www.hr.niu.edu/ServiceAreas/Retirement/. Registration is required.
  • Status Update - Implementation of Pension Plan Amendments PA 98-599 (SB1)

    Tuesday, 02/25/2014

    Following is a quick update on the implementation of pension reform amendments applicable to employees participating in the SURS Tier I (Traditional and Portable) Defined Benefit plan. Because of the complexity of the amendments and their effect on the SURS plan, the SURS must be relied upon as retirement plan administrators to provide interpretations and information for participants in terms of options and benefit calculations that could enter into retirement planning decisions.
  • State Universities Retirement System (SURS) Individual Retirement Counseling

    Monday, 02/24/2014

    A Retirement Specialist from the State Universities Retirement System (SURS) will be on campus to meet with individual employees to discuss retirement estimates on April 23 and 24, 2014, at the Holmes Student Center, Rooms 303 and 304.
  • 2013 W-2 Wage and Tax Statements

    Thursday, 01/23/2014

    The 2013 W-2 wage and tax statements are currently available online for current and former employees. Helpful tip: disable your pop-up blocker to view your W-2 form online.
  • 2013 Employees Ethics Act Training

    Wednesday, 10/16/2013

    Pursuant to the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act (PA 93-0617), the State of Illinois mandates that all employees on the payroll of State agencies and universities must complete an annual mandatory Internet-based ethics training program. All regular and temporary, part-time and full-time faculty, administrative/supportive professional staff, operating staff/civil service employees, graduate assistants, student employees, affiliates, and extra help employees working at Northern Illinois University are required by the State to take the on-line training.
  • Health Insurance Marketplace Coverage Options and State of Illinois Employee Health Coverage

    Friday, 09/27/2013

    As part of the requirements of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”), Northern Illinois University, as your employer, is required to provide you with information relating to the Health Insurance Marketplace (“Marketplace”). This notice serves to provide basic information about the Marketplace and how it may relate to coverage that is offered to eligible employees through the State Employees’ Group Insurance Program.
  • Severe Weather and University Closure Procedures

    Thursday, 12/20/2012

    The following is an annual advisory notice for employees summarizing university procedures for severe weather and employee responsibility for attendance when significant weather conditions arise.
  • State Officials and Employees Ethics Act (SOEEA) – 2012 Mandatory Ethics Training Notification (October 16 through November 14, 2012)

    Tuesday, 10/16/2012

    Pursuant to the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act (PA 93-0617), the State of Illinois mandates that all employees on the payroll of State agencies and universities must complete an annual mandatory Internet-based ethics training program. All regular and temporary, part-time and full-time faculty, administrative/supportive professional staff, operating staff/civil service employees, graduate assistants, student employees, affiliates, and extra help employees working at Northern Illinois University are required by the State to take the on-line training.
  • University Holidays for 2013

    Monday, 10/15/2012

    With the advice of the University Council, President Peters has approved the following holiday schedule for 2013
  • Updated University Policies

    Thursday, 06/14/2012

    The following two university compliance policies have been updated and are available on the Human Resource Services and Compliance Administration website locations. Links for each policy are indicated below each policy title.
  • 2012 Summer Work Schedule

    Thursday, 06/07/2012

    President Peters has authorized implementation of a four-day work week for the DeKalb campus during the summer of 2012.  The four-day work week schedule will be ten weeks in duration, beginning on Monday, June 4 and extending through Friday, August 10.  The regular five-day schedule will resume as of Monday, August 13.
  • All Current Health Carriers Available for July 1, 2012 & End Date Set for Benefit Choice

    Tuesday, 05/22/2012

    Human Resource Services has been notified by Central Management Services (CMS) that the FY2013 Benefit Choice Period will end on June 15, 2012.
  • Extended Winter Closure Schedule - HRS Transaction Processing Deadlines and Updates

    Tuesday, 12/06/2011

    With the extended winter closure quickly approaching, a number of transaction processes must be completed in Human Resource Services (HRS) prior to December 20, 2011. HRS would like to remind you of the following processing deadlines. Please note that some of the deadlines have been revised to ensure necessary and timely processing prior to the closure period.
  • Extended Winter Holiday/Closure Schedule for 2011

    Friday, 11/11/2011

    President Peters, following consultation with the Operating Staff Council, Supportive Professional Staff Council, the divisional Vice Presidents, and other area representatives, has approved an extension of the 2011 university winter holiday closure schedule to include Wednesday, December 21, and Thursday, December 22, as Scheduled Closure Days.
  • State Officials and Employees Ethics Act (SOEEA) - Mandatory Ethics Training (October 18 through November 16, 2011)

    Monday, 10/31/2011

    Pursuant to the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act (PA 93-0617), the State of Illinois mandates that all employees on the payroll of state agencies and universities must complete an annual mandatory Internet-based ethics training program. All training must be completed during the October 18 through November 16, 2011 period. All regular and temporary, part-time and full-time faculty, administrative/supportive professional staff, operating staff/civil service employees, graduate assistants, student employees, and extra help employees working at Northern Illinois University are required to take the on-line training.
  • Small Takes EAC Election

    Monday, 10/24/2011

    Andy Small, Laboratory Manager in Chemistry & Biochemistry, won a majority of votes cast and will be NIU’s new Employee Advisory Council (EAC) representative to the Civil Service System Merit Board.
  • University Holidays for 2012

    Thursday, 10/06/2011

    With the advice of the University Council, President Peters has approved the following holiday schedule for 2012
  • Employee Release Time for the Annual Pre-Retirement Planning Seminar

    Thursday, 10/06/2011

    Human Resource Services (HRS) is sponsoring the Annual Pre-Retirement Planning Seminar on Wednesday, October 19, 2011, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Holmes Student Center Regency Room. The university encourages employees to attend this all day seminar that will provide information on several retirement topics.
  • Pre-Retirement Planning Seminar

    Thursday, 10/06/2011

    The retirement planning seminar is presented at no charge to all NIU employees by Human Resource Services. The purpose of the seminar is to assist university employees and their guest in planning for and enjoying the retirement years by providing information and access to resources.
  • CMS Health Insurance Plan Update 

    Friday, 09/09/2011

    Central Management Services (CMS) has notified Human Resource Services…
  • Check out the MyNIU BETA portal

    Tuesday, 09/06/2011

    Join the over 2000 people who used the MyNIU-Beta portal in August…
  • Employee Release Time to Attend the Annual State of the University Address

    Wednesday, 08/31/2011

    President Peters will deliver the annual State of the University Address at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 1 in Altgeld Hall Auditorium.
  • Drug-Free Schools and Communities and Drug-Free Workplace Acts 

    Tuesday, 08/30/2011

    In accordance with the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act and the Drug-Free Workplace Act…
  • NIU 403(b) Supplemental Retirement Plan Approved Vendor Campus Visits

    Tuesday, 08/16/2011

    Northern Illinois University sponsors the Northern Illinois University Supplemental Retirement Plan…
  • SURS Money Purchase Formula – Annuity Calculation Update

    Monday, 08/08/2011

    At the June 10, 2011 meeting of the SURS Board of Trustees, the board voted to implement updates to the Money Purchase tables utilized to calculate retirement annuities, effective July 2, 2012
  • Payday Information

    Thursday, 07/14/2011


  • 12th Annual Operating Staff Appreciation Day Event (StaffFest) Scheduled for Thursday, July 28, 2011 

    Wednesday, 07/06/2011

    The Operating Staff Council, in coordination with university administration…
  • Outage Notification - Human Resource PeopleSoft System

    Thursday, 06/23/2011

    The university will be upgrading the Human Resource PeopleSoft System…
  • Benefit Choice Carrier and Deadline Update

    Thursday, 06/16/2011

    Central Management Services has notified NIU that at this time…
  • URGENT - Benefit Choice Carrier Update – PersonalCare HMO and PersonalCare OAP

    Thursday, 06/16/2011

    Central Management Services (CMS) has notified us that the State has reached a 90-day agreement with the following carriers:

    • PersonalCare HMO (AS) FY2011 Map Applies
    • PersonalCare OAP (CH) FY2012 Map Applies


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