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Human Resource Services


About Human Resource Services

Welcome to Northern Illinois University Human Resource Services

Let us introduce you to NIU Human Resource Services (HRS). Human Resource Services consists of four main divisions comprised of the following service areas:

(F. William Nicklas)

  • University HR Administration
  • Policy Administration
  • Strategic Planning
  • State Agency Coordination
  • Communications
  • Regulatory Compliance (State/Federal)
  • Pensions

Human Resource Administration
(Karen Baker)

  • Affirmative Action and Diversity Resources
  • Labor Relations
  • Operating Staff Services
  • Leaves Administration
  • Dispute Resolution, Complaints & Grievances
  • Compliance Training
  • Supplier Diversity

Human Resource Operations
(Celeste Latham)

  • Contracts, Records, and Reports
  • Benefits Operations
  • Compensation
  • Graduate Assistantship Employment
  • Human Resource Information Technology Support
  • Payroll
  • Student Employment
  • Service Centers (Human Resources and Swen Parson)
  • Business Operations

Employee Relations
(Deborah Haliczer)

  • Employee Relations
  • Insurance and Employee Benefits
  • Employee Assistance (EAP)
  • Training and Human Resource Development
  • Ethics Training

HRS is committed to the well being of our faculty and staff of Northern Illinois University. Our goals and initiatives support the priorities established by our Board of Trustees and the university administration relating to compensation, shared governance, and excellence of the campus environment as a place of employment.

We look forward to working with you as Northern Illinois University moves into a successful and dynamic future. The goal of HRS is to share in the university’s strategic mission by providing an efficient and effective program of human resource administration.


F. William Nicklas
Vice President, Operations & Community Relations


Main Location
Human Resource Services
1515 West Lincoln Highway
DeKalb, IL 60115
815-753-6000 (v)
815-753-2335 (f)

Campus Service Center
Swen Parson 110
DeKalb, IL 60115
815-753-6000 (v)
815-753-6777 (f)