AAEO Help and Support is a Microsoft Teams “team” that serves as a hub for all NIU departments where various forms, guidelines, and resources related to recruitment, hiring and affirmative action/equal opportunity information can be found.
SharePoint functions similarly to the File Explorer on your computer. It also gives you the ability to share editable files and documents with others. When you edit a file, it saves automatically. This allows several people to make changes to a document at the same time. Learn more about using SharePoint.
The team also houses the AAEO SharePoint folders for every college and division, which is where search process and hiring documentation should be maintained for audit-ready compliance purposes. AAEO Help and Support is a public team, which means any NIU employee can search for it and join it.
When members access the AAEO Help and Support SharePoint site from the HRS website, they will be taken to the site that shows a vertical scroll bar of colleges and departments on the far right under the “General” tab, and several sections organized according to their respective subjects that make up the main page of the site.
Once joined, members will now have two primary ways to access the team. They are the following:
Access to the SharePoint channel is determined by your position and level of involvement with the search.
Immediately after joining, members should email AffirmativeAction@niu.edu with their name and department they work for. AAEO will then add them to their respective college or division’s private channel within the AAEO Help and Support team/site.
Access to everything in their division's folder:
Access to everything in their college/department and faculty/staff folders:
Access to specific job search folders:
As mentioned previously, every college and division has a private channel where data and information specific to that area can be found by members who work in that area. Links to departmental AAEO SharePoint folders can be found when members click on their private channel. Note: Only members who have been designated by the appropriate leadership or designee as needing “AAEO SharePoint” access for their departments will be able to access these links. Anyone who needs access should have their leadership or designee email AffirmativeAction@niu.edu requesting they be given access.