Human Resource Services
During this time, HRS staff are ready to help while working remotely. We ask that you email firstname.lastname@example.org for support. We will also be monitoring 815-753-6000 for voicemails if you would like to call and leave a message. Before you reach out, please check to see if your question has been addressed on one of these pages:
FY2022 Benefit Choice
The State of Illinois Department of Central Management Services (CMS) Benefit Choice period will extend from May 1, 2021 through June 1, 2021 with benefit elections effective July 1, 2021. FY2022 Benefit Choice details.
NIU is the top employer in DeKalb County. At Human Resource Services, we're dedicated to ensuring that it's a welcoming and rewarding place to work. We believe that people are the university's greatest resource, and invest in them by providing access to information and training, as well as support services. Whether you're a job seeker, employee, student or retiree, we invite you to learn how we can help you reach your goals.
Located west of Chicago in a close-knit community, NIU offers big-city resources and small-town charm. You'll appreciate our variety of job openings and our comprehensive benefits. We offer health, dental and vision insurance, paid time off, retirement benefits and more. Come see if we have the right position for you.
We're here to provide you with information and support. Whether you need an answer to a specific question or help dealing with a personal or workplace issue, we have the resources you need. We also celebrate our employees' accomplishments, and welcome you to applaud a colleague for their extraordinary service.
Managers and Supervisors
If you're a manager or supervisor, we can give you tools and training to help you excel in your job. In addition to guiding you through the recruiting and hiring processes, we'll help you handle performance reviews and employee departures. We'll also show you how to assist your employees as they experience different life events.
Your connection to NIU doesn't end when you retire. There are many ways you can stay engaged with the university community. We're here to provide you with retirement resources and information, such as tuition waivers and opportunities to get involved.
- Central Management Services (CMS)
- State University Retirement System (SURS)
- Employee Assistance Program
- Recreation and Wellness Membership for Retirees
- NIU Annuitants Association
- NIU Parking Permit
- NIU Re-employment
- Return to Work Policy for SURS Annuitants
- NIU Retiree Email
- NIU Tuition Waiver for Retirees and Their Children
Working at NIU is a great way to gain professional experience while helping finance your education. Many employment opportunities are available to you, in administrative and academic units. Learn more about positions for undergraduate and graduate students.