Tools and Resources

NIU employees are guided by many policies and procedures. Whatever your role at the university, we're here to help you understand the guidelines that apply to you.

Forms and Documents

We've gathered forms and documents into one place to make it easy to find the resource you need. You'll find documents related to insurance, time off, retirement plans, tuition waivers, the hiring process, payroll and more.


The NIU Policy Library is the official website for university policies. We've compiled lists of policies of interest to employees, including general campus policies and those related to the hiring process, benefits, payroll and other areas.

Procedures and Guidelines

Learn more about following procedures and guidelines related to leaves, time off and other relevant topics.


To help you find the information you're looking for, we maintain an Operating Staff Handbook (for civil service employees) and a Supportive Professional Staff Handbook. These online handbooks consist of links to subjects relevant to your job at NIU. This includes information on campus security, grievance procedures, emergency closures and many other areas.

Contact Us

Human Resource Services
Human Resources/Document Services Building
1515 West Lincoln Highway
P: 815-753-6000
F: 815-753-2335

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State and Federal Notices

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