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NIU’s Center for Affirmative Action and Diversity Resources will host a series of interactive workshops for faculty, Supportive Professional Staff and Civil Service staff members who currently or expect to serve in leadership roles such as chairs, directors, managers or supervisors. During each session, education, practical information, and professional resources regarding policies and procedures that...
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NIU faculty and Supportive Professional Staff (SPS) hired with an effective date of Aug. 16, 2013, face a deadline of Monday, Aug. 26, to enroll for State of Illinois benefits. Employees who fail to complete the required forms within the 10-day period will be defaulted into the state’s Quality Care medical and dental plans. Their eligible...
State Pension & Budget Update
Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan filed an amendment to a comprehensive pension-reform package passed by the Senate last month that caps the salary on which a pension can be based and limits annual cost-of-living increases. The House Personnel & Pensions Committee is scheduled to consider the legislation at an 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 1, meeting. The...
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NIU first implemented a four-day summer work schedule in 2003. Following consultation with and recommendations of our staff councils and representatives, President Peters has authorized the continuation of the four-day work week for the DeKalb campus during the summer of 2013. However, over the past few years, an increasing number of offices and services have...
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Human Resource Services will hold informational sessions for employees impacted by the Health Alliance Illinois medical insurance change. All sessions will be held in the Sandburg Auditorium of the Holmes Student Center. No reservations are required. The sessions will provide an overview of the available medical plans and assist employees in completing the special enrollment...
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It is time again for all NIU employees to complete Ethics Training. Under the terms of the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act, all full-time and part-time, regular and temporary faculty, staff, graduate assistants, extra help and student employees must complete online ethics training. The training covers such topics as prohibitions against accepting gifts and bribes,...
A pension reform plan outlined Thursday by House Speaker Michael Madigan would shift costs to universities, reduce cost-of-living-adjustments in retirement and offer a choice between accepting the lesser, Tier II cost-of-living-adjustment (COLA) with access to the state’s retiree health care plan or maintaining the current COLA with a freeze on pay raises counting toward future...
NIU President John G. Peters
Most NIU employees will receive a 2.5 percent salary increment in the March 30 payroll, thanks to a March 1 vote of the Board of Trustees. The modest base increment is retroactive to Jan. 1, 2012. Employees at the higher end of the salary curve will receive less than 2.5 percent. This month’s boost in...
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It is time again for all NIU employees to complete Ethics Training. Under the terms of the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act, all full-time and part-time, regular and temporary faculty, staff, graduate assistants, extra help and student employees must complete online ethics training. The training covers such topics as prohibitions against accepting gifts and...
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it is wise to receive a flu shot as soon as it is made available in your community: The flu season can begin as early as October, but commonly peaks in January or February. Flu vaccine provided in September will give protection throughout the season. Coordinated...
A photo of employees dressed for success
Kohl’s will sponsor a business-attire fashion show at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, in the large auditorium (Room 200) of Barsema Hall. NIU students will demonstrate how to “dress to succeed,” be fashionable and stay on a budget. Men and women will model interview attire, everyday professional clothing and apparel for casual Fridays. Members of the Fashion Industries Organization will lead the event with support...
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The Outstanding Service Award is presented each year to up to four NIU Civil Service employees.
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