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'Road to Retirement' highway sign
Presidents and chancellors at public universities and colleges across the state reached an agreement in principal with House Speaker Michael J. Madigan and House leaders Thursday for public universities to assume the employer share of employee pension costs beginning in FY2015. The hope is that Thursday’s agreement might help break up the logjam in Springfield...
NIU President John G. Peters
Dear Colleagues, I am writing to you today to update you with some very important information relative to the very fluid pension debate in the General Assembly in Springfield. Thursday afternoon, the Illinois Senate approved an amended version of Senate Bill 2404, a union-backed proposal sponsored by Senate President John Cullerton that offers Tier I...
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In Springfield … The Illinois General Assembly has been busy with committee activities over the last two weeks. This week is the last week to get bills through committees in their house of origin. Higher Education-Related Legislation In the Senate Higher Education Committee, SB 2163 passed unanimously out of committee Tuesday, March 12. Sponsored by Sen....
Celeste Latham
Analytics and reporting is vital to Northern Illinois University. As part of the university’s continued focus on integrated compliance administration, Steven Cunningham, acting executive vice president of Finance and Facilities and chief of operations, has announced further integration of analytics into university operations. Effective today, the Department of Finance and Institutional Research, formerly Institutional Research,...
NIU Department of Compliance Administration
NIU’s Acting Executive Vice President of Finance & Facilities and Chief of Operations Steve Cunningham and Vice President and General Counsel Jerry D. Blakemore today announced the implementation of a planned restructuring of the university’s Office of Compliance Administration that will leverage existing personnel while adding critical specialized personnel to further enhance the university’s compliance...
'Road to Retirement' highway sign
A group of Illinois university professors and administrators has released a plan to reform the retirement system for university employees. An Institute of Government and Public Affairs proposal released Monday recommends letting workers trade a portion of their guaranteed benefits for a lump-sum payment which would go into a self-managed retirement account. “Consideration of a...
Clockwise from top left: Eddie Williams, Steve Cunningham, Bill Nicklas and Jeff Daurer.
Eddie R. Williams, NIU executive vice president for business and finance and chief of operations, today announced administrative changes as part of a reorganization designed to take advantage of the leadership strengths and knowledge base of members of the administration in order to maintain and improve the quality of service delivered to the NIU community...
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An increased utilization of Federal Work-Study Grant funds has resulted in a freeze in new appointments through June 30, 2012,  for the duration of the appointment. No replacement appointments will be authorized under the Work-Study Grant, according to Steve Cunningham, vice president for administration and human resources. “During FY12, we have monitored an increase in...
John G. Peters
NIU will host a town hall-style meeting at 1:30 p.m. today in the Carl Sandburg Auditorium of the Holmes Student Center. At that meeting, NIU President John G. Peters and Steve Cunningham, vice president for Administration and Human Resources, will present an overview of the current situation including a brief history, implications for SURS and...
John G. Peters
NIU President John G. Peters emailed this message to the campus Wednesday, Feb. 29. Colleagues, As part of our ongoing efforts to provide you with timely information regarding proposed changes to our pension plans, the university will host a town hall-style meeting at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, in the Carl Sandburg Auditorium of the...
With the Illinois General Assembly’s Fall Veto Session less than a month away, look for the issue of state employee pension plans to start creeping back into the headlines, says Steve Cunningham, NIU vice president for Administration and Human Resources. The topic dominated much of the discussion at the end of the spring legislative session,...
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In Washington, D.C. … All eyes in Washington are focused on the activities of the Deficit Reduction Super Committee, which is under a very tight deadline to come up with an additional $1.5 trillion in spending cuts before Thanksgiving or face mandatory reductions in all areas of federal spending. President Obama and House Speaker John...
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