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Legislation that could dramatically increase the cost of health insurance for current and future state of Illinois annuitants, including erasing the benefit of free health care for those who retire with 20 or more years of service, has moved to the floor for debate. The legislation, Senate Bill 175 (Amendment 3), was endorsed by the...
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On behalf of the university Lori Clark from NIU’s Office of Governmental Relations submitted to the Senate Executive Committee on Sunday, May 29 a written position statement from NIU Vice President of Human Resources Steve Cunningham.  The statement outlines NIU’s opposition to Senate Bill 175 which would significantly alter retiree health care benefits.  Cunningham’s statement is...
State Pension & Budget Update
The Illinois House Personnel and Pension Committee today recommended approval of an amended version of Senate Bill 512, which would dramatically change the way that the state handles employee pensions. The committee voted 5-2, with one member voting “present,” to send the bill to the floor for debate. Sponsor of the bill, Rep. Tom Cross,...
State Pension & Budget Update
NIU Vice President of Human Resources is testifying this morning before the Personnel and Pension Committee regarding Senate Bill 512 which would significantly alter the way employee pensions are handled. Cunningham’s testimony, outlining our grave concern about these proposed changes, is below. Personnel and Pensions Committee Written Testimony of Steven D. Cunningham Northern Illinois University...
An announcement regarding a new deadline for the selection of benefits could be coming soon, following a decision released Thursday by the Illinois Attorney General’s office. Attorney General Lisa Madigan released a decision indicating that a legislative oversight panel does not have the authority to block individual health insurance contracts for state employees. The General...
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The start of the new year will bring with it a new time reporting requirement for many university employees. After Jan. 1, all non-hourly employees (in positions categorized as exempt civil service, supportive professional and academic administrators) will be required to use a new online reporting system to log hours worked each day. The tool...
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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. Everyone who receives a paycheck from the university must complete this...
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