Human Resource Services (HRS) is committed to the well-being of NIU employees. We support the priorities established by the Board of Trustees and university administration related to compensation, shared governance and making NIU an excellent place to work.

We look forward to working with you as NIU moves into a successful and dynamic future. Our goal is to share in the university's strategic mission by providing an efficient and effective program of human resource administration.

Service Areas

Benefit Services

Provides faculty and staff with information regarding benefits, such as insurance, leaves or time off, and retirement.

Employee and Labor Relations

Administers and interprets all negotiated agreements, negotiates all labor contracts, partners with departments to develop performance improvement plans, interprets university policies and applicable employment law, and addresses workforce issues.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Provides confidential access to counseling, advising and coaching to employees and their families for both their personal lives and careers. Promotes wellness through a range of resources as well as provides training and workshops that cover topics for both personal and professional growth.

Employment Services

Manages employment testing services, new hires, rehires, transfers and departures. Coordinates the hiring process.


Responsible for the preparation and distribution of all NIU payroll issued from appropriated and non-appropriated funds, within an automated, integrated human resource system.

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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