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

Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity

Provides oversight of the recruitment and hiring process of the university. Responsible for developing, implementing, and maintaining the Affirmative Action Plan and equal opportunity policies for the university. Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity establishes procedures and monitors employment decisions, such as search committees, hiring, promotion, and termination of employees. Communicates policies and regulations to all departments within the university as it pertains to affirmative action and equal opportunity, and provides resources, guidance, and training on recruitment and hiring strategies and best practices.

Benefit Services

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

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Provides confidential access to counseling, advising and coaching to employees and their families for both their personal lives and careers. Employee Assistance Program (EAP) 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.

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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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