Recruiting and Hiring Overview

As someone involved in hiring new employees, you have an important role in shaping the future of NIU. The hiring process varies depending on the position’s classification. Guidelines are in place throughout the process to ensure that it’s unbiased, fair and inclusive.

Hiring for Different Classifications

Roles and Responsibilities

The following people may be involved in the hiring process:

  • Hiring official: acts as the designated hiring authority
  • Search committee chair: manages and guides the process; schedules and directs meetings; ensures adhere to policies and completion of forms
  • Affirmative action representative: ensures that equal opportunity and affirmative action exist throughout the process
  • Search committee members: advise the hiring official
  • Search process point person: serves as contact for Academic Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and the search administrator; maintains records and files; sends applicant correspondence

Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity

NIU is committed to hiring employees who will enhance our community of diverse people, ideas and services and has established procedures and guidelines to further this goal. One way NIU complies with affirmative action and equal opportunity (AAEO) requirements is by collecting and storing recruitment information. Some information is stored by PeopleAdmin. The hiring department must collect and store the rest on the AAEO Help and Support site.

More on Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity

Identity and Employment Eligibility Verification

NIU complies with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. This act makes it illegal for us to knowingly hire a nonresident who isn't authorized to work in the U.S. or to continue to employ someone after finding out they're not authorized.

We must verify the identity and employment authorization of all hires. New employees must provide appropriate documentation by completing an I-9 form on or before their first day of work. NIU provides I-9 information to E-Verify, the federal government’s online system, to confirm employment eligibility.

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