Human Resource Services
Beginning Aug. 23, 2021, Human Resource Services will offer a hybrid service model that provides customer service, both in person and virtually.
Walk-in hours for quick service items, like dropping off or picking up paperwork, will be available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Employees are strongly encouraged to schedule appointments in advance for both in-person and virtual access to HRS. Please use the form on the HRS service area page to ask a question or schedule an appointment.
NIU is the top employer in DeKalb County. At Human Resource Services, we're dedicated to ensuring that it's a welcoming and rewarding place to work. We believe that people are the university's greatest resource, and invest in them by providing access to information and training, as well as support services. Whether you're a job seeker, employee, student or retiree, we invite you to learn how we can help you reach your goals.
Located west of Chicago in a close-knit community, NIU offers big-city resources and small-town charm. You'll appreciate our variety of job openings and our comprehensive benefits. We offer health, dental and vision insurance, paid time off, retirement benefits and more. Come see if we have the right position for you.
We're here to provide you with information and support. Whether you need an answer to a specific question or help dealing with a personal or workplace issue, we have the resources you need. We also celebrate our employees' accomplishments, and welcome you to applaud a colleague for their extraordinary service.
Managers and Supervisors
If you're a manager or supervisor, we can give you tools and training to help you excel in your job. In addition to guiding you through the recruiting and hiring processes, we'll help you handle performance reviews and employee departures. We'll also show you how to assist your employees as they experience different life events.
Your connection to NIU doesn't end when you retire. There are many ways you can stay engaged with the university community. We're here to provide you with retirement resources and information, such as tuition waivers and opportunities to get involved.
- Central Management Services (CMS)
- State University Retirement System (SURS)
- Employee Assistance Program
- Recreation and Wellness Membership for Retirees
- NIU Annuitants Association
- NIU Parking Permit
- NIU Re-employment
- Return to Work Policy for SURS Annuitants
- NIU Retiree Email
- NIU Tuition Waiver for Retirees and Their Children
Working at NIU is a great way to gain professional experience while helping finance your education. Many employment opportunities are available to you, in administrative and academic units. Learn more about positions for undergraduate and graduate students.