We understand that your family may be a major part of your life. Caring for family members can take a lot of time and resources. It can be difficult to balance work with your personal obligations and goals. We're here to provide information and support as you face different life and family situations.
The Child Development and Family Center provides high-quality care for the children of students, employees and community members. There is a cost to attend, and you need to apply for enrollment.
Flextime arrangements are available year-round to all employees, subject to the operational needs of their department.
You have access to protected leaves. This means you can take time off work for several reasons that are protected by the law. These include parental leave, bereavement leave and others. Read more about leaves and time off.
Life is full of changes. When you experience a major change, such as marriage, divorce or disability, we'll provide information on relevant policies and benefits. We'll also assist you with making recommended updates. Read more about navigating life events.
You can participate in four support groups offered to NIU employees: cancer support, eldercare support, grief support and weight loss support. These understanding communities can help you deal with difficult life situations.
As an NIU employee or retiree, your children can receive a discount on tuition at NIU. You must have seven years of service credit to obtain this benefit. Learn more about tuition waivers.
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