Employment Contacts

Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity

This unit is responsible for developing, implementing, and maintaining the Affirmative Action Plan and equal opportunity policies for the university. Provides oversight of the recruitment and hiring (search) processes of the university.

Email affirmativeaction@niu.edu for the following inquiries:

  • PeopleAdmin system access
  • Search process guidelines, procedures, best practices
  • Affirmative Action Plan (AAP) data
  • Implicit Bias Training
  • Search Waiver Requests
  • Search firm procedures
  • AA SharePoint and search documentation procedures

Civil Service Testing

This area is responsible for scheduling, administering, and scoring examinations as governed by the State Universities Civil Service System (SUCSS) for Civil Service positions.

Email civilservicetesting@niu.edu for the following inquiries:
  • Requesting to take civil service test
  • Scheduling a civil service test
  • Referrals made for a vacant civil service position
  • General civil service testing inquiries
  • Requesting additional names for civil service searches

Classification and Compensation

This area is responsible for reviewing position requests and determining the appropriate classifications for positions and recommending pay rates for those positions.

Email classandcomphrs@niu.edu for the following inquiries:

  • Job description reviews, desk audits, and position changes or updates
  • Position Classification review procedures
  • Policies and procedures related to classification and compensation (State Universities Civil Service System and NIU)
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) determinations
  • Compensation review
  • Multiple position hiring

Employee Life Cycle

This area is responsible for processing employment transactions for all new, existing, and former employees. Employment transactions that life cycle is responsible for include, but not limited to onboarding, additional pay requests, performance evaluations and separations.

Employee Life Cycle also oversees the hiring process for extra help, student employees and graduate assistants.

Email addpayforms@niu.edu for the following inquiries:
  • All Additional Pay request questions
Email civilserviceemployment@niu.edu for the following inquiries:
  • Civil Service onboarding and offboarding
  • Civil Service performance management (e.g. dismissals, workforce reduction)
  • Collective Bargaining Agreements
  • Probationary periods
  • Pay rate changes
Email civilserviceevaluations@niu.edu for the following inquiries:
  • Evaluation submissions
  • Submission deadlines
  • Performance factors
Email extrahelp@niu.edu for the following inquiries:
  • All general extra help employment questions
Email facultyemployment@niu.edu for the following inquires:
  • FTE changes
  • Funding changes
  • Reappointments
  • Notices of non-renewal
Email gradassistantshipemp@niu.edu for the following inquiries:
  • All general graduate assistantship employment questions
  • GA hire Requests
  • Requests for extra employment of grad assistants (REEGA)
Email spsemployment@niu.edu for the following inquiries:
  • FTE changes
  • Funding changes
  • Reappointments
  • Notices of non-renewal
Email spsevaluations@niu.edu for the following inquiries:
  • Evaluation submissions
  • Submission deadlines
Email studentemployment@niu.edu for the following inquiries:
  • All general student employee employment questions
  • Student hire Requests
  • Academic probation permits
  • Excess hours permits

Talent Acquisition

This area is responsible for assisting departments with identifying, recruiting, and retaining talent. Major tasks include providing effective strategies in advertising and promoting positions, training on recruitment, selection, and hiring, and processing and approving employment forms in the university’s employment system.

Email talentacquisitionhrs@niu.edu for the following inquiries:
  • Recruitment and advertising assistance
  • Job posting and announcement review
  • Interview best practices and protocols
  • Application screening and transitioning in PeopleAdmin
  • Hiring processing/paperwork in PeopleAdmin
  • Employment applicant password reset
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