NIU official announcements for employees

Week of January 29, 2018


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People with disabilities sought for job-readiness study


The NIU Rehabilitation and Disabilities Services and Rehabilitation Counseling program faculty are looking for participants for their research on the impact of a job-readiness training intervention to support the job search process. Study participants will receive $50.


Participants will attend 10 job-readiness training sessions designed to prepare them for employment. Some example topics include:


               Learning how to network

               Preparing answers for interview questions

               Writing a cover letter and resume

               Completing sample job applications

               Your legal rights during the job search process


To be eligible, participants must be age 18 or older, identify as having a disability, be their own legal guardian, live in DeKalb, Lee or Ogle county, and can complete a job application with minimal assistance.


The sessions are 9-9:45 a.m. or 10-10:45 a.m., Feb. 6 - April 17 (no session March 13), and take place at Goodwill Industries, 1037 S. Annie Glidden Road, DeKalb.


Registration is required. For details, email


Employee Assistance Program announces spring training programs


The Human Resource Services (HRS) Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Center for Training is pleased to announce the training programs for this spring are now open for registration and announced on the Center for Training website.


Employees are reminded that these training workshops, as well as training opportunities for our HR and campus partners, are available by visiting the training website.


To register for any of these training opportunities, please contact the training programs office at or 815-753-9191. Employees are reminded to periodically visit the training programs website as new workshops are regularly being added.


Paid research study opportunity


You are invited to participate in a research study on Work-Home Experiences and Health Behaviors conducted by researchers in NIU’s Occupational Health and Stress Laboratory, directed by Dr. Larissa Barber. The purpose of the study is to understand how work experiences and interactions with family members at home are associated with different health habits and behaviors.


To qualify, you must be currently employed, and working five days a week. Participants must also be willing to fill out short surveys each evening, and able to ask a family member who they currently live with to do the same.


Your total time commitment will be two hours spread across the course of two weeks and you will be paid up to $50. Half of this time will be spent in two, one-on-one meetings at the Psychology and Computer Science building at NIU. Your family member’s time commitment will be 30 minutes over the course of two weeks and will be paid up to $25.


To learn about additional qualifications and participation details, please access the Health & Work-Home Experiences - Initial Survey.



Financial month end close


The month of January is closing for all financial reporting activity at noon on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. Journals not posted at that time will go into February business. Final January reports are scheduled to be available Monday, Feb. 12.


February reports are scheduled to be available Tuesday, Feb. 13. These dates, and other important dates related to The Controller’s office, can be found on the FMS Reports Calendar.


Nominations for PCSW 2018 Faculty and Staff Awards due March 1


The Presidential Commission on the Status of Women (PCSW) announces nominations for the following 2018 Faculty and Staff Awards:


               Wilma D. Stricklin Award: Awarded to an NIU-affiliated individual who has made continual and extraordinary contributions to the climate for women on campus.

               Outstanding Mentor Award: Recognizes individuals who are civil service, professional staff or faculty member demonstrating exceptional commitment to the educational and/or career goals of NIU women.

               Sharon Howard Women Who Make a Difference Award: Acknowledges an outstanding NIU civil service, professional staff or faculty member who has shown dedication to the empowerment of NIU women.


For criteria and eligibility, please visit our website:


An online nomination form along with two additional letters of support must be received by Thursday, March 1.

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