- Employee Assistance Program
Provides confidential professional consultation and assessment for employees with a wide range of personal and family concerns; when appropriate, the program links employees and family members with services within the university as well as in the broader community.
- Employee Relations
Provides employee training and development, employee wellness and assistance, conflict resolution, customized department and office intervention/training programs, and job satisfaction assessment activities.
- Ethics and Compliance Office
Supports university units in achieving their commitment to the highest standards of ethics, honesty and respect by promoting a culture that encourages ethical and nondiscriminatory conduct.
- Faculty and SPS Personnel Advisor
Provides confidential advice and assistance to faculty and supportive professional staff about personnel policies and procedures within the university; also provides and assists those who are experiencing difficulties with the personnel process and/or who are dissatisfied with personnel decisions.
- Gender and Sexuality Resource Center
Acknowledges the historical impacts of women and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or queer identities - inclusive of sexual and gender identities, and all forms of masculinity and femininity.
- Human Resource Services
Services include: insurance and benefits, payroll, employee assistance, employee services, student employment and training.
- Office of the Ombudsperson
The university ombudsperson serves in a confidential and neutral role and is available to assist supportive professional staff members in identifying institutional policies, procedures, practices and options for resolving concerns related to the university.
- SPS Handbook
- SPS Internal Promotion/Reassignment
- Employee Resources
- SPS Statement on Professional Ethics (PDF)
NIU Shared Governance Links
Pension and Legislative Links
- State Universities Retirement System (SURS)
- State Universities Annuitants Association
- Northern Illinois University Annuitants' Association