About


Business Operations

Business Operations handles business functions for all units of Illinois Human Resources. Staff work with campus units regarding charges for Pre-Employment testing, other types of medical testing, and for background checks. Procurement and inter departmental transfers are handled by this unit. This unit is responsible for building facilities in all IHR locations. The staff administer the annual Chancellor’s Distinguished Staff Award (CDSA) and the Service Recognition Banquet.   

Click for more information
Classification, Compensation, Records Administration & Appointment Processing

The Classification & Compensation section is responsible for evaluating and classifying positions in accordance with the State Universities Civil Service System guidelines, including those that are exempted from Civil Service. It is also responsible for establishing and implementing policies and procedures related to compensation for Civil Service and Academic staff. 

The Records Administration & Appointments Processing staff maintain the official employee files, manage records and information systems related to personnel transactions such as employment, seniority, leaves of absence, terminations and status changes. This is the area responsible for ensuring employees are processed through Payroll and pay changes are accurate, in compliance with policy and timely.

Click for more information
Faculty/Staff Assistance Services

Faculty/Staff Assistance Services has a staff of licensed counselors who provide confidential assessment of personal and professional concerns, as well as short-term and solution focused counseling to University of Illinois employees, retirees and their household members. Additionally, we provide leadership consultations and work group services tailored to the specific issues that affect a work group

Click for more information
Human Resources Policy & Administration

HR Policy & Administration provides guidance and counsel on academic human resources policies, including, but not limited to, academic appointment structure, notice of appointment and non-reappointment, sabbaticals, employment agreements, and tenure maintenance. The unit also has oversight of HR systems for the campus and collaborates with System HR Services on system-wide HR initiatives and applications. It serves as a liaison with the Board of Trustees office for academic staff appointments. This area also is the point of contact for all employment matter FOIA request responses for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Staff in this unit provide primary assistance to the Council of Academic Professionals, including administration of the annual Chancellor’s Academic Professional Excellence (CAPE) award process, and administrative support for the Faculty Advisory Committee (FAC).

Click for more information
Labor and Employee Relations

Labor & Employee Relations staff act as a resource to campus units, supervisors, and employees to resolve employment situations and ensure that practices, rules, and policies relating to the workplace are properly administered and in compliance with all applicable guidelines. Staff in this section provide information and services concerning policy, unions, contract interpretation and administration, performance management and discipline, grievances, employee relations, disability, post-accident drug and alcohol testing, shared benefits, Family and Medical Leave (FMLA), and related training. Labor and Employee Relations is responsible for the negotiation of all collective bargaining agreements for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Click for more information
Strategic Initiatives

The mission of Strategic Initiatives is to provide services and impact workplace culture to develop the whole employee. This unit fosters a positive, supportive and healthy workplace that helps employees to do their jobs well and succeed in accomplishing personal and professional goals. Staff in this area are responsible for HR strategy, marketing and communications; healthy living at work and at home (Campus Wellbeing Services); career support and community engagement for partners of newly recruited tenure-system faculty and senior administrators (Dual Career Program); and design and delivery of employee training and organization development programs (Employee Development and Learning).

Click for more information
Talent Acquisition

The Talent Acquisition functional area encompasses Employment Services, Testing and Applicant Services. The Talent Acquisition area recruits, interviews, determines qualifications of candidates, and administers examinations as governed by the State Universities Civil Service System. Staff assist campus units in filling vacant positions through the register/referral process and manages the University’s background check processes for new employees. This area also oversees reductions in the civil service labor force. 

Click for more information  

Staff Human Resources

Staff Human Resources (SHR) administers the Civil Service human resources program.

Staff Human Resources administers the Civil Service human resources program and provides a wide range of employee and departmental services, including Employment & Testing, Extra Help Services, Labor & Employee Relations, Classification & Compensation, and Records Administration.

Office Hours

Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.,
Central Time Zone

Parking Info

Metered parking is available in front of the building on Gregory Drive and on other nearby streets.

Units Within SHR

  • Director’s Office: (217) 333-3101
  • Employment & Testing: (217) 333-2137
    The Employment & Testing section recruits, interviews, determines qualifications of candidates, and administers examinations as governed by the State Universities Civil Service System. Staff assist campus units in filling vacant positions and employees in advancing their university careers. This section also oversees reductions in the labor force.
  • Extra Help: (217) 333-4752
    The Extra Help Services section recruits, selects, and refers Extra Help clerical, accounting, and information technology candidates to campus units for temporary assignments. This section manages all payroll, records, and employment processing for Extra Help employees in accordance with State Universities Civil Service System Statute and Rules.
  • Classification & Compensation: (217) 333-2136
    The Classification & Compensation section is responsible for evaluating and classifying positions under the State Universities Civil Service System and for establishing and implementing policies and procedures related to compensation for Civil Service staff.
  • Records Administration: (217) 333-2143
    Staff in this section manage records and information systems related to personnel transactions such as employment, seniority, leaves of absence, terminations, and changes of status. Records staff also maintain the official employee files.
  • Labor & Employee Relations: (217) 333-3105
    Labor & Employee Relations acts as a resource to campus units, supervisors, and employees to facilitate and ensure that practices, rules, and policies relating to the workplace are properly administered and in compliance. Staff in this section provide information and services concerning policy, unions, contract interpretation and administration, performance management and discipline, grievances, employee relations, disability, post-accident drug and alcohol testing, shared benefits, Family and Medical Leave (FMLA), and related training.

Directory