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HR Newsfeed (12.15.21)

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  • REMINDER! CAPE Award Nominations Due December 20, 2021

    The Chancellor's Academic Professional Excellence (CAPE) Award is designed to recognize the importance of contributions made by academic professionals. Nominees are evaluated on three criteria: work, personal, and professional contributions. Nominations are due by 5 p.m. on December 20, 2021. For details and the nomination form, go to

  • Winter Greetings from Illinois Human Resources

    As we approach winter break, Illinois Human Resources (IHR) wants to express our gratitude for all of your hard work and dedication that has helped this university be what it is today. We hope everyone enjoys some well-deserved time off to be with family and friends safely. To view the IHR winter greeting, click here

  • Illinois Human Resources Closure Update

    Illinois Human Resources will be closed Friday, December 24, 2021, through Tuesday, January 4, 2022. Other than automated email responses, there will be no action taken on inquiries or submissions to job postings during this time. Business will resume on Wednesday, January 5, 2022.

  • HR Systems to HR Newscast

    HR Systems is now HR Newscast! We have integrated our communications with our live meetings for campus HR contacts—in person or via Zoom—and renamed them HR Newscast. Our print communications, including HR Newscast agendas, Zoom invitations, and meeting notes, will be disseminated via the HR Newsfeed.

    If you are not sure if you are on the HR Newsfeed list, don’t worry; we’ve consolidated the old HR Systems distribution and the HR Newsfeed distribution.

    To view the meeting notes from the December 9th Newscast, click here.

  • Illinois Minimum Wage Increases to $12.00 Per Hour on January 1, 2022

    The rate for all hourly-paid employees who earn less than $12.00/hour will be updated by Illinois Human Resources using an automated program. Impacted employee groups include Civil Service, Extra Help, Academic Hourly, Undergraduate Hourly, and Graduate Hourly. When processing hourly appointments that are paid less than $12.00/hour and have an end-date after January 1st, enter the new $12.00 minimum wage increase as an Employee Job Record Change (ERC) effective January 1, 2022. This will allow the rate to update automatically. Departments should monitor and adjust work hours for students with Federal Work Study to ensure the maximum allowable earnings are not exceeded.

    For questions, email or call Student Employment at (217) 333-0600.