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“We enjoy working with students to find their own passions at Illinois State.”
Gilbert D. Gutierrez, Lindsay Vahl, Rachel Caracci, Matthew Keegan
Office of Admissions Staff
“Working at ISU is about providing the highest level of service to our campus community, and exemplifying the true spirit of teamwork.”
Aaron Woodruff
University Police Chief
“The environment and people here really support personal and professional growth, as well as fostering a strong-knit community.”
Rosie Hauck
Associate Professor
“I am passionate about giving our student employees creative, hands on opportunities that provide them with a positive outlook into the world of food.”
Desarae Topolski
Food Service Administrator II


iPeople Upgrade and Expected Limited System Availability

The iPeople system will be upgraded in Late April of 2015 in support of the LEAPForward initiative. During the upgrade, iPeople will be running in a limited access "Read-Only" mode. Dates of this "Read-Only" access are anticipated to be between April 23-30 with little overall impact to employees. If you have a need for a benefit change during this time, please contact our office directly at 309-438-8311 or at A campus notice will go out when the upgrade is complete. Software changes like these are large and complex, and we certainly do appreciate your patience during this period. Go Redbirds!

New Employee Orientation Changes

In 2013, a cross-functional team was created to address concerns with the current New Employee Orientation Process. This team reviewed the information identified by the strategic plan working groups, reviewed orientation processes at universities across the country and developed a plan to enhance New Employee Orientation. Read More. 


The annual limits have increased for 2015 from $17,500 to $18,000 for 403(b) and 457(b) elective deferrals and from $5,500 to $6,000 for the age-50 catch-up contributions. If you are already participating, now is a great time to review your deferrals in light of these new limits.  Not participating?  Check out the supplemental retirement savings plans page for more information, including how to enroll.


Please read the special-edition Advocate newsletter carefully – click here. It explains in detail how the new pension reform law affects members enrolled in the Tier I Defined Benefit retirement plan.
Read More.

Rehiring Retirees/Affected Annuitants

The "Return to Work" legislation (40 ILCS 5/15-139.5) was enacted in August 2012. Provisions of that Act took effect in August 2013. Read More.


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To ensure timely payment, leave balance updates, and compliance with the State Ethics Act, employee time must be reported online at in iPeople. Here is a quick look at upcoming time reporting due dates:

End of Pay Period: Manager Approval Deadline:
Tuesday, Mar. 31 Thursday, April 2
Weds., April 15 Friday, April 17
Thurs., April 30 Monday, May 4
Friday, May 15 Monday, May 18
Sunday, May 31 Tuesday, June 2

Click here to view a full 2015 calendar of dates for deadlines to submit and approve time

Pay Dates and Payroll Calendars are available on the
Payroll Website

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