The Human Resources Environment at UIC
Many independently managed administrative units exist within the Campus environment. UIC Human Resources partners with these administrative units, colleges, and the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UIHHSS) to coordinate Human Resources services, programs and policies.
Located on the west side of Campus, UIC HR is housed in two buildings approximately half-a-mile apart: the Human Resources Building (HRB), which is one of the oldest buildings on Campus, and The West Side Research Office Building (WROB).
UIC Human Resources Functional Areas
Human Resources activities are divided into numerous specialties. Units within UIC HR are responsible for areas as varied as hiring, compliance with state and federal laws, employee skills development, and compensation structures. The units within UIC Human Resources are described below.
HR Administration oversees business operations for UIC Human Resources, including budget activities; departmental human resources processes; facility operations; and special programs, which is responsible for numerous employee recognition and retirement events. HR Administration also oversees the Protection of Minors Policy for UIC.
The Associate Vice Chancellor for HR serves as the Chief Human Resources Officer for UIC and is responsible for oversight and administration of all Human Resources services on the campus including, but not limited to, staffing; employee and labor relations; policy administration; training and organizational development; and establishing short and long term goals for campus Human Resources initiatives.
Under Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources, and reporting to that office, are five functional areas.
Compensation is responsible for development, implementation and maintenance of Campus compensation and classification programs and services including Academic Professional (AP) and Civil Service (CS) salary administration and salary review; market analysis; AP job description development; salary structure development and maintenance; policy development and enforcement; and governmental compliance activities.
Human Resources Shared Services manages the campus HR Technology; HR service center; HR help desk; HR Information Systems (HRIS); personnel transactions; training and support for HR tools; and the I-9/E-Verify process. Additionally, HRIS provides Joint Commission and Illinois Department of Public Health compliance support for Human Resources programs in the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System.
Employment Services is responsible for Civil Service recruitment and staffing; testing; temporary services and Extra Help; seniority rights; and oversight of UIHHSS onboarding.
Labor and Employee Relations
Labor and Employee Relations develops and administers campus labor and employee relations activities including labor contract negotiations and strategy; collective bargaining agreement administration and interpretation; grievance hearing and labor management meetings; Civil Service employee performance and discipline; and offers advice and counsel regarding employee relations for Civil Services and Academic Professional employees. Additionally, the Labor and Employee Relations unit develops the campus’ labor bargaining strategy.
Organizational Effectiveness is responsible for implementation of UIC employee professional development programs; performance reviews; and the design, development and integration of UIC competencies in hiring and retention efforts.
Vision, Mission, Core Values
To be a model organization of Human Resource professionals where every customer is well served.
To provide timely and effective support through Human Resource management expertise to the academic, administrative and clinical services units of the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Integrity- Do the right things for the right reasons.
Customer Service- Build relationships with those we serve in a unique, authentic and meaningful way.
Accountability- Take full responsibility for our actions and corresponding outcomes.
Respect- Treat everyone with the highest degree of dignity, value and care.
Diversity- Maximize organizational success through the unique contributions and individual perspectives of every team member.
Not one of us is as strong as all of us.