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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 & Clinics to coordinate Human Resources services, programs and policies.

Located on the west side of Campus, UIC HR is housed in the Human Resources Building (HRB), which is one of the oldest buildings on Campus.

UIC Human Resources Functional Areas Heading link

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

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 Information Services (HRIS)

HRIS manages the UIC HR Technology and the HR Help Desk and provides support for HR tools and systems.

Human Resources Service Center (HRSC)

HRSC manages personnel transactions, criminal background check processing, employment verification, SURS reporting, and training.

Employment Services

Employment Services is responsible for Civil Service recruitment and staffing, testing, outside temporary agency and Extra Help placement, seniority rights, and oversight of University of Illinois Hospital regular status hiring and onboarding process.

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 Development

Organizational Development is responsible for the implementation of UIC employee professional development programs including all staff competency development; leadership and supervisory training; performance management tools, training, and guidance; and the design, development, and integration of UIC competencies in hiring and retention efforts.

Special Programs is responsible for employee recognition including Service Year recognition, administration of the Award of Merit, Retiree recognition, and planning and execution of related events and celebrations.

Vision, Mission, Core Values Heading link

  • Vision Statement

    To be a model organization of Human Resource professionals where every customer is well served.

  • Mission Statement

    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.

  • Core Values

    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.