Job Performance Fundamentals

Covers a variety of information that impacts an employee’s day to day work such as policies, performance, time-off requests, and other resources.

Essential Resources
  • The academic calendar lists key dates throughout the academic year such as when instruction begins and ends, school holidays/breaks, and when final examination periods will occur.
  • Campus benefits lists the benefits that employees may be eligible to receive.
  • Campus holidays lists designated holidays for University of Illinois employees.
  • My Info (NESSIE) is where employees can view and update their personal and employment information, direct deposit information, and their W-4 form. This is also where employees can access information such as their earnings statements, tax statements, and benefits information.
  • Time reporting and payroll has information on completing time reporting and the payroll process.
Policies & Expectations
Types of Leave
  • Funeral/Bereavement Leave grants employees paid time to attend the funeral, and for travel and bereavement time, upon the death of an employee’s immediate family or certain other relatives.
  • Sabatical Leave: Ranked faculty may be granted a sabbatical leave of absence with pay for the purpose of study, research, or other pursuit. If you are interested in requesting a sabbatical leave of absence please review campus’s sabbatical leave of absence page then begin the Library’s sabbatical leave request process.
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is designed to help employees balance the demands of the workplace with the needs of families and to promote stability and economic security of families.
Employee Performance
  • For an overview of the annual performance evaluation process please view this page.
  • The Performance Partnership Program (PPP) is a performance management system for all civil service employees that incorporates a positive approach to solving performance problems as well as recognizing and encouraging good performance.
Position Maintenance
  • If changes need to be made to an Academic Professional, Civil Service, Faculty, or Graduate Assistant position please contact the appropriate Library HR search coordinator and inform them of the changes that need to be made.
    • If you need to update an existing job description check that you are using the most up-to-date template on the Recruitment/Search Process page.
    • If you need a copy of an employee’s most recent job description please contact the appropriate Library HR search coordinator.
  • Changes to hourly positions (Academic Hourly, Graduate Hourly, Extra Help, and Student) should be requested in JOYCE. Please view Editing a Position for a Hourly Employee for instructions.
  • If you need to begin the search process or add a position please go to the Recruitment/Search Process page.
Additional Resources
  • Accommodations: employees can submit a request for an accommodation due to a disability or underlying medical condition
  • Applying for a Social Security Number: international employees that do not yet have a Social Security Number should begin the process by going to this site. Library HR can provide a letter to confirm that you are employed by the U of I. Please email the appropriate Library Human Resources Search Coordinator (information under “Who do I ask?” at the top of this page) to receive your letter.
  • Child of employee tuition waiver: Children of University of Illinois Faculty, Academic Professional, and Civil Service employees are eligible to receive a tuition waiver if they attend the University of Illinois or another Illinois senior public university. If you would like to apply for your child to receive a waiver please complete the appropriate form below.
  • Employment verifications: Current and past employees that need to verify their employment should view campus’s employment verification page. If you have questions about employment verifications please contact IHR Records at 217-333-2137. Library HR cannot provide information for employment verifications.
  • The Library HR Summit is a monthly meeting of library supervisors hosted by Library Human Resources and Organization Development and Training.
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness is available to qualifying University of Illinois employees.
  • Remote/hybrid work request process: please view this page for more information on the Library’s policies and procedures regarding remote and hybrid work.
  • Service in excess please view this page for more information regarding service in excess of 100% for academic employees.