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What Does HR Do? Did you know that in 2015 Human Resources employment staff supported over 100 search committees and almost 300 new hires? HR benefits team assisted over 2,300 employees and dependents on our medical insurance, almost 500 tuition fee waivers, and over 150 leaves of absence. HR employment and payroll staff processed over 40,000 pay checks/deposits. HR administration facilitated over 250 employee relations, ADA and Title IX situations. Learn more about what kept us busy in 2015 at  HR Highlights.

Civil Rights and Sexual Misconduct Policy  – On 7/1/15, the University published a new Civil Rights and Sexual Misconduct Policy and its accompanying procedures for reporting and resolving complaints. This policy and procedure reflect the latest development in the University’s continuing efforts to support an inclusive environment that promotes and protects the rights of all members of the University community. Additional information, including the complete policy and procedure, can be found at

Parental Pay Policy Effective July 1, 2015 – The University has recently enhanced our paid time off policies, allowing full-time, regular (non-temporary), benefit-eligible employee-parents up to ten (10) consecutive working days of paid parental leave per fiscal year, following the birth or adoption of a child. Questions about this new policy should be directed to Human Resources at 812-464-1815 or Click here for the policy.

Are You a New Faculty or Staff Member at USI? – Use our new web page to find links to information you need as a new employee – including the phone directory, organization chart, pay dates, benefits information and much more at New Employee Information page.

Questions concerning accommodation issues and requests?Learn useful information about how the American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA) relates to your employment rights and responsibilities at USI by viewing the ADA Coordinator’s website. In addition to the ADA Coordinator Homepage, the site offers an extensive FAQ Section as well as an overview of the Faculty, Staff, & Student Worker Accommodation Request Process.

Want to know your pay dates for 2016?  You’ll find biweekly, student, adjunct and monthly pay schedules on the Payroll page.



Open Enrollment Dates

TIAA-CREF Representative

Lori Matthews of TIAA-CREF will hold individual appointments in the HR Training Room on the below dates. To schedule an appointment, contact 800/732-8353. 

2015-2016 Dates

  • Dec 9
  • Dec 10
  • Jan 13 & 14
  • Feb 23
  • Mar 23 & 24
  • April 19
  • May 25 & 26
  • June 21
  • Jul 20 & 21
  • Aug 23
  • Sept 21 & 22
  • Oct 18
  • Nov 16 & 17
  • Dec 6