Loyola University Chicago

Human Resources

Monthly Updates

  • 2022 Open Enrollment Information

    Human Resources is pleased to share information regarding Benefits Open Enrollment for 2022. Open Enrollment is your annual opportunity to review and make changes to your benefit choices based on your personal and family needs for the upcoming year. Now is the time to begin reviewing your benefits and planning for any changes needed for you and/or your covered dependents. We encourage you to thoroughly review your benefits by accessing Employee Self-Service (ESS) over the next few weeks and attend one of the virtual information sessions so that you are prepared to make informed decisions. The 2022 open enrollment system opens on Monday, November 1 and closes Monday, November 15.
  • Fall 2021 Faculty and Staff Receptions

    We know many of you have enjoyed our annual faculty and staff receptions in the past and have asked about the status of these informal gatherings this fall.
  • On-Campus Biometric Screenings & Flu Shots

    As previously announced in the communication sent on Thursday, September 16, biometric screenings and flu shots will be available soon.
  • Need a Flu Shot?

    Fall is near, and flu season is not far behind. Loyola University Chicago will be offering free flu shots to faculty and staff only at the Lake Shore, Water Tower, and Health Sciences campuses beginning in October. Visit the Health Maintenance Institute website to sign up for an on-site flu shot appointment in October or November.
  • 2022 Benefits Open Enrollment

    The Open Enrollment period for 2022 benefit elections will take place through Employee Self-Service beginning November 1 and ending November 15. This is your annual opportunity to review and make changes to your benefits.
  • Vaccination Requirement for Faculty and Staff

    In alignment with new higher education guidance released from the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) and the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB), Loyola University Chicago will now require all full-time and part-time faculty and staff, along with students, to be vaccinated from COVID-19. Exemptions for medical contraindications or religious reasons will be reviewed and may be granted provided they are consistent with our policies.
  • Observing Juneteenth

    In observation of Juneteenth this Saturday, June 19, Loyola University Chicago will be closed on Friday, June 18. Juneteenth is the annual celebration commemorating the end of the enslavement of African Americans in the United States.
  • April 2021 Human Resources Updates

    Human Resources is pleased to provide updates and share information on programs and services for our Loyola University Chicago community.
  • Findings of Workplace Culture Concerns within Undergraduate Admissions Office

    As you may know, earlier this fall an employee in the Undergraduate Admission Office filed a formal complaint alleging discriminatory and hostile working conditions against his manager, and then he resigned. Loyola University Chicago is committed to providing a culture of safety, respect, equity, and inclusion within all University workspaces and educational settings. The University does not tolerate discrimination, bullying, or harassment of any kind. As you would expect, Loyola maintains a policy that prohibits discrimination and from the start has taken these allegations very seriously.
  • Celebrating Black History

    The Executive Council on Diversity and Inclusion is excited to announce Loyola University Chicago's annual Celebration of Black History, which will commemorate both the work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during the week of January 25 and Black History in February. A series of highly engaging events and activities will reflect this year’s theme, From Dream to Reality: Voices of Hope and Action.
  • A Gift of Time: Loyola University Chicago

    As we head toward the holiday season, we are grateful to all members of our community for the diligent work, flexibility, and resilience you've demonstrated as we navigate this challenging semester. We understand the demands of adapting to remote work and instruction have meant juggling extra time, training, work, and personal priorities. Work-life balance on many days is more aspiration than reality.
  • Open Enrollment Begins Today

    The 2021 Benefits Open Enrollment period begins today (Monday, November 2) and continues through Friday, November 13. This is your annual opportunity to review and make changes to your benefits. Detailed information summarizing benefit plans and monthly premium rates are included in the 2021 Benefits Highlights Brochure, or you can learn more by consulting ALEX (an interactive online tool designed to serve as your personalized benefits counselor).
  • Open Enrollment Reminder: Ending Friday, November 13

    This message is a reminder that the 2021 Benefits Open Enrollment period closes this Friday, November 13. Please take time before Friday to review your benefits, make changes, and re-enroll in flexible spending accounts. Even if you decide not to make any changes to your benefits for 2021, you should complete the online Open Enrollment process to avoid the Tobacco Premium and Spousal/LDA Premium. All benefits changes will take effect on January 1, 2021.
  • Introducing the Enterprise Learning Hub to Manage University Training

    In alignment with Loyola University Chicago's commitment toward creating and fostering a safe and welcoming experience for all community members, Information Technology Services (ITS), Human Resources (HR), and the Office for Equity and Compliance (OEC) are launching online training modules today using a new platform. This training is required to enable our compliance with mandatory local, state, and federal regulations in these respective areas.
  • Update on Open Enrollment for 2021: October 21, 2020

    Human Resources is pleased to share information regarding Benefits Open Enrollment for 2021. Beginning November 2 and running through November 13, Open Enrollment is your annual opportunity to review and make changes to your benefit choices based on your personal and family needs for the upcoming year. We encourage you to take the time to thoroughly review the information over the next few weeks so that you are prepared to make informed decisions when selecting your 2021 benefits.
  • New Employee Self-Service Portal with Remote Access

    Today, Employee Self-Service (ESS) will be updated with a new look and feel. The new ESS portal features a redesigned landing page, making it easier for employees to find and access their pay and benefits information.
  • October 2020 Human Resources Updates

    Human Resources is pleased to provide updates and announce upcoming programs and services for our Loyola University Chicago community. Please review the information below to learn more about the 2021 Benefits Open Enrollment period and how you can participate in a number of webinars this month on topics like Open Enrollment, retirement income planning, and understanding Medicare.
  • Need a Flu Shot?

    Fall is near, and flu season is not far behind. For the health and safety of our faculty and staff members during the COVID-19 pandemic, the University will not be offering flu shots on any of Loyola University Chicago’s campuses this year.
  • Celebrating the Feast of St. Ignatius

    Every July, we honor the Feast Day of St. Ignatius of Loyola by joining together for prayer, a communal meal, and volunteer service. This year, we seek to continue our tradition virtually. St. Ignatius noted that, “Love is shown more in deeds than in words.” This year, we encourage the Loyola University Chicago community to take a moment to offer a concrete expression of love by joining us in prayer and committing to be of service.
  • Commemorating Juneteenth

    Over the past several weeks, our nation has been engulfed by the public outcry against ongoing racism in our society. This specter of systemic racism shadows our collective commitment to valuing human life, dignity, respect, and equality for all people in our country. We stand with those peaceful protestors who are reminding us that racism is evil because we are all created in the image of God, and therefore, each person is to be treated with dignity. Some of us have been awakened to the pain that racism causes Black and Brown communities, including members of our own community.
  • Joint Compliance Training

    As we move through the spring semester, we are reminding the University community about our concerted effort to support compliance and inclusivity across all campuses. In alignment with the University’s commitment to creating and fostering a considerate and welcoming experience for everyone, Information Technology Services (ITS), Human Resources (HR), and the Office for Equity and Compliance (OEC) are preparing to launch three online training modules. The courses are designed to help us maintain compliance with respective laws.
  • January 2020 Monthly Human Resources Updates

    Human Resources is pleased to provide updates and announce new programs and services for our Loyola University Chicago community. Please review the information below to learn more about important tax law updates to the Federal Form W-4, and why it is important to review your January paycheck. Learn how to quickly access your medical information via the Aetna HealthSM app, including details about receiving just-in-time virtual medical assistance via Teladoc. Interested in joining the Credit Union, or learning more about current member benefits? Check out the upcoming information sessions along with the upcoming 2020 MLK Celebration. Read about the upcoming "Go Move Challenge." Lastly, in the spirit of continuous personal and professional development, check out available classes offered at no cost through Perspectives and Skillsoft.
  • University Holiday Closure Update

    The festive holiday season is fast approaching, and we are all looking forward to this precious time. As we acknowledge the holiday season of giving, along with our commitment to cura personalis, we are pleased to announce an additional gift of paid holiday time to provide greater opportunity for self-reflection, rejuvenation, and quality time with family and friends.
  • Holiday Season Updates

    In celebration of the upcoming Christmas and New Year’s Holiday Season, we would like to remind you that Loyola University Chicago will close again this year from Tuesday, December 24, 2019 through Wednesday, January 1, 2020.
  • December 2019 Human Resources Updates

    Human Resources is pleased to provide updates and announce new programs and services for our Loyola University Chicago community. Please review the information below to learn more about the annual University Christmas Celebration; December closure days; and health care benefits available through Loyola’s medical provider, Aetna.
  • November 2019 Monthly Human Resources Updates

    Human Resources is pleased to provide updates and announce new programs and services for our Loyola University Chicago community. Please review the information below to learn more about Benefits Open Enrollment, the discontinuation of the Transfer of Employee-Service Credit LUMC/LUC Policy, and how faculty and staff members can score free tickets to a men’s basketball game.
  • October 2019 Monthly Human Resources Updates

    Human Resources is pleased to provide updates and announce new programs and services for our Loyola University Chicago community. Please review the information below to learn more about how you can participate in the upcoming Staff Recognition and Excellence Awards, prepare to elect benefits during Open Enrollment 2020, and more.
  • Staff Receptions Fall 2019

    We are writing to invite you to join us at a reception for staff this fall. These events will offer us an opportunity to socialize and enjoy camaraderie with colleagues. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres will be served, and no RSVP is necessary. Please see below for reception details.
  • 2019 Compliance and Information Security Training

    As we embark upon a new academic year, Human Resources and Information Technology Services will launch a series of compliance programs during the fall semester. The programs are designed to reflect Loyola University Chicago’s commitment to creating and fostering an environment where faculty, staff, and students can work together while simultaneously taking the necessary steps to secure personal information safely.
  • September 2019 Human Resources Updates

    Human Resources is pleased to provide updates and announce new programs and services for our Loyola University Chicago community. Please review the information below to learn how to claim free tickets to upcoming athletic events; about the Tenured Faculty Voluntary Transition Incentive Program; how you can participate in a free professional development program at Loyola; and what key health care information to consider as we prepare for Open Enrollment 2019.
  • August 2019 Human Resources Updates

    Human Resources is pleased to provide updates and announce new programs and services for our Loyola University Chicago community. Please review the information below to learn more about how you can purchase tickets to attend an upcoming White Sox game with the Loyola community, prepare for November’s benefits Open Enrollment, and learn more about retirement planning courtesy of Transamerica.
  • Loyola Establishes Office for Equity and Compliance

    At Loyola University Chicago, we are called upon, “to expand knowledge in the service of humanity through learning, justice, and faith.” This mission not only invites us to strive for excellence in our service to students, faculty, and staff, but compels us to do so. Loyola has maintained a strong commitment to effectively addressing gender-based violence and bias-motivated discrimination and misconduct within our University community. In the spirit of our mission and continuing improvement to address these issues in our changing higher education environment, the University is restructuring our work around Title IX and other equity-based regulatory requirements.
  • Shuttle Service for the Feast Day of Saint Ignatius Mass and Picnic

    On Wednesday, July 31, we will celebrate the Feast Day of Saint Ignatius at Mass and with a picnic on the Lake Shore Campus. Mass will begin at 11 a.m. at Madonna della Strada Chapel. The picnic will take place immediately after on the East Quad of the Lake Shore Campus. To ensure that we can provide lunch for everyone invited, current faculty and staff will be asked to show their Campus Card identification at the picnic.
  • July 2019 Human Resources Updates

    Human Resources is pleased to provide updates and announce new programs and services for our Loyola University Chicago community. Please review the information below to learn more about the University Assisted Housing Program, how you can join us in celebrating the Feast Day of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, how to take advantage of Blue365 health and wellness discounts, and how to sign up to attend a Form I-9 training session in preparation for the fall semester student-worker hiring season.
  • Your Duty to Report

    All of our faculty and staff play an integral role in creating a campus culture in which gender-based misconduct is not tolerated. The University is committed to education, training, and services that cultivate and encourage healthy, safe, and respectful relationships and interactions. Our goal is to foster a supportive environment dedicated to the Jesuit traditions of justice and respect for others where all students have equitable access to education and where all faculty and staff experience a safe and productive workplace.
  • June 2019 Human Resources Updates

    Human Resources is pleased to provide updates and announce new programs and services for our Loyola University Chicago community. Please review the information below to learn more about attending an upcoming University Assisted Housing seminar if you are interested in purchasing real estate, earning wellness rewards by participating in healthy initiatives, and sharpening your knowledge and skills by reviewing personal and professional development courses.
  • May 2019 Human Resources Updates

    Human Resources is pleased to provide updates and announce new programs and services for our Loyola University Chicago community. Please review the information below to learn more about how you can participate in the 2019 Bike to Work Challenge; support our undergraduate students by attending the upcoming Loyola night at the Cubs game; and more.
  • April 2019 Human Resources Updates

    Human Resources is pleased to provide updates and announce new programs and services for our Loyola University Chicago community. Please review the information below to learn more about accessing your 2018 Total Rewards Statement; about an opportunity to participate in an upcoming personal and professional development EMERGE course at the Lake Shore or Water Tower campuses; and about a helpful real estate purchasing seminar for benefits-eligible faculty and staff.
  • February 2019 Human Resources Updates

    Human Resources is pleased to provide updates and announce new programs and services for our Loyola community. Please review the information below to learn more about how you can participate in the Go Move Challenge; save and earn cash rewards by utilizing a Benefits Value Advisor (BVA); and work toward accomplishing your personal and professional development goals by attending EMERGE classes at no cost to you. In addition, we invite you to provide valuable feedback related to diversity and inclusion at Loyola.
  • January 2019 Human Resources Updates

    Human Resources is pleased to provide updates and announce new programs and services for our Loyola community. Please review the information below to learn more about diversity listening sessions that are in progress, our upcoming MLK Celebration, opportunities to improve your health and wellness, and more.
  • March 2019 Human Resources Updates

    Human Resources is pleased to provide updates and announce new programs and services for our Loyola community. Please review the information below to learn more about Loyola’s efforts to help local real estate buyers through the University Assisted Housing Program; a discounted gym membership via Blue Access for Members; and how you can help shape the diversity-related experience at Loyola by participating in an upcoming Listening Session.