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Academic Year Hours:

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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(515) 294-4800

3810 Beardshear Hall


Retirement Planning Resource

TIAA 1:1 retirement planning consultations are held on campus the second Tuesday and third Thursday of each month in 3680 Beardshear Hall, and the third Thursday of each month in 1127 Communications Building. Virtual meetings are also available.

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News & Announcements

Healthcare Benefits Changes - More Details October 2nd

As detailed in a memo from university leaders on September 18, Iowa State will see changes to its benefit plans beginning January 1, 2024.  

A virtual town hall dedicated to these benefit plan changes in advance of the upcoming Open Enrollment period (November 1-17) will be offered on October 4 at 9 a.m. CST. Faculty and staff can join the town hall virtually. Check back here for login information closer to the event. For those unable to attend, the town hall will be recorded and available for employees to review a few days following the event.  

Additional tools and resources regarding these changes, including ALEX, an interactive online tool to help you select your benefits, will be made available on October 2. Please contact our UHR Benefits team at benefits@iastate.edu with any benefits-related questions.  


2023 Best Place for Working Parents® Designation

Iowa State has earned the 2023 Best Place for Working Parents® designation from the Iowa Economic Development Authority in recognition of the university's commitment to supporting working parents through family-friendly policies and practices. Kudos to the UHR Child Care and Family Services team for the work they do to ensure parents have adequate resources and support!



New Benefits and Pay Hub

University Human Resources recently launched a new Benefits and Pay Hub app within Workday’s main menu. The hub provides a single location for employees to review their benefits, compensation, and pay information. This new feature allows employees to easily view the value of their total rewards package at the institution. Base pay, applicable allowances, awards or one-time payments, and employer-paid contributions for benefits are visible in the hub on a rolling 12-month basis.

The hub, which can be found under applications in Workday’s global navigation menu, is currently available for faculty, merit, postdoc, and Professional and Scientific (P&S) employees. Additional employee groups will be added in the future.

Benefits and pay hub

Feedback on UHR

“Thank you for all your guidance and partnership on our workforce planning project. I feel confident in our plans as we move forward, as well as proud of the work that’s been completed to date. The collaboration with the UHR team has been vital in helping us to accomplish our goals.”


“Replies were quick, detailed and helpful, and the follow-up details made the eventual answer more applicable and tailored to my needs."


“Thank you so much for your quick help on a question that I was having such a hard time figuring out for myself! It was so appreciated, and it’s great to know we have this resource to help us get our work done!”


"The information provided was just what I needed and easy to understand ... You guys are the best!"


"I received very prompt and helpful guidance, and my problem was solved quickly and courteously."


"Our HR department is the best of any place I've ever worked. Plus, they get back to you right away!"

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