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Explore the valuable self-help resources to answer common questions found within our Human Resources Portal

UHR Service Center Hours

Academic Year 

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


Summer/Holiday Hours 

7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


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

Meet ALEX: ISU's New Benefits Tool

The Iowa State Benefits team is excited to announce the launch of ALEX, a virtual benefits counselor. ALEX is a fun, interactive guide that explains your benefits options and helps you select the best plans for you. ALEX provides guidance on medical and dental insurance, retirement benefits, and more.



New Adoption Benefit Available

ISU employees who adopt a child can now take advantage of a new financial assistance benefit offered by the university. The program, which began on July 1 and is part of a three-year pilot approved by the state Board of Regents, reimburses eligible expenses up to $5,000 per adoption. Visit the program webpage below for additional details, including a full list of qualifying expenses.

Adoption Assistance

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