Tools for Employees

Iowa State University provides many useful tools for employees to take advantage of to maintain a safe, supportive and learning-friendly work environment.

Learning & Development

Iowa State University is your one-stop site for valuable life skills. The courses you'll find here are designed to help you develop your professional skills and advance your adventure at Iowa State. Whether you're looking for safety training or professional development courses, you can find it here. Lab Safety, conflict resolution, professional development and more. Training is easy with LEARN@ISU!

Workers' Compensation

The Workers' Compensation Act is a part of the Iowa Code designed to provide and administer certain benefits to employees who sustain injuries, occupational illnesses or occupational hearing loss arising out of and in the course of their employment. The law provides for the payment of all reasonable and necessary medical care incurred to treat the injury and weekly compensation due to incapacity to work or permanent impairment regardless of fault.

Workplace Accommodations

If you feel you have been discriminated against because of religion, gender, or disability, you may contact the Office of Equal Opportunity, UHR Service Center, or file a complaint under the Discrimination and Harassment policy.

Conflict in the Workplace

The university encourages and supports a civil workplace, and honest and respectful communication between employees and supervisors in order to avoid conflict and resolve disputes when they occur. Likewise, the university is committed to offering you options to appropriately resolve disputes.


Time and Absence

Iowa State University provides faculty and staff with numerous time and absence options.