Family-Friendly Benefits @ UNI
The University of Northern Iowa offers a variety of family-friendly benefits and programs to assist employees in balancing work and life.
The Iowa Economic Development Authority recently awarded University of Northern Iowa the recognition of being a "2022 Best Place for Working Parents." Their assessment concluded the university has family-friendly policies and practices in place that display a commitment of supporting working parents. As a community and business, we recognize that supporting our employees is foundational to the success of our students, campus and greater community.
The following UNI family-friendly insurance, services and discounts are offered to benefits-eligible employees.
The following services are provided to employees and family members. These services are a wonderful way to become part of the campus community.
UNI Child Development Center
The UNI Child Development Center (CDC) is a child care and instruction resource for the students, faculty, and staff of the University of Northern Iowa located in Cedar Falls, Iowa. The CDC is a part of the College of Education.
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
The university's EAP program is administered by GuidanceResources® and provides several online resources on how to find care, as well as how to choose care for your child/ren. Our EAP can provide a personalized search and referrals. Employees are able to work with a Work-Life Consultant that will conduct a search in the requested area for child care providers that meet the criteria requested. Employees will receive a personalized report based on the search results. For further assistance call EAP at 855-784-2057.
Iowa Child Care Resource & Referral (Iowa CCR&R)
If you are needing child care outside of your home, Iowa CCR&R is a free local program that will work with families to find licensed child care. This program provides families with information to make informed choices and refers families to child care providers that are most likely to meet their specific needs.
The Parent Referral Hotline (855-244-5301) connects you with a specialist to offer referrals for in home child care or daycare centers.
Job Protected Time Off
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave per 12 month period to eligible employees for certain family, medical, and military-related reasons.
Human Resource Services
027 Gilchrist Hall
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0034
Mon. - Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.