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Family-Friendly Benefits


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 "2024 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.

Child Care

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 Employee & Family Resources® 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 800-327-4692.

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

Springtime and the front entrance of Gilchrist Hall

027 Gilchrist Hall
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0034
Mon. - Fri. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

319-273-2422 Phone
319-273-2927 Fax