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Welcome New Employees!

Let's Get Started

Welcome to the University of Northern Iowa. The UNI community works together to provide a learning-centered approach to exceptional undergraduate and graduate education programs.

We are proud of our 140-year tradition of excellence in higher education, as we continually rank among the top three Midwest public universities in U.S. News & World Report’s "America’s Best Colleges" guidebook. We have a rich academic heritage, 100,000-plus alumni, and outstanding faculty and staff working to provide all students with the amenities of a large university in a personalized setting.

Our university community is vibrant and exciting. I invite you to explore the wealth of opportunities available and take advantage of the many activities our university and the Cedar Valley have to offer. I hope you consider attending musicals, plays, student organized events, and intercollegiate athletic events to support our students and engage with the UNI community.

I am confident you will find your professional connection with the University of Northern Iowa to be challenging and fulfilling. Best wishes, and I hope to see you on campus soon.


Mark A. Nook
UNI President

Before You Begin at UNI

New employees must complete the required paperwork on or before their first day of employment. Only complete the forms below if your start date is prior to June 30, 2024. UNI is transitioning to to a new system for collecting these forms effective June 30, 2024. Sometime after this date you will be notified to complete your new hire paperwork in the new UNIWorks system.

  1. Form I-9
  2. Creating your University ID Number (UID) and CatID is easy and secure! Simply complete the online (UID) and CatID enrollment form and your account will be created immediately.
  3. Direct Deposit Form (PDF)
  4. State and Federal W-4 Forms (PDF)
  5. Personnel Data Form (PDF)
  6. Emergency Contact Information Instructions (PDF)

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