Information for new PRI employees

New employees must review information and fill out certain forms to complete the hiring process. Please review the information below and fill out the forms that are pertinent to your position.

New employees are also required to complete U of I forms through the UI New Hire process. New employees will receive a welcome email from the U of I providing the UI New Hire login ID and password. This process must be completed as soon as possible to avoid delays in payroll.

Benefits-eligible employees enroll in state benefits through CMS MyBenefits and have only 30 calendar days from the date of hire to make benefit elections. Benefits-eligible employees can start the enrollment process three days after completing the Employee Information Form (EIF) in step 1 in UI New Hire by clicking “Login” (upper right of screen), and then “Logging in for the first time? Register” (lower right of screen) and answering the self-registration questions. PRI HR representatives can answer eligibility questions.

Please contact a member of the HR staff if you have any questions:

  • Amy Dillman, associate director for Human Resources: Email or 217-333-0431
  • Jon FreimanEmail
  • Amber HallEmail
  • Lori Walston-VonderharrEmail or 217-244-2401
  • Megan WeeksEmail or 217-244-4768

All Staff

All new employees must complete these four forms.

  1. Information Security Compliance: This form is used to set up access to University systems. After completing this form electronically, please email it to hr@prairie.illinois.edu
  2. Departmental Driver Form (form displays ONLY in Internet Explorer): This must be filled out by every paid employee. When you have completed this form, it will be reviewed by staff along with your driver’s license, showing that you are legally allowed to drive vehicles.
  3. Building Emergency Action Plan (BEAP): All buildings on the U of I campus are required to have plans to help staff prepare for various potential emergencies, such as fire and extreme weather. Please visit the PRI intranet (login required) to review the Building Emergency Action Plan for the primary building in which you work. Then use this short form to confirm that you reviewed the relevant BEAP.
  4. E911 Acknowledgment: This online form provides information regarding 911 calls placed using a University of Illinois Unified Communications Telephony Service (UC service) phone. All employees need to be aware that a 911 operator may not automatically receive the phone number and/or the location of the caller if a 911 call is placed from a University phone.

Academic Professional Employees working on grants

All employees funded by grants must fill out the Effort Reporting Confirmation Form. Your supervisor or HR representative can assist in determining if this form is required.

Civil Service & Hourly Employees

Civil Service and hourly employees enter time sheets online at https://apps.uillinois.edu/. Time sheets are due every other Friday; your HR representative will contact you regarding time sheet deadlines. The online time entry process is easy and you can access the website from anywhere, so you do not have to make a special trip to campus in to submit your time sheets. Your supervisor will then acknowledge your time sheets online.

Extra Help

Employees working in labs