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Most campus offices will be closed beginning Monday.
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Campus holiday closings

Most UIC offices and services will be closed from Dec. 24 through Jan. 1 for holidays and reduced service days.

UIC will not be officially closed and essential services, including security, will be provided. General administrative offices will close and doors to academic buildings will be locked.

Campus units that do not observe the reduced service schedule include the UI Hospital and clinics, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services, Facilities Management and Capital Programs, Environmental Health and Safety Office, Telecommunication Services, Facility and Space Planning, University Police, Campus Auxiliary Services and Biologic Resources Laboratory.

For more information, call 312-413-4788 or email


Online tax information

Employees can sign up through Jan. 16 to receive their Form W-2 online.

Foreign national employees can now receive 1042-S tax form electronically.

Request an online W-2 or 1042-S form through NESSIE. The form is available through the “compensation” tab.

The 40,000 employees who received their W-2 electronically last year do not need to sign up again this year.

Employees who do not receive the W-2 electronically will be mailed a copy.

For more information, call 312-996-7200.


Read the news

The latest issue of APAC News is online.

Stories this month focus on pension legislation, long-term care insurance, new members of the Academic Professional Advisory Committee and more.


Blackboard migration

Faculty members can preview what course sites will look like once the Blackboard upgrade and migration is complete.

Log on to the Blackboard site at

The new system is expected to be available after Jan. 4.


IT Forum

Information technology professionals can submit a proposal for a presentation and/or poster session for the UIC IT Professionals Forum.

The event, hosted April 3 at the UIC Forum, showcases how information technology at UIC supports the success of the university’s mission.


Paratransit service

The U-Pass program, which provides students with unlimited rides on CTA buses and trains, now includes paratransit services for eligible students.

To be eligible, students must present a certification letter from the RTA to the UIC ID Center. Eligible students will receive PACE ADA One Ride Tickets for paratransit services.

For more information, call the ID Center at 312-413-5940 or the Disability Resource Center at 312-413-2183.


Online community

A new listserv is dedicated to helping Iranian students at UIC share information and news on academic, cultural and social issues.

Students can signup for the listserv by sending an email to and writing “signup iran (your full name)” in the body of the email. The subject line should remain blank.


SharePoint support

The SharePoint Shared Service is a new business and collaboration platform available to units and departments.

SharePoint can be used for document storage, discussion boards, calendars, project management, business workflow, electronic forms, help-desk tickets and more.

To set up a site collection a unit or department, call Julia Hart at 217-244-3482 or email


Online employment verification

University employees who need employment verification to apply for a mortgage, rent an apartment or other purposes can use the online Employment Verification System available through NESSIE, the human resources website.

The online system provides immediate access to employment verification information.

Start the process at NESSIE by selecting the “Personal Info” tab, then establishing a “Vendor Access Number.” Provide the VAN number to the external business or vendor to give them access to your employment verification information.

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