As a major public institution of higher education, Northern Illinois University operates in a heavily regulated environment. In this setting, compliance is an integral part of university operations and organizational performance. Compliance administration involves the coordination and implementation of policies and procedures necessary to fulfill general university compliance obligations. A very wide range of state and federal legal requirements pertain to the day-to-day operations of the university. Additionally, university Board Regulations, the Constitution and Bylaws, and internal university policy documents establish other procedural requirements. Accordingly, compliance responsibility is distributed across many offices and departments among the divisions of the university. The office of Compliance Administration is responsible for the specific areas outlined below and also for assisting and coordinating with compliance initiatives distributed across the university organization. This web site will therefore include links to various compliance related functions, procedures, and links to many other university offices that maintain significant compliance responsibilities.
Compliance Administration responsibilities include the following:
A wide range of additional statutes and regulations are applicable to university operations. Along with Human Resource Services, the Compliance Administration Office is responsible for the performance and effectiveness of the organization, operating in a complex, heavily regulated, resource-constrained environment.