Tools for Employees

Iowa State University provides many useful tools for employees to take advantage of to maintain a safe, supportive and learning-friendly work environment.

ISU WorkLife

Iowa State University's WorkLife Team is dedicated to supporting the well-being of our campus community in the pursuit of meaningful, balanced and productive lives. As a unit of University Human Resources, ISU WorkLife provides a range of programs and services to assist employees with work, personal and family commitments. 

Workers' Compensation

The Workers' Compensation Act is a part of the Iowa Code designed to provide and administer certain benefits to employees who sustain injuries, occupational illnesses or occupational hearing loss arising out of and in the course of their employment. The law provides for the payment of all reasonable and necessary medical care incurred to treat the injury and weekly compensation due to incapacity to work or permanent impairment regardless of fault.

Workplace Accommodations

If you feel you have been discriminated against because of religion, gender, or disability, you may contact the Office of Equal Opportunity, UHR Service Center, or file a complaint under the Discrimination and Harassment policy.

Conflict in the Workplace

The university encourages and supports a civil workplace, and honest and respectful communication between employees and supervisors in order to avoid conflict and resolve disputes when they occur. Likewise, the university is committed to offering you options to appropriately resolve disputes.


Time and Absence

Iowa State University provides faculty and staff with numerous time and absence options.