termination agreements http://northernpublicradio.org en 'Coffee Fund' Latest: Eight NIU Employees Placed on Administrative Leave http://northernpublicradio.org/post/coffee-fund-latest-eight-niu-employees-placed-administrative-leave <p>Northern Illinois University has placed eight employees&nbsp;facing charges as a result of the 'coffee fund'&nbsp;investigation on administrative leave.&nbsp; NIU said the action came "after a thorough review of state civil service statutes and regulations as well as university employment policies and practices."&nbsp; The employees will continue to draw their regular salary while investigations into the fund&nbsp;by the NIU Police Department and the DeKalb&nbsp;County State's Attorney&nbsp;continue.</p> Mon, 22 Oct 2012 23:24:00 +0000 WNIJ 19937 at http://northernpublicradio.org 'Coffee Fund' Latest: Eight NIU Employees Placed on Administrative Leave NIU Confirms 'Coffee Fund;' Four Employees Put On Leave http://northernpublicradio.org/post/niu-confirms-coffee-fund-four-employees-put-leave <p>Northern Illinois University has confirmed the existence of an unauthorized bank account known as the "coffee fund" and taken steps toward potential discipline of four materials management employees.</p><p>NIU says records show the fund was used not for individual gain but for retirement celebrations, holiday parties and similar activities. However,&nbsp;the university says it is looking into&nbsp;whether&nbsp;this use of the fund violated university policy and/or state law.</p><p> Thu, 30 Aug 2012 23:55:00 +0000 WNIJ 17643 at http://northernpublicradio.org NIU Confirms 'Coffee Fund;' Four Employees Put On Leave NIU welcomes DeKalb County prosecutor monitoring probe http://northernpublicradio.org/post/niu-welcomes-dekalb-county-prosecutor-monitoring-probe <p>Northern Illinois University officials announced today that they welcome the scrutiny of DeKalb County State's Atty. Clay Campbell over the so-called "coffee fund" investigation being conducted by the NIU campus police.</p><p>In a statement issued Monday, Campbell said his office is "closely monitoring" the situation, citing "various widely reported incidents of alleged misconduct" as reason for his concern.</p><p> Tue, 21 Aug 2012 12:10:46 +0000 Mike Moen 17086 at http://northernpublicradio.org NIU welcomes DeKalb County prosecutor monitoring probe