Human Resources

Human Resources
Main 25
700 College Drive
Decorah, Iowa 52101

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Phone: 563-387-1134
Fax: 563-387-1391

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Human Resources is excited to launch UKG Ready, a new software tool. As we use UKG, we will continue to add customizations and enable new modules, so please be prepared for the system to evolve as we use it.

In the first stage of our implementation, UKG Ready will replace HireTouch, the applicant tracking systems we have used for faculty and staff recruitment since 2013. HireTouch has been discontinued as a product.

Please see our Welcome to UKG Ready document for instructions on how to log in to UKG Ready, how to use UKG Ready to manage a faculty or staff recruitment process, or how current employees should apply for jobs at Luther College.

Are you an external candidate considering a career at Luther College? Please see our Luther Careers site for links to open positions, summaries of employee benefits, and much more!

We are excited to announce that staff meetings will resume in October 2022.  They are held on Wednesdays at 2 p.m., and Thursdays at 9 a.m., in Peace Dining Room unless otherwise noted. Each month the Wednesday and Thursday agendas are the same. Two meetings are offered each month (other than December) so that staff can arrange for offices to be covered and allow everyone the opportunity to attend. The December meeting is only once (TBD) and is designed for a fun hour to gather, visit with others, as well as the possibility of singing, laughter, and games.

Dates for 2022-23 Academic Year

Fri. Aug. 27th at 8:30 a.m., Faculty and Staff Town Hall (Note: Will be held in CFL Main Hall)

Wed. Oct. 12th at 2 p.m.
Thurs. Oct. 13th at 9 a.m.

Wed. Nov. 9th, at 2 p.m.
Thurs. Nov. 10th, at 9 a.m.

Thurs. Dec. 8, at 9 a.m.

Wed. Jan. 11th, at 2 p.m.
Thurs. Jan. 12th, at 9 a.m.

Wed. Feb. 8th, at 2 p.m.
Thurs. Feb. 9th, at 9 a.m.

Wed. Mar 8th at 2 p.m.
Thurs. Mar 9th, at 9 a.m.

Wed. Apr. 12th at 2 p.m.
Thurs. Apr. 13th at 9 a.m.

May TBD, Faculty and Staff Town Hall; Note: Will be held in CFL Main Hall

We would love to have new members join the committee, as well. Please consider volunteering!

Staff Meeting Committee Members:

  • Laura Barlament
  • Matthew Bills
  • Bridget Christopher
  • Eric Ellingsen
  • Shelly Hurst
  • Kari Koch
  • Kate Matth
  • Kay Schmitt
  • Erin Zidlicky

Luther College observes the following holidays and paid closures:

Good Friday – Friday, April 7, 2023

Memorial Day Holiday – Monday, May 29, 2023

Juneteenth Holiday – Monday, June 19, 2023

Independence Day – Holiday Tuesday, July 4, 2023

Thanksgiving Closure – Wednesday, November 22, 2023 (campus closes at 3:00pm)
Thanksgiving Holiday – Thursday, November 23, 2023
Thanksgiving Holiday – Friday, November 24, 2023

Winter Closure – Friday, December 22, 2023
Christmas Holiday – Monday, December 25, 2023
Christmas Holiday – Tuesday, December 26, 2023
Winter Closure – Wednesday, December 27, 2023
Winter Closure – Thursday, December 28, 2023
New Year’s Holiday – Friday, December 29, 2023
New Year’s Holiday – Monday, January 1, 2024

Good Friday – Friday, March 29, 2024

Memorial Day – Monday, May 27, 2024

The College will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. the week of January 15.

2023 Summer hours will begin on Monday, May 22, 2023. Monday through Thursday, participating employees will work 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with 30-minute lunch breaks. On Fridays, participating employees will work 8:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with a 30-minute lunch break. Offices that participate in summer hours will officially close at 2:30 p.m. every Friday.

We will return to regular work and office hours (8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday) on Monday, August 7, 2023.

LinkedIn Learning is an online course website offering video courses taught by industry experts in software, creative, and business skills. All faculty, staff, and students should visit and sign in with their Norse Key username and password to access this service.

CELT has curated a selection of videos for both faculty development and for faculty to share with students for their skill acquisition. Videos cover a variety of topics from basic computer skills to Excel productivity tips.


If there is a skill that you would like to see on the list please submit your request on CELT’s LinkedIn Learning Request form.

Human Resources

Human Resources
Main 25
700 College Drive
Decorah, Iowa 52101

Send Email

Phone: 563-387-1134
Fax: 563-387-1391