Death - Employee



  1. Notify HRS of a Contact Person.
    • Upon notification, HRS will contact the following agencies on your behalf
      (note: once contacted these agencies will work with you directly):
      • SURS
      • Minnesota Life
      • Payroll
  2. Payroll Office will need the following documents
    1. Certified Death Certificate
    2. Circuit Court order declaring heirship OR a small estate affidavit  OR a copy of "last will and testament"
    3. Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) for estate
  3. TIN / Beneficiary must complete W-9 form
  4. Return NIU issued equipment to HRS or Department

Additional Information

  • Questions, contact:
    • HRS Service Center at 815-753-6000
    • Illinois Department of Central Management Services (CMS) 800-442-1300
  • NOTE: Always keep your contact information up to date.  To change address, name or update emergency contact information complete the Personal Data - Name Address Form

DISCLAIMER: The information contained in the Life Events section is a summary and may not include all conditions, limitations, or exceptions that may be applicable to a particular situation. Every effort has been made to present current information without inaccuracies; however, errors, additions, deletions, and changes in the laws or procedures may occur and could make the information out of date or inaccurate. Therefore, users of this website are advised of their responsibility to contact the HRS Service Center (815-753-6000) directly for specific information relating to benefits and to confirm the accuracy and completeness of the posted information.