State Universities Civil Service System
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The State Universities Civil Service System is searching for a full-time professional with extensive knowledge and experience in human resource management. This civil service position will lead the Examination, Classification, and Compensation Division. This position will provide direction and oversee the complex classification plan management process for the statewide civil service system for public universities and affiliated agencies. Other primary and statewide leadership responsibilities include administrative authority over data collection processes utilized in the management of a complex classification system, statewide coordination of constituency communications, and monitoring/development of administrative rules and procedures directly related to agency regulations.

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Classification Plan Updates

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  • Procurement Officer Series
  • Special Interest Topics

    65th Annual Report
    65th Annual Report

    The State Universities Civil Service System (State Agency) is proud to release our 65th Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2016. This Report provides an overview of our business operations, an analysis and update of our many programs/initiatives, and a brief description of our FY 2017 agency action plan. Our business objectives remain consistent with our statutory directive, our mission, and our purpose.

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    Legal Updates

    Special Interest TopicsUNIV CIVIL SERVICE-RULE OF 3

    Amends the State Universities Civil Service Act. In provisions concerning appointments and promotions, changes references from the Director of the University Civil Service Merit Board to the Executive Director of the University Civil Service Merit Board. Provides that if a position needs to be filled, the Executive Director shall certify to the employer the names and addresses of the persons with the 3 highest scores on the appropriate register (instead of the names and addresses of the 3 persons standing highest on the appropriate register); makes related changes. Provides that if a superior position in the promotional line is to be filled, the Executive Director shall certify to the employer, in the order of their seniority, the names and addresses of the persons with the 3 highest scores on the appropriate promotional register (instead of the names and addresses of the 3 persons standing highest upon the appropriate promotional register). Removes language that provides that sex shall be disregarded except when the nature of the position requires otherwise.


    Civil Service Spotlight

    Dawn Schmitt
    Western Illinois University

    Western Illinois University Administrative Assistant Dawn Schmitt, of WQPT in the Quad Cities, has been named the Al and Elaine Goldfarb Civil Service Employee of the Month for November.

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