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Welcome to the State Universities Civil Service System Website.

As we continue to evolve, communication and collaboration become even more essential elements in fulfilling our mission and in the administration of our many business processes. We need and value your suggestions and comments. So, whether you are simply looking for information, researching employment protocols, or just browsing the site, we're glad you're here.

Classification Plan Updates

  • Interpreter for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Series
  • Grounds Worker
  • Media Writer/Producer/Announcer Series
  • Healthcare Technician
  • Manager of Sports Facilities
  • Special Interest Topics

    SECA Campaign

    Congratulations to these State Universities and Agencies for outstanding achievements with their 2017 SECA campaign!

    Exceptional Contributors (exceeded the amount donated during the previous year): ISAC, UIUC, EIU, NIU, and SIU-SOM

    Sustainable Contributors (donated 90-100% from the previous year): IBHE and ISU

    Division Awards (presented to the agency and university that had the highest percentage in number of donors based on the number of employees in the agency/university): Division 7 – IBHE, University Division – UIS

    Another opportunity to make a difference will be the 2018 State and University Employees Combined Appeal (SECA) campaign entitled 'Making A Difference for 35 Years'. This is the 35th year of SECA and the 200th Bicentennial for the State of Illinois. The 2018 SECA campaign begins Wednesday, September 5, 2018 and ends Wednesday, October 31, 2018.

    Legal Updates

    Special Interest TopicsStatute Changes (HB 3185)

    Amends the State Universities Civil Service Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning temporary appointments. Amends language throughout.


    Civil Service Spotlight

    Cathy Cradduck
    Northern Illinois University

    Throughout her 29-year career at NIU, Cathy Cradduck has served as administrative support for two former NIU presidents, and for vice presidents in administration and student affairs. Now, as an administrative assistant for the Division of Research and Innovation Partnerships (RIPS) vice president, Cathy provides high-level support while significantly improving operations and taking on new challenges.

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    University News

    Work being done to increase retention and narrow the equity gap in the College of Engineering and Engineering Technology at NIU is gaining worldwide attention. A three-pronged strategy developed by Shanthi Muthuswamy, associate professor of engineering...

    The Department of Pediatrics at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine has obtained a Level 3 status as the first pediatric-specific, multi-specialty clinic to be recognized as a Patient-Centered Specialty Practice (PCSP) in the state of Illinois

    Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s Stephen Hupp, PhD, is the recipient of the institution’s 2019 Champion for Diversity Award in honor of his exemplary level of dedication to SIUE’s mission of fostering equal...

    Job Postings

    Access Consultant
    The Access Consultant conducts the interactive process to determine reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities, resulting in students gaining access to curricular and co-curricular envir...

    Data Scientist
    The Data Scientist is responsible for developing, maintaining and enhancing statistical and machine learning and optimization algorithms to create tools that support strategic decision making for the ...

    Academic Advisor
    Northern Illinois University is currently accepting applications for the classification Program/Student Advisor within the Kinesiology/Physical Education department in the College of Education. For a...
    and 14 more job postings