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Welcome to the State Universities Civil Service System

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.

If you are unsure who to contact, please use our general office email at and we will address your question.

Upcoming Events


CLOSED - Juneteenth

The University System office will be closed in honor of Juneteenth National Freedom Day


CLOSED - Independence Day

The University System office will be closed in honor of Independence Day.


Employee Advisory Committee Meeting

Quarterly meeting to advise the Merit Board on all matters pertaining to the University System. The Committee meets at least quarterly at campuses throughout the state.

11:00 AM

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Recent Job Postings

Marketing Coordinator

The Department of Event Management, Dining, and Hospitality (EMDH) is one of 13 departments within the Division of Student Affairs. It provides the campus community and guests with high-quality, eff...

Police Officer

Employees in positions allocated to this level safeguard lives and property by enforcing applicable laws and regulations and promoting good university/community relations. They work under general su...

Office Manager

Eastern Illinois University is seeking candidates for a full-time Civil Service position of Office Manager for the Office of Inclusion and Academic Engagement. . The office provides personal support...

The University System office permits Universities and Agencies to post current job openings on our website. To view the postings above, and any other postings, go to the Jobs page.

University News


Alumnus Donates Plant and Crop Measurement Equipment to WIU School of Agriculture

A Western Illinois University Distinguished Alumnus has made an equipment donation to the School of Agriculture, which will help students with the use of technology in the field.


Webb Space Telescope detects universe’s most distant complex organic molecules

Researchers have detected complex organic molecules in a galaxy more than 12 billion light-years away from Earth – the most distant galaxy in which these molecules are now known to exist. Thanks to the capabilities of the recently launched James Webb Spac


UIS makes it easier for transfer students to complete their bachelor’s degrees

The University of Illinois Springfield is making it easier for community college transfer students to complete their bachelor's degree through a partnership with the National Association of System Heads (NASH).


SIU to hold inaugural conference for businesses to recruit students as employees

Southern Illinois University Carbondale is offering a special event to help businesses with the multifaceted challenge of recruiting employees.


Sunset on the Longest Day: An Act of Indigenous Restoration at ISU Horticulture Center

Sunset on the Longest Day: An Act of Indigenous Restoration is a free, outdoor community performance event centered around listening to Native Americans as a reconciliatory act of land acknowledgement presented in collaboration with the Illinois State Uni


CSU Applauds Governor Pritzker's Proposed Investments in Higher Education

Governor JB Pritzker’s fiscal year 2024 budget proposal outlines significant investment in Illinois’ higher education institutions and students. Illinois four-year public universities, which includes Chicago State University (CSU), would receive a 7% incr