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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.

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Upcoming Events


Merit Board Meeting

The Merit Board is the governing body of the University System. It is composed of 11 members representing the public universities of the State of Illinois.

1:00 PM


CLOSED - Spring Break

The University System office will be closed for spring break.


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.

9:00 AM

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Recent Job Postings

Staff Nurse I (RN)

The Staff Nurse I demonstrates advanced nursing techniques in the provision of direct patient care, participates in a wide variety of operational and/or daily activities in the clinic and provides l...

Office Administrator- Dean of Student Success

astern Illinois is seeking qualified candidates for a full time Office Administrator position to the Dean of Student Success. Candidates should be resourceful with strong communication and organizat...

Police Officer - Creating pool of applicants for future openings

To provide police service to members of the University community. The incumbent is responsible for responding to calls for service (emergency and non-emergency), self-initiated police activity, spec...

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


"Saving the Planet" Art Gallery on Display Feb. 27-March 29

The Western Illinois University Art Gallery, will host WIU Professor Emeritus Fred Jones for their solo exhibition, "Saving the Planet" on display Tuesday, Feb. 27- Friday, March 29. Admission is open free to the public.


UIS honors alumni for outstanding achievement and distinguished service during annual gala

The University of Illinois Springfield presented awards for alumni achievement and distinguished service during the annual UIS Alumni Gala held at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum on Feb. 23, 2024.


SIU hosts ‘STEM University’ for scouts on Saturday

More than 200 Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts and adult leaders from around the area will invade Southern Illinois University Carbondale this weekend to learn more about science, technology, engineering and mathematics.


Northeastern Board of Trustees elects new chair and secretary

Northeastern Illinois University’s Board of Trustees unanimously elected J. Todd Phillips as its new chair and Anna Meresidis as its secretary during their meeting held on Feb. 15, 2024.


EIU appreciates Governor’s continued commitment to Higher Ed

Yesterday, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker outlined his Fiscal Year 2025 budget proposal, and the higher education component of the plan was well received by leaders at Eastern Illinois University.


Illinois among top producers of Fulbright US Student awards

The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is one of the top university and college producers of Fulbright student grant recipients in the U.S., according to the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, which announced the 2