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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


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


HR Directors Advisory Committee (TENTATIVE DATE)

The meeting of the Human Resource Directors Advisory Committee. This Committee is composed of the Human Resource Director or Designated Employer Representative from each University/Agency. This is a tentative date.

10:00 AM


CLOSED - Memorial Day

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

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Recent Job Postings

Assistant OR Associate Athletic Director – Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging and Student-Athlete Development

The Assistant OR Associate Athletic Director - Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging/Student-Athlete Development will serve as a leader in developing a diverse and inclusive environment in the At...

Building Service Worker

Directly responsible for cleaning, sanitizing or disinfecting all designated interior and exterior spaces according to set standards and procedures.

Human Resource Associate

State Universities Retirement System (SURS) has a Human Resource Associate opening. Under the administrative direction of the CHRO this position is responsible for managing the recruitment, retentio...

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


Sixteen employees honored with Chancellor's Staff Excellence Award

Sixteen academic professionals and civil service staff members have received the Chancellor’s Staff Excellence Award recognizing exceptional performance at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. A CSEA committee recommends finalists, who are approve


UIS part of a $25,000 National Endowment for the Humanities grant aimed at navigating AI

The University of Illinois Springfield College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is part of a $25,000 National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant aimed at helping public colleges and universities navigate the world of artificial intelligence.


UIC students give back during volunteer day

Dozens of University of Illinois Chicago students helped celebrate the investiture of UIC Chancellor Marie Lynn Miranda by volunteering to garden, clean parks, paint and offer other assistance to the community as part of a day of service on April 5.


What a Night! ONE DAY, ONE SIUE Surpasses Fundraising Goal by Nearly $1 Million

Hundreds of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s campus community members, alumni, corporate partners and donors witnessed tonight’s annual ONE DAY, ONE SIUE fundraiser exceed its $1.3 million goal.


SIU to honor nine Excellence Award recipients

Southern Illinois University Carbondale will recognize nine faculty and staff members for superior scholarship and creative endeavors, teaching and service with the 2024 Excellence Awards.


U.S. News ranks NIU MPA program 4th nationally for local government management

U.S. News & World Report has named NIU’s Master of Public Administration (MPA) program fourth in the nation in the specialty field of local government management.