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COVID-19 Update

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak and the emphasis on social distancing, The University System Office has invoked a remote work policy until January 18, 2022.

The most efficient way to contact staff is through email. Staff emails are available by clicking About on the menu, then selecting the appropriate department.

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

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

The quarterly 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.

10:00 AM


Merit Board Meeting

The quarterly meeting of the Merit Board. 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

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Recent Job Postings

Food Service Sanitation Laborer

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

Assistant Athletic Director, Compliance & Student Services

This position is tasked with constant application of NCAA Bylaws to ambiguous and complex situations. Knowledge, interpretation, and expert advisement of the correct/allowed course of action is 100%...

Director of Athletic Facilities

This position will be under the general supervision of the Assistant Athletic Director/Facilities & Operations and will be responsible for the daily operations of athletic department facilities. In ...

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


SIUE School of Business Named Among Nation’s Best for 16th Consecutive Year

Princeton Review has named Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s School of Business as one of the best on-campus MBA programs in the country for the 16th consecutive year. The education services company included SIUE on its list of Best Business Sch


WIU School of Ag Honored as a Top Nationwide Program

The Western Illinois University School of Agriculture was recognized as a top nationwide program during the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE) convention Nov. 30-Dec. 4 in New Orleans, LA.


Center dedicated to improving worker health awarded $7 million

Public health experts at the University of Illinois Chicago will continue efforts to improve the health of low-wage workers, thanks to a five-year, $7 million grant from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.


NIU participating in statewide effort to bolster early childhood workforce

Northern Illinois University has pledged to enroll at least 160 new students – or more – through participation in the state’s Early Childhood Access Consortium for Equity Program.


Happy NEIU Year 2022!

The new year is all about new opportunities. Northeastern Illinois University has announced a new partnership with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. College Preparatory and the NEIU For You scholarship is available for eligible incoming freshman and transfer stu


New College Scholarship Program Will Offer Students and Their Parents Full Tuition, Housing and Food Assistance

A new scholarship program aims to send Chicago Public Schools graduates and their parents to college. Hope Chicago, led by former Chicago Public Schools CEO Janice Jackson, plans to raise $1 billion for students and their families to increase college