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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


Special Committee Meeting

The State Universities Civil Service Employee Advisory Committee will convene on Friday, February 23, 2024 at 9:00am for a Special Committee Meeting.

9:00 AM


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.

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Recent Job Postings

Office Administrator

Within the limits established by the Illinois legislative statute, the Board of Higher Education, and the Board of Trustees, the Academic Senate is the primary governing body that recommends educati...

Properties Technician

The Properties Technician is responsible for Wonsook Kim School of Art equipment installation, maintenance, and inventory. This position is also responsible for purchasing of materials and supplies ...

Technology Support Center Analyst

This position is part of the Technology Support Center (TSC) team which provides first level functional and technical support through phone, email, chat, web form, and in person contacts. Support to...

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


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


Impact of FAFSA delays on financial aid notification process

With the current delays related to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) announced by the U.S. Department of Education, UIC enrollment management would like to provide updates about financial aid notifications and Intent to Enroll deadlines


ISU Board of Trustees action items, February 16, 2024

The Board of Trustees of Illinois State University approved resolutions at its regular meeting on February 16, 2024. Full text of those resolutions can be found on the Board of Trustees website.


Morrison Named January Employee of the Month (WIU)

Western Illinois University Television (UTV) Chief Broadcasting Engineer Michael Morrison has been named the Al and Elaine Goldfarb Civil Service Employee of the Month for January.


UIC online bachelor’s programs among nation’s best in US News ranking

The University of Illinois Chicago has been ranked third in the 2024 Best Online Bachelor’s Programs ranking from U.S. News & World Report. UIC has earned recognition among the nation’s top programs annually since U.S. News began issuing online pro


Candidates for Trustee Election Announced

Six candidates have met the requirements to be included on the ballot for SURS board election set for May 1. Voting will take place April 1 – May 1. SURS members will elect three active-member trustees and one annuitant trustee.