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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


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

Laboratory Manager

Governors State University is seeking to hire a Laboratory Manager who will be responsible for the coordination of laboratory equipment in the Biology Department of the Division of Science, Mathemat...

Client Relations Representative

This position greets, answers questions regarding program eligibility using the document imaging system and assists students and visitors at the office reception counter and referring them to the ap...

Acquisitions Librarian

The Acquisitions Librarian provides expertise in the procurement of all library resources and manages the daily workflow for processes related to the selection, acquisition, and data entry of purcha...

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


WIU Ag Alums Sweep Illinois State Discovery Star Awards

The Illinois State Discovery Star Awards, an event Western Illinois University has had a presence in with multiple alumni over the years, has swept this year's event with students of alumni from Western Illinois University's Agricultural Education


Five Illinois students honored with Goldwater scholarships

University of Illinois students Sylvia E, Daniel Feng, Alice Gao, Amelia Korveziroska and Riley Trendler were awarded Barry M. Goldwater scholarships for their potential to contribute to the advancement of research in the natural sciences, mathematics or


UIC Urban Forum to consider Chicago’s next 50 years

Chicago was a different city when the University of Illinois Chicago founded its Department of Urban Planning and Policy in 1973. Manufacturing accounted for almost one-third of all jobs held by Chicago residents. The Sears Tower, the tallest building in


SIUE Hosts Cybersecurity Career Day for Area High School Students

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville’s School of Business and School of Engineering (SOE) teamed up to host more than one hundred Illinois high school students for Cybersecurity Career Day on March 22. Teens were quickly able to put their skills to w


GSU Civil Service Employee of the Month recap January - March

Congratulations are in order for three Governors State University (GovState) employees who were named Civil Service Employee of the Month from January 2024 through March 2024! All nominations were made anonymously.


EIU hosts ‘Academic Challenge’ for state’s top high school scholars

With so much enthusiasm surrounding the 2024 eclipse, EIU is excited to highlight some other bright stars demonstrating their own unique powers as the region’s top high school academic scholars compete at the 2024 Academic Challenge at EIU beginning April