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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


CLOSED - Labor Day

The University System office will be closed in recognition of the Labor Day holiday.


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


Council of Councils Meeting

Annual meeting of the Council of Councils.

9:00 AM

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Recent Job Postings

Associate Director of Institutional Research

The Associate Director of Institutional Research supports the mission of the Planning, Research, and Policy Analysis office. Job responsibilities and duties include supervising five full-time staff ...

Human Resources - Civil Service Employment

Provides guidance and assistance in areas of Employment, Compensation, Classification, discipline, and employee relations for Civil Service and Extra Help positions. Coaches and counsels' supervisor...

Business/Administrative Associate

A valued member of the School of Music leadership team, the Business/Administrative Associate oversees all departmental financial transactions including purchasing, vendor contracts, accounts receiv...

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 Launches Chromebook Lending Program in Partnership with Libraries

Access to broadband remains a challenge for many rural Illinois residents, with the digital divide becoming even more apparent during the pandemic when many individuals were forced to learn and work from home. Western Illinois University is working to add


University, area businesses invest $300,000 to fight local crime

The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is partnering with local businesses and organizations to invest $300,000 to fight violent crime in Champaign County. The university is joined by Busey Bank, Carle Health, Christie Clinic, OSF HealthCare and the


SIUE’s Onal Awarded Grant for Study to Detect Autism Among Children in Underserved Communities

According to the 2020 United States Census, one in 44 children in the U.S. has autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by difficulties with communication, social, verbal, and motor skills.


NIU earns statewide recognition for ‘doubling down’ on commitment to equity

NIU continues to evolve as a leader in using an equity lens to champion the success of all students from all backgrounds. NIU’s vigorous, sustained university-wide efforts to address systemic inequities and foster a more inclusive campus recently gained


ISU Research and Honors, July 5, 2022

Research and Honors, July 5, 2022


New program to support U of I freshmen with autism

Incoming freshmen at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign this fall with autism spectrum disorder can take part in a new program that will offer a variety of support to help them succeed at college and beyond.