State Universities
Civil Service


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


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


Audit - Illinois Student Assistance Commission


CLOSED - Labor Day

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

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Recent Job Postings

Grant Accounting Supervisor

Coordinates drawdowns on DOE (Department of Education) systems to reimburse university for services provided on specific grants. Also responsible for invoicing other agencies as required by agency c...

Office Administrator

This position facilitates the day-to-day operations of programs, projects, and funding systems and serves as the primary contact and liaison for all aspects of these programs and projects. This posi...

Assistant Director of Admissions

• Manage and maintain application lifecycle in databases and CRM system from prospective students to enroll • Coordinates the processing of online applications • Coordinate the preparation of ad...

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


UIC breaks ground on new Computer Design Research and Learning Center

“Our pledge, as we are ready to break ground today in the first of four major projects that have been appropriated by the State of Illinois for UIC, is that we will continue to build on strength, we will continue to break records and attract national atte


UIS issues Fall 2021 student COVID-19 vaccination policy

Today we are issuing our UIS Fall 2021 Student COVID-19 Vaccination Policy in alignment with the UI System’s recently announced requirement that all students be vaccinated against COVID-19 if they plan to be on campus during the Fall 2021 semester.


Friederichs Named June Employee of the Month

Western Illinois University Program Coordinator, Business Advisor Ann Friederichs, of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), was named the Al and Elaine Goldfarb Civil Service Employee of the Month for June.


SIU’s Saluki Summer Bridge program helps new students transition to college successfully

Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Saluki Summer Bridge is a unique, free two-week program that gives first-year students a head start toward college success as they participate in enrichment courses, leadership activities, check out the learning p


Fall 2021: Return to a more traditional college experience

Due to the dedication, hard work, and flexibility of everyone in the Illinois State University community, we have survived through challenging times and along the way discovered new ways of teaching, learning, researching, and communicating. We continued


Noteworthy at Northeastern: Safely returning to campus

Northeastern Illinois University is excited to welcome students, faculty and staff back to all of our locations in just under a month. As NEIU moves towards a full reopening in fall, it’s important for all who come to campus to feel safe and know their he