State Universities
Civil Service


Welcome to the State Universities Civil Service System website.

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.

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


CLOSED - Labor Day

The 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.
10:00 AM

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Recent Job Postings

Administrative Aide

Southern Illinois University Carbondale has a current opening for Administrative Aide.

Athletic Communications Associate-Coordinator of Video Services

Southern Illinois University Carbondale has a current opening for Athletic Communications Associate-Coordinator of Video Services.

Food Court Attendant

Eastern Illinois University is seeking candidates for a Food Court Attendant in Panther Dining. Employees at this level perform a variety of tasks involved in the preparation and serving of food 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


GSU Sets Aside a Common Hour to Build Community

This year, Governors State University continues a long held tradition of welcoming new and returning students to campus for a new academic year. Convocation highlights will include celebratory speeches, ceremonial marches and awards.


Noteworthy at Northeastern: We’re No. 1 ... again!

Northeastern Illinois University has again been ranked No. 1 in the state for graduating students with the least debt. Read more about Northeastern’s national status, details of a research study conducted by five members...


New Center for Family Medicine Opens

SIU Medicine is welcoming patients, residents and students to a new state-of-the-art clinic and teaching facility at 300 W. Oak Street. The 40,000-square-foot space will be the home to SIU Center for FamilyMedicine–Carbondale and SIU Medicine’s Physician


SIUE’s Online Healthcare Informatics Program Ranked #6 Nationally

The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville online master’s in healthcare informatics has been ranked sixth in the nation by for the second consecutive time.


Twidwell Named WIU August Employee of the Month

Western Illinois University Photography Laboratory Assistant Manager Sarah Twidwell, of the Visual Production Center has been named the Al and Elaine Goldfarb Civil Service Employee of the Month for August 2019.


Area Businesses Invited to Take Part in Macomb Marketplace at WIU

Macomb-area businesses interested in showcasing their products, services and programs to Western Illinois University students are invited to take place in the Macomb Marketplace event Aug. 28, in conjunction with the annual WIU Student Activities Fair.