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COVID-19 Update

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak and the emphasis on social distancing, The University System Office has invoked a remote work policy.

The most efficient way to contact staff is through email. Staff emails are available by clicking About on the menu, then selecting the appropriate department. We will maintain a minor presence in the office and will monitor our phones.

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 - Northeastern Illinois University

Governance, Risk, and Compliance Audit conducted by the System Office Legal and Compliance Services division. The purpose of the audit is to ensure compliance with the Act, Rules, and Procedures of the Merit Board.


CLOSED - Memorial Day

The University System office will be closed in honor of Memorial Day.

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Recent Job Postings

Placement Coordinator

The Placement Coordinator's primary responsibility is to arrange and secure student teaching placements within the Cecilia J. Lauby Teacher Education Center. The Coordinator will collaborate effecti...

Business Analyst

General Summary A Business Analyst is the liaison between University business partners and technology staff in Technology Solutions. Through their work, they ensure projects meet established object...

AV Technician

General Summary The AV Technician will perform maintenance and installation of audiovisual classroom systems. The work also consists of assisting higher level technicians with the setting up and co...

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


Study: Rapid bulk-testing for COVID-19 key to reopening universities

A new paper co-written by a team of University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign business professors shows that rapid bulk-testing for COVID-19 along with other standard mitigation measures such as mask-wearing and social distancing were the keys to successful


UIS plans for more in-person classes in Fall 2021

The University of Illinois Springfield is planning to offer more in-person classes next fall. UIS has been following COVID-19 testing and United in Safety protocols that have kept its seven-day rolling positivity rate below 1 percent for most of the fall


UIC researchers to test new groundwater decontamination technology

Researchers at the University of Illinois Chicago who have developed a reactive electrochemical membrane that can adsorb toxins and degrade them are now testing their technology in the field.


New recruitment and financial aid programs are drawing interest for fall 2021

As the spring semester nears its end, many at Northern Illinois University are looking ahead to next year, working to attract next fall’s incoming class. Aiding in that effort is a suite of new tools to make enrolling at NIU easier.


Noteworthy at Northeastern: STEM-sational!

Northeastern Illinois University students presented research at the Illinois Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (Illinois LSAMP) and eight earned awards for their research! Womxn’s HERstory Month wraps up, the Department of Student Success a


Popularity for Illinois’ Dual Credit Program Continues to Rise with Illinois High School Students

Over the last decade, Illinois’ Dual Credit Program has seen a steady enrollment increase of more than 5.9% annually with more than half-a-million students earning over 3.1 million college credits while still in high school. The program allows students ac