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

PeopleSoft Technical Analyst

The Technical Analyst works within a team environment to provide technical analysis, design, coding, testing, and support of PeopleSoft applications. They partner with business liaisons and other te...

Instructional Designer, Actuarial Science

The Department of Mathematics at Illinois State University seeks an experienced Instructional Designer to support the development of a fully online Actuarial Science program. The successful candidat...

Office Manager

The Office Manager's primary responsibilities are for overall general office management within the Career Center. This includes, but is not limited to, ordering office supplies, serving as the conta...

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


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.


$14 million grant to expand chemistry and materials research capabilities at Argonne National Lab

Mark Schlossman, professor of physics at the University of Illinois at Chicago, has received a $14.1 million, five-year grant from the National Science Foundation to expand the experimental capabilities at NSF’s Chemistry and Materials Center for Advanced


Nursing program earns IBHE approval

The Illinois Board of Higher Education today (Aug. 6) approved the creation of a nursing program for Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Pre-nursing students can enroll in the new Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree program this fall, taking


Forward Together Recognition Program

In June 2018, SIU Medicine launched the Forward Together Colleague Recognition Program to salute employees, residents and students who demonstrate excellence in safety and service. The program is for employees across the entire SIU Medicine enterprise.


State Farm invests $100K in Eastern Illinois University tech programs

A $100K gift from State Farm Companies Foundation to Eastern Illinois University will be used to upgrade computer labs and networking equipment at the state’s top-ranked regional public higher education institution.


Williams Named WIU July Employee of the Month

Western Illinois University Admissions/Records Supervisor Donna Williams, of the Registrar's Office, has been named the Al and Elaine Goldfarb Civil Service Employee of the Month for July 2019.