State Universities Civil Service System
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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.

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Classification Plan Updates
  • Archeology Series
  • Study Abroad Series
  • Archeology Series
  • Anatomy Curator Series
  • Sonographer/Ultrasound Series
  • Special Interest Topics

    Annual Report
    63rd Annual Report

    On behalf of the State Universities Civil Service System, we respectfully submit our 63rd Annual Report. This Report provides an overview of our business operations, our many programs and initiatives, and a brief description of our FY 2015 agency action plan. Our business objectives remain consistent with our statutory directive, our mission, and our purpose. This Report again demonstrates our commitment and effort to incorporate many 'best practice' human resource concepts into our operational procedures and to modernize the overall delivery of human resource services to the State of Illinois public university system.

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    Legal Updates

    Special Interest TopicsPA 98-599

    "The State Universities Annuitants Association and Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan reached a tentative agreement to postpone implementation of the State’s new pension law (PA 98-599). The agreement is pending as it requires judicial approval before going into effect. The agreement delays implementation of the pension law until July 1, 2015. Specifically, the agreement protects SURS members currently eligible for retirement by allowing them to delay their retirement decision until the constitutionality of the new pension law is determined. It allows them to calculate their money purchase annuity based on the effective rates as of June 30, 2014 and allows them to avoid the skips in the annual increases if the changes to the pension are upheld. The agreement also ensures that any unnecessary pension contributions will be refunded."


    Civil Service Spotlight
    Matthew Housewright
    Western Illinois University

    Matthew Housewright, an applications programmer II in Administrative Information Management Systems (AIMS) at Western Illinois University, has been named the Al and Elaine Goldfarb Civil Service Employee of the Month for March.

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    Upcoming Events
    University News
    At its March 12 meeting in Urbana, the U. of I. Board of Trustees accepted the recommendation of U. of I. President Bob Easter to create a new engineering-centered school of medicine on the Urbana campus.

    Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is one of 10 colleges and universities nationwide being honored by University Business magazine in its Spring 2015 Models of Excellence recognition program.

    A legacy of giveaways to gambling interests continues to haunt the pension system in Illinois, a leading national gambling critic and University of Illinois expert warns.

    Job Postings
    Business Analyst
    A Business Analyst (BA) is responsible for understanding current and future business processes and needs. He/she works with customers and users to define and document business needs and requirements u...

    Accountant II
    Employees in positions allocated to this level of the series are experienced accountants who apply accounting principles and practices to a variety of responsible accounting, budgeting, cost accountin...

    Moter Vehicle Operator Mechanic
    Safely operate motor coaches, passenger vans, cargo vans, various university trucks and sedans for intrastate and interstate transportation of groups or individuals. Perform general maintenance to th...
    and 2 more job postings