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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

Medical Office Coordinator

Working under the general supervision of the Student Health Services (SHS) Business Manager, supervises staff and coordinates services in the Patient Support Services area (Medical Records/Business ...

Administrative Aide

This position is responsible for all financial operations of the Wonsook Kim School of Art and provides administrative support to the Director. This involves serving as the Budget Manager for the Wo...

Building Automation Technician I

General Summary Perform routine technical duties in troubleshooting and repairing building automation systems.

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


NIU to celebrate heroes, alums and champions at Huskie Stadium in 2021

With season tickets on sale and fans ready to fill the stands at Huskie Stadium again for the 2021 Northern Illinois University football season, NIU has set its initial promotional schedule for the Huskies’ four Saturday home games.


Merritt Named March Employee of the Month

Western Illinois University IT Manager/Director of Web Services Jeremy Merritt has been named the Al and Elaine Goldfarb Civil Service Employee of the Month for March.


Janisz Named April Employee of the Month

Western Illinois University Director of Transitional Programs Michelle Janisz has been named the Al and Elaine Goldfarb Civil Service Employee of the Month for April.


NIU Foundation launches new crowdfunding program

Those looking to make a difference at NIU have a new tool to help raise much-needed financial support. NIU Impact, the NIU Foundation’s new crowdfunding program, launches today, April 1, at and features ten campaigns.


Pritzker, education advocates release resource guide to help districts support students, teachers

Many parents and teachers know students struggled to meet the challenge of learning during a pandemic. The Pritzker administration hopes $7 billion in federal funding can help support kids returning to a "normal" classroom setting.


EIU Board of Trustees meeting Friday, April 23

he Eastern Illinois University Board of Trustees will hold their regular meeting Friday, April 23, in the Grand Ballroom of the MLK Jr. Union. In following the State of Illinois’ best-practice guidelines for enhancing health...