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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. This will be in effect until August 24, at which point this policy will be re-evaluated.

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


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.

9:00 AM

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Recent Job Postings

Medical Technologist III

Under the direction of the Laboratory Director, the Laboratory Supervisor of the Illinois State University (ISU) Laboratory supervises the performance and reporting of diagnostic laboratory tests. T...

Licensed Practical Nurse II

The primary purpose of the LPN II is to enhance the educational process through assisting and collaborating with the healthcare providers promoting wellness in treating illness and promoting an opti...

Child Development Associate

A(n) Child Development Associate typically - 1. supervises children to safeguard their health and safety. 2. participates in planning and carries out appropriate activities promoting the intelle...

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


CHIME in Illinois puts students to work on COVID-related data science projects

A new international public health initiative at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign is bringing students together to work on data-information projects that will help public health agencies with COVID-19-related data analysis.


UIS awarded a state grant to increase the number of paid internship opportunities for students

The University of Illinois Springfield’s Office of Engaged Learning has been awarded a nearly $45,000 Illinois Cooperative Work Study Program grant to increase the number of paid internship opportunities available to students...


Fermentation Science Institute is producing ‘Saluki Sanitizer’ for campus

The mixture might not be barley and hops, yet the latest products of Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Fermentation Science Institute will serve a vital role on campus beginning this fall.


New Facebook Data Center sparks opportunities for DeKalb and NIU

Facebook’s recent announcement that it will build a data center in DeKalb is an exciting sign of progress and growth for the region. The environmentally sustainable 907,000-square-foot facility, located off Gurler Road on DeKalb’s south side, will bring a


CSU Fall 2020 Semester Operating Plan

oday, we are releasing the Chicago State University Fall 2020 Operating Plan which provides a framework for how the university will prioritize the safety of our students, faculty, and staff while also providing a rich learning environment. Our plans are t


UIS plans for safe return of students in fall 2020

We are very pleased to announce that on-campus educational activities will resume this fall at the University of Illinois System’s three universities, with a hybrid mixture of in-person and online classes. Of course, our collective decision assumes that I