Our Mission and Purpose
The State Universities Civil Service System strives to provides a comprehensive foundation of human resource practices and standards that
facilitate the recruitment, retention, and development of staff. We are committed to providing an environment of equal
opportunity and access for all employees and applicants. Employees thus form the foundation which assures the opportunity that
each university/agency can fulfill their teaching and research mission on behalf of the State of Illinois.
To carry out its statutory obligation to establish a sound program of personnel
administration at state supported institutions of higher education and at certain
allied agencies, the State Universities Civil Service System, hereinafter referred
to as the University System, provides the essential function of administering, developing,
and maintaining the basic rules and procedures related to the employment of professional
(non-academic), technical, and support staff at each major Illinois public higher
education university and affiliated agency. Among its many responsibilities, the
University System provides direct guidance and support services to universities/agencies
in such areas as employment, examinations, classification plan management, salary
administration, compliance audit reviews, disciplinary procedures, and other business
operations related to the management of support staff personnel.