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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


CLOSED - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

The System Office will be closed in honor of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.


Biennial Audit - Chicago State University

Biennial Audit conducted by the System Office Legal and Compliance Services division. The purpose of the audit program is to assure compliance with the Act, Rules, and Procedures of the Merit Board.


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.

12:00 PM

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Recent Job Postings

Office Manager

Employees in positions allocated to this level work under direction to provide staff assistance for a major campus/university department. They function as an agent of the unit or organization by per...

Procurement Technical Assistance Center Director

Employees at this level provide technical assistance to businesses with government contracting opportunities, assistance in registering small businesses in the System for Award Management (SAM) and ...

Transfer Admission Specialist

Assist with creation, organization and implementation of transfer focused student visits, presentations and registration programs Proactively work with academic departments & existing transfer ad...

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


New Law Allows Illinois To Offer MAP Grants To Marginalized Students

More Illinois students now qualify for college financial aid. State government will now offer money to students who might have been disqualified from getting federal help.


Celebrating our amazing history

While many are focused on the start of a new decade, the campus of Northern Illinois University is kicking off of a year-long celebration commemorating the 125th Anniversary of the founding of what is today Northern Illinois University.


Research internship applications open at Simmons Cancer Institute

Applications for the 2020 summer lab internships at Simmons Cancer Institute (SCI) at Southern Illinois University (SIU) School of Medicine are being accepted through March 9. Four positions will be awarded on a competitive basis to qualified undergraduat


UI trustees set to look at 5-year-old freeze on in-state tuition

Tuition for in-state freshmen hasn’t changed in five years at the University of Illinois, and trustees will decide next week whether to continue that freeze. So far, administrators aren’t saying what they will propose. But they’ve noted recently that facu


New polymer material may help batteries become self-healing, recyclable

Lithium-ion batteries are notorious for developing internal electrical shorts that can ignite a battery’s liquid electrolytes, leading to explosions and fires. Engineers at the University of Illinois have developed a solid polymer-based electrolyte that c


Forever SIU Campaign extended after surpassing $90 million

A three-year fundraising campaign for Southern Illinois University Carbondale will be extended after raising $90 million, surpassing its goal of $75 million. The Forever SIU campaign, slated to end in December 2019, will be extended through June 2024 wit