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Welcome to the State Universities Civil Service System

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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Upcoming Events


CLOSED - Memorial Day

The University System office will be closed in honor of Memorial Day.


Merit Board Meeting

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 - Juneteenth

The University System office will be closed in honor of Juneteenth National Freedom Day

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Recent Job Postings

Office Manager English Department

Eastern Illinois University is seeking candidates for a full-time Civil Service position of Office Manager in the English Department. This position will be responsible for general office support as...

Stevenson Center Program Coordinator

The Stevenson Center Program Coordinator has significant responsibility in the sustainability and growth of the Stevenson Center for Community and Economic Development. This position facilitates the...

Production Manager

The Production Manager for the School of Theatre and Dance (SOTD) develops and maintains production calendars; works with the Production & Design faculty/staff and production teams to ensure deadlin...

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


Hundreds of students take part in the 53rd annual UIS Commencement ceremony

The University of Illinois Springfield held its 53rd annual Commencement ceremony in three parts on Friday, May 10 and Saturday, May 11, 2024, at the Sangamon Auditorium. Out of the 1,625 UIS students who were eligible to graduate, 1,051 participated in t


EIU designated a Voter Friendly Campus by NASPA

Eastern Illinois University has been recognized for its leadership in the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) and Fair Elections Center’s Campus Vote Project’s Voter Friendly Campus program.


The Gift of Opportunity: Alumnus Commits $1 Million to Fund Scholarships; First Recipients Announced

In the fall of 1981, Robert Haley made the 160 mile trip north from East St. Louis to Macomb to begin his time as a student at Western Illinois University. More than four decades later, Haley is now helping other students...


Nearly 1,850 students will be honored at SIU Carbondale commencement exercises

The academic achievements of nearly 1,850 Southern Illinois University Carbondale students will be celebrated during spring 2024 commencement exercises May 10-11.


Zero debt at graduation—NIU program keeps its Rockford Promise

During commencement ceremonies this weekend, Cassie Lopez Almanza, who says she has her sights set on becoming a medical doctor, will be among the very first of NIU’s Rockford Promise Scholars to graduate.


ISU Board of Trustees action items, May 10, 2024

The Board of Trustees of Illinois State University approved several resolutions at its regular meeting on May 10, 2024. Trustees also tabled the Mandatory Student Fees and Room and Board Rates for Academic Year 2024-2025 until the July 2024 meeting. Full