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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.

If you are unsure who to contact, please use our general office email at and we will address your question.

Upcoming Events


CLOSED - Juneteenth

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


CLOSED - Independence Day

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


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.

11:00 AM

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Recent Job Postings

Police Officer - Creating an applicant pool for future openings

To provide police service to members of the University community. The incumbent is responsible for responding to calls for service (emergency and non-emergency), self-initiated police activity, spec...

Food Service Stores Laborer

The Department of Event Management, Dining, and Hospitality is one of 12 departments within the Division of Student Affairs. It provides the campus community and guests with high-quality, efficient,...

Assistant Athletic Director/Ticket Sales and Operations

The Assistant Athletic Director/Ticket Sales and Operations will be responsible for leading multiple sales campaigns for athletic events and spaces in an attempt to generate new and renewable revenu...

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


WIU's Camp Rocky for Local Youth Celebrates 25th Year

This year, Western Illinois University's Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Administration is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its Camp Rocky program.


Thirteen Illinois students offered Fulbright awards

Thirteen University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign students and recent graduates were offered Fulbright grants to pursue international education, research and teaching experiences around the globe this coming year. Another six Illinois students were named F


SIU Alumni Association awards more than $75K in student scholarships

The SIU Alumni Association is awarding $75,099 to about 60 new and returning Southern Illinois University Carbondale students for the 2023 fall semester.


Celebrating NIU’s CHANCE Program

“The CHANCE Program changed my life.” This sentiment—often shared by graduates of NIU’s McKinley “Deacon Davis CHANCE Program—sums up what the program means to so many.


Summer 2023 FIREbird research grant winners announced

The Office of Student Research at Illinois State University announced the winners of the Summer 2023 FIREbird research grants. These grants support students in faculty-mentored, independent research experiences with up to $3,000 in funding for salary,


Northeastern, EPA partner to increase environmental career opportunities for students

Northeastern Illinois University and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a memorandum of understanding on May 11, 2023 that will help increase environmental knowledge, research and community engagement while providing enhanced academi