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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


1:00 PM


CLOSED - Fourth of July

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

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Recent Job Postings

Linux System Administrator

The Information Technology Services at Eastern Illinois University is seeking candidates for the position of IT Technical Associate – Linux System Administrator. Duties of this position are to inst...

Assistant to the Director

The Department of Event Management, Dining, and Hospitality is one of 13 departments within the Division of Student Affairs. It provides the campus community and guests with high-quality, efficient,...

Maintenance Coordinator

The purpose of this position is to coordinate building maintenance projects by providing budget oversight and/or accurate estimates based upon industry, regional, local, and University standards.

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


Ready to teach: Second PLEDGE cohort celebrates ECC-NIU education degrees

Michael Brady’s motivation appeared when he was in sixth-grade – in the form of a male teacher. For Jocelynne Escontrias, the role models in those School District U-46classrooms shared her culture:


Paul Named April Employee of the Month

Western Illinois University Facilities Management Office Manager Sheila Paul has been named the Al and Elaine Goldfarb Civil Service Employee of the Month for April 2022.


Higher Education Wins in New Budget

Higher Education Wins in New Budget


EIU “Beautification Day” announced for Saturday, June 11

Eastern Illinois University is working with faculty, staff, alumni, and EIU annuitants to begin what Eastern leaders hope will become an annual “Beautification Day" on campus. This year’s event will take place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 11,


Discover, Chicago State University Partner to Offer Fully Funded Undergraduate Degree Program to Chicago Employees

Discover will expand its fully paid education benefit program to the city of Chicago through a partnership with Chicago State University (CSU). Both Discover employees living in Chicago who enroll at CSU and current CSU students who work full-time at Disc


WIU to Offer New Human Resource Management Concentration in MBA Degree

Western Illinois University will now offer a Human Resource Management (HRM) concentration in the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program. With the fast-paced global economy, HRM is needed more now than ever.