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Name: University Civil Service System


Historical Note:

A bill first introduced into the Illinois General Assembly in 19491 and passed July 11, 1951,2 created a classifed civil service system known as the "University Civil Service System of Illinois"3 to be located in Urbana-Champaign, which had the largest percentage of state university civil servants. Effective January 1, 1952,4 its purpose was to provide for employment on merit of non-academic staff members using a system of classification and salary ranges, examinations, certification of appointments and consideration of discharges and appeals.5 The System is administered by an elected "University Civil Service Merit Board" made up of three members of the University of Illinois Board of Trustees, one of the Teachers College Board and one of the Southern Illinois University Board.6 The Merit Board also appoints a Director for the System.7 Actual employment, status changes, promotions and transfers are processed by the Personnel Office.

1. Board of Trustees Transactions, 45th Report, June 25, 1949, p. 421.

2. Board of Trustees Transactions, 46th Report, Oct. 23, 1951, p. 1269.

3. Board of Trustees Transactions, 46th Report, July 25, 1951, p. 843.

4. Ibid., p. 844.

5. Board of Trustees Transactions, 46th Report, Dec. 28, 1950, p. 499.

6. Board of Trustees Transactions, 46th Report, Oct. 23, 1951, p. 1269.

7. Ibid.






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