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UIS marker Welcome.  Here you will find information about civil service classifications and compensation at UIS.  Guidelines for determining the proper classification for a position are set forth by the State Universities Civil Service System (SUCSS).

Classification Information

The classification of a position is determined by comparing an individual position’s job description to a class specification.  A class specification sets forth the typical job duties an employee in that classification generally performs.  Itshould be noted that it is okay for a position to perform job duties that are notlisted on the class specification.

Civil Service Employment Categories

  • Open Range – civil service positions that are not covered by a union;
  • Prevailing Rate – civil service positions that are typically considered crafts and trades, and are governed by a master Agreement negotiated for a given area;
  • Negotiated – civil service positions that are covered by a union;
  • Established Rate – civil service classifications that are not covered by either a union or the open range pay plan.

A position is deemed to be properly classified if the majority of the employee’s time is spent performing duties consistent with a given classification. All vacant position job descriptions are compared to the classification specifications to determine if they are properly classified (please click on the civil service class specifications link below to review the various class specifications).  Ifyou are an employee, and you or your supervisor feel that your position is not properly classified, you may request a job audit.

Classification Announcements


  • Mark Owens
    Assistant Director Labor and Employee Relations
  • Jennifer L. Early Schaefer
    Human Resources Assistant Manager

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Springfield, Illinois 62703-5407



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