UIS sign on campusHere 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).  Some positions may be exempted from the Civil Service Classification System.  A new procedure to define the exemption process has been adopted by SUCSS.  Exempted positions are called Academic Professionals at UIS.


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.  It should be noted that it is okay for a position to perform job duties that are not listed 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).  If you are an employee, and you or your supervisor feel that your position is not properly classified, you may request a job audit.

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