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3.1.1 Categories of University Staff


The following categories of University staff shall be established to assist the University in achieving distinction in its assigned mission. Personnel practices* shall ensure freedom from discrimination regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, ancestry, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, unfavorable discharge from military, or status as a disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam Era, or other factors prohibited by law. The University Constitution may recognize subgroups within the categories and shall specify the rights, privileges and responsibilities of persons in different categories and subgroups

*Except where age, sex or lack of disability is a bona fide occupational qualification.

Academic Employees

Academic employees shall consist of all faculty, faculty associates employed by the laboratory schools, and those administrative and/or professional personnel who are not civil service employees.

Civil Service Employees

Civil Service employees shall consist of those personnel whose employment matters fall within the jurisdiction of the State Universities Civil Service System as prescribed by statute.

The Board of Trustees is designated by statute as the employing authority for all State University Civil Service System of Illinois (SUCSS) employees of Illinois State University. As a result, all Civil Service employees are employed in accordance with the provision of "An Act to create the University Civil Service System of Illinois and define its powers and Duties" approved May 11, 1905, as amended. Civil Service employees are also governed by the rules of the University Civil Service Merit Board.

Non-exempt (hourly) Civil Service Employees

Employees in this employment type are not exempt from the dictates of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Non-exempt (hourly) Civil Service employees are paid for overtime. Also, Non-exempt Civil Service employees are paid at the end of the pay period after their time cards are turned into the Payroll Office. For example, an employee who works the 1st through the 15th of the month will be paid for that time on the last working day of that month. A new employee may work up to one month before receiving his/her first paycheck, and a terminated employee will receive a paycheck on the pay date following the reporting of time for his/her last day worked.

Exempt Civil Service

Employees in this employment type are exempt from the dictates of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Exempt employees receive no overtime compensation. A standard work day is 7.5 hours and 37.5 hours is a standard work week. Exempt employees are paid semi-monthly. They are paid on the 15th of the month (or closest working day prior to the 15th) and the last working day of the month. For example, a paycheck received on March 15 is for time worked March 1 through March 15. The paycheck received March 31 reflects the time worked from March 16th through March 31.

Other Employees

Other employees, including students, shall be employed in accordance with institutional policy.

Initiating body: Vice President and Provost, Office of Human Resources

Contact: Assistant Vice President for Human Resources (309-438-8311)

Revised on: 01/2002

2018-01-29T14:20:42.851-06:00 2018