Civil Service positions at Chicago State University are grouped into titles using
a classification system established by the State Universities Civil Service System
and require Civil Service examinations for hire and promotional opportunities. A probationary
period of either 6 or 12 months is required when entering a Civil Service classification.
Each Civil Service position is assigned to a classification based on the assigned
duties, responsibilities, and requirements of the job as stated in the job description.
Class specifications sets forth the typical job duties an employee in that classification
generally performs as well as the minimum skill and knowledge requirements of each
classification. The classification of a position is determined by comparing an individual
position's job description to a class specification. 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. It should be noted that it is okay for a position to
perform job duties that are not listed on the class specification and the job description.
If you are an employee, and you or your supervisor feel that your position is not
properly classified, you may request a job audit.
Non-negotiated salaries and ranges are determined making comparisons to like positions
in local, regional, state or national markets and with particular consideration given
to data from similar institutions of comparable size and locale, plus our own internal
equity. For civil service positions, salary ranges are submitted to and approved by
the State Universities Civil Service System.
The Offices of Human Resources and Planning & Institutional Research participate in
or conduct surveys annually to maintain awareness of compensation trends and issues.
When promotions occur, salary increases are based on a percentage of the employee’s
base salary, generally 0 - 10 percent, but must not be less than the range minimum
for the new classification.
Job Audit Request Procedures
Job Audit Request Form (pdf)
Collective Bargaining Agreement