(110 ILCS 70/36b) (from Ch. 24 1/2, par. 38b1)
    Sec. 36b. Creation.
    (1) A classified civil service system to be known as the State Universities Civil Service System is hereby created, and is hereinafter referred to as the University System.
    (2) The purpose of the University System is to establish a sound program of personnel administration for the Illinois Community College Board, Southern Illinois University, Chicago State University, Eastern Illinois University, Governors State University, Illinois State University, Northeastern Illinois University, Northern Illinois University, Western Illinois University, the University of Illinois, the State Universities Civil Service System, the State Universities Retirement System, the State Scholarship Commission, and the Board of Higher Education. All certificates, appointments and promotions to positions in these agencies and institutions shall be made solely on the basis of merit and fitness, to be ascertained by examination, except as specified in Section 36e.
    (3) The University System hereby created shall be a separate entity of the State of Illinois and shall be under the control of a Board to be known as the University Civil Service Merit Board, and is hereinafter referred to as the Merit Board.
(Source: P.A. 100-615, eff. 1-1-19.)