Election

Notice of Election: State Universities Civil Service Advisory Committee

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To Employees Served by the State Universities Civil Service System:

Notice is hereby given of an election of two members from University of Illinois Chicago to the State Universities Civil Service Advisory Committee to the Merit Board of the State Universities Civil Service System. The election will be held on November 18, 2021. One position will fill a full term of office beginning January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2025; and the second will complete a vacant, existing term of office, serving January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2023.

The election will be held via electronic ballot on Thursday, November 18, 2021 from 12:01am until 11:59pm. More detailed voting information will be distributed to Civil Service employees prior to the date of the election.

Article II, Sec. IV, #9 By-laws, State Universities Civil Service Advisory Committee. “Any Civil Service Employee, excluding temporary, provisional, student and extra help, at a place of employment, who is currently employed as of the date of the election, shall be granted the time to vote without loss of time or pay.”

Electronic versions of the Nominating Petition and Statement of Candidacy forms will be available on the Staff Advisory Council and UIC Human Resources’ websites beginning Monday, October 18, 2021. A Nominating Petition must include the legible signatures of at least 25 active Civil Service employees. Petitions and Statement of Candidacy forms must be returned via email to balmes@uic.edu no later than 5:00pm on Monday, October 25, 2021. Only candidates who have filed completed Petition and Statement of Candidacy forms will appear on the ballot. Write-in candidates will not be recognized. An official election will not be necessary if the total number of petitions filed equals the number of slots to be filled.

To be eligible for nomination and election to membership, a Civil Service employee must be a certified status employee at UIC or the Colleges of Medicine at Peoria or Rockford. Employees must have at least three years of consecutive Civil Service employment at UIC or at any other Illinois institution served by the State Universities Civil Service System.

Questions regarding the election or eligibility can be directed to Susan Balmes in UIC Human Resources at balmes@uic.edu.