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State Universities Civil Service System
(Appropriated Spending in Thousands)
  FY 2021 FY 2020
Reporting Programs Expenditures Headcount Expenditures Headcount
Civil Service System for Higher Education $ 1,097.2 11.0 $ 1,077.4 11.0
Totals $ 1,097.2 11.0 $ 1,077.4 11.0

Amounts may not sum to total due to rounding.

Agency Narrative

The State Universities Civil Service System (University System) is empowered by statute through the University Civil Service Merit Board to develop, maintain, and administer a comprehensive and efficient program of human resource administration for the higher education community. The University System has developed a comprehensive set of administrative rules and procedures, which effectively facilitate the human resource administration at each employment location. Our mission is to champion excellence in education and auxiliary programs by providing a comprehensive foundation of human resource practices and standards that facilitate the recruitment, retention, and development of a quality staff in support of the teaching and research mission of each university/agency. Recognizing that the overall student educational experience is significantly impacted by staff and programs, our agency strives to create human resource programs that set the standard for excellence, quality, and efficiency. Among its many responsibilities, the University System provides direct guidance and support services to universities/agencies in such areas as employment, preemployment examinations, classification plan management, salary administration, compliance audit reviews, disciplinary procedures, administrative appeals, and other human resource activities most specifically related to their professional, technical, and support staff. Direct oversight authority spans across over 58,000 employees, including 22,778 civil service employees.  Classification plan management activities span across a comprehensive system of 1,021 individual job classifications. The agency has oversight authority for thousands of basic employment and personnel transactions performed through the various university/agency human resource offices throughout the system. We continue to incorporate new models of human resource administration and introduce those programs in a collaborative constituency environment. We are changing the cultural perspectives surrounding our business operations, and this has proved to be a difficult task in some respects. However, our agency has progressed significantly over the past few years in achieving some recognized goals and has introduced programs that have made the University System business operation much more efficient, effective, and customer-oriented. These programs have not only positively impacted our agency, but have also positively impacted each and every employment location. Our agency will continue to revise our administrative rules to provide efficient implementation of our mission.

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