Green, Gerald G.||Sims, Clarence A.
M.S. (Master of Science)
Department of Management
PROBLEM This study was a comparison of the State and the University Civil Service Systems of Illinois. The study dealt with the differences and similarities in: (1) educational requirements, (2) experience requirements, (3) mental requirements, (4) responsibilities, (5) supervision received, (6) benefits, and (7) salary for similar classes of jobs within the two systems. PROCEDURE The data for this study was obtained from the job descriptions, pay plans, personnel codes, and benefit information of the two civil service systems. Comparable jobs in both civil service systems were analyzed to ascertain the similarities and differences in: (1) educational requirements, (2) experience requirements, (3) mental requirements, (4) responsibilities, (5) supervision received, (6) benefits, and (7) salary. CONCLUSIONS Formal educational requirements for comparable job classifications in both civil service systems were quite similar featuring similar specific educational requirements. Most of the differences in specific educational requirements were additional requirements of the State Civil Service System. With few exceptions, the mental requirements of comparable jobs in both civil service systems were quite similar. Most of the comparable job classifications in both civil service systems have similar responsibilities for equipment, records, supervision, and training. Most of the comparable job classifications in both civil service systems received similar supervision. Differences in minimum salary were about evenly distributed between the two civil service systems; with the State Civil Service Systems having a higher maximum salary, larger salary range, and a higher salary midpoint for more of the comparable job classifications than the University Civil Service System. Both civil service systems had similar provisions for sick leave. The State Civil Service System's provision for paid holidays was more generous; the University Civil Service System feature more generous provisions for overtime payment and funeral leave. The latter also had more generous provisions for personal leave and paid vacations for employees with longer tenure.
Clettenberg, Karel J., "A comparison of the state and university civil service systems of Illinois" (1966). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 205.
Northern Illinois University
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