Bureau of Personnel

Bureau of Personnel

The Bureau of Personnel is responsible for the development and administration of the state's merit employment system in accordance with the Illinois Personnel Code & Rules in addition to the current collective bargaining agreements and applicable laws. In addition, the Bureau of Personnel is responsible for the recruitment and counseling of potential state employees as well as the administration of grading, testing, classification and compensation standards of current and new positions, including compliance with the Rutan Supreme Court decision.

This is all in addition to the certification and oversight of all State of Illinois payroll systems. Below are specific descriptions of the various BOP programs.

State Employment Opportunities - Work4Illinois

Work4Illinois.govIllinois job opportunities portal, Work4illinois, is the central hub of job postings for all agencies under the Illinois Governor. This system significantly expands access to state employment while increasing transparency, accessibility, accountability, and consistency in the state hiring process. The State provides job opportunities in a wide range of occupations and titles. This website will guide you through the state employment process for the departments under the jurisdiction of the Governor. The State of Illinois is required to comply with certain hiring criteria when selecting individuals for employment. Please be aware of these hiring preferences as you proceed through the state employment process.

Education, Training & Counseling

Our Personnel department conducts a wide range of training and development programs aimed at assisting state employees, hiring managers and prospective employees with their respective employment endeavors. From career counseling session toupward mobility training​, the Bureau of Personnel staff are here help Illinois facilitate the entire hiring process.

The Veteran's Job Assistance Program

aaron-burden-97663.jpgThe Veteran's Job Assistance Program assists military veterans in their efforts to obtain employment with the State of Illinois' code agencies. Under State law, qualified veterans are entitled to points added to a passing grade and appointment preference.All veterans will be required to submit a certified copy of their DD214/DD215 as proof of service at the time of application.

Program staff verifies, through the review of service documents, the military status of all veterans applying for state employment under the jurisdiction of the Governor. Program staff also provides informational presentations, assistance and counseling services for veterans and veteran service organizations throughout the state, and develops specialized veteran recruitment programs.

Diversity Enrichment Program (DEP)

The primary function of the Diversity Enrichment Program within CMS is to collaborate with the African-American, Asian-American and Hispanic Employment Plan Advisory Councils to provide assistance to all coded state agencies with targeted recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, and retention strategies for a qualified diverse workforce.

The program is designed to assist state agencies in developing and modifying their own programming to enable them to meet their affirmative action and equal employment opportunity goals. DEP encourages state agencies to employ members of minority groups, women, and/or persons with disabilities.