University of Illinois System

Principal Administrative Position Exemption (PAPE)

A Principal Administrative Position Exemption (PAPE) is required for Academic Professionals whose positions meet specialized administrative, professional, or technical needs such as those indicated in the following categories:


By State law, Academic Professional positions must be individually exempted from Civil Service status by the State Universities Civil Service System (SUCSS). In order to obtain this exemption, a PAPE Form must be submitted to the Human Resources office.


Exemption from the State Universities Civil System does not automatically exempt the employee from the Fair Labor Standards Act. To ensure the employee meets the minimum salary requirement for FLSA exemption, use the Academic/Staff Weekly Salary Calculator.