University of Illinois System

System Office Onboarding

You have joined a world-class university system, and we're glad you are here. University system students, scholars, and alumni are a community with the power to change the world. With our land-grant heritage as a foundation, we pioneer innovative research that tackles global problems and expands the human experience.

System Human Resource Services (SHRS) is delighted you've accepted a position or have transferred within the University of Illinois System. Beginning a new job can be a complex process, and SHRS is here to facilitate your transition. SHRS is dedicated to supporting the U of I System's mission of teaching, research, public service, and economic development through a variety of strategic programs and partnerships to recruit, develop, and retain a diverse workforce of the highest caliber. We are: the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign; the University of Illinois Chicago; the University of Illinois Springfield--the University of Illinois System: Altogether Extraordinary.

SHRS has provided a guide for YOU and YOUR SUPERVISOR to ensure your position is established in our employment system and to guide you through your first year at the university. Before you can start your job, there are pre-employment items to complete (see the Onboarding Guide: Compliance for the Employee and Prior to First Day for the Employee).

SHRS is here to support, sustain, and encourage you as your begin and continue your career at the university. On behalf of System Offices, we are happy you have made the decision to joins us. Situating yourself as a new member can be challenging, so please reach out with any questions you may have and know that we’re glad you’re here. You may reach us at

Onboarding Guide

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