blog posts Junteenth Holiday Jun 17, 2021 6:00 pm0 views I am delighted that President Biden and Governor Pritzker each signed legislation this week declaring Juneteenth a holiday on both the federal and state levels. State of Illinois Budget Update Jun 2, 2021 8:00 am0 views Over the holiday weekend, the Illinois legislature approved a budget for the coming fiscal year that would hold state appropriations at current-year levels for the University of Illinois System. The proposed budget will be sent to Gov. J.B. Pritzker, who is expected to sign it into law. Avijit Ghosh named interim executive VP for U of I System May 19, 2021 11:00 am0 views Avijit Ghosh, vice president/chief financial officer and comptroller for the University of Illinois System since 2018, has been named interim executive vice president and vice president for academic affairs, effective July 15, President Tim Killeen announced today. Salary Program 2021 May 14, 2021 11:00 am0 views I am pleased to announce the authorization of a 2 percent, merit-based salary program for faculty, academic professional and civil service staff across the University of Illinois System, effective August 16, 2021. Barbara J. Wilson named president of the University of Iowa Apr 30, 2021 6:30 pm0 views Barbara J. Wilson, a longtime University of Illinois faculty member and administrator who has served as second-in-command of the U of I System since 2016, was unanimously approved as president of the University of Iowa today by the Board of Regents. Schedule of Approved Holidays for FY22 Mar 30, 2021 1:45 pm308 views The schedule of approved holidays for fiscal year 2022 is below. Gift Days 2021 Mar 30, 2021 10:00 am0 views We are pleased to announce that additional paid days off will again be provided during the December/January holidays, reflecting just how much we appreciate everything you do – especially in this most stressful and challenging of years. Voluntary Separation and Retirement Programs Dec 3, 2020 2:45 pm582 views The University of Illinois System must navigate budget challenges resulting from financial impact of the ongoing pandemic. Voluntary programs are available that will provide an incentive opportunity to eligible employees who may wish to retire or resign.