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​In 2013, ISBE retired the Teacher Service Record (TSR) data collection system, and replaced it with the Employment Information System (EIS) for district use in reporting data for teachers, administrators, and other employees. Through EIS, not only can data be entered and edited using online screens, but it can also be submitted via batch file. EIS also allows data to be reported continually (no closed periods during a school year) for both licensed and non-licensed employees. Further, EIS incorporates the administrator, teacher, and benefits data that school districts are required to report by October 1 each year, per Sections 10-20.47 and 34-18.38 of the School Code.


​EIS 2022 Unfilled Positions

You may have received an email that your FTE (full-time equivalence) values entered for Unfilled Positions have exceeded the threshold.

FTE for a single position is a value within a range from 0 to 1.0, and is not a percentage. The total FTE for a single Position Code is the sum of FTEs of the unfilled positions that share said Position Code. For example, if a district has two unfilled positions with a 200 Position Code, each with an FTE of 0.5 (half time), they they will report a total unfilled FTE of 1.0 for the 200 Position Code. Similarly, if a district has 3 full-time and one half-time unfilled positions with a Position Code 206, they will report 3.5 total unfilled FTE (3.0 + 0.5) for that Position Code.

Please note that these data are to be reported based on positions that remained unfilled as of October 1, 2021. Any positions that were filled AFTER 10/1/2021 will still be reported as unfilled on this report.

This data can be corrected by editing the FTE values directly in the EIS application through IWAS, or submitted via batch file. Instructions for either method can be found below.

EIS Resources

For further EIS assistance, please contact the EIS help desk at

For technical assistance with IWAS, please contact the ISBE Help Desk at or call (217) 558-3600.​​​​​​

2019 Employment Information System - Summer Training/Webinars

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) will be conducting summer training sessions designed for ALL EIS USERS.  Attendees will only need to attend one training session. The training session will include an overview of EIS and how it is integrated with other systems at the Illinois State board of Education. Areas of focus will include timely submissions, data quality, and the use of the EIS dashboard and reports. Participants are encouraged to bring their own device. Please download or print off the PowerPoint prior to attending and bring it with you. The presentation will be posted here once complete and an email will be sent notifying those who signed up that the presentation is available. Seating is limited for each session at each location, so please register as soon as possible. Registration for remaining training sessions ends on July 15, 2019. 

Training Registration

The online registration form and the logistical information for each session, including directions, are available through the links below. If all sessions in your area are full, or if you are unable to attend your preferred session due to scheduling constraints, or if you have questions, please call the ISBE Data Strategies and Analytics Department ​at 312-814-9192 and ask for an EIS Tech or send an email to

Please note that there are limits on the number of participants for each session at each location. Sessions that fill up will not be displayed again. Please register for a session at least 1 week before it is to be held.

Register for a training session​

2020 EIS Summer Training Handout​PDF Document​​​

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