TITLE 4: DISCRIMINATION PROCEDURES
CHAPTER XLII: AUDITOR GENERAL
PART 1125 AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE
SECTION 1125.50 REVIEW AT THE FINAL LEVEL
Section 1125.50 Review at the Final Level
a) If the grievance has not been resolved at the ADA Coordinator Level to the satisfaction of the complainant, the complainant may submit a copy of the grievance form and the ADA Coordinator's response to the Auditor General for final review within 10 days after receipt of the ADA Coordinator's written response. The ADA Coordinator's written response is deemed received by complainant 5 business days after mailing. The complainant shall submit these documents to the Auditor General, together with a short written statement explaining the reasons for dissatisfaction with the ADA Coordinator's written response. The Auditor General will extend the period for submitting the review request and supporting documents for up to 10 additional days upon complainant's request.
b) The Auditor General shall appoint a 3 member panel to review the grievance at the Final Level (the Review Panel). One member so appointed shall be designated chairperson. The ADA Coordinator, or any representative of the ADA Coordinator, who conducted the investigation at the ADA Coordinator Level, may not be a member of the Review Panel.
c) The complainant shall be afforded an opportunity to appear before the Review Panel. The Review Panel shall review the ADA Coordinator's written response and may conduct interviews and seek advice as it deems appropriate.
d) The Review Panel shall approve, disapprove or modify the recommendation of the ADA Coordinator, shall render a decision on the recommendation in writing within 30 days, shall state the basis of the decision, and shall cause a copy of the decision to be served on the parties. The Review Panel's decision shall be final. If the Review Panel disapproves or modifies the ADA Coordinator's recommendations, the Review Panel shall include written reasons for disapproval or modification.
e) The grievance form, the ADA Coordinator's response, the statement of reasons for dissatisfaction, and the decision of the Review Panel shall be maintained in accordance with the State Records Act [5 ILCS 160], or as otherwise required by law.
(Source: Amended at 33 Ill. Reg. 5371, effective April 6, 2009)