(15 ILCS 310/10a) (from Ch. 124, par. 110a)
    Sec. 10a. Jurisdiction A - classification and pay. For positions in the Office of the Secretary of State with respect to the classification and pay:
        (1) For the preparation, maintenance, and revision by
the Director, subject to approval by the Commission, of a position classification plan for all positions subject to this Act, based upon similarity of duties performed, responsibilities assigned, and conditions of employment so that the same schedule of pay may be equitably applied to all positions in the same class. Unless the Commission disapproves such classification plan or any revision thereof within 30 calendar days, the Director shall allocate every such position to one of the classes in the plan. Any employee affected by the allocation of a position to a class shall after filing with the Director of Personnel within 30 calendar days of the allocation a request for reconsideration thereof in such manner and form as the Director may prescribe, be given a reasonable opportunity to be heard by the Director. If the employee does not accept the decision of the Director he may, within 15 calendar days after receipt of the reconsidered decision, appeal to the Merit Commission.
        (2) For a pay plan to be prepared by the Director for
all employees subject to this Act. Such pay plan may include provisions for uniformity of starting pay, an increment plan, area differentials, a delay not to exceed one year in the reduction of the pay of employees whose positions are reduced in rank or grade by reallocation because of a loss of duties or responsibilities after their appointments to such positions, prevailing rates of wages in those classifications in which employers are now paying or may hereafter pay such rates of wage and other provisions. Such pay plan shall become effective only after it has been approved by the Secretary of State. Amendments to the pay plan will be made in the same manner. Such pay plan shall provide that each employee shall be paid at one of the rates set forth in the pay plan for the class of position in which he is employed. Such pay plan shall provide for a fair and reasonable compensation for services rendered.
(Source: P.A. 99-642, eff. 7-28-16.)