(15 ILCS 310/12)
(from Ch. 124, par. 112)
(a) Except as provided in subsection (b), employees of the Office of the Secretary of State - election
to public office - leave of absence - re-entry of service. Any person holding
a position in the Office of the Secretary of State, who is elected to public
office, shall, upon request, be granted a leave of absence, without pay,
from such position. The leave of absence shall continue so long as he or she remains
an elected officer or for a period of 5 years, whichever is shorter.
If such person files a written request with the Director of Personnel to
re-enter active service with the Office of the Secretary of State within
the 30 day period following the termination of his or her leave of absence he or she may be reinstated to his or her former position or a position
of comparable duties, responsibilities, and pay. The Office of the Secretary of State shall, by mail, notify an employee on leave of absence under this Section on the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly of the leave of absence change.
(b) Employees on leave of absence under this Section on the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly are subject to the following conditions:
(1) An employee whose leave of absence has not