(15 ILCS 510/9a) (from Ch. 130, par. 109a)
    Sec. 9a. Classification and pay. For positions in the Office with respect to the classification and pay:
    (1) For the preparation, maintenance and revision by the Division, subject to approval by the Board, of a position classification plan for all positions subject to this Code, 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 Board disapproves such classification plan or any revision thereof within 30 calendar days, the Division 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 Division within 30 calendar days of the allocation of a request for reconsideration thereof in such manner and form as the Division may prescribe, be given a reasonable opportunity to be heard. If the employee does not accept the decision he may, within 15 calendar days after receipt of the reconsidered decision, appeal to the Board.
    (2) For a pay plan to be prepared by the Division for all employees subject to this Code. Such pay plan may include provisions for uniformity of starting pay, an increment plan, area differentials, 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 Treasurer. Amendments to the pay plan shall 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. 85-1167.)