(20 ILCS 415/12a)
(from Ch. 127, par. 63b112a)
Certification of payrolls.
(1) No state disbursing or auditing officer
shall make or approve or take any part in making or approving any payment
for personal service to any person holding a position in the State service
subject to this Act with the exception of those exempt under Section 4c
unless the payroll voucher or account of such pay bears the certification
of the Director, or of his authorized agent that there has not been a
determination made by the Department that any person named in the payroll
voucher or account of such pay was not appointed and employed in accordance
with the provisions of this law and rules, regulations, and orders thereunder.
Such certification shall be based either upon verification of the
individual items in each payroll period or upon procedures developed for
avoiding unnecessary repetitive verification when other evidence of
compliance with applicable laws and rules is available. Such procedures may
be based either upon a continuation of payroll preparation by individual
agencies or upon the use of a central payroll preparation unit. The
Director may for proper cause withhold certification or approval from an
entire payroll or from any specific item or items thereon.
(2) On and after July 1, 1957, any citizen may maintain a suit to
restrain a disbursing officer from making any payment in contravention of
any provisions of this law, rule, or order thereunder. Any sum paid
contrary to any provision of this law or of any rule, regulation, or order
thereunder may be recovered in an action maintained by any citizen, from
any officer who made, approved, or authorized such payment or who signed a
voucher, payroll, check or warrant for such payment, or from the sureties
on the official bond of any such officer. All moneys recovered in any such
action shall be paid into the State treasury.
(Source: P.A. 89-77, eff. 6-30-95