(20 ILCS 415/12c) (from Ch. 127, par. 63b112c)
    Sec. 12c. Counties over 3,000,000 - Department of Public Aid employees - Transfer to other employment. Any employee in any County Department of Public Aid in counties having a population of 3,000,000 inhabitants or more who has been certified in accordance with the terms and provisions of the law in relation to civil service in such counties and who is transferred to a comparable position of employment subject to the provisions of this Code shall have the same status in the Merit System established by this Code as he had in the civil service of such county. Such equivalent Merit System status shall not be granted if the employee to be transferred is subject to federal personnel merit standards published in the Federal Register and applicable to grant-in-aid programs established under Federal law unless the State employer first determines and certifies to the Director of Central Management Services that the employee meets the Federal standards.
(Source: P.A. 82-789.)