(20 ILCS 415/12e)
Chicago Crime Laboratory employees.
(a) The Department of State Police, in consultation with the Department of
Central Management Services, may enter into an intergovernmental agreement with
the City of Chicago with respect to the hiring, classification, compensation,
merit and fitness, and conditions of employment of former employees of the
Chicago Police Department Crime Laboratory Division who are hired by the
Department of State Police to work in its Chicago Forensic Science Laboratory
in connection with the supervision of forensic scientists or the analysis of
physical evidence. The agreement may provide for exceptions to the
requirements of this Code (other than this Section) and to the rules adopted
under this Code.
(b) Any agreement entered into under this Section shall, at a minimum,
include the following provisions for affected employees:
(1) Persons applying for a position must go through a
selection process established by the Department of State Police and must meet the Department of Central Management Service's requirements for that position.
(2) Persons hired for a position must go through the
appropriate background investigation and pass the required drug screening and polygraph tests.
(3) The employee's period of service as a Chicago
Police Department employee shall be considered for purposes of determining the appropriate level of compensation.
(4) The employee's period of service as a Chicago
Police Department employee shall not be included in calculating the employee's continuous State service or seniority for purposes of collective bargaining provisions.
(5) Although not included in the calculation of
continuous State service, the employee's entire period of service as an employee of the City of Chicago shall be considered for purposes of determining the rate of accrual of vacation.
(6) The employee may carry over unused and
uncompensated sick leave accumulated as an employee of the City of Chicago, but this sick leave (i) may be used only after sick leave earned as a State employee has been exhausted, (ii) shall not be convertible to cash upon retirement or other separation from service, and (iii) shall not be considered sick time for purposes of establishing credit under the Illinois Pension Code.
(c) The special provisions relating to hiring, classification, compensation,
merit and fitness, and conditions of employment established by
intergovernmental agreement under this Section apply only to persons who were
employed, at some time between June 30, 1995 and the takeover date, by the
Chicago Police Department Crime Laboratory Division in connection with forensic
or crime laboratory functions that are being transferred to and will be
performed by the State under the intergovernmental agreement, and who become
employed by the Illinois Department of State Police on or after July 1, 1995
but no later than 6 months after the takeover date to perform services relating
to those functions.
(d) For the purposes of this Section, "takeover date" means the date upon
which the Illinois Department of State Police assumes and becomes responsible
for performing the crime laboratory functions that are transferred to the
Department from the Chicago Police Department Crime Laboratory Division under
the intergovernmental agreement authorized by this Section.
(Source: P.A. 89-246, eff. 8-4-95.)