(20 ILCS 415/17)
(from Ch. 127, par. 63b117)
of Present Employees.
Employees holding positions in the State service herein shall continue
under the following conditions:
(1) Employees who have been appointed as a result of having passed
examinations in existing merit systems, and who have satisfactorily passed
their probationary period, or who have been promoted in accordance with the
rules thereunder, shall be continued without further examination, but shall
be otherwise subject to the provisions of this Act and the rules made
pursuant to it.
(2) All other such employees shall be continued in their respective
positions if they pass a qualifying examination prescribed by the Director
prior to October 1, 1958, and satisfactorily complete their respective
probationary periods. Employees in federally aided programs, which on July
1, 1956, were subject to Federal merit system standards, who have not been
appointed from registers established as result of merit system examinations
shall qualify through open competitive examinations for their positions and
certification from the resulting registers. Those who fail to qualify as
provided herein shall be dismissed from their positions. Nothing herein
precludes the reclassification or reallocation as provided by this Act of
any position held by any such incumbent.
(Source: P.A. 76-628.)