(20 ILCS 415/4b) (from Ch. 127, par. 63b104b)
    Sec. 4b. Extension of jurisdiction. Any or all of the three forms of jurisdiction of the Department may be extended to the positions not initially covered by this Act under a department, board, commission, institution, or other independent agency in the executive, legislative, or judicial branch of State government, or to a major administrative division, service, or office thereof by the following process:
    (1) The officer or officers legally charged with control over the appointments to positions in a department, board, commission, institution, or other independent agency in the executive, legislative, or judicial branch of State government, or to a major administrative division, service, or office thereof, may request in writing to the Governor the extension of any or all of the three forms of jurisdiction of the Department to such named group of positions.
    (2) The Governor, if he concurs with the request, may forward the request to the Director of Central Management Services.
    (3) The Director shall survey the practicability of the requested extension of the jurisdiction or jurisdictions of the Department, approve or disapprove same, and notify the Civil Service Commission of his decision. If he should approve the request he shall submit rules to accomplish such extension to the Civil Service Commission.
    (4) Such an extension of jurisdiction of the Department of Central Management Services may be terminated by the same process of amendment to the rules at any time after four years from its original effective date.
    (5) Employees in positions to which jurisdiction B is extended pursuant to this section shall be continued in their respective positions provided that they pass a qualifying examination prescribed by the Director within 6 months after such jurisdiction is extended to such positions, and provided they satisfactorily complete their respective probationary periods. Such qualifying examinations shall be of the same kind as those required for entrance examinations for comparable positions. Appointments of such employees shall be without regard to eligible lists and without regard to the provisions of this Code requiring the appointment of the person standing among the three highest on the appropriate eligible list to fill a vacancy or from the highest category ranking group if the list is by rankings instead of numerical ratings. Nothing herein shall preclude the reclassification or reallocation as provided by this Act of any position held by any such incumbent.
(Source: P.A. 82-789.)