(20 ILCS 415/8b.18) (from Ch. 127, par. 63b108b.18)
    Sec. 8b.18. Term Appointments. (a) Appointees for all positions not subject to paragraphs (1), (2), (3) and (6) of Section 4d in or above merit compensation grade 12 or its equivalent shall be appointed for a term of 4 years. During the term of such appointments, Jurisdictions A, B and C shall apply to such positions. When a term expires, the Director or Chairman of the Department, Board or Commission in which the position is located, shall terminate the incumbent or renew the term for another 4 year term. Failure to renew the term is not grievable or appealable to the Civil Service Commission.
    For the purpose of implementing the above Section, the Director of Central Management Services shall supply each such Director or Chairman with a list of employees selected randomly by social security numbers in his particular Department, Board or Commission who are in salary grades subject to this Section on February 1, 1980. Such list shall include 25% of all such employees in the Department, Board or Commission. Those employees shall only continue in State employment in those positions if an appointment is made pursuant to this Section by the Director or Chairman of that Department, Board or Commission.
    The same process shall occur on February 1, 1981, 1982 and 1983 with an additional 25% of the employees subject to this Section who are employed on January 1, 1980 being submitted by the Director of Central Management Services for appointment each year.
    New appointments to such positions after January 1, 1980 shall be appointed pursuant to this Section.
    The Director of Central Management Services may exempt specific positions in agencies receiving federal funds from the operation of this Section if he finds and reports to the Speaker of the House and the President of the Senate, after good faith negotiations, that such exemption is necessary to maintain the availability of federal funds.
    All positions, the duties and responsibilities of which are wholly professional but do not include policy-making or major administrative responsibilities and those positions which have either salaries at negotiated rates or salaries at prevailing rates shall be exempt from the provisions of this Section.
    (b) Beginning January 1, 1985 and thereafter, any incumbent holding probationary or certified status in a position in or above merit compensation grade 12 or its equivalent and subject to paragraph (1), (2), (3) or (6) of Section 4d shall be subject to review and appointment for a term of 4 years unless such incumbent has received an appointment or renewal under paragraph (a) of this Section. During the term of such appointment, Jurisdiction A, B and C shall apply to such incumbent. When a term expires, the Director or Chairman of the Department, Board or Commission in which the position is located, shall terminate the incumbent or renew the term for another 4 year term. Failure to renew the term is not grievable or appealable to the Civil Service Commission.
(Source: P.A. 83-1362; 83-1369; 83-1528.)