(20 ILCS 415/8b.3) (from Ch. 127, par. 63b108b.3)
    Sec. 8b.3. For the establishment of eligible lists for appointment and promotion, upon which lists shall be placed the names of successful candidates in order of their relative excellence in respective examinations. The Director may substitute rankings such as superior, excellent, well-qualified and qualified for numerical ratings and establish eligible lists accordingly. Such rules may provide for lists by area or location, by department or other agency, for removal of those not available for or refusing employment, for minimum and maximum duration of such lists, and for such other provisions as may be necessary to provide rapid and satisfactory service to the operating agencies. The Director may approve the written request of an agency or applicant to extend the eligibility of a qualified eligible candidate when the extension is necessary to assist in achieving affirmative action goals in employment. The extended period of eligibility shall not exceed the duration of the original period of eligibility and shall not be renewed. The rules may authorize removal of eligibles from lists if those eligibles fail to furnish evidence of availability upon forms sent to them by the Director.
(Source: P.A. 87-545.)