(70 ILCS 3615/3B.05)
(from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 703B.05)
Appointment of officers and employees.
The Commuter Rail
Board shall appoint an Executive Director who shall
be the chief executive officer of the Division, appointed, retained or dismissed
with the concurrence of 8
of the directors of the Commuter Rail Board.
The Executive Director shall appoint, retain and employ officers, attorneys,
agents, engineers, employees and shall organize the staff, shall allocate
their functions and duties, fix compensation and conditions of employment,
and consistent with the policies
of and direction from the Commuter Rail Board take all actions necessary
to achieve its purposes, fulfill its responsibilities and carry out its
powers, and shall have
such other powers and responsibilities as the Commuter Rail Board shall
determine. The Executive Director shall be an individual of proven transportation
and management skills and may not be a member of the Commuter Rail Board.
The Division may employ its own professional management personnel to provide
professional and technical expertise concerning its purposes and powers
and to assist it in assessing the performance of transportation agencies
in the metropolitan region.
No unlawful discrimination, as defined and prohibited in the Illinois Human
Rights Act, shall be made in any term or aspect of employment nor shall
there be discrimination based upon political reasons or factors. The Commuter
Rail Board shall establish regulations to insure that its discharges shall
not be arbitrary and that hiring and promotion are based on merit.
The Division shall be subject to the "Illinois Human Rights Act", as now
or hereafter amended, and the remedies and procedure established thereunder.
The Commuter Rail Board shall file an affirmative action program for employment
by it with the Department of Human Rights to ensure that applicants are
employed and that employees are treated during employment, without regard
to unlawful discrimination. Such affirmative action program shall include
provisions relating to hiring, upgrading, demotion, transfer, recruitment,
recruitment advertising, selection for training and rates of pay or other
forms of compensation.
(Source: P.A. 95-708, eff. 1-18-08.)