(220 ILCS 5/4-602)
    Sec. 4-602. Electric utility workforce study.
    (a) The Commission shall conduct a comprehensive workforce analysis study of each electric utility to determine the adequacy of the total in-house staffing in each job classification or job title critical to maintaining quality reliability and restoring service in each electric utility's service territory. Each report shall contain a yearly detailed comparison beginning with 1995 and ending in 2006 of each electric utility's ratio of:
        (1) in-house workers, commonly referred to as
"linemen", to customers;
        (2) customer service call-center employees to
customers; and
        (3) meter service or repair employees to customers.
    The ratios shall be reported from each utility's named service area, district, division, outlying area, village, municipality, reporting point, or region. The analysis shall determine the total number of contractor employees for the same time frame and shall be conducted in the same manner as the in-house analysis.
    (b) The Commission may hold public hearings while conducting the analysis to assist in the adequacy of the study. The Commission must hold public hearings on the study and present the results to the General Assembly no later than January 1, 2009.
    (c) An electric utility shall bear the costs of issuing any reports required by this Section and it shall not be entitled to recovery of any costs incurred in complying with this Section.
(Source: P.A. 95-81, eff. 8-13-07.)