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15 ILCS 410/10b.1
(15 ILCS 410/10b.1)
(from Ch. 15, par. 426)
For open competitive examinations
to test the relative fitness of applicants for the respective positions.
Tests shall be designed to eliminate those who are not qualified for entrance
into the Office of the Comptroller and to discover the relative fitness
of those who are qualified. The Director may use any one of or any combination
of the following examination methods which in his judgment best serves this
end: investigation of education and experience; test of cultural knowledge;
test of capacity; test of knowledge; test of manual skill; test of linguistic
ability; test of character; test of physical skill; test of psychological
fitness. No person with a record of misdemeanor convictions except those
under Sections 11-1.50, 11-6, 11-7, 11-9, 11-14, 11-15, 11-17, 11-18, 11-19,
11-30, 11-35, 12-2, 12-6, 12-15, 14-4, 16-1, 21.1-3, 24-3.1, 24-5, 25-1, 28-3, 31-1,
31-4, 31-6, 31-7, 32-1, 32-2, 32-3, 32-4, and 32-8, subdivisions (a)(1) and (a)(2)(C) of Section 11-14.3, and sub-sections 1, 6 and
8 of Section 24-1 of the Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012, or arrested for any cause
but not convicted thereon shall be disqualified
from taking such examinations or subsequent appointment unless the person
is attempting to qualify for a position which entails financial
in which case the person's conviction or arrest record
may be considered as a factor in determining the person's fitness for the
position. All examinations shall be announced publicly at least 2 weeks
in advance of the date of examinations and may be advertised through the
press, radio or other media.
The Director may, at his or her discretion, accept the results of
conducted by any merit system established by Federal law or by the law of
any State, and may compile eligible lists therefrom or may add the names
of successful candidates in examinations conducted by those merit systems
to existing eligible lists in accordance with their respective ratings.
No person who is a non-resident of the State of Illinois may be appointed
from those eligible lists, however, unless the requirement that applicants
be residents of the State of Illinois is waived by the Director of Human
and unless there are less than 3 Illinois residents available for appointment
from the appropriate eligible list. The results of the examinations conducted
by other merit systems may not be used unless they are comparable in difficulty
and comprehensiveness to examinations conducted by the Department of Human
for similar positions. Special linguistic options may also be established
where deemed appropriate.
(Source: P.A. 96-1551, eff. 7-1-11; 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13.)