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(15 ILCS 410/) Comptroller Merit Employment Code.

15 ILCS 410/1

    (15 ILCS 410/1) (from Ch. 15, par. 401)
    Sec. 1. Title. This Act shall be known and may be cited as the Comptroller Merit Employment Code, and shall apply to employment within the Office of the Comptroller of the State of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 80-1397.)

15 ILCS 410/2

    (15 ILCS 410/2) (from Ch. 15, par. 402)
    Sec. 2. Purpose. The purpose of the Comptroller Merit Employment Code is to establish for the Office of the Comptroller a system of personnel administration based upon merit principles and scientific methods.
(Source: P.A. 80-1397.)

15 ILCS 410/3

    (15 ILCS 410/3) (from Ch. 15, par. 403)
    Sec. 3. Definitions. For the purpose of this Act, unless the context indicates otherwise, the following words shall have the meanings ascribed to them as follows:
    "Commission". The Merit Commission created by this Act.
    "Department". Department of Human Resources of the Office of the Comptroller.
    "Director". Director of the Department of Human Resources of the Office of the Comptroller.
    "Organizational entity". An entity directly subordinate to the Comptroller.
(Source: P.A. 90-24, eff. 6-20-97.)

15 ILCS 410/4

    (15 ILCS 410/4) (from Ch. 15, par. 404)
    Sec. 4. Organization. There is created in the Office of the Comptroller:
    (a) a Department of Human Resources, headed by a Director, which shall be a department of the Office of the Comptroller with primary responsibility for personnel transactions; and
    (b) a Merit Commission.
(Source: P.A. 90-24, eff. 6-20-97.)

15 ILCS 410/5

    (15 ILCS 410/5) (from Ch. 15, par. 405)
    Sec. 5. Jurisdictions; exemptions. All offices and positions of employment in the Office of the Comptroller shall be subject to this Act unless specifically exempted herein.
(Source: P.A. 80-1397.)

15 ILCS 410/5a

    (15 ILCS 410/5a) (from Ch. 15, par. 406)
    Sec. 5a. Definition of jurisdictions. There are created 3 separate areas of jurisdiction of the Department, as follows:
    (1) Jurisdiction A, with respect to the classification and compensation of positions in the Office of the Comptroller.
    (2) Jurisdiction B, with respect to the positions in the Office of the Comptroller to which persons must hold appointments on a basis of merit and fitness.
    (3) Jurisdiction C, with respect to conditions of employment in the Office of the Comptroller.
(Source: P.A. 80-1397.)

15 ILCS 410/5b

    (15 ILCS 410/5b) (from Ch. 15, par. 407)
    Sec. 5b. General exemptions. The following positions in the Office of the Comptroller shall be exempt from jurisdictions A, B and C, unless such jurisdictions shall be extended as provided in this Act;
    (1) The Comptroller and Deputy Comptrollers.
    (2) The personal secretaries and administrative assistants to the Comptroller and Deputy Comptrollers.
    (3) Persons exercising substantial executive or administrative functions who have, as their primary responsibility, the operation of an organizational entity in the Office of the Comptroller.
    (4) Licensed attorneys in positions as legal or technical advisors, except in those positions paid from federal funds if such exemption is inconsistent with federal requirements.
(Source: P.A. 80-1397.)

15 ILCS 410/5c

    (15 ILCS 410/5c) (from Ch. 15, par. 408)
    Sec. 5c. Partial exemptions. The following positions in the Office of the Comptroller are exempt from jurisdictions A, B and C to the extent stated for each unless these jurisdictions are extended as provided in this Act:
    (1) The Merit Commission, upon written recommendation of the Director, shall exempt from jurisdiction B other positions which, in the judgment of the Commission, are by their nature highly confidential or involve principal administrative responsibility for the determination of policy or principal administrative responsibility for the way in which policies are carried out, except in those positions paid from federal funds if such exemption is inconsistent with federal requirements.
    (2) The personal secretaries and chief deputy to persons exempted under paragraph (3) of Section 5b of this Act are exempt from jurisdiction B, unless such exemption is inconsistent with federal requirements in those positions paid from federal funds.
(Source: P.A. 80-1397.)

15 ILCS 410/6

    (15 ILCS 410/6) (from Ch. 15, par. 409)
    Sec. 6. Director - appointment - qualifications. The Department of Human Resources shall have an officer at its head who shall be known as the Director. He or she shall be appointed by the Comptroller, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. The Director shall be a person who shall have had practical working experience in the field of personnel administration. The director shall be selected for appointment from among those persons who for the two years next preceding the appointment have not been members of any local, state or national committee of a political party; or officers or members of any standing committee of a political party; or officers or members of standing committees of any partisan political group or organization. Nor shall the appointee during his or her tenure as Director become a member of any local, state or national committee of a political party or an officer or member of standing committees or any partisan political group or organization.
(Source: P.A. 90-24, eff. 6-20-97.)

15 ILCS 410/6a

    (15 ILCS 410/6a) (from Ch. 15, par. 410)
    Sec. 6a. Director - powers and duties. The Director shall have the following duties and responsibilities:
    (1) To apply and carry out this law and the rules adopted hereunder.
    (2) To attend meetings of the Commission.
    (3) To establish and maintain a roster of all employees subject to this Act, in which there shall be set forth, as to each employee, the class, title, pay status, and other pertinent data.
    (4) Subject to such exemptions or modifications as may be necessary to assure the continuity of federal contributions for positions paid from federal funds, to make appointments to vacancies; to approve all written charges seeking discharge, demotion, or other disciplinary measures provided in this Act and to approve transfers of employees from one geographical area to another in the State.
    (5) To formulate and administer office wide policies and programs for the improvement of employee effectiveness, including training, safety, health, incentive recognition, counseling, welfare and employee relations.
    (6) To conduct negotiations affecting pay, hours of work, or other working conditions of employees subject to this Act.
    (7) To investigate from time to time the operation and effect of this law and the rules made thereunder and to report his or her findings and recommendations to the Commission and the Comptroller.
    (8) To make such reports as he or she may consider desirable, to the Commission and the Comptroller or as the Comptroller or Commission may request.
    (9) To enter into agreements with professional or educational organizations or the Illinois State Department of Central Management Services for the purpose of obtaining professional or technical assistance in the administration of this Act.
    (10) To perform any other lawful acts necessary or desirable to carry out the purposes and provisions of this law.
(Source: P.A. 90-24, eff. 6-20-97.)

15 ILCS 410/6b

    (15 ILCS 410/6b) (from Ch. 15, par. 411)
    Sec. 6b. Certification of payrolls. On or after the effective date of this Act, no State disbursing or auditing officer shall make or approve or take part in making or approving any payment for personal service to any person holding a position in the Office of the Comptroller subject to this Act with the exception of those exempt under Section 5b unless the payroll voucher or account of such pay bears the certification of the Director, or of his authorized agent, that each person named therein has been appointed and employed in accordance with the provisions of this law, and rules, regulations and orders thereunder.
(Source: P.A. 80-1397.)

15 ILCS 410/7

    (15 ILCS 410/7) (from Ch. 15, par. 412)
    Sec. 7. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 80-1397. Repealed by P.A. 89-511, eff. 1-1-97.)

15 ILCS 410/7a

    (15 ILCS 410/7a) (from Ch. 15, par. 413)
    Sec. 7a. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 80-1397. Repealed by P.A. 89-511, eff. 1-1-97.)

15 ILCS 410/7b

    (15 ILCS 410/7b) (from Ch. 15, par. 414)
    Sec. 7b. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 85-621. Repealed by P.A. 89-511, eff. 1-1-97.)

15 ILCS 410/7c

    (15 ILCS 410/7c) (from Ch. 15, par. 415)
    Sec. 7c. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 80-1397. Repealed by P.A. 89-511, eff. 1-1-97.)

15 ILCS 410/8

    (15 ILCS 410/8) (from Ch. 15, par. 416)
    Sec. 8. Merit Commission. There shall be a Merit Commission for the Office of the Comptroller, composed of 3 members appointed by the Comptroller, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. The members of the Commission shall be persons in sympathy with the application of merit principles to public employment in the Office of the Comptroller. Not more than 2 members may be affiliated with the same political party.
(Source: P.A. 81-1139.)

15 ILCS 410/8a

    (15 ILCS 410/8a) (from Ch. 15, par. 417)
    Sec. 8a. Terms, compensation. Members of the Merit Commission shall be initially appointed as follows:
    (1) One member to serve until the third Monday of January, 1980, and until his successor is appointed; and
    (2) One member to serve until the third Monday of January, 1982, and until his successor is appointed; and
    (3) One member to serve until the third Monday of January, 1984, and until his successor is appointed.
    As terms of members so appointed expire, their successors shall be appointed for terms to expire the third Monday in January 6 years thereafter, or until their successors are appointed with the advice and consent of the Senate.
    A member of the Commission shall be appointed as Chairman by the Comptroller for a two-year term. The Comptroller may appoint the Chairman for consecutive terms.
    The Comptroller may appoint a person to fill a vacancy occurring prior to the expiration of a six year term for the remainder of the unexpired term with the advice and consent of the Senate.
    Members of the Commission shall be paid $100 for each day they are engaged in the business of the Commission and shall be reimbursed for their expenses when engaged in such business.
(Source: P.A. 80-1397.)

15 ILCS 410/8b

    (15 ILCS 410/8b) (from Ch. 15, par. 418)
    Sec. 8b. Meetings. The Merit Commission shall meet periodically in accordance with a schedule established by the chairman and at such other times as necessary, upon a three-day written notice. Two members shall constitute a quorum.
(Source: P.A. 80-1397.)

15 ILCS 410/8c

    (15 ILCS 410/8c) (from Ch. 15, par. 419)
    Sec. 8c. Duties and powers of the Commission. The Merit Commission, in addition to any other duties prescribed in this Act, shall have the following duties and powers:
    (1) Upon written recommendations by the Director to exempt from jurisdiction B of this Act positions which, in the judgment of the Commission, are by their nature highly confidential or involve principal administrative responsibility for the determination of policy or principal administrative responsibility for the way in which policies are carried out.
    (2) To require such special reports from the Director as it may consider desirable.
    (3) To disapprove original rules or any part thereof and any amendment thereof within 30 calendar days after the submission of such rules to the Merit Commission by the Director.
    (4) To disapprove within 30 calendar days from date of submission the position classification plan and any revisions thereof submitted by the Director as provided in the rules.
    (5) To hear appeals of employees who do not accept the allocation of their positions under the classification plan.
    (6) To hear and approve or disapprove written charges filed seeking the discharge or demotion of employees or suspension totaling more than 30 calendar days in any 12 month period, as provided in Section 9, appeals as provided in Section 9a of this Act, and appeals from transfers from one geographical area in the state to another, and in connection therewith to administer oaths, subpoena witnesses and compel the production of books and papers.
    (7) To make an annual report regarding the work of the Commission to the Comptroller, such report to be a public record.
    (8) If any violation of this Act is found, the Commission shall direct compliance in writing.
    (9) To appoint such employees, experts and special assistants as may be necessary to carry out the powers and duties of the commission under this Act. Employees, experts and special assistants so appointed by the Commission shall be subject to jurisdictions A, B and C of this Act.
    (10) To make rules to carry out and implement their powers and duties under this Act, with authority to amend such rules from time to time.
(Source: P.A. 90-24 eff. 6-20-97.)

15 ILCS 410/9

    (15 ILCS 410/9) (from Ch. 15, par. 420)
    Sec. 9. Hearings - disciplinary action. No certified officer or employee under jurisdiction B, relating to merit and fitness, who has been appointed under the rules and after examination, shall be removed, discharged or demoted, or suspended for a period of more than 30 calendar days, except for cause, upon written charges approved by the Director, and after an opportunity to be heard in his own defense if he makes written request to the Commission within 15 calendar days after the serving of the written charges upon him. Upon the receipt of such a request for hearing, the Commission shall grant a hearing within 30 calendar days. The time and place of the hearing shall be fixed by the Commission, and due notice thereof shall be given the Director and the employee. The hearing shall be public, and the officer or employee is entitled to call witnesses in his own defense and to have the aid of counsel. The finding of the Commission shall be rendered within 60 calendar days after the receipt of the transcript of the proceedings. If the finding and decision is not rendered within 60 calendar days after receipt of the transcript of the proceedings, the employee shall be considered to be reinstated and shall receive full compensation for the period for which he was suspended. The finding and decision of the Commission or officer or board appointed by it to conduct such investigation, when approved by the Commission, shall be certified to the Director, and shall be forthwith enforced by the Director. In making its finding and decision, or in approving the finding and decision of some officer or board appointed by it to conduct such investigation the Merit Commission may, for disciplinary purposes, suspend an employee for a period of time not to exceed 90 calendar days, and in no event to exceed a period of 120 calendar days from the date of any suspension of such employee, pending investigation of such charges. If the Commission certifies a decision that an officer or employee is to be retained in his position and if it does not order a suspension for disciplinary purposes, the officer or employee shall receive full compensation for any period during which he was suspended pending the investigation of the charges.
    Nothing in this Section shall limit the authority to suspend an employee for a reasonable period not exceeding 30 calendar days.
(Source: P.A. 90-24, eff. 6-20-97.)

15 ILCS 410/9a

    (15 ILCS 410/9a) (from Ch. 15, par. 421)
    Sec. 9a. Hearings - transaction used as subterfuge for discharge. A certified employee who believes that he or she has been separated from employment in the Office of the Comptroller by a personnel transaction used as a subterfuge for discharge may, within 15 calendar days after the final decision of the Director on the transaction, appeal in writing to the Commission. The appeal must allege specific facts which, if proven, would establish a prima facie case that the employee was in effect discharged contrary to and in violation of the requirements of Section 9 of this Act. Any appeal which fails to allege sufficient and specific facts to support the allegation may be summarily dismissed by the Commission. The Commission in due exercise of its discretion may make its decision on the appeal after an investigation of the allegations or it may order a hearing held on any disputed issues of fact or law. In any hearing called under the provisions of this section to resolve a dispute of fact, the employee has the burden of establishing by the introduction of competent evidence a prima facie case proving that the employee was pretextually discharged. Nothing in this section shall be construed to preclude employees from timely asserting other rights given to them under this Act.
(Source: P.A. 90-24, eff. 6-20-97.)

15 ILCS 410/9b

    (15 ILCS 410/9b) (from Ch. 15, par. 422)
    Sec. 9b. Administrative review. All final administrative decisions of the Merit Commission shall be subject to judicial review pursuant to the provisions of the Administrative Review Law, as heretofore or hereafter amended. The term "administrative decision" is defined as in Section 3-101 of the Code of Civil Procedure.
(Source: P.A. 82-783.)

15 ILCS 410/10

    (15 ILCS 410/10) (from Ch. 15, par. 423)
    Sec. 10. Rules. The Director shall prepare and submit to the Merit Commission proposed rules for all positions and employees subject to this Act. Such rules or any part thereof shall have the force and effect of law. Copies of all such rules, and of all changes therein, duly certified by the Director, shall be filed in the Office of the Secretary of State. Except as otherwise provided in this Section, rules shall be adopted as provided in the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act. After a hearing thereon, proposed new rules or amendments may be revised by the Director without further hearing to incorporate changes suggested at such public hearing, and the Director may submit same to the Merit Commission with or without revision. If proposed new rules or amendments so submitted are not disapproved by the Commission within 30 calendar days after the Commission's receipt thereof, they may be filed by the Director in the Office of the Secretary of State, and shall thereafter have the force and effect of law, subject to the provisions of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act.
    The rules and amendments thereto shall include provisions as specified in Sections 10a through 10e.
(Source: P.A. 90-24, eff. 6-20-97.)

15 ILCS 410/10a

    (15 ILCS 410/10a) (from Ch. 15, par. 424)
    Sec. 10a. Jurisdiction A - classification and pay. For positions in the Office of the Comptroller with respect to the classification and pay:
    (1) For the preparation, maintenance and revision by the Director, subject to approval by the Commission, of a position classification plan for all positions subject to this Act, based upon similarity of duties performed, responsibilities assigned, and conditions of employment so that the same schedule of pay may be equitably applied to all positions in the same class. Unless the Commission disapproves such classification plan or any revision thereof within 30 calendar days, the Director shall allocate every such position to one of the classes in the plan. Any employee affected by the allocation of a position to a class shall after filing with the Director within 30 calendar days of the allocation a request for reconsideration thereof in such manner and form as the Director may prescribe, be given a reasonable opportunity to be heard by the Director. If the employee does not accept the decision of the Director he may, within 15 calendar days after receipt of the reconsidered decision, appeal to the Merit Commission.
    (2) For a pay plan to be prepared by the Director for all employees subject to this Act. Such pay plan may include provisions for uniformity of starting pay, an increment plan, area differentials, a delay not to exceed one year in the reduction of the pay of employees whose positions are reduced in rank or grade by reallocation because of a loss of duties or responsibilities after their appointments to such positions, prevailing rates of wages in those classifications in which employers are now paying or may hereafter pay such rates of wage and other provisions. Such pay plan shall become effective only after it has been approved by the Comptroller. Amendments to the pay plan will be made in the same manner. Such pay plan shall provide that each employee shall be paid at one of the rates set forth in the pay plan for the class of position in which he is employed. Such pay plan shall provide for a fair and reasonable compensation for services rendered.
(Source: P.A. 90-24, eff. 6-20-97.)

15 ILCS 410/10b

    (15 ILCS 410/10b) (from Ch. 15, par. 425)
    Sec. 10b. Jurisdiction B - merit and fitness. For positions in the Office of the Comptroller with respect to selection and tenure on a basis of merit and fitness, those matters specified in Sections 10b.1 through 10b.17.
(Source: P.A. 80-1397.)

15 ILCS 410/10b.1

    (15 ILCS 410/10b.1) (from Ch. 15, par. 426)
    Sec. 10b.1. Competitive examinations. 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 responsibilities, 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 competitive examinations 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 Resources 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 Resources 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.)

15 ILCS 410/10b.2

    (15 ILCS 410/10b.2) (from Ch. 15, par. 427)
    Sec. 10b.2. Promotions. For promotions which shall give consideration to the applicant's qualifications and performance record, seniority and conduct. An advancement in rank or grade to a vacant position constitutes a promotion.
(Source: P.A. 80-1397.)

15 ILCS 410/10b.3

    (15 ILCS 410/10b.3) (from Ch. 15, par. 428)
    Sec. 10b.3. Eligible lists. For the establishment of eligible lists for appointment to positions in the Office of the Comptroller upon which lists shall be placed the names of successful candidates in order of their relative excellence in the respective examinations. The Director may establish eligible lists by numerical ratings or rankings such as superior, excellent, qualified or well-qualified. Such rules may provide for lists by area or location, 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.
(Source: P.A. 80-1397.)

15 ILCS 410/10b.4

    (15 ILCS 410/10b.4) (from Ch. 15, par. 429)
    Sec. 10b.4. Rejection of candidates or eligibles. For the rejection of candidates or eligibles who fail to comply with reasonable, previously specified job requirements of the Director in regard to such factors as physical and psychological condition, training and experience; who have been guilty of infamous or disgraceful conduct; who are addicted to alcohol to excess or to controlled substances; or who have attempted any deception or fraud in connection with an examination.
(Source: P.A. 80-1397.)

15 ILCS 410/10b.5

    (15 ILCS 410/10b.5) (from Ch. 15, par. 430)
    Sec. 10b.5. Appointments. For the appointment of a person standing among the 3 highest on the appropriate eligible list to fill a vacancy, or from the highest ranking group if the list is by rankings instead of numerical ratings, except as otherwise provided in paragraph (2) of Section 5c and Section 16 of this Act. If there are fewer than 3 persons in the highest ranking group, appointment may be made from the next lower group.
(Source: P.A. 80-1397.)

15 ILCS 410/10b.6

    (15 ILCS 410/10b.6) (from Ch. 15, par. 431)
    Sec. 10b.6. Period of probation. For a period of probation not to exceed six months before appointment or promotion is complete, and during which period a probationer may, with the consent of the Director, be discharged or reduced in class or rank, or replaced on the eligible list.
(Source: P.A. 90-24, eff. 6-20-97.)

15 ILCS 410/10b.7

    (15 ILCS 410/10b.7) (from Ch. 15, par. 432)
    Sec. 10b.7. For the granting of appropriate preference in entrance examinations to qualified persons who have been members of the armed forces of the United States or to qualified persons who, while citizens of the United States, were members of the armed forces of allies of the United States in time of hostilities with a foreign country, and to certain other persons as set forth in this Section.
    (a) As used in this Section:
        (1) "Time of hostilities with a foreign country"
    
means any period of time in the past, present, or future during which a declaration of war by the United States Congress has been or is in effect or during which an emergency condition has been or is in effect that is recognized by the issuance of a Presidential proclamation or a Presidential executive order and in which the armed forces expeditionary medal or other campaign service medals are awarded according to Presidential executive order.
        (2) "Armed forces of the United States" means the
    
United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard. Service in the Merchant Marine that constitutes active duty under Section 401 of federal Public Law 95-202 shall also be considered service in the Armed Forces of the United States for purposes of this Section.
    (b) The preference granted under this Section shall be in the form of points added to the final grades of the persons if they otherwise qualify and are entitled to appear on the list of those eligible for appointments.
    (c) A veteran is qualified for a preference of 10 points if the veteran currently holds proof of a service connected disability from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs or an allied country or if the veteran is a recipient of the Purple Heart.
    (d) A veteran who has served during a time of hostilities with a foreign country is qualified for a preference of 5 points if the veteran served under one or more of the following conditions:
        (1) The veteran served a total of at least 6 months,
    
or
        (2) The veteran served for the duration of
    
hostilities regardless of the length of engagement, or
        (3) The veteran was discharged on the basis of
    
hardship, or
        (4) The veteran was released from active duty because
    
of a service connected disability and was discharged under honorable conditions.
    (e) A person not eligible for a preference under subsection (c) or (d) is qualified for a preference of 3 points if the person has served in the armed forces of the United States, the Illinois National Guard, or any reserve component of the armed forces of the United States and the person: (1) served for at least 6 months and has been discharged under honorable conditions or (2) has been discharged on the ground of hardship or (3) was released from active duty because of a service connected disability. An active member of the National Guard or a reserve component of the armed forces of the United States is eligible for the preference if the member meets the service requirements of this subsection (e).
    (f) The rank order of persons entitled to a preference on eligible lists shall be determined on the basis of their augmented ratings. When the Director establishes eligible lists on the basis of category ratings such as "superior", "excellent", "well-qualified", and "qualified", the veteran eligibles in each such category shall be preferred for appointment before the non-veteran eligibles in the same category.
    (g) Employees in positions covered by jurisdiction B who, while in good standing, leave to engage in military service during a period of hostility, shall be given credit for seniority purposes for time served in the armed forces.
    (h) A surviving unremarried spouse of a veteran who suffered a service connected death or the spouse of a veteran who suffered a service connected disability that prevents the veteran from qualifying for civil service employment shall be entitled to the same preference to which the veteran would have been entitled under this Section.
    (i) A preference shall also be given to the following individuals: 10 points for one parent of an unmarried veteran who suffered a service connected death or a service connected disability that prevents the veteran from qualifying for civil service employment. The first parent to receive a civil service appointment shall be the parent entitled to the preference.
(Source: P.A. 87-796.)

15 ILCS 410/10b.8

    (15 ILCS 410/10b.8) (from Ch. 15, par. 433)
    Sec. 10b.8. Emergency appointments. For emergency appointments to any position in the Office of the Comptroller for a period not to exceed 90 calendar days, to meet emergency situations. Emergency appointments may be made without regard to eligible lists but may not be renewed.
(Source: P.A. 80-1397.)

15 ILCS 410/10b.9

    (15 ILCS 410/10b.9) (from Ch. 15, par. 434)
    Sec. 10b.9. Temporary appointments. For temporary appointments for a period not to exceed 6 months out of any 12 month period to any position in the Office of the Comptroller determined to be temporary or seasonal in nature by the Director.
(Source: P.A. 90-24, eff. 6-20-97.)

15 ILCS 410/10b.10

    (15 ILCS 410/10b.10) (from Ch. 15, par. 435)
    Sec. 10b.10. Provisional appointments. For provisional appointments for a period not to exceed 6 months out of any 12 month period to a position without competitive examination when there is no appropriate eligible list available.
(Source: P.A. 80-1397.)

15 ILCS 410/10b.11

    (15 ILCS 410/10b.11) (from Ch. 15, par. 436)
    Sec. 10b.11. Transfers. For transfer from a position to a similar position involving similar qualifications, duties, responsibilities and salary ranges. If a transfer is from one geographical location in the State to another, and the employee has not requested such transfer, then the employee shall be reimbursed for all reasonable transportation expense incurred in connection with moving to such new location.
    For the purposes of this Section, a transfer is from one geographical location in the State to another if it reasonably requires a change in residence by the employee.
(Source: P.A. 80-1397.)

15 ILCS 410/10b.12

    (15 ILCS 410/10b.12) (from Ch. 15, par. 437)
    Sec. 10b.12. Reinstatements. For reinstatements with the approval of the Director of persons who held certified status under this Code, the "Personnel Code", the Secretary of State Merit Employment Code, or the University Civil Service System of Illinois and who resign in good standing or who are laid off.
(Source: P.A. 90-24, eff. 6-20-97.)

15 ILCS 410/10b.13

    (15 ILCS 410/10b.13) (from Ch. 15, par. 438)
    Sec. 10b.13. Layoffs. For layoffs by reason of lack of funds or work, abolition of a position or material change in duties or organization and for reemployment of employees so laid off, giving consideration in both layoffs and reemployment to seniority in service and performance record.
(Source: P.A. 80-1397.)

15 ILCS 410/10b.14

    (15 ILCS 410/10b.14) (from Ch. 15, par. 439)
    Sec. 10b.14. Performance records. To foster staff development and utilization by means of records of performance of all employees in the Office of the Comptroller. The performance records may be considered in determining salary increases provided in the Pay Plan. The performance records shall be considered as a factor in determining salary decreases, the order of layoffs due to a lack of funds or work, reinstatement, demotions, discharges and geographical transfers.
(Source: P.A. 80-1397.)

15 ILCS 410/10b.15

    (15 ILCS 410/10b.15) (from Ch. 15, par. 440)
    Sec. 10b.15. Disciplinary actions. For the imposition as a disciplinary measure of suspension from the Office of the Comptroller without pay for not longer than 30 calendar days. Notice of such disciplinary action shall be given in writing immediately to the Director, who may review any such actions.
(Source: P.A. 90-24, eff. 6-20-97.)

15 ILCS 410/10b.16

    (15 ILCS 410/10b.16) (from Ch. 15, par. 441)
    Sec. 10b.16. Discharge or demotion - hearings - statement of reasons. For hearing before discharge or demotion with the prior approval of the Director only for cause after appointment is completed, after the person to be discharged or demoted has been presented in writing with the reasons for requesting such discharge or demotion. The statement of reasons shall be filed immediately with the Director.
(Source: P.A. 90-24, eff. 6-20-97.)

15 ILCS 410/10b.17

    (15 ILCS 410/10b.17) (from Ch. 15, par. 442)
    Sec. 10b.17. Trainee programs. For trainee programs and for the appointment of persons to positions in trainee programs, hereinafter called "trainee appointments". Trainee appointments may be made with or without examination, but may not be made to positions in any class that is not in a trainee program approved by the Director. Persons who receive trainee appointments do not acquire any rights under jurisdiction B of the Merit Employment Code by virtue of their appointments.
(Source: P.A. 90-24, eff. 6-20-97.)

15 ILCS 410/10c

    (15 ILCS 410/10c) (from Ch. 15, par. 443)
    Sec. 10c. Jurisdiction C - conditions of employment. For positions in the Office of the Comptroller with respect to conditions of employment:
    (1) For establishment of a plan for resolving employee grievances and complaints, excluding compulsory arbitration.
    (2) For hours of work, holidays and attendance regulation in the various classes of positions in the Office of the Comptroller; for annual and special leaves of absence, with or without pay or with reduced pay; for compensatory time off for overtime or for pay for overtime, and for the rate at which compensatory time off is to be allowed or for the rate which is to be paid for overtime. If the services of an employee in the Office of the Comptroller are terminated by reason of his retirement, disability or death, he or his estate, as the case may be, shall be paid a lump sum for the number of days for leave for personal business which the employee had accumulated but not used as of the date his services were terminated, in an amount equal to 1/2 of his pay per working day times the number of such leave days so accumulated and not used.
    (3) For the development and operation of programs to improve the work effectiveness and morale of employees in the Office of the Comptroller, including training, safety, health, welfare, counseling and employee relations.
    (4) For the establishment of a sick pay plan in accordance with Section 36 of "An Act in relation to State finance", approved June 10, 1919, as amended.
(Source: P.A. 81-1472.)

15 ILCS 410/10d

    (15 ILCS 410/10d) (from Ch. 15, par. 444)
    Sec. 10d. Extension to exempt positions. For the extension of all or any of the jurisdictions of the Department of Human Resources to positions exempted by this Act.
(Source: P.A. 90-24, eff. 6-20-97.)

15 ILCS 410/10e

    (15 ILCS 410/10e) (from Ch. 15, par. 445)
    Sec. 10e. For such other rules and administrative regulations, not inconsistent with this law, as may be proper and necessary for the accomplishment of the purposes of this law.
(Source: P.A. 80-1397.)

15 ILCS 410/11

    (15 ILCS 410/11) (from Ch. 15, par. 446)
    Sec. 11. Transfers from other merit systems. Any employee subject to the jurisdiction of the "Personnel Code" as established under the Governor of the State of Illinois or any employee subject to the jurisdiction of the Secretary of State Merit Employment Code or any employee subject to the jurisdiction of the University Civil Service System of Illinois who is an active employee and has been certified under one of the above-mentioned merit systems may, with the approval of the Director of Personnel, be transferred to a comparable position of employment subject to the provisions of this Code. Said employee shall retain the same status in the merit system established by this Code as held under the "Personnel Code", the Secretary of State Merit Employment Code, or the University Civil Service System of Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 81-1465.)

15 ILCS 410/12

    (15 ILCS 410/12) (from Ch. 15, par. 447)
    Sec. 12. Employees of the Office of the Comptroller - election to public office - leave of absence - re-entry of service. Any person holding a position in the Office of the Comptroller, who is elected to public office, shall, upon request, be granted a leave of absence, without pay, from such position. The leave of absence shall continue so long as he remains an elected officer and for a period of 30 calendar days thereafter.
    If such person files a written request with the Director to re-enter active service with the Office of the Comptroller within such 30 day period he shall be reinstated to his former position or a position of comparable duties, responsibilities and pay.
(Source: P.A. 90-24, eff. 6-20-97.)

15 ILCS 410/13

    (15 ILCS 410/13) (from Ch. 15, par. 448)
    Sec. 13. Unlawful acts prohibited.
    (1) No person shall make any false statement, certificate, mark, rating or report with regard to any test, certification, or appointment made under any provision of this law, or in any manner commit or attempt to commit any fraud preventing the impartial execution of this law and the rules.
    (2) No person shall, directly or indirectly, give, render, pay, offer, solicit, or accept any money, service, or other valuable consideration for or on account of any appointment, proposed appointment, promotion, or proposed promotion to, or any advantage in, a position in the Office of the Comptroller.
    (3) No person shall defeat, deceive, or obstruct any person in his right to examination, eligibility, certification, or appointment under this law, or furnish to any person any special or secret information for the purpose of affecting the rights or prospects of any person with respect to employment in the Office of the Comptroller.
(Source: P.A. 80-1397.)

15 ILCS 410/14

    (15 ILCS 410/14) (from Ch. 15, par. 449)
    Sec. 14. Records of the Department of Human Resources. The records of the Department, including eligible registers, except such records as the rules may properly require to be held confidential for reasons of public policy, shall be public records and shall be open to public inspection, subject to reasonable regulations as to the time and manner of inspection which may be prescribed by the Director.
(Source: P.A. 90-24, eff. 6-20-97.)

15 ILCS 410/15

    (15 ILCS 410/15) (from Ch. 15, par. 450)
    Sec. 15. Oaths, testimony, and the production of records. The Commission, each member of the Commission and the Director shall have power to administer oaths, subpoena witnesses, and compel the production of books and papers pertinent to any investigation or hearing authorized by this law. Any person who shall fail to appear in response to a subpoena or to answer any question or produce any books or papers pertinent to any such investigation or hearing or who shall knowingly give false testimony in relation to any investigation or hearing under this Act shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 80-1397.)

15 ILCS 410/16

    (15 ILCS 410/16) (from Ch. 15, par. 451)
    Sec. 16. Status of present employees. Employees holding positions in the Office of the Comptroller herein shall continue under the following conditions:
    (1) Employees who have been appointed as the result of having passed examinations in accordance with the provisions of the "Personnel Code", and who have satisfactorily passed the probationary period or who have been promoted in accordance with the rules thereunder, shall be continued without further examination, but shall be otherwise subject to provisions of this Act and the rules made pursuant to it.
    (2) All other such employees subject to the provisions of this Act shall be continued in their respective positions if they pass a qualifying examination prescribed by the Director within 12 months from the effective date of this Act, and satisfactorily complete their respective probationary periods. Such qualifying examinations shall be similar to those required for entrance examinations for comparable positions in the Office of the Comptroller. Appointments of such employees shall be without regard to eligible lists. Nothing herein precludes the reclassification or reallocation as provided by this Act of any position held by such incumbent.
    (3) Employees who have been appointed as the result of having passed examinations pursuant to the provisions of the "Personnel Code" but have not completed their probationary period on the effective date of this Act shall be continued without further examination but shall be otherwise subject to provisions of this Act and the rules made pursuant to it. Time served on probation prior to the effective date of this Act shall count as time served on the probationary period provided by this Act.
    (4) Nothing in this Act shall be construed to prejudice, reduce, extinguish or affect the rights or privileges determined through judicial process to have been conferred on any present or past employee under the Illinois Personnel Code. In the event that any court of competent jurisdiction shall determine that present or past employees of the Comptroller have any rights arising from the Illinois Personnel Code, those rights shall be recognized under this Act.
    (5) Any person who, as a result of any court order, court approved stipulation or settlement, has any employment or re-employment rights prior to the effective date of this Act shall continue to have such rights after the effective date of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 80-1397.)

15 ILCS 410/17

    (15 ILCS 410/17) (from Ch. 15, par. 452)
    Sec. 17. Ethics disclosure. No employee of the Office of the Comptroller may violate any constitutional or statutory requirement to make ethics disclosure, and violation thereof shall be a basis for discharge notwithstanding any other provision of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 80-1397.)

15 ILCS 410/17.5

    (15 ILCS 410/17.5)
    Sec. 17.5. State Officials and Employees Ethics Act.
    (a) Disciplinary action under the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act against a person subject to this Act is within the jurisdiction of the Executive Ethics Commission and is not within the jurisdiction of this Act.
    (b) Any hearing to contest disciplinary action against a person subject to this Act pursuant to an agreement between an Executive Inspector General and an ultimate jurisdictional authority, as defined in the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act, shall be conducted by the Executive Ethics Commission and not under this Act, at the request of that person.
(Source: P.A. 96-555, eff. 8-18-09.)

15 ILCS 410/18

    (15 ILCS 410/18) (from Ch. 15, par. 453)
    Sec. 18. Affirmative Action. The Comptroller shall appoint an Equal Employment Opportunity Officer who shall serve until his or her successor is appointed. The Equal Employment Opportunity Officer may be assigned such other duties as the Comptroller may direct.
(Source: P.A. 80-1397.)

15 ILCS 410/18a

    (15 ILCS 410/18a) (from Ch. 15, par. 454)
    Sec. 18a. Equal Employment Opportunity Plan. The Equal Employment Opportunity Officer shall, within 90 days after the effective date of this Act and annually thereafter, submit to the Comptroller a plan for assuring equal employment opportunity. This plan shall include a current detailed status report (a) indicating, by each position in the service of the Comptroller, the number, percentage, and average salary of women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities employed; (b) identifying all positions in which the percentage of women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities employed is less than 4/5 the percentage of women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities in the State work force; (c) specifying the goals and methods for increasing the percentage of women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities employed in these positions; and (d) indicating progress and problems towards meeting equal employment opportunity goals.
(Source: P.A. 99-143, eff. 7-27-15.)

15 ILCS 410/18b

    (15 ILCS 410/18b) (from Ch. 15, par. 455)
    Sec. 18b. Duties of Comptroller's Equal Employment Opportunity Officer. The Comptroller's Equal Employment Opportunity Officer shall:
        (1) set forth a detailed and uniform method and
    
requirement by which the Office of the Comptroller shall develop and implement equal employment opportunity plans as required in Section 18;
        (2) establish reporting procedures for measuring
    
progress and evaluation performance in achieving equal employment opportunity goals;
        (3) provide technical assistance and training to
    
officials of the Office of the Comptroller in achieving equal employment opportunity goals;
        (4) develop and implement training programs to help
    
women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities qualifying for government positions and positions with government contractors;
        (5) report quarterly to the Comptroller on progress,
    
performance, and problems in meeting equal employment opportunity goals.
(Source: P.A. 99-143, eff. 7-27-15.)

15 ILCS 410/19

    (15 ILCS 410/19) (from Ch. 15, par. 456)
    Sec. 19. Penalties. Except as otherwise provided, any person who willfully violates any provision of this Act or of the rules shall be guilty of a Class B misdemeanor. Each violation shall constitute a separate and distinct offense.
(Source: P.A. 80-1397.)