(20 ILCS 415/4c)
(from Ch. 127, par. 63b104c)
The following positions in State
service shall be exempt from jurisdictions A, B, and C, unless the
jurisdictions shall be extended as provided in this Act:
(1) All officers elected by the people.
(2) All positions under the Lieutenant Governor,
Secretary of State, State Treasurer, State Comptroller, State Board of Education, Clerk of the Supreme Court, Attorney General, and State Board of Elections.
(3) Judges, and officers and employees of the courts,
(4) All officers and employees of the Illinois
General Assembly, all employees of legislative commissions, all officers and employees of the Illinois Legislative Reference Bureau, the Legislative Research Unit, and the Legislative Printing Unit.
(5) All positions in the Illinois National Guard and
Illinois State Guard, paid from federal funds or positions in the State Military Service filled by enlistment and paid from State funds.
(6) All employees of the Governor at the executive
mansion and on his immediate personal staff.
(7) Directors of Departments, the Adjutant General,
the Assistant Adjutant General, the Director of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency, members of boards and commissions, and all other positions appointed by the Governor by and with the consent of the Senate.
(8) The presidents, other principal administrative
officers, and teaching, research and extension faculties of Chicago State University, Eastern Illinois University, Governors State University, Illinois State University, Northeastern Illinois University, Northern Illinois University, Western Illinois University, the Illinois Community College Board, Southern Illinois University, Illinois Board of Higher Education, University of Illinois, State Universities Civil Service System, University Retirement System of Illinois, and the administrative officers and scientific and technical staff of the Illinois State Museum.
(9) All other employees except the presidents, other
principal administrative officers, and teaching, research and extension faculties of the universities under the jurisdiction of the Board of Regents and the colleges and universities under the jurisdiction of the Board of Governors of State Colleges and Universities, Illinois Community College Board, Southern Illinois University, Illinois Board of Higher Education, Board of Governors of State Colleges and Universities, the Board of Regents, University of Illinois, State Universities Civil Service System, University Retirement System of Illinois, so long as these are subject to the provisions of the State Universities Civil Service Act.
(10) The State Police so long as they are subject to
the merit provisions of the State Police Act.
(12) The technical and engineering staffs of the
Department of Transportation, the Department of Nuclear Safety, the Pollution Control Board, and the Illinois Commerce Commission, and the technical and engineering staff providing architectural and engineering services in the Department of Central Management Services.
(13) All employees of the Illinois State Toll Highway
(14) The Secretary of the Illinois Workers'
(15) All persons who are appointed or employed by the
Director of Insurance under authority of Section 202 of the Illinois Insurance Code to assist the Director of Insurance in discharging his responsibilities relating to the rehabilitation, liquidation, conservation, and dissolution of companies that are subject to the jurisdiction of the Illinois Insurance Code.
(16) All employees of the St. Louis Metropolitan Area
(17) All investment officers employed by the Illinois
State Board of Investment.
(18) Employees of the Illinois Young Adult
Conservation Corps program, administered by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, authorized grantee under Title VIII of the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act of 1973, 29 USC 993.
(19) Seasonal employees of the Department of
Agriculture for the operation of the Illinois State Fair and the DuQuoin State Fair, no one person receiving more than 29 days of such employment in any calendar year.
(20) All "temporary" employees hired under the
Department of Natural Resources' Illinois Conservation Service, a youth employment program that hires young people to work in State parks for a period of one year or less.
(21) All hearing officers of the Human Rights
(22) All employees of the Illinois Mathematics and
(23) All employees of the Kankakee River Valley Area
(24) The commissioners and employees of the Executive
(25) The Executive Inspectors General, including
special Executive Inspectors General, and employees of each Office of an Executive Inspector General.
(26) The commissioners and employees of the
Legislative Ethics Commission.
(27) The Legislative Inspector General, including
special Legislative Inspectors General, and employees of the Office of the Legislative Inspector General.
(28) The Auditor General's Inspector General and
employees of the Office of the Auditor General's Inspector General.
(29) All employees of the Illinois Power Agency.
(30) Employees having demonstrable, defined advanced
skills in accounting, financial reporting, or technical expertise who are employed within executive branch agencies and whose duties are directly related to the submission to the Office of the Comptroller of financial information for the publication of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR).
(31) All employees of the Illinois Sentencing Policy
(Source: P.A. 97-618, eff. 10-26-11; 97-1055, eff. 8-23-12; 98-65, eff. 7-15-13.)
(20 ILCS 415/4d)
(from Ch. 127, par. 63b104d)
The following positions in State service are
exempt from jurisdictions A, B, and C to the extent stated for each, unless
those jurisdictions are extended as provided in this Act:
(1) In each department, board or commission that now
maintains or may hereafter maintain a major administrative division, service or office in both Sangamon County and Cook County, 2 private secretaries for the director or chairman thereof, one located in the Cook County office and the other located in the Sangamon County office, shall be exempt from jurisdiction B; in all other departments, boards and commissions one private secretary for the director or chairman thereof shall be exempt from jurisdiction B. In all departments, boards and commissions one confidential assistant for the director or chairman thereof shall be exempt from jurisdiction B. This paragraph is subject to such modifications or waiver of the exemptions as may be necessary to assure the continuity of federal contributions in those agencies supported in whole or in part by federal funds.
(2) The resident administrative head of each State
charitable, penal and correctional institution, the chaplains thereof, and all member, patient and inmate employees are exempt from jurisdiction B.
(3) The Civil Service Commission, upon written
recommendation of the Director of Central Management Services, shall exempt from jurisdiction B other positions which, in the judgment of the Commission, involve either principal administrative responsibility for the determination of policy or principal administrative responsibility for the way in which policies are carried out, except positions in agencies which receive federal funds if such exemption is inconsistent with federal requirements, and except positions in agencies supported in whole by federal funds.
(4) All beauticians and teachers of beauty culture
and teachers of barbering, and all positions heretofore paid under Section 1.22 of "An Act to standardize position titles and salary rates", approved June 30, 1943, as amended, shall be exempt from jurisdiction B.
(5) Licensed attorneys in positions as legal or
technical advisors; positions in the Department of Natural Resources requiring incumbents to be either a registered professional engineer or to hold a bachelor's degree in engineering from a recognized college or university; licensed physicians in positions of medical administrator or physician or physician specialist (including psychiatrists); all positions within the Department of Juvenile Justice requiring licensure by the State Board of Education under Article 21B of the School Code; all positions within the Illinois School for the Deaf and the Illinois School for the Visually Impaired requiring licensure by the State Board of Education under Article 21B of the School Code and all rehabilitation/mobility instructors and rehabilitation/mobility instructor trainees at the Illinois School for the Visually Impaired; and registered nurses (except those registered nurses employed by the Department of Public Health); except those in positions in agencies which receive federal funds if such exemption is inconsistent with federal requirements and except those in positions in agencies supported in whole by federal funds, are exempt from jurisdiction B only to the extent that the requirements of Section 8b.1, 8b.3 and 8b.5 of this Code need not be met.
(6) All positions established outside the
geographical limits of the State of Illinois to which appointments of other than Illinois citizens may be made are exempt from jurisdiction B.
(7) Staff attorneys reporting directly to individual
Commissioners of the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission are exempt from jurisdiction B.
(8) Twenty-one senior public service administrator
positions within the Department of Healthcare and Family Services, as set forth in this paragraph (8), requiring the specific knowledge of healthcare administration, healthcare finance, healthcare data analytics, or information technology described are exempt from jurisdiction B only to the extent that the requirements of Sections 8b.1, 8b.3, and 8b.5 of this Code need not be met. The General Assembly finds that these positions are all senior policy makers and have spokesperson authority for the Director of the Department of Healthcare and Family Services. When filling positions so designated, the Director of Healthcare and Family Services shall cause a position description to be published which allots points to various qualifications desired. After scoring qualified applications, the Director shall add Veteran's Preference points as enumerated in Section 8b.7 of this Code. The following are the minimum qualifications for the senior public service administrator positions provided for in this paragraph (8):
(A) HEALTHCARE ADMINISTRATION.
Medical Director: Licensed Medical Doctor in
good standing; experience in healthcare payment systems, pay for performance initiatives, medical necessity criteria or federal or State quality improvement programs; preferred experience serving Medicaid patients or experience in population health programs with a large provider, health insurer, government agency, or research institution.
Chief, Bureau of Quality Management:
Advanced degree in health policy or health professional field preferred; at least 3 years experience in implementing or managing healthcare quality improvement initiatives in a clinical setting.
Quality Management Bureau: Manager, Care
Coordination/Managed Care Quality: Clinical degree or advanced degree in relevant field required; experience in the field of managed care quality improvement, with knowledge of HEDIS measurements, coding, and related data definitions.
Quality Management Bureau: Manager, Primary
Care Provider Quality and Practice Development: Clinical degree or advanced degree in relevant field required; experience in practice administration in the primary care setting with a provider or a provider association or an accrediting body; knowledge of practice standards for medical homes and best evidence based standards of care for primary care.
Director of Care Coordination Contracts and
Compliance: Bachelor's degree required; multi-year experience in negotiating managed care contracts, preferably on behalf of a payer; experience with health care contract compliance.
Manager, Long Term Care Policy: Bachelor's
degree required; social work, gerontology, or social service degree preferred; knowledge of Olmstead and other relevant court decisions required; experience working with diverse long term care populations and service systems, federal initiatives to create long term care community options, and home and community-based waiver services required. The General Assembly finds that this position is necessary for the timely and effective implementation of this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly.
Manager, Behavioral Health Programs:
Clinical license or advanced degree required, preferably in psychology, social work, or relevant field; knowledge of medical necessity criteria and governmental policies and regulations governing the provision of mental health services to Medicaid populations, including children and adults, in community and institutional settings of care. The General Assembly finds that this position is necessary for the timely and effective implementation of this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly.
Manager, Office of Accountable Care Entity
Development: Bachelor's degree required, clinical degree or advanced degree in relevant field preferred; experience in developing integrated delivery systems, including knowledge of health homes and evidence-based standards of care delivery; multi-year experience in health care or public health management; knowledge of federal ACO or other similar delivery system requirements and strategies for improving health care delivery.
Manager of Federal Regulatory Compliance:
Bachelor's degree required, advanced degree preferred, in healthcare management or relevant field; experience in healthcare administration or Medicaid State Plan amendments preferred; experience interpreting federal rules; experience with either federal health care agency or with a State agency in working with federal regulations.
Manager, Office of Medical Project
Management: Bachelor's degree required, project management certification preferred; multi-year experience in project management and developing business analyst skills; leadership skills to manage multiple and complex projects.
Manager of Medicare/Medicaid Coordination:
Bachelor's degree required, knowledge and experience with Medicare Advantage rules and regulations, knowledge of Medicaid laws and policies; experience with contract drafting preferred.
Chief, Bureau of Eligibility Integrity:
Bachelor's degree required, advanced degree in public administration or business administration preferred; experience equivalent to 4 years of administration in a public or business organization required; experience with managing contract compliance required; knowledge of Medicaid eligibility laws and policy preferred; supervisory experience preferred. The General Assembly finds that this position is necessary for the timely and effective implementation of this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly.
(B) HEALTHCARE FINANCE.
Director of Care Coordination Rate and
Finance: MBA, CPA, or Actuarial degree required; experience in managed care rate setting, including, but not limited to, baseline costs and growth trends; knowledge and experience with Medical Loss Ratio standards and measurements.
Director of Encounter Data Program:
Bachelor's degree required, advanced degree preferred, preferably in health care, business, or information systems; at least 2 years healthcare or other similar data reporting experience, including, but not limited to, data definitions, submission, and editing; background in HIPAA transactions relevant to encounter data submission; experience with large provider, health insurer, government agency, or research institution or other knowledge of healthcare claims systems.
Manager of Medical Finance, Division of
Finance: Requires relevant advanced degree or certification in relevant field, such as Certified Public Accountant; coursework in business or public administration, accounting, finance, data analysis, or statistics preferred; experience in control systems and GAAP; financial management experience in a healthcare or government entity utilizing Medicaid funding.
(C) HEALTHCARE DATA ANALYTICS.
Data Quality Assurance Manager: Bachelor's
degree required, advanced degree preferred, preferably in business, information systems, or epidemiology; at least 3 years of extensive healthcare data reporting experience with a large provider, health insurer, government agency, or research institution; previous data quality assurance role or formal data quality assurance training.
Data Analytics Unit Manager: Bachelor's
degree required, advanced degree preferred, in information systems, applied mathematics, or another field with a strong analytics component; extensive healthcare data reporting experience with a large provider, health insurer, government agency, or research institution; experience as a business analyst interfacing between business and information technology departments; in-depth knowledge of health insurance coding and evolving healthcare quality metrics; working knowledge of SQL and/or SAS.
Data Analytics Platform Manager: Bachelor's
degree required, advanced degree preferred, preferably in business or information systems; extensive healthcare data reporting experience with a large provider, health insurer, government agency, or research institution; previous experience working on a health insurance data analytics platform; experience managing contracts and vendors preferred.
(D) HEALTHCARE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY.
Manager of MMIS Claims Unit: Bachelor's
degree required, with preferred coursework in business, public administration, information systems; experience equivalent to 4 years of administration in a public or business organization; working knowledge with design and implementation of technical solutions to medical claims payment systems; extensive technical writing experience, including, but not limited to, the development of RFPs, APDs, feasibility studies, and related documents; thorough knowledge of IT system design, commercial off the shelf software packages and hardware components.
Assistant Bureau Chief, Office of Information
Systems: Bachelor's degree required, with preferred coursework in business, public administration, information systems; experience equivalent to 5 years of administration in a public or private business organization; extensive technical writing experience, including, but not limited to, the development of RFPs, APDs, feasibility studies and related documents; extensive healthcare technology experience with a large provider, health insurer, government agency, or research institution; experience as a business analyst interfacing between business and information technology departments; thorough knowledge of IT system design, commercial off the shelf software packages and hardware components.
Technical System Architect: Bachelor's
degree required, with preferred coursework in computer science or information technology; prior experience equivalent to 5 years of computer science or IT administration in a public or business organization; extensive healthcare technology experience with a large provider, health insurer, government agency, or research institution; experience as a business analyst interfacing between business and information technology departments.
The provisions of this paragraph (8), other than this
sentence, are inoperative after January 1, 2014.
(Source: P.A. 99-45, eff. 7-15-15; 100-258, eff. 8-22-17; 100-771, eff. 8-10-18.)
(20 ILCS 415/8b.7)
(from Ch. 127, par. 63b108b.7)
For the granting of appropriate
preference in entrance examinations to qualified veterans, 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, and 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.
(3) "Veteran" means a member of the armed forces of
the United States, the Illinois National Guard, or a reserve component of the armed forces of the United States.
(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,
(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
(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 if the person:
(1) served for at least 6 months and has been discharged under honorable
conditions; (2) has been discharged on the ground of hardship; (3) was
released from active duty because of a service connected disability; or (4) served a minimum of 4 years in the Illinois National Guard or reserve component of the armed forces of the United States regardless of whether or not the person was mobilized to active duty. 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
(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.
(j) The Department of Central Management Services shall adopt rules and
implement procedures to verify that any person seeking a preference under this
Section is entitled to the preference. A person seeking a preference under
this Section shall provide documentation or execute any consents or other
documents required by the Department of Central Management Services or any
other State department or agency to enable the department or agency to verify
that the person is entitled to the preference.
(k) If an applicant claims to be a veteran, the Department of Central
Management Services must verify that status before granting a veteran
preference by requiring a certified copy of the applicant's most recent
DD214 (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty), NGB-22 (Proof of National Guard Service), or other evidence
of the applicant's most recent honorable discharge from the Armed Forces of the
United States that is determined to be acceptable by the Department of Central
(Source: P.A. 100-496, eff. 9-8-17.)
(20 ILCS 415/8c)
(from Ch. 127, par. 63b108c)
Jurisdiction C; conditions of employment.
For positions in the
State service subject to the jurisdiction of the Department of Central
Management Services 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 State service; for annual, sick 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 State service 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 State service, including training, safety, health, welfare, counseling, recreation, employee relations, a suggestion system, and others.
Employees whose tuition and fees are paid by the
State, either directly or by reimbursement, shall incur a work commitment to the State. Employees whose State paid training has not led to a postsecondary degree shall be obligated to continue in the employ of the State, but not necessarily in the same agency, for a period of at least 18 months following completion of the most recent course. Employees whose State paid training has led to a postsecondary degree and whose State payments have paid for 50% or more of the required credit hours shall be obligated to continue in the employ of the State, but not necessarily in the same agency, for a minimum of 4 years after receiving the degree.
If the employee does not fulfill this work commitment
by voluntarily leaving State employment, the State may recover payments in a civil action and may also recover interest at the rate of 1% per month from the time the State makes payment until the time the State recovers the payment. The amount the State may recover under this subsection (3) shall be reduced by 25% of the gross amount paid by the State for each year the employee is employed by the State after the employee receives a postsecondary degree, and 1/18th of the gross amount paid by the State for each month the employee is employed by the State after the employee completes the most recent course which has not led to a postsecondary degree.
The State shall not recover payments for course work
or a training program that was (a) started before the effective date of this Act; (b) completed as a requirement for a grammar school certificate or a high school diploma, to prepare for high school equivalency testing, or to improve literacy or numeracy; (c) specialized training in the form of a conference, seminar, workshop, or similar arrangement offered by public or private organizations; (d) provided as part of the Upward Mobility Program administered by the Department of Central Management Services; or (e) a condition of continued employment.
Department of State Police employees who are enrolled
in an official training program that lasts longer than one year shall incur a work commitment to the State. The work commitment shall be 2 months for each month of completed training. If the employee fails to fulfill this work commitment by voluntarily leaving State employment, the State may recover wages in a civil action and may also recover interest at the rate of 1% per month from the time the State makes payment until the time the State recovers the payment. The amount the State may recover under this subsection (3) shall be reduced by the number of months served after the training is completed times the monthly salary at the time of separation.
The Department of Central Management Services shall
promulgate rules governing recovery activities to be used by all State agencies paying, whether directly or by reimbursement, for employee tuition and fees. Each such agency shall make necessary efforts, including pursuing appropriate legal action, to recover the actual reimbursements and applicable interest due the State under this subsection (3).
(4) For the establishment of a sick pay plan in
accordance with Section 36 of the State Finance Act.
(5) For the establishment of a family responsibility
leave plan under which an employee in the State service may request and receive a leave of absence for up to one year without penalty whenever such leave is requested to enable the employee to meet a bona fide family responsibility of such employee. The procedure for determining and documenting the existence of a bona fide family responsibility shall be as provided by rule, but without limiting the circumstances which shall constitute a bona fide family responsibility under the rules, such circumstances shall include leave incident to the birth of the employee's child and the responsibility thereafter to provide proper care to that child or to a newborn child adopted by the employee, the responsibility to provide regular care to a disabled, incapacitated or bedridden resident of the employee's household or member of the employee's family, and the responsibility to furnish special guidance, care and supervision to a resident of the employee's household or member of the employee's family in need thereof under circumstances temporarily inconsistent with uninterrupted employment in State service. The family responsibility leave plan so established shall provide that any such leave shall be without pay, that the seniority of the employee on such leave shall not be reduced during the period of the leave, that such leave shall not under any circumstance or for any purpose be deemed to cause a break in such employee's State service, that during the period of such leave any coverage of the employee or the employee's dependents which existed at the commencement of the leave under any group health, hospital, medical and life insurance plan provided through the State shall continue so long as the employee pays to the State when due the full premium incident to such coverage, and that upon expiration of the leave the employee shall be returned to the same position and classification which such employee held at the commencement of the leave. The Director of Central Management Services shall prepare proposed rules consistent with this paragraph within 45 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1983, shall promptly thereafter cause a public hearing thereon to be held as provided in Section 8 and shall within 120 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1983 cause such proposed rules to be submitted to the Civil Service Commission as provided in Section 8.
(6) For the development and operation of a plan for
alternative employment for any employee who is able to perform alternative employment after a work related or non-work related disability essentially precludes that employee from performing his or her currently assigned duties. Such a plan shall be voluntary for any employee and nonparticipation shall not be grounds for denial of any benefit to which the employee would otherwise be eligible. Any plan seeking to cover positions for which there is a recognized bargaining agent shall be subject to collective bargaining between the parties.
(7) For the development and operation of an Executive
Development Program to provide scholarships for the receipt of academic degrees or senior executive training beyond the Bachelor's degree level for as many as 25 employees at any given time:
(i) each of whom is nominated for such
scholarship by the head of the employee's agency and approved by the Director;
(ii) who are subject to Term Appointment under
Section 8b.18 or who would be subject to such Term Appointment but for Federal funding or who are exempt from Jurisdiction B under subsections (2), (3) or (6) of Section 4d of this Act:
(iii) who meet the admission standards
established by the institution awarding the advanced degree or conducting the training;
(iv) each of whom agrees, as a condition of
accepting such scholarship, that the State may recover the scholarship by garnishment, lien or other appropriate legal action if the employee fails to continue in the employ of the State, but not necessarily in the same agency, for a minimum of 4 years following receipt of an advanced degree or training and that the State may charge interest from the time of payment until the time of recovery of such scholarship of no less than 1% per month or 12% per annum on all funds recovered by the State. The amount the State may recover under this Section will be reduced by 25% of the gross amount paid by the State for each year of employment following receipt of the advanced degree or training.
The Director shall in approving eligible employees
for the Executive Development Program make every attempt to guarantee that at least 1/3 of the employees appointed to the program reflect the ratio of sex, race, and ethnicity of eligible employees.
Such scholarships shall not exceed the amount
established for tuition and fees for the applicable advanced degree or training at State universities in Illinois whether the employee enrolls at any Illinois public or private institution, and shall not include any textbooks or equipment such as personal computers.
The Department of Central Management Services shall
make necessary efforts, including appropriate legal action, to recover scholarships and interest thereupon due subject to recovery by the State under Subparagraph (iv) of this Subsection (7).
(Source: P.A. 98-718, eff. 1-1-15
(20 ILCS 415/9)
(from Ch. 127, par. 63b109)
Director, powers and duties.
The Director, as executive
head of the Department, shall direct and supervise all its
administrative and technical activities. In addition to the duties
imposed upon him elsewhere in this law, it shall be his duty:
(1) To apply and carry out this law and the rules
(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) To appoint, subject to the provisions of this
Act, such employees of the Department and such experts and special assistants as may be necessary to carry out effectively this law.
(5) Subject to such exemptions or modifications as
may be necessary to assure the continuity of federal contributions in those agencies supported in whole or in part by 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, in offices, positions or places of employment covered by this Act, after consultation with the operating unit.
(6) To formulate and administer service wide policies
and programs for the improvement of employee effectiveness, including training, safety, health, incentive recognition, counseling, welfare and employee relations. The Department shall formulate and administer recruitment plans and testing of potential employees for agencies having direct contact with significant numbers of non-English speaking or otherwise culturally distinct persons. The Department shall require each State agency to annually assess the need for employees with appropriate bilingual capabilities to serve the significant numbers of non-English speaking or culturally distinct persons. The Department shall develop a uniform procedure for assessing an agency's need for employees with appropriate bilingual capabilities. Agencies shall establish occupational titles or designate positions as "bilingual option" for persons having sufficient linguistic ability or cultural knowledge to be able to render effective service to such persons. The Department shall ensure that any such option is exercised according to the agency's needs assessment and the requirements of this Code. The Department shall make annual reports of the needs assessment of each agency and the number of positions calling for non-English linguistic ability to whom vacancy postings were sent, and the number filled by each agency. Such policies and programs shall be subject to approval by the Governor. Such policies, program reports and needs assessment reports shall be filed with the General Assembly by January 1 of each year and shall be available to the public.
The Department shall include within the report
required above the number of persons receiving the bilingual pay supplement established by Section 8a.2 of this Code. The report shall provide the number of persons receiving the bilingual pay supplement for languages other than English and for signing. The report shall also indicate the number of persons, by the categories of Hispanic and non-Hispanic, who are receiving the bilingual pay supplement for language skills other than signing, in a language other than English.
(7) To conduct negotiations affecting pay, hours of
work, or other working conditions of employees subject to this Act.
(8) To make continuing studies to improve the
efficiency of State services to the residents of Illinois, including but not limited to those who are non-English speaking or culturally distinct, and to report his findings and recommendations to the Commission and the Governor.
(9) To investigate from time to time the operation
and effect of this law and the rules made thereunder and to report his findings and recommendations to the Commission and to the Governor.
(10) To make an annual report regarding the work of
the Department, and such special reports as he may consider desirable, to the Commission and to the Governor, or as the Governor or Commission may request.
(12) To prepare and publish a semi-annual statement
showing the number of employees exempt and non-exempt from merit selection in each department. This report shall be in addition to other information on merit selection maintained for public information under existing law.
(13) To authorize in every department or agency
subject to Jurisdiction C the use of flexible hours positions. A flexible hours position is one that does not require an ordinary work schedule as determined by the Department and includes but is not limited to: 1) a part time job of 20 hours or more per week, 2) a job which is shared by 2 employees or a compressed work week consisting of an ordinary number of working hours performed on fewer than the number of days ordinarily required to perform that job. The Department may define flexible time to include other types of jobs that are defined above.
The Director and the director of each department or
agency shall together establish goals for flexible hours positions to be available in every department or agency.
The Department shall give technical assistance to
departments and agencies in achieving their goals, and shall report to the Governor and the General Assembly each year on the progress of each department and agency.
When a goal of 10% of the positions in a department
or agency being available on a flexible hours basis has been reached, the Department shall evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of the program and determine whether to expand the number of positions available for flexible hours to 20%.
When a goal of 20% of the positions in a department
or agency being available on a flexible hours basis has been reached, the Department shall evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of the program and determine whether to expand the number of positions available for flexible hours.
Each department shall develop a plan for
implementation of flexible work requirements designed to reduce the need for day care of employees' children outside the home. Each department shall submit a report of its plan to the Department of Central Management Services and the General Assembly. This report shall be submitted biennially by March 1, with the first report due March 1, 1993.
(14) To perform any other lawful acts which he may
consider necessary or desirable to carry out the purposes and provisions of this law.
The requirement for reporting to the General Assembly shall be satisfied
by filing copies of the report with the Speaker, the Minority Leader and
the Clerk of the House of Representatives and the President, the Minority
Leader and the Secretary of the Senate and the Legislative Research
Unit, as required by Section 3.1 of "An Act to revise the law in relation
to the General Assembly", approved February 25, 1874, as amended, and
filing such additional copies with the State Government Report Distribution
Center for the General Assembly as is required under paragraph (t) of
Section 7 of the State Library Act.
(Source: P.A. 98-692, eff. 7-1-14.)
(20 ILCS 415/10)
(from Ch. 127, par. 63b110)
Duties and powers of the Commission.
The Civil Service Commission shall have duties and powers as follows:
(1) Upon written recommendations by the Director of
the Department of Central Management Services to exempt from jurisdiction B of this Act positions which, in the judgment of the Commission, involve either principal administrative responsibility for the determination of policy or principal administrative responsibility for the way in which policies are carried out. This authority may not be exercised, however, with respect to the position of Assistant Director of Healthcare and Family Services in the Department of Healthcare and Family Services.
(2) To require such special reports from the Director
as it may consider desirable.
(3) To disapprove original rules or any part thereof
within 90 days and any amendment thereof within 30 days after the submission of such rules to the Civil Service Commission by the Director, and to disapprove any amendments thereto in the same manner.
(4) To approve or disapprove within 60 days from date
of submission the position classification plan submitted by the Director as provided in the rules, and any revisions thereof within 30 days from the date of submission.
(5) To hear appeals of employees who do not accept
the allocation of their positions under the position classification plan.
(6) To hear and determine written charges filed
seeking the discharge, demotion of employees and suspension totaling more than thirty days in any 12-month period, as provided in Section 11 hereof, 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) The fees of subpoenaed witnesses under this Act
for attendance and travel shall be the same as fees of witnesses before the circuit courts of the State, such fees to be paid when the witness is excused from further attendance. Whenever a subpoena is issued the Commission may require that the cost of service and the fee of the witness shall be borne by the party at whose insistence the witness is summoned. The Commission has the power, at its discretion, to require a deposit from such party to cover the cost of service and witness fees and the payment of the legal witness fee and mileage to the witness served with the subpoena. A subpoena issued under this Act shall be served in the same manner as a subpoena issued out of a court.
Upon the failure or refusal to obey a subpoena, a
petition shall be prepared by the party serving the subpoena for enforcement in the circuit court of the county in which the person to whom the subpoena was directed either resides or has his or her principal place of business.
Not less than five days before the petition is filed
in the appropriate court, it shall be served on the person along with a notice of the time and place the petition is to be presented.
Following a hearing on the petition, the circuit
court shall have jurisdiction to enforce subpoenas issued pursuant to this Section.
On motion and for good cause shown the Commission may
quash or modify any subpoena.
(8) To make an annual report regarding the work of
the Commission to the Governor, such report to be a public report.
(9) If any violation of this Act is found, the
Commission shall direct compliance in writing.
(10) To appoint a full-time executive secretary and
such other employees, experts, and special assistants as may be necessary to carry out the powers and duties of the Commission under this Act and employees, experts, and special assistants so appointed by the Commission shall be subject to the provisions of jurisdictions A, B and C of this Act. These powers and duties supersede any contrary provisions herein contained.
(11) 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.
(12) To hear or conduct investigations as it deems
necessary of appeals of layoff filed by employees appointed under Jurisdiction B after examination provided that such appeals are filed within 15 calendar days following the effective date of such layoff and are made on the basis that the provisions of the Personnel Code or of the Rules of the Department of Central Management Services relating to layoff have been violated or have not been complied with.
All hearings shall be public. A decision shall be
rendered within 60 days after receipt of the transcript of the proceedings. The Commission shall order the reinstatement of the employee if it is proven that the provisions of the Personnel Code or of the rules of the Department of Central Management Services relating to layoff have been violated or have not been complied with. In connection therewith the Commission may administer oaths, subpoena witnesses, and compel the production of books and papers.
(13) Whenever the Civil Service Commission is
authorized or required by law to consider some aspect of criminal history record information for the purpose of carrying out its statutory powers and responsibilities, then, upon request and payment of fees in conformance with the requirements of Section 2605-400 of the Department of State Police Law (20 ILCS 2605/2605-400), the Department of State Police is authorized to furnish, pursuant to positive identification, such information contained in State files as is necessary to fulfill the request.
(Source: P.A. 100-201, eff. 8-18-17.)