SHARP, PUGH AND MCGUIRE.
WELFARE TO WORK ACT
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Creates the Welfare to Work Act which places qualified welfare
recipients in State jobs or jobs contracted out by the State.
Provides that State agencies shall provide the Department of Human
Services a job announcement simultaneously with posting its positions
or putting a position out for hire by contract, except for those
positions subject to recall by laid-off employees, or those otherwise
exempt. The Department shall review positions, make eligibility
determinations, recruit and screen potential employees, and refer aid
recipients to apply for positions listed in job announcements.
Employers shall make all employment decisions based on merit, with
not less than 5% of the hours worked on a State contract meeting
certain specifications being worked by qualified aid recipients, with
some exceptions. Employment terms and conditions shall be the same as
for any other member of the employer's workforce doing the same or
similar work. Provides for reports regarding hiring practices under
this Act to be submitted to the General Assembly, the Department of
Labor, and the Department of Human Services. Amends the Personnel Code
and the Illinois Procurement Code to make changes in conformance with
this Act. Effective immediately.
FISCAL NOTE (Department of Human Servcies)
Estimated fiscal impact is $537,700.
Last action on Bill: TABLED BY SPONSOR SRUL
Last action date: 99-04-15
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 0 SENATE - 0
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