(50 ILCS 742/15)
(a) For the purpose of granting promotion to any rank to which this Act
applies, the appointing authority shall from time to time, as necessary,
administer a promotion process in accordance with this Act.
(b) Eligibility requirements to participate in the promotional process may
include a minimum requirement as to the length of employment, education,
training, and certification in subjects and skills related to fire fighting.
After the effective date of this Act, any such eligibility requirements shall
be published at least one year prior to the date of the beginning of the
promotional process and all members of the affected department shall be given
an equal opportunity to meet those eligibility requirements.
(c) All aspects of the promotion process shall be equally accessible to all
eligible employees of the department. Every component of the testing and
evaluation procedures shall be published to all eligible candidates when the
announcement of promotional testing is made. The scores for each
component of the testing and evaluation procedures shall be disclosed to
each candidate as soon as practicable after the component is completed.
(d) The appointing authority shall provide a separate promotional
examination for each rank that is filled by promotion. All examinations for
promotion shall be competitive among the members of the next lower rank who
meet the established eligibility requirements and desire to submit themselves
to examination. The appointing authority may employ consultants to design and
administer promotion examinations or may adopt any job-related examinations or
study materials that may become available, so long as they comply with the
requirements of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 93-411, eff. 8-4-03.)