(55 ILCS 5/3-12006) (from Ch. 34, par. 3-12006)
    Sec. 3-12006. Director of Personnel. The Director of Personnel shall be a person experienced in the field of personnel administration, particularly in the application of merit principles and scientific methods to public employment, and shall be appointed by the county board chairman with the advice and consent of the county board.
    In addition to other duties as may be imposed by the Personnel Policy Commission, the duties of the Director of Personnel shall be to:
    (a) apply and carry out the provisions of this Division and the rules and regulations adopted hereunder;
    (b) be empowered to establish a system of examinations and procedures for appointment and removal of employees and other persons subject to the merit employment system;
    (c) prepare a register for each grade or class of positions of the persons whose general average standing upon examination is not less than the minimum fixed by the commission and who are otherwise eligible, listing each person in order of relative excellence;
    (d) be empowered to establish and carry out appropriate penalties, limited to dismissal, demotion, or suspension, for violations of Sections 3-12009, 3-12010 or 3-12011;
    (e) attend meetings of the Personnel Policy Commission, act as executive secretary, and keep minutes of its proceedings;
    (f) establish and maintain a roster of all employees in the county classified service showing class title, pay or status and other pertinent data;
    (g) subject to county board approval, appoint such employees of the personnel department and such special assistants as may be necessary to carry out effectively the provisions of this resolution;
    (h) develop, in cooperation with appointing authorities and others, programs for improvement of employee effectiveness, including but not limited to training, safety, health, counseling welfare and handling of grievances;
    (i) review as necessary the operation and effect of this Division and of the rules promulgated pursuant to this Division and report findings and recommendations to the Commission;
    (j) encourage and exercise leadership in the development of effective administration with the county agencies, departments and institutions; and
    (k) perform such other lawful acts which the Director of Personnel may consider necessary or desirable to carry out the purposes of this Division.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)