(305 ILCS 5/10-26.2)
Contracts concerning the operation of the State Disbursement
(a) In this Section:
"Contract" has the same meaning as in the Illinois Procurement Code.
"SDU contractor" means any public or private entity or individual with whom
Illinois Department enters into a contract in connection with the operation of
(b) The contract entered into by the Illinois Department with a public or
entity or an individual in connection with the operation of the State
must contain, at a minimum, the provisions set forth in this Section.
(c) The contract must include standards and procedures
to ensure that the data
by the State Disbursement Unit in performing its functions is accurate so that
Disbursement Unit will be able to effectively administer the collection and
of support payments.
(d) The contract must contain provisions to ensure that all clerks of the
court have access to
parents' support payment information in the possession of the State
(e) The contract must contain provisions to ensure that notices to employers
connection with the collection of support are clear and consistent and that the
contractor will promptly inform an employer about any problems and any
changes in connection with the collection of support.
(f) The contract must contain appropriate management controls to ensure that
all of the SDU contractor's actions in performing the functions of the State
Unit are reasonably planned, timely implemented, and adequately controlled and
reports that are necessary to provide the Illinois Department with the
necessary to effectively monitor the quality and accuracy of the SDU
in performing the functions of the State Disbursement Unit are timely filed.
(g) The contract must contain provisions specifying standards with respect
to the level of performance expected of the SDU contractor. The contract may
include provisions for incentives and penalties in connection with the SDU
(h) The contract must contain provisions projecting the number of active
support collection and disbursement cases to be handled by the State
Disbursement Unit and estimating the number of support disbursement
transactions to be handled each year.
(i) The contract must contain provisions requiring
compliance with all
requirements concerning disbursement of support.
The contract must also contain provisions for the Illinois Department's
review of reports on disbursement performance.
(j) The contract must contain provisions requiring the SDU contractor to
to the Illinois Department, within 45 days after the end of each State fiscal
completed American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Statement on
Standards Number 88 (SAS 88) or its successor for the purpose of enabling the
appropriately monitor the State Disbursement Unit's performance as a service
organization and to enable the Auditor General, as the external auditor of the
Disbursement Unit, to ensure that appropriate controls are present.
(k) The contract must contain provisions requiring the Illinois Department
SDU contractor to examine the causes of untimely disbursement of support
inappropriate cost recovery and to take prompt action to ensure the timely and
disbursement of support payments. The contract must also contain provisions
final disposition of support payments that cannot be processed by
Disbursement Unit within 2 business days.
(l) The contract must contain provisions to ensure that neither the Illinois
Department nor the SDU contractor uses moneys collected and held in trust for
payment of support for any purpose other than that for which the moneys were
(m) The contract must contain provisions requiring the Illinois Department
the disbursement of all emergency support payments and report to the General
the results of the audit, including, without limitation, the number of
payment checks issued by the State Disbursement Unit, the amount of repayments
received from recipients of those checks, and amounts for which the Illinois
Department did not seek repayment.
(Source: P.A. 92-44, eff. 7-1-01.)