(305 ILCS 5/12-4.1) (from Ch. 23, par. 12-4.1)
    Sec. 12-4.1. Appointment of administrative staff.
    Appoint, in accordance with the "Personnel Code", approved July 18, 1955, as amended, such administrative staff as may be necessary. The enactment of this Code shall not impair the merit services status of persons employed by the Illinois Department on the effective date thereof.
(Source: Laws 1967, p. 122.)