(305 ILCS 5/12-4.17) (from Ch. 23, par. 12-4.17)
    Sec. 12-4.17. Training personnel for employment in public aid programs. Establish within the administrative staff a staff development unit to provide orientation and job-related training for new employees and continued development and improvement of job skills of all staff of the Department and County Departments; establish criteria for and administer and maintain a program for granting employees educational leave for specialized professional or technical study; and co-ordinate such training, development, and educational activities with the training program of the Illinois Department of Central Management Services and with other programs for training personnel established under this Section. The Department may also make grants to public or other non-profit institutions of higher learning for training personnel employed or preparing for employment in the public aid programs and conduct special courses of study or seminars for personnel by experts hired temporarily by the Illinois Department.
(Source: P.A. 92-111, eff. 1-1-02.)