(775 ILCS 5/2-106)
Interagency Committee on Employees with
(A) As used in this Section:
"State agency" means all officers, boards, commissions, and agencies created by the Constitution in the executive branch; all officers, departments, boards, commissions, agencies, institutions, authorities, universities, bodies politic and corporate of the State; and administrative units or corporate outgrowths of the State government which are created by or pursuant to statute, other than units of local government and their officers, school districts, and boards of election commissioners; all administrative units and corporate outgrowths of the above and as may be created by executive order of the Governor.
"State employee" means an employee of a State agency.
(B) The Interagency Committee on Employees with
Disabilities, created under repealed Section 19a of the Personnel Code, is continued as set forth in this Section. The Committee is composed of 18 members as follows: the Chairperson of the Civil
Service Commission or his or her designee, the Director of Veterans' Affairs or his or her designee, the
Director of Central Management Services or his or her designee, the Secretary of Human Services or his or her designee, the
Director of Human Rights or his or her designee, the Director of the Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities or his or her designee, the Lieutenant Governor or his or her designee, the Attorney General or his or her designee, the Secretary of State or his or her designee, the State Comptroller or his or her designee, the State Treasurer or his or her designee, and 7 State employees with disabilities appointed by and
serving at the pleasure of the Governor.
(C) The Director of Human Rights and the Secretary of Human
Services shall serve as
co-chairpersons of the Committee. The Committee shall meet as often as it
deems necessary, but in no case less than 6 times annually at the call of the
co-chairpersons. Notice shall be given to the members in writing in advance of
a scheduled meeting.
(D) The Department of Human Rights shall provide administrative support to the Committee.
(E) The purposes and functions of the Committee are: (1) to provide a
forum where problems of general concern to State employees with
disabilities can be raised and methods of their resolution can be suggested
to the appropriate State agencies; (2) to provide a
clearinghouse of information for State employees with disabilities by
working with those agencies to develop and retain such information; (3) to
promote affirmative action efforts pertaining to the employment of
persons with disabilities by State agencies; and (4) to recommend, where
appropriate, means of strengthening the affirmative action programs for
employees with disabilities in State agencies.
(F) The Committee
shall annually make
a complete report to the General Assembly on the Committee's achievements
and accomplishments. Such report may also include an evaluation by the
Committee of the effectiveness of the hiring and advancement practices in
(G) This amendatory Act of the 99th General Assembly is not intended to
disqualify any current member of the Committee from continued membership
on the Committee in accordance with the terms of this Section or the member's
(Source: P.A. 99-314, eff. 8-7-15.)