(775 ILCS 5/7-105)
(from Ch. 68, par. 7-105)
Equal Employment Opportunities; Affirmative Action.
to establish and effectuate the policies of equal employment opportunity
and affirmative action, the Department shall, with respect to state executive
departments, boards, commissions and instrumentalities and any party to
a public contract:
(A) Policies; Rules; Regulations. Establish equal employment opportunity
and affirmative action policies, rules and regulations which specify plans,
programs and reporting procedures. Such rules may provide for exemptions
or modifications as may be necessary to assure the continuity of federal
requirements in State agencies supported in whole or in part by federal funds.
(B) Minimum Compliance Criteria. Establish minimum compliance criteria
and procedures for evaluating equal employment opportunity and affirmative
action programs and plans.
(C) Technical Assistance. Provide technical assistance, training, and
advice for the establishment and implementation of required programs.
(D) Meetings. Hold meetings at least annually with the head of each State
agency and when necessary with any party to a public contract to:
(1) Review equal employment opportunity plans and
progress, performance and problems in meeting equal opportunity goals.
(2) Recommend appropriate changes to the plans and
procedures and the methods employed to implement the plans.
(E) Report. Include within its annual report, filed pursuant to Section
5-650 of the Departments of State Government Law (20 ILCS
5/5-650), the progress, performance, and
of meeting equal opportunity goals, and the identity of any State agency
which fails to comply with the requirements of this Act and the circumstances
surrounding such violation.
(F) Personnel Operations. Periodically review personnel operations of
State agencies to assure their conformity with this Act and the agency's plan.
(G) Equal Employment Opportunity Officers. Approve the appointment of equal
employment opportunity officers hired pursuant to subparagraph (4) of paragraph
(B) of Section 2-105.
(H) Enforcement. Require State agencies which fail to meet
their affirmative action and equal employment opportunity goals by equal
employment opportunity category to establish necessary training programs
for preparation and promotion of the category of individuals affected by
the failure. An agency required to establish training programs
under this subsection shall do so in cooperation with the Department of
Central Management Services as provided in Section 405-125 of
the Department of Central Management Services Law (20 ILCS 405/405-125).
The Department by rule or regulation shall provide for the implementation
of this subsection. Such rules or regulations shall prescribe but not be
limited to the following:
(1) the circumstances and conditions which constitute
an agency's failure to meet its affirmative action and equal employment opportunity goals;
(2) the time period for measuring success or failure
in reaching affirmative action and equal employment opportunity goals; and
(3) that training programs shall be limited to State
This subsection shall not be construed to conflict with any contract
between the State and any party which is approved and ratified by or on
September 11, 1990.
(Source: P.A. 91-239, eff. 1-1-00.)