(775 ILCS 5/7-105) (from Ch. 68, par. 7-105)
    Sec. 7-105. Equal Employment Opportunities; Affirmative Action. In order 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 problems 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.)