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(110 ILCS 660/5-185)
Employment contract limitations.
applies to the employment contracts of the president or all chancellors of the University entered into, amended,
renewed, or extended after the effective date of this
amendatory Act of the 99th General Assembly. This Section does
not apply to collective bargaining agreements. With respect to
employment contracts entered into with the president or all chancellors of the
(1) Severance under the contract may not exceed one
year salary and applicable benefits.
(2) A contract with a determinate start and end date
(3) The contract may not include any automatic
(4) Severance payments or contract buyouts may be
placed in an escrow account if there are pending criminal charges against the president or all chancellors of the University related to their employment.
(5) Final action on the formation, renewal,
extension, or termination of the employment contracts of the president or all chancellors of the University must be made during an open meeting of the Board.
(6) Public notice, compliant with the provisions of
the Open Meetings Act, must be given prior to final action on the formation, renewal, extension, or termination of the employment contracts of the president or all chancellors of the University and must include a copy of the Board item or other documentation providing, at a minimum, a description of the proposed principal financial components of the president's or all chancellors' appointments.
(7) Any performance-based bonus or incentive-based
compensation to the president or all chancellors of the University must be approved by the Board in an open meeting. The performance upon which the bonus is based must be made available to the public no less than 48 hours before Board approval of the performance-based bonus or incentive-based compensation.
(8) Board minutes, board packets, and annual
performance reviews concerning the president or all chancellors of the University must be made available to the public on the University's Internet website.
(Source: P.A. 99-694, eff. 1-1-17