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 1                    AMENDMENT TO SENATE BILL 1307
 2        AMENDMENT NO.     .  Amend Senate Bill 1307  on  page  1,
 3    lines  2 and 6, by inserting "by changing Sections 4.7, 4.11,
 4    and 5.9 and" before "by adding Section 271"; and
 5    on page 1, by inserting below line 6 the following:
 6        "(70 ILCS 2605/4.7) (from Ch. 42, par. 323.7)
 7        Sec. 4.7.  All applicants for offices or places  in  said
 8    classified  civil service, except for the positions of deputy
 9    chief engineer,  assistant chief  engineers,  head  assistant
10    attorneys,  assistant  director  of research and development,
11    assistant director of  information  technology,  comptroller,
12    assistant  treasurer, assistant purchasing agent and laborers
13    shall be subjected to examination, which shall be public  and
14    competitive  with  limitations  specified in the rules of the
15    Director as to residence, age,  sex,  health,  habits,  moral
16    character  and  qualifications  to  perform the duties of the
17    office or place to be filled, which qualifications  shall  be
18    prescribed in advance of such examination.  Such examinations
19    shall  be  practical  in their character, and shall relate to
20    those matters which will fairly test the relative capacity of
21    the persons examined to discharge the duties of the  position
22    to  which they seek to be appointed, and may include tests of
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 1    physical qualifications and health and when  appropriate,  of
 2    manual  skill. No question in any examination shall relate to
 3    political  or  religious  opinions  or   affiliations.    The
 4    Director shall control all examinations, and may, whenever an
 5    examination  is to take place, designate a suitable number of
 6    persons to be special examiners and it shall be the  duty  of
 7    such  special  examiners  to conduct such examinations as the
 8    Director may direct, and to make return and report thereof to
 9    him; and he may at any time substitute any  other  person  in
10    the  place of any one so selected; and he may himself, at any
11    time, act as such special examiner,  and  without  appointing
12    other  special  examiners.   The  Director  shall,  by  rule,
13    provide  for and shall hold sufficient number of examinations
14    to provide a sufficient number of eligibles on  the  register
15    for  each  grade of position in the classified civil service,
16    and if any place in the classified civil service shall become
17    vacant, to which there is no person eligible for appointment,
18    he shall hold an examination for such position and repeat the
19    same, if necessary, until a vacancy is filled  in  accordance
20    with the provisions of this Act.
21        Eligible  registers  shall  remain  in force for 3 years,
22    except the eligible register for laborers which shall  remain
23    in  force  for  4 years and except the eligible registers for
24    student programs and entry level engineering positions which,
25    in the Director's discretion, may remain  in  force  for  one
26    year.
27        Examinations  for  an  eligible list for each position in
28    the classified service above mentioned shall be held at least
29    once in 3 years and at least annually  for  student  programs
30    and  entry  level  engineering  positions if the Director has
31    limited the duration of the registers for those positions  to
32    one   year,   unless   the   Director  determines  that  such
33    examinations are not necessary because no vacancy exists.
34        To help defray expenses  of  examinations,  the  sanitary
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 1    district  may,  but  need not, charge a fee to each applicant
 2    who desires to take a civil service examination provided  for
 3    by  this  Act.  The  amount  of such fees shall be set by the
 4    corporate authority of  the  sanitary  district.   Such  fees
 5    shall be deposited in the corporate fund of the district.
 6    (Source: P.A. 89-89, eff. 6-30-95.)
 7        (70 ILCS 2605/4.11) (from Ch. 42, par. 323.11)
 8        Sec. 4.11.  Whenever a position classified under this Act
 9    is  to  be  filled,  except  the  positions  of  deputy chief
10    engineer,   assistant   chief   engineers,   head   assistant
11    attorneys, assistant director of  research  and  development,
12    assistant  director  of  information technology, comptroller,
13    assistant treasurer, assistant purchasing agent and  laborers
14    the  appointing  officer  shall  make  requisition  upon  the
15    Director,  and  the  Director  shall  certify to him from the
16    register  of  eligibles  for  the  position  the  names   and
17    addresses  (a)  of  the five candidates standing highest upon
18    the register of eligibles for the position,  or  (b)  of  the
19    candidates within the highest ranking group upon the register
20    of  eligibles  if  the  register  is  by  categories  such as
21    excellent, well qualified, and qualified, provided,  however,
22    that  any certification shall consist of at least 5 names, if
23    available. The Director shall certify names  from  succeeding
24    categories in the order of excellence of the categories until
25    at least 5 names are provided to the appointing officer.  The
26    appointing officer shall notify the Director of each position
27    to  be  filled  separately  and  shall  fill  the position by
28    appointment of one of the persons certified  to  him  by  the
29    Director.    Appointments  shall be on probation for a period
30    to be fixed by the rules, not exceeding  one  year.   At  any
31    time  during  the period of probation, the appointing officer
32    with the approval of the Director may discharge a  person  so
33    certified  and shall forthwith notify the civil service board
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 1    in writing of this discharge.  If a person is not discharged,
 2    his appointment shall be deemed complete.
 3        When there is no eligible list,  the  appointing  officer
 4    may,  with  the  authority  of the Director, make a temporary
 5    appointment  to  remain  in  force  only  until  a  permanent
 6    appointment from an eligible register or list can be made  in
 7    the  manner  specified  in  the  previous  provisions of this
 8    Section, and examinations to supply an eligible list therefor
 9    shall be held and  an  eligible  list  established  therefrom
10    within  one  year  from  the  making of such appointment.  In
11    employment of an essentially temporary and transitory nature,
12    the  appointing  officer  may,  with  the  authority  of  the
13    Director of Personnel make temporary appointments to  fill  a
14    vacancy.    No   temporary   appointment  of  an  essentially
15    temporary and transitory nature may be granted for  a  period
16    of  more  than  120  days and is not subject to renewal.  The
17    Director must include in his annual report, and  if  required
18    by  the  commissioners, in any special report, a statement of
19    all temporary authorities granted during the year  or  period
20    specified  by the commissioners, together with a statement of
21    the facts in each case because of  which  the  authority  was
22    granted.
23        The  acceptance  or  refusal  by  an eligible person of a
24    temporary appointment does not affect  his  standing  on  the
25    register for permanent appointment.
26        All   laborers   shall   be   appointed  by  the  General
27    Superintendent and shall be on probation for a period  to  be
28    fixed by the rules, not exceeding one year.
29        The deputy chief engineer, the assistant chief engineers,
30    head  assistant attorneys, assistant director of research and
31    development, assistant director  of  information  technology,
32    comptroller,  assistant  treasurer  and  assistant purchasing
33    agent shall be appointed by the General  Superintendent  upon
34    the  recommendation  of  the  respective  department head and
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 1    shall be on probation for a period to be fixed by the  rules,
 2    not  exceeding  two  years.  At any time during the period of
 3    probation, the General Superintendent on  the  recommendation
 4    of   the department head concerned, may discharge a person so
 5    appointed and he shall forthwith  notify  the  Civil  Service
 6    Board  in  writing  of such discharge.  If a person is not so
 7    discharged, his appointment shall be  deemed  complete  under
 8    the laws governing the classified civil service.
 9    (Source: P.A. 85-392.)
10        (70 ILCS 2605/5.9) (from Ch. 42, par. 324s)
11        Sec.  5.9. The board of trustees shall, at any time after
12    March 1 of each fiscal year, have power, by a two-thirds vote
13    of all the members of such body, to authorize the  making  of
14    transfers  within a department or between departments of sums
15    of money appropriated for one corporate object or function to
16    another corporate object or function. Any such action by  the
17    board  of trustees shall be entered in the proceedings of the
18    board. No appropriation for any object or function  shall  be
19    reduced  below an amount sufficient to cover all unliquidated
20    and outstanding contracts or obligations  certified  from  or
21    against the appropriation for such purpose.
22        The  board  of  trustees, by a two-thirds vote of all its
23    members, may transfer the interest earned on  any  moneys  of
24    the  district into the district's fund or funds that are most
25    in need of the interest  income.   This  authority  does  not
26    apply  to  any interest that has been earmarked or restricted
27    by the board for a designated purpose.  This  authority  does
28    not apply to any interest earned on any funds for purposes of
29    the  Metropolitan  Water Reclamation District Retirement Fund
30    or Reserve Claim Fund.
31    (Source: P.A. 90-221, eff. 1-1-98; 90-511, eff. 8-22-97.)".

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