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Public Act 099-0072


 

Public Act 0072 99TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  
  

 


 
Public Act 099-0072
 
HB3102 EnrolledLRB099 08722 NHT 28890 b

    AN ACT concerning education.
 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
 
    Section 5. The State Universities Civil Service Act is
amended by changing Sections 36h and 36j as follows:
 
    (110 ILCS 70/36h)  (from Ch. 24 1/2, par. 38b7)
    Sec. 36h. Appointment.
    (1) Whenever an employer covered by the University System
has a position which needs to be filled, this employer shall
inform the Executive Director of the Merit Board. The Executive
Director shall then certify to the employer the names and
addresses of the three persons with the 3 standing highest
scores on the register for the classification to which the
position is assigned. The employer shall select one of these
persons certified for the position and shall notify the
Executive Director of the Merit Board of the his selection. If
less than 3 scores three names appear on the appropriate
register, the Executive Director shall certify the names and
addresses of all the person or persons on the register. Sex
shall be disregarded except when the nature of the position
requires otherwise.
    (2) All appointments shall be for a probationary period of
no less than 6 months and no longer than 12 months for each
class of positions in the classification plan, the length of
the probationary period for each class having been determined
by the Executive Director, except that persons first appointed
to any police department of any university or college covered
by the University System after the effective date of this
amendatory Act of 1979, shall be on probation for one 1 year.
The service during the probationary period shall be deemed to
be a part of the examination. During the probationary period,
the employee may be dismissed if the employer determines that
the employee has failed to demonstrate the ability and the
qualifications necessary to furnish satisfactory service. The
employer shall notify the Executive Director in writing of such
dismissal. If an employee is not so dismissed during his or her
probationary period, his or her appointment shall be deemed
complete at the end of the period.
    (3) No person shall be appointed to any police department
of any university or college covered by the University System
unless he or she possesses a high school diploma or an
equivalent high school education, and unless he or she is a
person of good character and is not a person who has been
convicted of a felony or a crime involving moral turpitude.
(Source: P.A. 86-708.)
 
    (110 ILCS 70/36j)  (from Ch. 24 1/2, par. 38b9)
    Sec. 36j. Promotions. The Merit Board shall by rules
provide for promotions on the basis of ability and experience
and seniority in service and examination and to provide in all
cases where it is practicable that vacancies will be filled by
promotion. The Merit Board shall by rule fix lines of promotion
from such several offices and places to superior offices or
places in all cases where, in the judgment of the Merit Board,
the duties of such several positions directly tend to fit the
incumbent for a superior position.
    Employees promoted in the promotional line shall have their
seniority for the highest position held on the basis of length
of service in that classification. For the next lower
classification the employee may add his seniority in the higher
classification to that in the lower to determine seniority in
the lower classification.
    Whenever a superior position in the promotional line in the
classified civil service under the University System is to be
filled, the Executive Director shall certify to the employer,
in the order of their seniority, the names and addresses of the
three persons with the 3 standing highest scores on upon the
promotional register for the class or grade to which said
position belongs. The employer shall appoint one of those the
three persons whose names were certified by the Executive
Director. Sex shall be disregarded except when the nature of
the position requires otherwise. Appointments to superior
positions in the promotional line shall be on probation for a
period of no less than 6 months and no longer than 12 months
for each class of positions in the classification plan, the
length of the probationary period having been determined by the
Executive Director. Persons so appointed may be demoted at any
time during the period of probation, if, in the opinion of the
employer, they have failed to demonstrate the ability and the
qualifications necessary to furnish satisfactory service, but
shall not be discharged from the superior position if they have
previously completed a probationary period in an inferior
position in the promotional line.
    Whenever a person is promoted to a superior position in the
promotional line prior to the completion of the probationary
period in any one of the positions in the classified civil
service under the University System, total service in the
inferior position and in all such superior positions shall be
combined to establish certified status and seniority in the
inferior position.
(Source: P.A. 82-524.)

Effective Date: 1/1/2016