Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Personnel Code. Provides that a bilingual pay supplement shall go into effect within 30 calendar days after an employee presents to the Director or the Director's designee a certification from either: (i) the designated testing program process selected by the Director; or (ii) an Illinois community college confirming that language skill proficiency in reading, writing, and speaking has been satisfied by the employee. Provides for the acceptance of certifications of linguistic competence from pre-approved third parties for needs that require a certain linguistic ability. Provides further requirements concerning the testing and certification of linguistic ability for job positions.
House Floor Amendment No. 1 Provides that a bilingual pay supplement shall be processed (rather than go into effect) within 30 calendar days after an employee presents to the Director of Central Management Services, or his or her designee, specified certification. Provides that no later than January 2024 (rather than January 2023), the Department of Central Management Services shall authorize at least one if not more community colleges in specified regions of the State to pre-test and certify linguistic ability for specified purposes.