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Full Text of SB1750  97th General Assembly




State of Illinois
2011 and 2012


Introduced 2/9/2011, by Sen. M. Maggie Crotty


20 ILCS 415/12g new

    Amends the Personnel Code. Creates the Registered Nurse Registry Pilot Program to be administered by the Department of Central Management Services. Provides that the Department shall create and maintain an in-house registry of extra help employees for certain State operated facilities to improve staffing needs and to avoid the use of mandatory overtime. Provides that the in-house registry shall meet certain requirements. Provides that a State operated facility may appoint a Registered Nurse I or Correctional Nurse I as an extra help employee if certain conditions are met. Effective January 1, 2012.

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1    AN ACT concerning State government.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Personnel Code is amended by adding Section
512g as follows:
6    (20 ILCS 415/12g new)
7    Sec. 12g. Registered Nurse Registry Pilot Program.
8    (a) As used in this Section:
9    "In-house registry" means a list of employees who are
10classified as either Registered Nurse I or Correctional Nurse I
11maintained for the purpose of improving staffing levels to
12minimize or eliminate the use of mandatory overtime at State
13operated facilities.
14    "Mandatory overtime" means work that is required by the
15Department in excess of an agreed-to, predetermined work shift.
16    "Extra help employee appointment" means the appointment of
17a Registered Nurse I or Correctional Nurse I from an in-house
18registry to work at a State operated facility as an extra help
20    "Registered Nurse I" or "Correctional Nurse I" means a
21nurse classified as Registered Nurse I or Correctional Nurse I
22and employed by the State to work at a State operated facility.
23    "Program" means the Registered Nurse Registry Pilot



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1Program, a 2-year pilot program established by the State to
2improve staffing levels to minimize or eliminate the use of
3mandatory overtime at State operated facilities.
4    "State operated facility" means one of the following
5facilities: Manteno Veterans Home, Chester Mental Health
6Center, or Sheridan Correctional Center.
7    (b) The Registered Nurse Registry Pilot Program is
8established to serve the staffing needs of State operated
9facilities. The program shall be administered by the
10Department. The program shall terminate on a date 2 years after
11the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 97th General
13    (c) The Department shall develop and maintain an in-house
14registry of extra help employees for State operated facilities.
15The in-house registry shall meet the following requirements:
16        (1) The in-house registry shall not be used to replace
17    budgeted positions for either full-time or part-time
18    Registered Nurse I or Correctional Nurse I.
19        (2) The in-house registry shall be developed in
20    collaboration with RN stakeholders currently employed at
21    State operated facilities.
22    (d) The Department may appoint a Registered Nurse I or
23Correctional Nurse I to an extra help appointment for work the
24State operated facility attests to be emergent in nature and
25which meets the following conditions:
26        (1) The amount of time for which the services are



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1    needed is not predictable.
2        (2) Payment for work performed is made on an hourly
3    basis, with no benefits.
4        (3) The work cannot readily be assigned on a voluntary
5    basis, or on a straight-time or overtime basis, to a
6    full-time or part-time employee.
7    (e) The Department shall appoint an extra help employee by
8referring persons to the State operated facility from the
9in-house registry. An employee's acceptance or refusal of an
10extra help appointment shall in no way affect the employee's
11status on the in-house registry or on any other register
12maintained by the Department or the State operated facility.
13    (f) A State operated facility may use an extra help
14employee for a maximum of 900 hours of actual work in any
15consecutive 12 calendar months. The State operated facility
16shall review the status of the appointment at least every 3
17calendar months. If at any time it is found that the
18appointment no longer meets the requirements of this paragraph
19or subsection (d), the Department shall terminate the extra
20help appointment. If an extra help employee has accrued 900
21consecutive hours, the appointment at that State operated
22facility may not be reestablished until 6 months have elapsed
23from the date of the termination of the appointment. Upon
24working 900 hours, an extra help employee may not be
25reappointed as an extra help employee at a State operated
26facility for 30 calendar days after reaching the 900-hour



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1limit. The Department shall quarterly review its use of extra
2help appointments to ensure compliance with this Section.
3    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect January
41, 2012.