Bill Text: IL SB0727 | 2019-2020 | 101st General Assembly | Chaptered


Bill Title: Amends the Gubernatorial Boards and Commissions Act. Makes a technical change in a Section concerning the short title.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 5-0)

Status: (Passed) 2019-08-23 - Public Act . . . . . . . . . 101-0534 [SB0727 Detail]

Download: Illinois-2019-SB0727-Chaptered.html



Public Act 101-0534
SB0727 EnrolledLRB101 04488 RJF 49496 b
AN ACT concerning State government.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
Section 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Native
American Employment Plan Act.
Section 5. Purpose. The purposes of this Act are to:
(1) Improve the delivery of State services to Illinois'
Native Americans by increasing the number of Native
American State employees and the number of Native American
State employees serving in supervisory, technical,
professional, and managerial positions.
(2) Identify State agencies' staffing needs and
qualification requirements.
(3) Track hiring practices and promotions of Native
Americans employed by State agencies.
(4) Increase the number of Native Americans employed by
State agencies.
(5) Increase the number of Native American State
employees who are promoted.
(6) Assist State agencies to meet their goals
established under the Native American Employment Plan.
(7) Establish the Native American Employment Plan
Advisory Council.
Section 10. Definitions. As used in this Act:
"Department" means the Department of Central Management
Services.
"Native American" has the same meaning as "American Indian
or Alaska Native" under subsection (D) of Section 2-105 of the
Illinois Human Rights Act.
"State agency" or "agency", whether used in the singular or
plural, means all departments, officers, commissions, boards,
institutions, and bodies politic and corporate of the State.
The term, however, does not mean the judicial branch,
including, without limitation, the several courts of the State,
the offices of the clerk of the Supreme Court and the clerks of
the appellate court, and the Administrative Office of the
Illinois Courts, nor does it mean the General Assembly or its
committees or commissions.
Section 15. Native American Employment Plan.
(a) The Department shall develop and implement plans to
increase the number of Native Americans employed by State
agencies and the number of Native Americans employed by State
agencies at supervisory, technical, professional, and
managerial levels.
(b) The Department shall prepare and revise annually a
Native American Employment Plan in consultation with
individuals and organizations knowledgeable on this subject
and with the Native American Employment Plan Advisory Council.
The Department shall report to the General Assembly by February
1 of each year, beginning with February 1, 2020, each State
agency's activities that implement the Native American
Employment Plan.
(c) The Department shall monitor compliance with the Native
American Employment Plan and may assign that duty to the
Department's staff or to a full-time Native American Employment
Coordinator who shall be appointed by the Native American
Employment Plan Advisory Council. Nothing in this Act mandates
the Department to hire additional staff.
Section 20. Native American Employment Plan Advisory
Council.
(a) The Native American Employment Plan Advisory Council is
created. The Advisory Council shall consist of 11 members, each
of whom shall be a Native American subject matter expert,
appointed by the Governor. Ex officio liaison members shall be
appointed by the Director or Secretary of each of the following
agencies:
(1) Department on Aging;
(2) Department of Children and Family Services;
(3) Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity;
(4) Department of Corrections;
(5) Department of Employment Security;
(6) Department of Human Services;
(7) Department of Human Rights;
(8) Department of Healthcare and Family Services;
(9) Department of Public Health; and
(10) Department of Transportation.
(b) Members of the Native American Employment Plan Advisory
Council who are appointed by the Governor shall serve without
compensation. Ex officio liaison members shall not receive any
compensation in addition to their regular salary. All members
of the Council shall be reimbursed for their reasonable and
necessary expenses from funds appropriated for that purpose.
(c) The Native American Employment Plan Advisory Council
shall appoint a Native American Employment Coordinator. In
addition to any other duties which may be prescribed by law,
the duties of the Native American Employment Coordinator under
this Act shall be determined by the Council.
(d) The Native American Employment Plan Advisory Council
shall examine:
(1) the prevalence and impact of Native Americans
employed by State government;
(2) the barriers faced by Native Americans who seek
employment or promotional opportunities in State
government; and
(3) possible incentives that could be offered to foster
the employment and promotion of Native Americans in State
government.
(e) The Council shall meet quarterly to provide
consultation to State agencies and the Native American
Employment Coordinator.
(f) The Native American Employment Plan Advisory Council
shall receive administrative support from the Department of
Central Management Services and shall issue an annual report of
its activities each year on or before February 1, beginning
February 1, 2021.
Section 100. The Department of Central Management Services
Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois is amended by
changing Section 405-125 as follows:
(20 ILCS 405/405-125) (was 20 ILCS 405/67.31)
Sec. 405-125. State agency affirmative action and equal
employment opportunity goals. Each State agency shall
implement strategies and programs in accordance with the State
Hispanic Employment Plan, and the State Asian-American
Employment Plan, and the Native American Employment Plan to
increase the number of Hispanics employed by the State, the
number of Asian-Americans employed by the State, and the number
of bilingual persons employed by the State, and the number of
Native American persons employed by the State at supervisory,
technical, professional, and managerial levels. Each State
agency shall report annually to the Department and the
Department of Human Rights, in a format prescribed by the
Department, all of the agency's activities in implementing the
State Hispanic Employment Plan, and the State Asian-American
Employment Plan, and the Native American Employment Plan. Each
agency's annual report shall include reports or information
related to the agency's Hispanic, Asian-American, Native
American, and bilingual employment strategies and programs
that the agency has received from the Illinois Department of
Human Rights, the Department of Central Management Services, or
the Auditor General, pursuant to their periodic review
responsibilities; findings made by the Governor in his or her
report to the General Assembly; assessments of bilingual
service needs based upon the agency's service populations;
information on the agency's studies and monitoring success
concerning the number of Hispanics, Asian-Americans, Native
Americans, and bilingual persons employed by the agency at the
supervisory, technical, professional, and managerial levels
and any increases in those categories from the prior year; and
information concerning the agency's Hispanic, Asian-American,
Native American, and bilingual employment budget allocations.
The Department shall assist State agencies required to
establish preparation and promotion training programs under
subsection (H) of Section 7-105 of the Illinois Human Rights
Act for failure to meet their affirmative action and equal
employment opportunity goals. The Department shall survey
State agencies to identify effective existing training
programs and shall serve as a resource to other State agencies.
The Department shall assist agencies in the development and
modification of training programs to enable them to meet their
affirmative action and equal employment opportunity goals and
shall provide information regarding other existing training
and educational resources, such as the Upward Mobility Program,
the Illinois Institute for Training and Development, the
Central Management Services Training Center, Executive
Recruitment Internships, and Graduate Public Service
Internships.
(Source: P.A. 97-856, eff. 7-27-12.)
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