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    (5 ILCS 390/1) (from Ch. 127, par. 3901)
    Sec. 1. This Act may be cited as the Supported Employees Act.
(Source: P.A. 86‑1411.)

    (5 ILCS 390/2) (from Ch. 127, par. 3902)
    Sec. 2. The General Assembly finds that a number of severely handicapped people are unable to compete successfully in State open competitive merit examinations. The General Assembly further finds that many severely handicapped people could benefit from an opportunity to demonstrate their employment abilities by virtue of temporary non‑competitive appointments into the State service.
(Source: P.A. 86‑1411.)

    (5 ILCS 390/3) (from Ch. 127, par. 3903)
    Sec. 3. As used in this Act:
    (a) "Agency" means those Departments, Boards, Commissions and Authorities that are under the jurisdiction and control of the Governor and are subject to the provisions and requirements of the Personnel Code, the State Universities Civil Service Act and the Secretary of State Merit Employment Code.
    (b) "Department" means the Department of Central Management Services.
    (c) "Director" means the Director of the Department of Central Management Services.
    (d) "Supported employee" means any individual who:
        (1) has a severe physical or mental disability which
     seriously limits functional capacities including but not limited to mobility, communication, self‑care, self‑direction, work tolerance or work skills, in terms of employability as defined, determined and certified by the Department of Human Services; and
        (2) has one or more physical or mental disabilities
     resulting from amputation; arthritis; blindness; cancer; cerebral palsy; cystic fibrosis; deafness; heart disease; hemiplegia; respiratory or pulmonary dysfunction; mental retardation; mental illness; multiple sclerosis; muscular dystrophy; musculoskeletal disorders; neurological disorders, including stroke and epilepsy; paraplegia; quadriplegia and other spinal cord conditions; sickle cell anemia; and end‑stage renal disease; or another disability or combination of disabilities determined on the basis of an evaluation of rehabilitation potential to cause comparable substantial functional limitation.
    (e) "Supported employment" means competitive work in integrated work settings:
        (1) for individuals with severe handicaps for whom
     competitive employment has not traditionally occurred, or
        (2) for individuals for whom competitive employment
     has been interrupted or intermittent as a result of a severe disability, and who because of their handicap, need on‑going support services to perform such work. The term includes transitional employment for individuals with chronic mental illness.
    (f) "Participation in a supported employee program" means participation as a supported employee that is not based on the expectation that an individual will have the skills to perform all the duties in a job class, but on the assumption that with support and adaptation, or both, a job can be designed to take advantage of the supported employee's special strengths.
    (g) "Funder" means any entity either State, local or federal, or private not‑for‑profit or for‑profit that provides monies to programs that provide services related to supported employment.
    (h) "Provider" means any entity either public or private that provides technical support and services to any department or agency subject to the control of the Governor, the Secretary of State or the University Civil Service System.
(Source: P.A. 89‑507, eff. 7‑1‑97.)

    (5 ILCS 390/4) (from Ch. 127, par. 3904)
    Sec. 4. The Department, working with the Departments of Human Services and Public Aid, any funder or provider or both, and the Interagency Committee on Employees with Disabilities, shall seek the cooperation, assistance and participation of all State agencies in the development and implementation of a supported employment program.
(Source: P.A. 92‑84, eff. 7‑1‑02.)

    (5 ILCS 390/5) (from Ch. 127, par. 3905)
    Sec. 5. The Department shall establish job classifications for supported employees who may be appointed into the classifications by agencies without open competitive testing requirements. Supported employees shall serve in a trial employment capacity for not less than 3 or more than 12 months.
(Source: P.A. 86‑1411.)

    (5 ILCS 390/6) (from Ch. 127, par. 3906)
    Sec. 6. Upon successful completion of the supported employment trial period, the agencies will petition the Department for appointment of the participants into permanent targeted State positions.
(Source: P.A. 86‑1411.)

    (5 ILCS 390/7) (from Ch. 127, par. 3907)
    Sec. 7. The Department will place the supported employees on open competitive eligible listings (supported employment option) for the targeted position titles.
(Source: P.A. 86‑1411.)

    (5 ILCS 390/8) (from Ch. 127, par. 3908)
    Sec. 8. The Department will refer the names of the supported employees to the employer agencies for probationary appointment into permanent targeted positions.
(Source: P.A. 86‑1411.)

    (5 ILCS 390/9) (from Ch. 127, par. 3909)
    Sec. 9. (a) The Department shall maintain a record of all individuals hired as supported employees by agencies of the State. The record shall include:
        (1) the number of supported employees initially
     appointed by the agencies;
        (2) the number of supported employees who
     successfully complete the trial employment periods by the agencies; and
        (3) the number of permanent targeted positions by
     titles and agencies.
    (b) The Department shall submit an annual report to the General Assembly regarding the employment progress of supported employees, with recommendations for legislative action.
(Source: P.A. 86‑1411; 87‑346.)