The Department of Human Rights provides accommodations in its programs and services as needed by people with disabilities in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Illinois Human Rights Act. The ADA Notice provides more information about accommodations for people with disabilities.
Website Document or Form Accessibility
Note that any document or form on this website can be provided in alternative formats. To request an alternative format or if you want a form or document to be read to you, contact the Department's ADA Coordinator, Susan Allen, or (217) 785-5119 (Voice) or 866-740-3953 (TTY).
The Department of Human Rights serves as Co-Chair of the State Interagency Committee on Employees with Disabilities. (ICED)
ICED Annual Report and Biannual Newsletter
ICED Fact Sheet
The State Interagency Committee on
Employees with Disabilities and the
Department of Human Rights
What is ICED and How is DHR Involved?
The Interagency Committee on Employees with Disabilities (ICED) is a state committee established by statute to improve access and opportunity for employees with disabilities. Director Claps and Department of Human Rights (DHR) serve as Co-Chair of the Committee, along with Secretary Saddler, of Department of Human Services. The Committee meets every other month and is staffed by Springfield DHR employee Susan Allen. Other agency members of the Committee include: the Department of Central Management Services, the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, and the Civil Service Commission. Four employees with disabilities appointed by the Governor also serve on the Committee. Many agencies assist the Committee with its work, including the Department of Employment Security, the Council on Developmental Disabilities, the Department of Natural Resources, and the Secretary of State’s Office.
How Does ICED Accomplish its Mission?
ICED hosts a conference, awards’ ceremony, legislative reception, and an internship program for students with disabilities. The Committee also issues a newsletter, ICED NEWS, and maintains the Interagency Committee on Employees with Disabilities Website. ICED is currently targeting a decline in employees with disabilities in state government by encouraging agencies to make use of the Successful Disability Opportunities program in addressing their underutilization of employees with disabilities.
What Does DHR Do to Assist ICED in Achieving its Mission?
Director Claps, along with Secretary Saddler, provides leadership for the Committee in advocating for disability issues, promoting ICED programs, and hiring ICED interns. Director Claps attends all ICED public events, representing and encouraging support for the Committee. Susan Allen serves in a Committee support function, planning events and soliciting support for the Committee.
How Can I Find out More About ICED?
Visit the Interagency Committee on Employees with Disabilities Website or email Susan Allen or contact her at address and/or numbers listed below.
222 South College, Room 101
Springfield, Illinois 62704
(217) 785-5119 (Voice)
(866) 740-3953 (TTY)
The Department of Human Rights and the Interagency Committee on Employees with Disabilities, among other agencies, issued a brochure regarding employment opportunities in state government for people with disabilities.
Employment Opportunities for People With Disabilities Brochure