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The objective of the Public Contracts Unit (PCU) is to enforce provisions of the Illinois Human Rights Act and the Department’s Administrative Rules that apply to public contractors and eligible bidders and require them to refrain from unlawful discrimination, undertake affirmative action in employment, and develop a written sexual harassment policy.

PCU’s traditional mission has been carried out through a series of activities:

  • Registration of potential state bidders and the maintenance of eligibility status records.
  • Compliance reviews of public contractors and eligible bidders to determine adherence to pertinent provisions of the Act and the Rules.
  • Technical assistance regarding equal employment opportunity and affirmative action provided to public contractors, eligible bidders, contracting agencies, and units of the Department.
  • Oversight of the EEO/AA monitoring programs for public contractors and eligible bidders operated by other units of state government under the authority of the Act and the Rules.

For more information, please contact the Public Contracts Unit by Email.  The Public Contracts Unit can also be contacted at the following address or telephone number:

Public Contracts Unit
Illinois Department of Human Rights
100 West Randolph Street
Suite 10-100
Chicago, IL  60601
(312) 814-2431 (telephone)
(312) 814-2397 (facsimile)


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