State Agency Liaison Unit

About the State Agency Liaison Unit 

The State Agency Liaison Unit administers and enforces the statutory regulations of the Human Rights Act to ensure state governmental compliance with equal employment opportunity and affirmative action requirements.  The Act requires state executive agencies, boards, commissions, and instrumentalities to rigorously take affirmative action and to provide equal opportunity in employment.  State executive agencies must submit affirmative action plans, quarterly, layoff and other required reports to the Department.

All required reports are reviewed in accordance with the Human Rights Act and modifications are recommended as needed.  The Unit monitors each state executive agency to determine compliance with goals established within its affirmative action plan.  Unit members meet with covered agencies on a regular basis to discuss their affirmative action progress and EEO/AA accomplishments.  The Unit throughout the year provides ongoing technical assistance regarding statutory/regulatory requirements, complaint investigation, disability compliance, and sexual harassment prevention.  The unit also provides training for new agency EEO/AA Officers on developing an affirmative action plan and other required reports.

Annual affirmative action performance profiles are prepared for state executive agencies.  The Unit determines whether remedial efforts by state executive agencies are needed.  Such efforts may include implementation of training programs, month-to-month reporting, and meetings with Directors and other remedies. 

For questions or assistance, contact the Liaison Unit 


FY22 EEO Report Due Dates

FY23 EEO Report Due Dates 

Affirmative Action Plan Information 

Technical Assistance Guide for the Development of Affirmative Action Plans and Quarterly Reports for Illinois State Executive Agencies (Revised:  September 2021​) 

Affirmative Action Plan Checklist 

State Regional Map

Availability Analysis  

Availability Analysis Using Online Data 

Printing for Excel   

EEO / AA Program Certification Form (pdf)

Reasonable Accommodation Policy (word)

Quarterly Report Information 

Quarterly Report (Narratives & Forms) 

Quarterly Underutilization Summary Instructions 

Quarterly Report Checklist  

Transactions Definitions    

Other EEO/AA Report Forms 

Disability Forms 

Example Discrimination Complaint Form (DHR-21) 

Example Exit Questionnaire (DHR-30)

Hiring and Promotion Monitor FAQ (PDF) (Revised:  January 2017) 

Hiring Monitor (DHR-19) (Revised: July 2015) 

Promotion Monitor (DHR-20) (Revised: February 2016)   

Salary Analysis (DHR-32)  (Revised:  April 2019) (excel)

Other EEO/AA Compliance Reports And Documents 

Technical Assistance Guide for Layoff Analysis Report