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Whistleblower Protectionhttps://www.illinois.gov/oeig/complaints/Pages/WhistleBlower.aspxWhistleblower ProtectionThe State Officials and Employees Ethics Act (5 ILCS 430/15), provides “whistle blower” protections to State employees who report, or threaten to report, wrongdoing, provide information or testify regarding wrongdoing, or assist in the enforcement of the Ethics Act. Retaliation against a State employee for reporting or providing of information of wrongdoing is strictly prohibited by the Ethics Act and may result in a violation of State law (740 ILCS 174/20.2).
OEIG Reports and Publications https://www.illinois.gov/oeig/publications/Pages/Reports.aspxOEIG Reports and Publications If the Executive Inspector General determines, after an investigation is completed, that reasonable cause exists to believe that a violation occurred, a summary report of the investigation will be issued. The Executive Ethics Commission determines whether the OEIG summary report will be made public. In addition, the OEIG publishes monthly newsletters, annual reports and other mandated reporting information.
Hiring and Employment Monitoring Unithttps://www.illinois.gov/oeig/Pages/default.aspxHiring and Employment Monitoring UnitThe OEIG created HEM to conduct compliance-based reviews of State hiring and employment procedures and decisions to ensure that they are fair and in keeping with governing authority. HEM conducts hiring file reviews, monitors interview sequences as they occur, advises on appropriate changes to procedures and processes at State agencies, and works with Special Master Noelle Brennan and her associates who conducts court appointed duties relating to employment practices at IDOT. HEM’s work helps facilitate justifiable and merit-based State hiring and employment decisions.