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Full Text of HJR0133  99th General Assembly




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2    WHEREAS, The City of Springfield has been the capital of
3Illinois since 1839, when then-Governor Thomas Carlin issued a
4proclamation ordering the relocation of all State records from
5Vandalia to Springfield; and
6    WHEREAS, The City of Springfield is home to the main
7offices of the Executive Branch, the Legislative Branch, and
8the Judicial Branch of Illinois State government; and
9    WHEREAS, With a large reduction in the State workforce over
10the last several years, Springfield has suffered significant
11job losses; and
12    WHEREAS, As home to the majority of State government
13activity, it is essential that the capital of Illinois is also
14home to as many State employees as possible in order to ensure
15that Illinois runs in an efficient and productive manner; and
16    WHEREAS, Advances in technology and increased connectivity
17throughout the State have made it easier than ever for the
18State workforce to be centrally located in Springfield;
19therefore, be it



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2SENATE CONCURRING HEREIN, that we urge each State agency under
3the direction of the Office of the Governor, as well as the
4offices of Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of
5State, Comptroller, Treasurer, and the 4 caucuses of the
6General Assembly to prepare an agency or office workforce
7report; and be it further
8    RESOLVED, That the workforce reports should include the
9following information for all employees under the Personnel
10Code, as well as employees not listed under the Personnel Code:
11        (1) the number of employees in each county in this
12    State;
13        (2) the division and facility, if applicable, that each
14    of these employees is stationed;
15        (3) the position number, general working title, and a
16    brief description of job duties of each of these employees;
17    and
18        (4) the justification as to why these positions,
19    specifically upper and middle management positions, could
20    not be located in Springfield; and be it further
21    RESOLVED, That the workforce reports would not need to
22include detailed information relating to direct service
23workers, but should list the number of these positions in each
24title by county, division, and facility; and be it further



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1    RESOLVED, That moving forward, as the State of Illinois
2begins to fill vacant positions, we urge all State agencies and
3the offices of all constitutional officers to consider filling
4any vacant position in Springfield first, as Springfield is the
5home of State government; and be it further
6    RESOLVED, That we urge all State agencies to have their
7workforce reports completed and submitted to the Office of the
8Governor and the General Assembly by August 31, 2016; and be it
10    RESOLVED, That we urge the offices of each constitutional
11officer to have their workforce reports completed and submitted
12to the General Assembly by August 31, 2016; and be it further
13    RESOLVED, That suitable copies of this resolution be
14delivered to the Office of the Governor to direct each State
15agency to complete a workforce report, and the Lieutenant
16Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, Comptroller,
17and the Treasurer to direct their offices to complete a
18workforce report.