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5 ILCS 410/10

    (5 ILCS 410/10)
    Sec. 10. Definitions. As used in this Act:
    (a) "Agency work force" means those persons employed by a State agency who are part of the State work force.
    (b) "Contractual services employee" means a person employed by the State, or a State supported institution of higher education, under a written contract and paid by a State system CO-2 voucher (or its administrative equivalent) whose daily duties and responsibilities are directly or indirectly supervised or managed by a person paid by a payroll warrant (or its administrative equivalent) funded by State funds or pass through funds.
    (c) "Agency" or "State agency" means those entities included in the definition of "State agencies" in the Illinois State Auditing Act.
    (d) "Minority" means a person who is any of the following:
        (1) American Indian or Alaska Native (a person having
origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America, including Central America, and who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment).
        (2) Asian (a person having origins in any of the
original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent, including, but not limited to, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam).
        (3) Black or African American (a person having
origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa).
        (4) Hispanic or Latino (a person of Cuban, Mexican,
Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race).
        (5) Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander (a
person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands).
    (e) "Professional employee" means a person employed to perform employment duties requiring academic training, evidenced by a graduate or advanced degree from an accredited institution of higher education, and who, in the performance of those employment duties, may only engage in active practice of the academic training received when licensed or certified by the State of Illinois.
    (f) "State employee" means any person employed within the State work force.
    (g) "State work force" means all persons employed by the State of Illinois as evidenced by:
        (1) the total number of all payroll warrants (or
their administrative equivalent) issued by the Comptroller to pay:
            (i) persons subject to the Personnel Code; and
            (ii) for the sole purpose of providing accurate
statistical information, all persons exempt from the Personnel Code; and
        (2) the total number of payroll warrants (or their
administrative equivalent) funded by State appropriation which are issued by educational institutions governed by the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, the Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University, the Board of Governors of State Colleges and Universities, and the Board of Regents; and
        (3) the total number of contractual payroll system
CO-2 vouchers (or their administrative equivalent) funded by State revenues and issued by:
            (i) the State Comptroller; and
            (ii) the issuing agents of the educational
institutions listed in subdivision (2) of this subsection (g).
"State work force" does not, however, include persons holding elective State office.
(Source: P.A. 102-465, eff. 1-1-22.)