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(775 ILCS 5/7-106)
(from Ch. 68, par. 7-106)
Recruitment; Research; Public Communication)
For the purpose
of promoting equal employment and housing opportunities and eliminating
unlawful discrimination, sexual harassment in employment and sexual
harassment in elementary, secondary, and higher
education, the Department shall have authority to:
(A) Recruitment. Cooperate with public and private organizations, as
well as the Department of Central Management Services, in encouraging
individuals in underrepresented classifications to seek employment in
(B) Publications; Research. Issue publications, conduct research, and
make surveys as it deems necessary.
(C) Public Hearings. Hold public hearings to obtain information from
the general public on the effectiveness of the state's equal employment
opportunity program and the protection against unlawful discrimination,
sexual harassment in employment and sexual harassment in elementary, secondary, and higher
education afforded by this Act and to accept public recommendations
concerning changes in the program and the Act for inclusion in its
(D) Promotion of Communication and Goodwill. Establish a program to
cooperate with civic, religious and educational organizations in order to
improve human communication and understanding, foster equal opportunities
in employment and housing, and promote and encourage communication,
goodwill and interfaith and interracial harmony.
(Source: P.A. 96-1319, eff. 7-27-10.)