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State Agency Investigated for Hiring Violations
An Illinois investigator has found workers at an agency under Gov. Pat Quinn violated hiring laws by helping an employee's husband get a job. They are accused of evading blind interview rules and granting improper pay increases.
In a report Friday, the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity told the executive inspector general that two employees completed counseling. One no longer works at the agency, and another resigned to avoid being fired.
The investigation singled out three human resources administrators for violations beginning back in 2009. Those violations include improperly reviewing job candidate names, re-appointing candidates to emergency posts, and, for one manager, inappropriate intervention in hiring her husband.