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Human Resources

It is the mission of Human Resources to contribute to the achievement of the College’s mission by providing quality services for its most valuable resources – the employees and communities we serve.


SURS Return to Work

Public Act 97-0968 creates a new funding mechanism targeted at SURS-covered employers that employ SURS annuitants under certain criteria. A SURS-covered employer is to make a contribution to SURS if it employs an “affected annuitant” on or after August 1, 2013. The contribution will be equal to the affected annuitant’s annualized retirement annuity payable on the day on which the employer employed the “affected annuitant”. Click here for more information regarding this Public Act.

Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act

While everyone should be concerned about child abuse and neglect, certain individuals are required by law to report suspected instances. These individuals are mandated reporters. In June 2012, the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act (ANCRA) was amended to include all personnel of higher education institutions as mandated reporters. Mandated reporters are required to report suspected child maltreatment immediately when they have “reasonable cause to believe” that a child (minor under the age of 18) known to them in their professional or official capacity may be an abused or neglected child (ANCRA Sec.4). This is done by calling the DCFS Hotline at 1-800-252-2873 or 1-800-25ABUSE. Click here to learn more about the ANCRA requirements and procedures.

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