CHICAGO (CBS) — Gov. Bruce Rauner issued an executive order Thursday, requiring the state to publish a list of all political hires.
All employees who are exempt from Rutan hiring rules – which prohibit politics from playing a role in hiring, firing, or promotions in most state jobs – would have their names published on the Illinois Transparency & Accountability Portal website, at accountability.illinois.gov.
“The people of the state of Illinois will now have a way to find the state’s political hires very quickly, real-time, all the time,” Rauner said. “The executive order also instructs the Illinois Department of Central Management Services to assist units of local government in providing information about their employees for posting on the ITAP website.”