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Affirmative Action Plan

The Illinois Human Rights Act authorizes the Department of Human Rights to issue guidelines for the development and implementation of affirmative action plans by state executive agencies and to approve such plans. These guidelines apply to the state executive departments, boards and commissions of Illinois State government.

An Affirmative Action (AA) Plan is a detailed, results-oriented set of procedures arising from an in-depth review of all aspects of the agency’s employment process, which may impact equal employment opportunities for minorities, women and people with disabilities. Each fiscal year, state executive agencies’ affirmative action plans must adhere to the format, content, and procedures outlined by the Department of Human Rights.

2023 CMS AA Plan

Note: This Plan pertains specifically to CMS’s Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action activities. For information about other Illinois State agencies’ AA Plan, please contact the Equal Employment Opportunity Officer for the specific agency.

Past CMS Affirmative Action Plans can be found below: