Code of Ordinances

of Union County, Illinois.

Ordinance Chapter: Division VIII - Emergency Layoffs

Because it rec­og­nizes the impor­tance of good health and good phys­i­cal con­di­tion to the per­for­mance of duties and to the avoid­ance of injury by deputy per­son­nel, the Mer­it Com­mis­sion encour­ages all deputy per­son­nel to main­tain good phys­i­cal con­di­tion by a reg­i­men of exer­cise and/or oth­er means.

(Gen­er­al­ly See 55 ILCS 5/3–8001 to 5/3–8017)

If an emer­gency exists, the Sher­iff may make tem­po­rary appoint­ments not to exceed six­ty (60) days when nec­es­sary and if funds are avail­able, with such actions to be report­ed to the Mer­it Com­mis­sion and the appoint­ment to be made when prac­ti­ca­ble from lists of eli­gi­bles main­tained by the Mer­it Commission.

In cas­es of finan­cial emer­gen­cies in the Sheriff’s Depart­ment, the Sher­iff shall lay off deputies to rec­ti­fy such emer­gency after tak­ing into account employ­ee com­pe­tence and senior­i­ty, sub­ject to appeal to the Mer­it Com­mis­sion.  The Mer­it Com­mis­sion shall make final and bind­ing deci­sions in cas­es of appeals.