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Governor orders hiring transparency, cites IDOT scandal

SPRINGFIELD – Gov. Bruce Rauner today signed yet another executive order, this one intended to increase government hiring transparency.

Under Executive Order 15-10, Rutan-exempt employees will be published on the Illinois Transparency and Accountability Portal website, which he said finally gives people a way to easily find the state’s political hires.

“The IDOT hiring scandal proved the public deserves a way to easily find out who are all the political appointees in state government.” Rauner said. “We need to restore faith in state government if we expect the people of Illinois to help the government in its mission. This executive order is a first step towards earning back the people’s trust.”

The 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 Accountability Portal website.

“Taxpayers at every level of government deserve to know more about how their money is being spent,” Rauner said. “The action we are taking today will help build a more open and accountable government.”

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