April 1, 2007




Jurisdiction:                   MERCER COUNTY


Wages:                         Cook:                                       $7.95/Hour                                       


Health & Welfare:            $414.33/Month for individuals in positions scheduled 30 hours per week.


Pension:                        9.18% of gross for individuals in positions scheduled 600 or more hours annually.


Vacation:                      For individuals who work 240 days per year, paid in hourly equivalent days:


                                                                                    Unpaid Days                Paid Days


                                    1st Year                             10 Days                0 Days

                                    2nd Year                               5 Days                5 Days

                                    3rd Year                               4 Days                6 Days

                                    4th Year                               3 Days                7 Days

                                    5th Year                               2 Days                8 Days

                                    6th Year                               1 Day                         9 Days

                                    7th Year +                           0 Days                10 Days



These wage rates and fringe benefits are determined by the Illinois Department of Labor to be conditions prevalent in the state of Illinois and shall be the minimum requirements for food service workers under the Illinois Finance Procurement Code.  Retroactive reimbursement is required if less than the prevailing wage was paid at any time.