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The Department of Human Rights provides accommodations in its programs and services as needed by people with disabilities in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Illinois Human Rights Act.  The ADA Notice provides more information about accommodations for people with disabilities.

Website Document or Form Accessibility

Note that any document or form on this website can be provided in alternative formats.   To request an alternative format or if you want a form or document to be read to you, contact the Department's ADA Coordinator, Susan.Allen@illinois.gov, or call (217) 785-5119 (Voice) or 866-740-3953 (TTY).


The Department of Human Rights serves as Co-Chair of the State Interagency Committee on Employees with Disabilities.  (ICED)

 

 
 
ICED Fact Sheet
 

 

The State Interagency Committee on

Employees with Disabilities and the

Department of Human Rights (ICED)

 

ICED has the following members:

  • Department of Human Rights Director or designee, ICED Co-Chair
  • Department of Human Services Secretary or designee, ICED Co-Chair
  • The Lieutenant Governor or designee
  • The Attorney General or designee
  • The Secretary of State or designee
  • The Comptroller or designee
  • The Treasurer or designee
  • Department of Central Management Services Director or designee
  • Department of Veterans Affairs Director or designee
  • Council on Developmental Disabilities Director or designee
  • Civil Service Commission Chairperson or designee
  • Seven State Employees with Disabilities appointed by the Governor 

What is ICED and How is DHR Involved?

The Interagency Committee on Employees with Disabilities (ICED) is a state committee established by statute to improve access and opportunity for employees with disabilities.  The Director of the Department of Human Rights (DHR) and the Secretary of the Department of Human Services serve as ICED Co-Chairs.  The Committee meets every other month and is staffed by a DHR employee.  Many agencies assist the Committee with its work, including the Department of Employment Security, the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Commission, the Department of Natural Resources, and the Department of Revenue.

How Does ICED Accomplish its Mission?

ICED hosts a conference, awards’ ceremony, legislative reception, and an internship program for students with disabilities.  The Committee also issues a newsletter, ICED NEWS, and maintains the Interagency Committee on Employees with Disabilities Website.  ICED is currently targeting a decline in employees with disabilities in state government by encouraging agencies to make use of the Successful Disability Opportunities program in addressing their underutilization of employees with disabilities.

What Does DHR Do to Assist ICED in Achieving its Mission?

Director Claps, along with Secretary Saddler, provides leadership for the Committee in advocating for disability issues, promoting ICED programs, and hiring ICED interns.  Director Claps attends all ICED public events, representing and encouraging support for the Committee.  Susan Allen serves in a Committee support function, planning events and soliciting support for the Committee.

How Can I Find out More About ICED?

Visit the Interagency Committee on Employees with Disabilities Website or email Susan Allen or contact her at the address and/or numbers listed below: 

 

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Interagency Committee on
Employees with Disabilities
222 South College, Room 101 
Springfield, Illinois  62704
 
(217) 785-5119 (Voice)
(866) 740-3953 (TTY)

 

  

 
ICED Links
 

The Department of Human Rights and the Interagency Committee on Employees with Disabilities, among other agencies, issued a brochure regarding employment opportunities in state government for people with disabilities. 

 
  
 
ICED 2016 Meeting Dates
 
 

Accessible version (FY2016)

ICED website

 

Date
Time
Location
January
No business meeting
but workgroup meetings
will be scheduled
n/a
February 3rd
1:30 p.m.
Meeting will be held in
Room 104,
130 W. Mason, Springfield,
JRTC, Room 10-233, Department of Human Rights 
March
No business meeting
but workgroup meetings
will be scheduled
n/a
 
April 6th
 
1:30 p.m.
Meeting will be held in
Room 104,
130 W. Mason, Springfield,
JRTC, Room 10-233, Department of Human Rights
May
No business meeting
but workgroup meetings
will be scheduled
n/a

 

June 1st

Agenda and Minutes

 

1:30 p.m.
Meeting will be held in
Room 104,
130 W. Mason, Springfield,
JRTC, Room 10-233, Department of Human Rights
July
No business meeting
but workgroup meetings
will be scheduled
n/a

 

August 3rd

Agenda and Minutes

 

1:30 p.m.
Meeting will be held in
Room 104,
130 W. Mason, Springfield,
JRTC, Room 10-233, Department of Human Rights
September
No business meeting
but workgroup meetings
will be scheduled
n/a

 

October 5th

Agenda and Minutes

 

1:30 p.m.
Meeting will be held in
Room 104,
130 W. Mason, Springfield,
JRTC, Room 10-233, Department of Human Rights
November
No business meeting
but workgroup meetings
will be scheduled
n/a

 

December 7th

Agenda

 

1:30 p.m.
Meeting will be held in
Room 104,
130 W. Mason, Springfield,
JRTC, Room 10-233, Department of Human Rights
 

 


  
ICED 2017 Meeting Dates
 
 
 
 
 
Date
Time
Location
January
No business meeting
but workgroup meetings
will be scheduled
n/a
 
February 1st
 
1:30 p.m.
Meeting will be held in
Room 104,
130 W. Mason, Springfield,
JRTC, Room 10-233, Department of Human Rights 
March
No business meeting
but workgroup meetings
will be scheduled
n/a
 
April 5th
 
1:30 p.m.
Meeting will be held in
Room 104,
130 W. Mason, Springfield,
JRTC, Room 10-233, Department of Human Rights
May
No business meeting
but workgroup meetings
will be scheduled
n/a
 
June 7th
 
 
1:30 p.m.
Meeting will be held in
Room 104,
130 W. Mason, Springfield,
JRTC, Room 10-233, Department of Human Rights
July
No business meeting
but workgroup meetings
will be scheduled
n/a
 
August 2nd
 
 
1:30 p.m.
Meeting will be held in
Room 104,
130 W. Mason, Springfield,
JRTC, Room 10-233, Department of Human Rights
September
No business meeting
but workgroup meetings
will be scheduled
n/a
 
October 4th
 
1:30 p.m.
Meeting will be held in
Room 104,
130 W. Mason, Springfield,
JRTC, Room 10-233, Department of Human Rights
November
No business meeting
but workgroup meetings
will be scheduled
n/a
 
December 6th
 
1:30 p.m.
Meeting will be held in
Room 104,
130 W. Mason, Springfield,
JRTC, Room 10-233, Department of Human Rights
 

 

NOTE:  The meetings are open to the public; however, before attending a meeting, call or e-mail Susan Allen, Department of Human Rights, at (217) 785-5119 (V) OR 866-740-3953 (TTY), to ensure that it hasn’t been re-scheduled or held in a different location.   Note that in 2016, ICED business meetings are bimonthly, and work group meetings are to be held in the alternate months.

If you need an accommodation to participate in a meeting, please contact Susan Allen.